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Top award for elderly care project

An innovative and ambitious Bradford hospitals’ project aimed at improving care of the elderly has won a major national award. The Bradford Elderly Care Virtual Ward was named a winner in the ‘Improving Value in the Care of Frail Older Patients’ category at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards.

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Junior doctor swaps Bahrain for Bradford

A junior doctor has swapped Bahrain for Bradford to see first-hand the skills of the city’s doctors and nurses. Asifa Laulloo’s usual workplace is the King Hamad University Hospital in Al Sayh, in the Persian Gulf. But she has made the 4,000 mile journey from the Middle East to West Yorkshire to spend a one-month elective shadowing staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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New home for breast-screening service

Breast-screening services for women in Eccleshill and the surrounding area are moving to a new ‘home’ this year. The mobile unit run by the Pennine Breast Screening Service, based at St Luke’s Hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be based in the car park of the Inspire Bradford Business Park, Newlands House One, Newlands Way, Bradford BD10 0JE (behind Eccleshill Community Hospital.)

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New look for Born in Bradford website

Born in Bradford (BiB), the UK’s largest study into the health of babies, children and families has a brand new exciting look. The Bradford-based team behind the study, which began in 2007, has launched a new website to showcase the research and to better engage with and inform families across the district.

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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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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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