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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Super soaraway Celebrating Success 2017. All the triumphs from last night

What a night! It had the lot!   Cheers and tears (of joy), comedy and CHFT talent on show in depth and at its best.  The room erupted when the Discharge Team were announced overall winners of the £5k Gordon McLean top prize.  They scored the highest possible scores and were clear winners. 

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Issue 148

30/11/2017 11:36

Our Christmas Advent Countdown launches tomorrow.

Get ready for the best Christmas run-up at CHFT..... ever!  Our advent countdown starts tomorrow starring "Christmas" Carol Sarr. Then throughout December we will be featuring a different colleague in a different role right up to Christmas. 

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Issue 147

23/11/2017 13:22

Five stars for on-the-move Ward 20 and ward 21 to 8c at CRH complete

They're on the move today with a ringing 5 -Star endorsement from patient Julie Armstrong.  Julie, from Shelf,  Halifax,   pictured right, was on the ward 20 at HRI for a day yesterday for tests after a GP referral into the surgical assessment unit.  And she was so impressed she posted this on Facebook  and gave the Trust a 5* rating. 

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Issue 146

16/11/2017 11:58

One of life's angels... Theatres' Darren Kirk is next Star Award winner

When Darren Kirk  was summoned to  a "Patient Flow Strategy Meeting"... little did he know there was no such thing!  The meeting didn't exist. Instead it was a ruse to get them all theatres together for our CEO Owen Williams to spring a latest Star Award presentation. Owen announced "I have a Star Award here...... 

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Issue 145

09/11/2017 11:38

Hello my name is Gary Miles - one of the latest cohort of new nurses going through induction this week

It's been our pleasure to host the latest nurse induction week here at CHFT!  Our recruits are all pictured in the centre of our montage.  Over the last year we have recruited 193 qualified nurses to CHFT and this is the latest of our inductions for them. They have been deployed to inpatient ward areas and departments across the clinical divisions. 

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