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Our Location

We have the best of both worlds here – we’re rural, and we’re urban. Our services are provided from our main hospital site, Airedale Hospital, and at other locations across the community – such as the recently refurbished Castleberg Hospital near Settle, Coronation Hospital in Ilkley and Skipton Hospital.

We care for patients living in an area of over 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire. This includes the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the city of Bradford which has a great history and culture.


Our Values

Our 2500 staff and 350 committed volunteers all work to our values and behaviours. Our values are about; compassion, improving lives, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients. We want to make these part of our DNA.

We understand that it’s down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff that makes a difference for our patients. Our people really do make our Airedale experience – we take pride in fostering a friendly, effective and caring work environment.


Commitment to quality of care
Working together for patients
Everyone counts
Respect & Dignity
Improving Lives

“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that something I thought of is having an impact on patient care and that this has been seen by my profession as worthy of recognition. It’s my wish that what see what I do happening in every hospital in the country.”

What’s it like to work here?

It’s a warm and welcoming environment and our people are at the heart of everything that we do.
We work hard to support each other and our collaborative working style isn’t just with each other – it’s what we strive for with our communities and the external organisations that we work with too.
We’re always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way that we provide our services. There’s a lot of energy in our workforce and creativity and development allow us to keep moving forward as a Trust.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we really are here to welcome new people from the moment they step through the door. If you join us, you’ll have access to excellent training and development and a wealth of one-to-one opportunities which can improve your wellbeing. You’ll also be able to contribute to and be a part of our award scheme ‘The Pride of Airedale.’


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Our promise of inclusivity

We are committed to valuing diversity and advancing inclusion across our workforce with an ambition to recruit and develop teams which fully reflect our diverse communities. We are looking for inclusive leaders and colleagues with lived experience and understanding of the wider inclusion agenda.

Read our Inclusion Statement here


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“The breadth of what we do continues to grow. It’s nice doing it here, we have a population right across the area from Bradford to Ilkley and up into the farming communities of the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a real mix of challenges, and that makes my job very enjoyable here at Airedale”

Dr. Chris Healey, Consultant Gastro