February 27, 2023

Helping Stroke Patients


Friends are very pleased to supply colouring packs to Ward 5. These will assist stoke patients with their fine motor skills and dexterity during recovery. Here’s Nathan Cox Occupational Therapist on the ward with Friends Chairman John...

May 16, 2022

Meet Carole


Meet Carole! Carole and her husband Bob have been volunteering with the Dignity Room Team for 7 years, helping to provide clothes for patients who find themselves in hospital with just their night wear. The team ensures they have access ...

April 11, 2022

Meet Val


Meet Val who has worked as a Friends of Airedale shop volunteer for the past three years. During that time, Val has brewed more than 2,200 cups of tea, served up 4,400 coffees and sold hundreds of papers, magazines, greetings cards and t...

March 21, 2022

Meet John


Meet John who has worked as a Friends of Airedale volunteer hospital guide for the past 10 years, helping people find their way to visit family and friends on the wards – or showing them where to go for an appointment. Over the years J...

March 7, 2022

Helping HODU


Did you know: The Friends of Airedale hospital charity provides newspapers and magazines to the haematology and oncology day unit – a service that has long been appreciated by the patients who come in each day and may spend several hou...

December 21, 2021

Helping the stroke service


When the stroke service on Ward 5 needed some additional supportive wheelchairs for their patients Friends were happy to help. The wheelchairs were donated last year and aid patient well-being, mood and motivation after a...

November 30, 2021

Donation to the Maternity Unit


When Friends of Airedale were approached to donate fifteen variable heights cots to the maternity unit they were very happy to help. The cots which were donated last year are adjustable height and are designed to promote safe sleeping...

November 30, 2021

A huge thank you …


 … to the fantastic Co-op Community Fund who presented Friends Chairman John Lofthouse with a cheque for £7,536.90 when he visited the store at Steeton last week.  Thank you for your support ...

August 8, 2020

Emergency equipment trolley for Radiology


It was with great pleasure, earlier this year that Friends of Airedale donated a resuscitation trolley to the Radiology Department for storage of their pediatric equipment. The equipment is now easier to access should there be an emergen...

June 5, 2020

Cots for Childrens Ward


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 ...

February 18, 2020

Official launch of our new website


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 informativ...