Issue 264

12/03/2020 12:28

My screening saved my life. Don't miss yours! Ashwin's story.

Having turned 55 our Gastroenterology Consultant Dr Ashwin Verma was sent his invitation to have a bowel scope as part of the UK's national screening campaign.  He attended the 20 minute appointment at endoscopy at HRI.... and it saved his life. 

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Issue 263

05/03/2020 11:57

Our CHuFT Awards 2020 - nominations open!

We’ve got loads to be CHuFT about at CHFT.  The new annual awards are a chance to celebrate all the fabulous work our colleagues do throughout the year.   It’s an opportunity to reward the brilliant talent and commitment of colleagues at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) and Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (CHS). 

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Issue 262

27/02/2020 11:44

She really is a STAR. Alexandra Jowett is our latest award winner.

Former Recruitment Team Leader Alexandra Jowett - (now Colleague Engagement Advisor) is our latest Star for helping our new recruits get off to the best possible start.   Nominator and Internal Audit's Olivia Townsend said: “Since undertaking the role of Recruitment Team Leader Alex has worked tirelessly to improve the staff induction. 

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Issue 261

20/02/2020 11:52

Awwwww. TNA Lauren and Brenda share a hug after home visit stroke drama.

This adorable photo reunites Trainee Nurse Associate Lauren Stevenson with 86-year-old patient Brenda Mallinson and is guaranteed to make us all smile during this awful week of storms. 

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Issue 260

13/02/2020 13:11

Dot's rescue ends off amazing year for Community

These dramatic flood pictures were taken by our community colleagues in the Calder Valley at the height of the devastation last Sunday.  Dot Chadwick – who celebrates 20 years as a community staff nurse this summer – became stranded as the waters in the river and the canal rose during her round in Todmorden at an alarming pace. 

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Issue 259

06/02/2020 12:13

(Super) Star Award for Tracey O'Keefe. "We'd be lost without her"

Tracey O'Keefe's Star Award should be renamed say her team. She's not just a Star...she's a Super Star for them as well as her patients.  She got an amazing three nominations in praise of everything she does for her District Nursing Team team at Allan House, Sowerby Bridge and for her patients. 

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Issue 258

30/01/2020 11:50

Team hugs, packed out...... and Tilly the dog came toooo.!!

Around 300 colleagues attended the launch of our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy at CRH* yesterday.   The strategy is written around our Four Pillars – and each pillar has six aims with lots of plans to support them. It was such a special event for us we invited Margaret Kitching, Chief Nurse (North), NHS. 

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Issue 257

23/01/2020 11:25

Toseef dreamed of winning a Star Award - and now he has!

Toseef Ahmed's Star Award was one with a difference... ..where he sprung a surprise on Owen!   Our Project Search intern (formerly on the Stroke Ward at CRH now on Ward 17 at HRI) thought his meeting with our CEO had been arranged so he could give Owen a box of Celebrations for being awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List. 

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Issue 256

16/01/2020 11:35

CHS hero Joe Wright gives a kidney... because he wanted to "help a bit!"

Big-hearted Engineer Joe Wright  was recently welcomed back to work after donating one of his kidneys...  in the hope of helping someone regain their life.  And now, he's already had a thank-you card (see attached) from the 22-year-old woman  recipient for "totally changing her life". 

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Issue 255

09/01/2020 11:40

You've been praised! New videos sharing kind words and compliments.

2020 sees the launch of a new CHFT Weekly video campaign to share as widely as possible all the kind words we get sent in.  As well as our PALS colleagues logging them and sharing with the local teams involved -  we want all of CHFT to share in them - and, maybe even pick-up some learning from them. 

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