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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Issue 144

02/11/2017 11:41

Andy's BAFTA nominated - backed by footie ace Ginola

The Gin and our Andy

Our Emergency Medicine consultant, Andy Lockey, has been shortlisted for a BAFTA!   Andy is one of the creators of Lifesaver VR which has been shortlisted in the ‘Learning’ category of this year’s Children’s BAFTAs awards. Lifesaver VR invites people into a time-critical situation to make decisions while learning to save a life. 

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Issue 143

26/10/2017 10:41

Dump It Don and the Switch Off Squad on their way to you!

He's an unlikely superhero, but ever since Don Mackenzie starred in a screensaver promoting a Trust de-clutter he's become a local legend.  Then he was dubbed Dump It Don - and it stuck. He's been recognised as "Dump It" in the streets, so he became estates' natural cheerleader for their latest campaign. 

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Issue 142

19/10/2017 10:43

The world needs more Garys - caring CRH security guard collects Star Award!

Compassionate, kind and caring are only a few words to describe Gary Allchin.  Our latest Star Award winner had seen Owen a few times that day already and never thought he would be a recipient.  Gary said: "I am totally speechless for the first time in my life. I normally always have at least something to say. I am totally grateful". 

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Issue 141

12/10/2017 13:16

They're hired! Big welcome to them all our apprentices and a special hello from Eilish McLaughlin

Eilish, front right and her July colleagues

The Trust is again in the position of welcoming new apprentices to our teams. We recruited two new cohorts in July and September and wish them all the very best in their careers with us.  These two cohorts are spread across both sites and Eilish McLaughlin, front row, right, is based at the intermediate care beds at Brackenbed View, Halifax. 

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Issue 140

05/10/2017 10:42

Welcome to all our new nurses... and a special Hello My Name Is...from Leeds United fan, former holiday rep and curry lover Fran Senior

This week we offer a big welcome to all our new nurses who have joined our teams and departments right acrss the Trust. Fran Senior is one of them and here she shares her very close family attachment to CHFT.   Hello my name is... Fran Senior, I am 24 years old and I  newly qualified in September. 

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Issue 139

28/09/2017 10:43

EPR snatch 5-a-side trophy after penalty shoot out.

A goalie turned penalty king at our annual men's Health 5-a-side competition.  John Afriyie - see pictures - saved the last penalty taken by Procurement then scored EPR's winning penalty to give them a 5-4 win after it had been 1-1 at full time.  He said: " It  was absolutely fantastic.  It was fun and competitive and  all the teams enjoyed it. 

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Issue 138

21/09/2017 10:57

Packed Nursing Conference 2017 - thanks to Tommy and all our CHFT presenters.

Theatres were presenting

Dementia campaigner and legend Tommy Whitelaw was guest speaker at our Nursing and Midwifery Conference this week  - and reduced the packed room to tears. 

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