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Local NHS employee raises over £1000 for Care Trust charity through her creative painted rocks project

Local woman and member of staff at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sarah Firth, has raised over £1000 since March 2020 for the Trust’s charity, Better Lives, through her painted rocks project. Sarah will now continue to help raise money for the charity with her design featuring in this year’s pack of charity season’s […]

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Opportunity to hear how Care Trust is supporting the country through COVID-19 research

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is welcoming members of the public to a digital version of its public Board meeting, on Thursday 26 November 2020. Board meetings are an opportunity for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Wakefield to learn more about the work of the organisation and its wider involvement in improving […]

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Self-Care Week – Help Us Help You stay well this winter

Staying well over winter has taken on greater significance due to the pandemic, so in Self-Care Week (16-22 November), we’re sharing tips and advice on looking after your physical and mental health in lockdown and beyond. District Nurse Team Leader Sarah Horsfall said: “Winter is always a busy time for the NHS and with COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Community Home Visiting team shortlisted for national award

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District nurses and community matrons who support people in their own homes and care homes across Bradford and Airedale if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s COVID-19 Community Home Visiting team is a finalist in the Infection Prevention and Control category […]

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Helping mums and babies stay well in lockdown and beyond

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Parents of babies born this year are being advised that breastfeeding is one of the best ways to build a baby’s immune system and keep them healthy now and in the future. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Strategic Breastfeeding Lead Jane Dickens says: “Breastfeeding may be a technique as old as the human race […]

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Care Trust Charity encourages local communities to ‘Make a Life Better’ this winter

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From footballers and rugby players to Yorkshire-born actors, the Lord Mayor of Bradford to the President of the Bradford Council of Mosques, prominent figures across the district are encouraging members of the public to say “thank you” to their local NHS heroes in Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s first Charity appeal. The Care Trust’s […]

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Take stock and take steps if you’re feeling stressed

With shorter days, longer nights and winter fast approaching, as well as the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact us all, it’s important to recognise when you’re feeling stressed and take some steps to tackle it, says Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College. Clinical manager Naomi Holdsworth from MyWellbeing College, a free NHS service […]

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Stay well this winter, seek help if you need it

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Staying well this winter means paying just as much attention to your mental health as your physical wellbeing, according to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College, which helps people deal with everyday problems like stress and anxiety. Psycho-Educational Courses Lead Jayne Chapman says: “In these uncertain times, more and more people are facing […]

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Not ‘just’ the flu – time to get your children vaccinated

There’s no ‘just’ about the flu. This serious illness kills around 11,000 people each year and hospitalizes thousands more. Children can have the same symptoms as adults and can easily pass it on to those around them who could be vulnerable – even if they don’t show any symptoms – so it’s important to make […]

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Care Trust backs World Mental Health Day

With darker mornings and nights drawing in it’s often this time of year that people can experience a dip in their mental health, so add to that many people self-isolating or groups, activities and usual get togethers not taking place it’s not unusual to feel low. This World Mental Health Day, which takes place on […]

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