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Team fundraiser5 membersAiredale Hospital & Community Charity
raised of £500 target
by 15 supporters
Help us look after the Airedale community by raising funds for our Emergency Department. (Photos by Amina Abu El Hawa, HCSW, Emergency Department).


On the 4th of September, 8 motivated members of Airedale A&E are putting their hiking expertise to the test by walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Why did we decide to put ourselves through this grueling... to raise money for our Emergency Department. Our department is starting to look tired after nearly 10 years of providing care to the community and we are wanting to make it look brand-spanking new again.

There are three main areas that we would like to focus on during our appeal. Here's a little bit more information on each of them -

Paediatric waiting area

Our young ones can face a distressing time when they are poorly and need to come to hospital. Its important that their experience is calm and positive to help them deal with caring for their health both now and in the future. Giving these patients a positive experience will prevent them from having a negative opinion of hospitals when they are adults.

Our well used paediatric waiting area is looking tired and worn. We would like to raise funds to refurbish the space for our children and their families, to give them somewhere comfortable to wait.

The space is currently empty as most individual toys and games had to be removed during the Covid pandemic. Our plans include providing entertainment and distraction activities that are safe and clean and will stand the test of time meaning our investment will go even further. The room will be decorated to be bright and calm with the addition of a sensory area, comfortable seating, interactive walls and floor and a soft play zone.

Paediatric resuscitation area

Sadly, at times, extremely poorly patients may need resuscitating. This an extremely difficult time for the staff, family, loved ones and of course the patients themselves. This can be even harder if resuscitation is required for a child.

We are working in collaboration with the paediatric team in the Emergency Department to identify ways that these children can have the best possible care and experience at what is an extremely frightening time.

Our appeal will purchase equipment specifically tailored for the paediatric resuscitation room. Specialist sensory equipment will provide the opportunity for the child to have a calm and peaceful environment surrounding them after a distressing experience and will also provide safe stimulation once the initial emergency treatment is finished.

Bereavement facilities

There are times that families face the loss of a loved one when in hospital and its our job to look after them whilst facing that loss. Its hugely important that there is somewhere quiet and peaceful to go and be near their loved one at such a difficult time.

Following the death of a patient, bereaved family members or carers need a private space in which to grieve, asks questions and carry out the necessary affairs without being rushed or distracted. The bereavement suite will often be a families last experience of Airedale meaning the environment is important and meaningful.

If you would like to support our Emergency Department Appeal and help us reach our target you can donate via this page.

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Help us look after the Airedale community by raising funds for our Emergency Department. (Photos by Amina Abu El Hawa, HCSW, Emergency Department).

About the charity

Airedale Hospital & Community Charity is the dedicated charity of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. We support the staff, patients and communities of Airedale across 700 miles of West & North Yorkshire and East Lancashire. Our mission is to support ANHSFT to enhance patient care and employee wellbeing.

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