Volunteers Week 2020

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It’s Volunteers Week and we are celebrating the roles our volunteers carry out at Airedale Hospital NHSFT. Over 350 volunteers in normal times are involved in operating the shops and cafes, running our Clothes for Dignity Service, transporting patients to and from the hospital, feeding patients, helping with finance and administration……and, in any other way possible, improving the patient experience. …

Cots for Childrens Ward

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We have donated 6 of these amazing cots for the children’s unit. They have electronic height adjustment allowing parents/carers to position the cots at a height appropriate for their stature. They also have tilting mattresses enabling positioning of the infant to support those with respiratory distress. Here’s our volunteer Val Hargreaves and Matron Kirsty Randell pictured with one of the …

Having fun in fancy dress whilst fundraising for Friends

Communications Friends of Airedale News

How fantastic! The Shenderey family, Richard & Suzie Shenderey and children Eleanor, Benjamin and Alexander have been dressing up each evening and sharing their pictures on their Facebook pages. Feedback has been so fantastic they have set up a fundraising page in aid of Friends of Airedale as Richard works at Airedale Hospital. So far they have raised almost £2,000 …

Official launch of our new website

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Our fantastic new website has been donated by Puddle Agency, an established local marketing company with offices in Keighley, Bradford and Leeds. We’ve worked closely with the Puddle Agency team to launch the modern, clear and informative site. The site itself is full of useful information about the charity including information regarding volunteering, an online donation facility and news and …

Refurbishment of seating area for Main Entrance cafe

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We recently organised and funded the refurbishment of the seating area for The Friendly Café and shop in the Main Entrance of Airedale Hospital. This is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and operated by volunteers on a roster basis. It sells hot and cold drinks, cold snacks, cakes and biscuits and useful items for a stay …