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Survey to improve end-of-life care

Bradford hospital staff have put together a bereavement survey aimed at providing the very best of holistic care for patients and their grieving families and carers. The survey has been sensitively and sympathetically compiled and developed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Palliative Care and Chaplaincy teams, led by Last Days of Life Educator, Paul Fernandez and Church of England and Free Church Chaplain, Joe Fielder.

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Wall walk raises £5,000 for dementia patients

Two intrepid members of staff from Bradford Royal Infirmary have raised over £5,000 for dementia patients by walking along the Great Wall of China. Consultant Physician, Care of the Elderly, Eliz Brierley, and Lead Nurse for Dementia, Danni Woods, took on a 22-mile five-day trek along stretches of the famous structure for Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ Forget-Me-Not fund.

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Green light for Great Wall walkers

It’s so huge it’s visible from space and has been named as one of the ‘New 7Wonders of the World.’ Now, two intrepid members of staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will see the mighty Great Wall of China first hand when they attempt to walk sections of it – and all in the name of charity.

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Call for chaplaincy volunteers

Volunteers from all religions are being sought to help bring a listening ear and a kind word into the lives of hospital patients across the city. The Chaplaincy Service at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, both part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is looking to add to its team of volunteers to cater for people’s spiritual needs during their hospital stay.

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Midwives set to mark international day

Midwives at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will join together this Friday to celebrate an event at the city’s Royal Infirmary (BRI) which recognises the vital role they play in improving maternal and child health. International Day of the Midwife, which takes place annually on May 5, is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives here in the UK and across the world.

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Senior midwife appointed visiting professor

A senior Bradford midwife turned researcher has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds’ School of Healthcare. Diane Farrar, a Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), which is based at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of NHS Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been rewarded for her expertise and knowledge of maternal and infant health.

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Sky's the limit for daredevil Liz

Our award-winning multiple sclerosis nurse Liz Watson is set to skydive from 10,000ft to raise funds for the MS Trust. But Liz is no fearless thrill-seeker – she’s actually scared of flying.

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Makeover for Maternity Unit's Snowdrop Suite

A suite of rooms which offer the families of stillborn children a private space to create lasting memories with baby has received a makeover. Thanks to funding from Bradford Teaching Hospital’s Children’s Charity, the Maternity Unit’s Snowdrop Suite at Bradford Royal Infirmary has been revamped and redecorated.

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Staff set for spooky sleepover

Bradford hospital staff are preparing to brave things that may go bump in the night. Fearless friends from Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital are set to endure a spooky stay in one of the UK’s most haunted houses.

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Bags bring home comforts to patients

A heart-warming scheme is bringing comfort to relatives and carers of Bradford hospital patients. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has recently spent £5,000 on 500 comfort bags, which are handed out during difficult times to relatives and carers of patients at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital.

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