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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Issue 137

14/09/2017 10:55

Gwen's copped our latest Star Award.

"One step ahead", "always trying to improve things", "innovative" and "passionate about her job".  That's just a few words describing our domestic violence lead Gwen Clyde-Evans, our latest Star Award winner. 

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Issue 136

07/09/2017 10:38

#AlwaysAsk. New video launches maternity campaign

Our maternity teams are backing a new national campaign to provide extra support to mums and their families.  #AlwaysAsk is backed by leading charity Tommy’s and is actively encouraging mums-to-be not to be afraid to talk to maternity staff – doctors as well as midwives - about anything they may have on their minds. 

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Issue 135

31/08/2017 11:12

Phoebe's back to celebrate 15 years of newborn hearing screening

Phoebe centre, with mum Joanne, left, Nichola, right and Jess Budd back right and Sarah Ogden

A teenager who was among the first babies to have newborn hearing screening has returned to the unit at CRH to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the team. 

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Issue 134

24/08/2017 10:38

Are they mad?? Karen and Fran - back for second EPR helpings and loving it!

Having been through the rigours of EPR at CHFT, two colleagues have volunteered for more to help our colleagues at Bradford Teaching Hospitals. 

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Issue 133

17/08/2017 10:58

Nurse Associates enjoy training at CHFT

Our NAs with Michelle, left and Lindsay and Lindsay, second right and right

   Our Trust is proud to be  taking part in one of the pilot sites for the new Nurse Associates roles.  This was a collaborative bid with our partners in the CCGs at North Kirklees, Greater Huddersfield and Wakefield to test out the new role and were delighted to emerge as one of HEE’s 24 sites nationally. 

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Issue 132

10/08/2017 10:50

Cockerpoo's visit makes Rita Fletcher a Star Award winner

All bow-wow down to Ward 19's healthcare assistant Rita Fletcher who reunited a patient and his pooch and has scooped our latest Star Award.  Rita tracked down Rufus the cockerpoo, collected him from the centre where he was being looked after in Meltham and reunited him with his owner - and the tears flowed. 

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Issue 131

03/08/2017 10:58

Hat-trick of Hurrahs! Three through to Nursing Times shortlist

Top Continence Care L-R Karen Smith, Sharon Holroyd, Catherine Buss and Tracey Dinsmore. Middle the Lung Cancer Team. Bottom HOOP L-R Alexandra Birnie, Hannah Finch, Cath Briggs, Claire Dean and Jayne Robinson.

We have an amazing three teams shortlisted for the the Nursing Times  finals for  2017.  They are:  Hospital Out Of Hours (HOOP) - Team of the Year category.  The HOOP team was set up to assist our teams on wards provide more effective care during the nights, weekends and bank holidays. 

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Issue 130

27/07/2017 10:47

Wed on Ward 17. Staff help teenage sweethearts to marry 67 years after they first met

Christine and Gordon on their special day with all the ward staff

Ward 17 was the setting for the wedding of former HRI nurse Christine Crabtree and Gordon Howell - 67 years after they first met!  Staff made hasty bunting from post-its and arranged a buffet.  A registrar  was called to lead  the ceremony watched by the couple's friends and staff yesterday followed by a blessing by our chaplain George Spencer. 

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