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Local NHS Care Trust seeks volunteers in National Volunteers’ Week

This week, as part of National Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June), Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking volunteers from across the district to lend a helping hand in a range of roles to support patients on the wards at Lynfield Mount Hospital and the Airedale Centre for Mental Health. Both sites provide specialist […]

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New freephone number for mental health crisis support

People in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven can now access urgent mental health support on a new 0800 number, so all their calls are free. Those experiencing a mental health crisis can now call First Response on freephone 0800 952 1181 and talk to trained staff who will identify the right urgent mental health support. […]

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Community mental health nurse waltzes to Strictly NHS final

Our community mental health nurse Louise Pickin is swapping her uniform for a ballgown and heading to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Friday 4 June as one of just 12 NHS staff selected from over 2000 applicants to take part in a star-spangled ‘Strictly NHS’ dance competition. In doing so, Louise from Cullingworth, who works for […]

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Care Trust announces governor election results

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has announced the results for governors representing Bradford South, Bradford West, Keighley and Shipley constituencies, alongside two staff governors, following its recent elections. This follows Trust members voting for prospective candidates to best represent the views of local people in decisions about Trust services on its council of governors. […]

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Spring off your seat into summer

Getting up and going for a walk is as good for your mental health as it is for your physical wellbeing and, with the weather improving, it’s time to spring off your seat towards summer says local care trust, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. People of all ages benefit from moving at regular intervals […]

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Care Trust members urged to vote in governor elections

Members of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are being urged to cast their vote to decide who will represent their views as a public governor at the Trust. Governors play an important role in the organisation’s work, representing the views of local people and ensure that these are considered when the Board is making […]

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World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week 29 March to 4 April

During World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week 29 March to 4 April, healthcare professionals are asked to commit five minutes of their time to find out more about autism. A recent study indicated that one in 54 children may have autism and many adults are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. To recognise the condition and support individuals […]

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Young people demonstrate ‘kindness, compassion and understanding’ in mental wellbeing project

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is welcoming members of the public to its online public Board meeting on Thursday 25 March 2021, to hear updates on services, how the Trust is supporting the roll-out of covid-19 vaccinations across the district and how young people are making their voices heard through a mental health and […]

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More vaccination centres join local NHS jab drive

More vaccination centres across Bradford and Craven will start delivering the covid jab this week with Bradford College Old Building and Ingleton community pharmacy in Settle joining the district-wide vaccination programme. The new centres offer more options for people to get their jab across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, alongside community pop-ups, pharmacists and GP-led […]

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You’re A Star Awards 2021: finalists demonstrate flexibility and fighting spirit

Flexibility and fighting spirit have emerged as key traits shared by finalists in this year’s You’re a Star Awards, which honour and celebrate the outstanding work of clinical and non-clinical staff, carers, volunteers and service users at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. In a year like no other, the individuals and teams shortlisted for […]

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