Issue 117

27/04/2017 11:52

It's here! EPR weekend starts tomorrow, the future's orange and there's an extra day's leave as a thank-you

   There's good news today as the Trust has announced an extra day’s annual leave for all staff (pro-rata) as a massive thank-you for all the commitment shown to EPR.   Cutover Weekend is finally here after two years of full-on planning and training for us all. 

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Issue 116

20/04/2017 11:12

Go Jo. Dent's doing the London Marathon and praying her pelvic floor holds out!!!

Consultant oncologist Jo Dent has six labradors, her mum's dodgy knee and fab family genes to thank for getting her to the start of this year's London Marathon on Sunday.  Jo has been training for six months solid (four or five times a week)  in all weathers  and has her sights set on beating stoma nurse Paula Pickersgill who ran it last year - by a minute. 

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Issue 115

12/04/2017 11:15

Snip there Mummy! Jake's Room is open!

Andy, Jake and Becky

The toddler son of radiographer Andy Cross was guest of honour at the new room named after him on our Neo-Natal Unit at CRH.  Jake Cross, now nearly two, watched as his mum Becky snipped the ribbon at the new nursery created as a space for families to prepare for going home. 

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Issue 114

06/04/2017 10:31

Working through a power cut to put the patient first! Star Team at Salterhebble

Top team

   When a power cut struck leaving a bariatric patient in difficulty our Salterhebble Loan Store team worked on together and provided first class care.  And their speedy response - and all their other fab work - has earned them this month’s Star Award. 

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Issue 113

30/03/2017 12:21

Gill, Gill, Gill.. and a Valerie notch up 40 years and lovely stories from Long Service.

Three Gills  -  Callaghan, Bursell, Holsey..... and Valerie Firth, collected their 40 years service awards last night and were among the many stars of our latest presentation event. 

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Issue 112

23/03/2017 12:04

Philippines recruitment mission hires new nurses

Our nursing recruitment team in fresh back from a successful recruitment drive in the Philippines.     They hosted a mammoth interviewing session in Manila seeing 170 candidates over four days - and some of the successful candidates likely to join us as early as June. 

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Issue 111

17/03/2017 10:41

Porter Jamie is our Star

Jamie Green was our last porter at Princess Royal Community Hospital. (PRCH)  He went for a month and ended up there for six years  before finally closing the door for the last time on the building which has now been sold to Locala.  And his work in the runup to the handover led facilities manager Andrew Donegan to nominate him for a Star Award. 

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09/03/2017 10:52

We're celebrating Apprentice Week... here former beautician and mum Sarah Kenningley, 36, tells all about the role


It's National Apprentice Week and CHFT is joining the celebrations. Here we profile Sarah Kenningley in the latest of our Hello, My Name Is..... series            My Name is..... Sarah Kenningley.  I am 36, I live in Huddersfield and I am new to the NHS. 

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Issue 109

02/03/2017 10:40

F&SS top of our EPR-emier league and training manager hails CHFT the best ever!

We've an amazing 4,000 plus colleagues now signed-up to training (that's more than 70%) and our national EPR training expert reckons our "friendly competition" approach is doing the trick. 

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Issue 108

27/02/2017 12:42

"' 'Er from o'er t'hill" praises CHFT after eight years and hundreds of miles for her care

Karen, right, with Louise Edmondson and Stephanie Young, centre

She reckons she's driven hundreds of miles for healthcare at CHFT - and that's because we're the best!     Karen Dobney lives in Colne, Lancashire  (100 miles round trip  down the motorway or 60 miles over the tops via Keighley/ Denholme/Halifax) and has been coming to us since since 2009 for specialist breast care following  

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