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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Issue 254

02/01/2020 10:58

New Year, New...celebration!.Joyce Graham launches International Year of the Nurse and Midwife at CHFT

We're very excited as 2020 has been designated the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation. 

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Issue 253

19/12/2019 10:10

Togetherness at Christmas. Special lunch laid on for patients.

Last week we held our first Togetherness Lunch and former and current patients were invited along to enjoy a Christmas meal, fun, a good chinwag and a sing-song with children from Beech Hill School in Halifax.  The idea sprung from a lovely gesture that Occupational Therapist, Michelle Sykes is involved in outside of work. 

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Issue 252

12/12/2019 11:35

Abbey "the handbag hunter" Wilson is a Star.

When a patient's wife lost her handbag, Ward 21's healthcare assistant Abbey Wilson started the search which took her around the ward and beyond....  In the end she called the bus company asking to join the search and at the same time negotiated the lady a free ride home as her bus pass was in the bag.  She then helped the lady cancel all her bank cards. 

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