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Daughter's special thanks for life-saving care

The daughter of a policeman who received life-saving treatment at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) is to take on a sponsored run to pay tribute to the staff who helped save her dad’s life. Emily Lightowler, 28, is preparing to run the Helsinki Half Marathon with partner Joe Horton, 30, on June 10 to raise funds for the cardiology unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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Eye specialists focus on World Orthoptic Day

Hard-working specialists who work across Bradford Teaching Hospitals diagnosing and supporting the treatment of eye conditions are gearing up to celebrate World Orthoptic Day on Monday (June 5). The event aims to educate patients, the public and healthcare professionals about the work that orthoptists do, as well as celebrate this special 13-person team who treat around 7,000 patients across the district every year.

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A&E not always the answer, say doctors

Doctors are reminding people to think carefully before going to their Accident and Emergency department so that they leave it free to deal with patients really in need of help. The message is that people should only attend Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency department if they have a serious or life-threatening illness.

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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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