Issue 247

07/11/2019 11:48

Highly commended and human pyramid wins Best Team photo of the Night. HSJ roundup.....

CHFT teams last night came away with two awards from the UK ‘s most fiercely fought healthcare awards of the year - the Health Service Journal awards now in their 39th year.  We had an amazing three teams at the HSJ finals hosted by Cold Feet star James Nesbitt - Digital Day Case Knee Surgery, 20:20 Outpatients project and the CRH Acute Team. 

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Issue 246

31/10/2019 11:37

"I came for a two hour visit and ended up getting married." Ward 22 teamwork sort John and Celia's wedding.

It’s not often something borrowed, something blue at a wedding is an NHS lanyard.  But when HRI’s ward 22 turned around a wedding in a day the bride was simply delighted with it.  John Dunleavy and Celia Hillam were due to get married this Tuesday (Oct 29) at Calderdale Register Office. 

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Issue 245

24/10/2019 11:36

"Proud doesn't even begin to cover it!" Grace and Holly are on top leadership course - and so good no interview needed!

We're celebrating after Nursing Associates Grace Bruines (SAU) and  Holly Tyrrell (Community) have landed places on the prestigious Florence Nightingale* Leadership Programme - without even needing an interview. 

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Issue 244

17/10/2019 11:36

"Listener" Karen Roberts scoops special Star Award - at patient's request!

Neurophysiology's Karen Roberts has won a special Star Award after her patients wrote to our CEO Owen Williams saying "The Trust should be proud of her."  They were so gushing about the care from Karen a one-off certificate was created to reflect their (and our) appreciation for everything Karen has done for them. 

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Issue 243

10/10/2019 11:47

EU Exit preparations at CHFT

Our preparations for potential EU Exit on Oct 31 have been well underway at CHFT for many weeks now – as they have across the NHS nationally. 

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Issue 242

03/10/2019 11:33

Yay to our HCAs. CHFT's special celebration is launched by 6B's Christine Healey.

They've been hailed the "shop window" to the organisation and in recognition of everything they do for us, CHFT is celebrating our HCAs.  Our Trust has 750 HCAs in our teams and departments -  that's around 12% of our total workforce -  so they're a huge part of how we care for our patients. 

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Issue 241

26/09/2019 11:35

Back to the Floor...why we did it and why Bouckley's Board-bound..

This week, colleagues across the Trust were showing  some of CHFT's senior management team the ropes so they could find out more about their roles in all departments and areas.  Called "Back to the Floor" it was the idea of Louise Riby, a Sister on children's outpatients. 

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issue 240

19/09/2019 11:18

A record-breaking five nominations for caring for his patients AND his colleagues!

Our Respiratory Ward Charge Nurse Leslie Dalley is our latest Star Award winner for way he cares  for his patients AND his colleagues.  He's such a good team member he was nominated a record-breaking five times  - by five different colleagues - in a single month! Usually, to get one is a cracking achievement so five is simply spectacular. 

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Issue 239

12/09/2019 11:37

They met so long ago they were in black and white! Nurses' amazing reunion 45 years on.

Eight nurses who started their careers together on the very same day in 1974 have reunited - 45 years to the exact day they started training.  And to celebrate they recreated their very first day together in exactly the same line-up as the days of black and white. (top photo). Comms just love it. 

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Issue 238

05/09/2019 11:18

In memory of Dad. A&E's Laura's very poignant story in Organ Donation Week 2019.

Staff nurse Laura Wyles never forgets the moment when she was working on cardiology at CRH and got a call from her mum saying her father had had a heart attack and was in hospital.  Tom Wyles, then 63, had been volunteering at a centre for lonely, elderly people moving furniture around when he collapsed in February 2016. 

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