Issue 158

15/02/2018 11:34

First pioneering percutaneous EVAR performed successfully by the Radiology team in CHFT.

The interventional radiology team at CHFT is celebrating the successful performing of both the first acute and elective percutaneous EVAR (endovascular aneurysm repair) procedures.  They were performed by Dr Chalam Viswanathan our Consultant Interventional Radiologist and this is a major development in minimally invasive Interventional Radiology within the Trust. 

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Issue 157

08/02/2018 11:58

All-round orthopaedics team effort nails top award

Our Orthopaedic Team has received national recognition for its commitment to delivering the best, safe care to patients undergoing joint surgery.  The team - based on both sites -  have been recognised as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR). 

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issue 156

01/02/2018 11:50

Trish and Ros scoop our next Star Award after Giants' star Eorl wins handbag!

The "Trish and Ros" Show has been a fundraising double act for years!. Their delicious cakes and tombola stall on the Eye Clinic at CRH  is a real highlight of the year and it is just getting bigger and bigger.   This year saw Giant's rugby legend Eorl Crabtree win a handbag in the raffle and he was thrilled to support our ladies. 

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Issue 155

25/01/2018 12:32

Ward 7b's Wedding Planners are our first Star Award winners in 2018

7b's superstars turned into Wedding R Us when a long-stay patient and her partner wanted to tie the knot.  One member of staff loaned a dress and others went shopping to The Range after work to ensure they could transform the dayroom and make it a little bit special for the event. 

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Issue 154

18/01/2018 11:41

Be the change you want to see... says Ben Iyere, our new Estates and Facilities manager

We've just welcomed a new manager to Estates and Facilities. He's Ben Iyere,  he has a passion for  excellence and making every day a better day, loves Paris, pink and is a real family man.  Read more about him in the latest Hello My Name Is... series. 

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Issue 153

11/01/2018 11:45

Thanks for a lovely time...! Massive theatres' thank-you from colleague Karen Melling

Not many people would rate their time in theatres as "lovely" but matron Karen Melling said just that after her stay earlier this month at a time when we're facing unprecedented challenges. It's a cracking read written by someone who spends her weeks delivering compassionate care.  We wish Karen a speedy recovery and return to work. 

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Issue 152

04/01/2018 12:05

We're in "unprecedented" times...: A very big thank-you

With the NHS creaking under winter pressures like never before, a massive thank-you has gone out to all CHFT staff.  It’s been hailed an “unprecedented”  time of challenge for all Trusts - so critical that Trusts have been advised to delay non-urgent operations and non-urgent outpatients from the Department of Health. 

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Issue 151

21/12/2017 10:28

And the bells were ringing out... on Greenlea ward

It had to be heard to be believed...... and you can too thanks to a CHFT Weekly video special.  At 2.30 pm yesterday, as they have done twice a day this week, colleagues came together and assumed their positions for their first ever Ward 7 - the Greenlea chemotherapy unit. 

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Issue 150

14/12/2017 11:00

Our "shamazing" Celebrating Success movie is out today and all the fab fashions from a fab night.

It was proper party time at our annual awards last week.  Our photo  - click on it to enlarge - shows just some of your CHFT colleagues on the big night itself.   There was fizz on arrival, glistening chandeliers and candles on the tables and it all came togther to make it a night to remember. 

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Christmas countdown

01/12/2017 09:22

So here it is.... CHFT's Advent Calendar 2017!

It's a festive first at CHFT. Hurrah!  We're presenting a Advent Calendar Countdown starting with midwife manager Carol Sarr followed by a host of colleagues in all  different roles. Every day will be a different colleague on screensavers and our social media posts. 

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