FOUR healthcare support workers at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating after completing their training.

The quartet – Daisy Woodhouse, Brittany Hudson, Sam Laycock and Natalie Grange – can now support the theatre team at Airedale Hospital on minor surgeries.

Training took around six months to complete, and featured units including both academic and clinical assessments.

Theatre sister Diane Guest said she was proud of the trainees' achievements.

She added: "Having extra people in the department who are able to 'scrub in' on minor surgeries will help to improve the efficiency of our service.

"We're really proud of everything our trainees have achieved.

"I'd like to say a huge 'thank you' to all the theatre staff who helped support them."

Brittany, from Cross Roads, said: "I joined the training programme as I wanted to be more hands-on and thought it would be a great way to increase my knowledge and experience.

"I feel like I've accomplished something and it has grown my confidence in theatre."