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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Issue 107

16/02/2017 11:24

I dreamed of it at five - and got there at 43. Retiring Christine Geller's lifelong love of nursing

Christine Geller always wanted to be a nurse from when she was a little girl.  Aged five, she was in hospital having her tonsils out and saw the nurses caring for people, making beds and going about their work on the ward  and decided that's the job for me. 

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Issue 106

09/02/2017 11:50

She's a rising star...... after 41 years in the NHS! Really??

(Pictures...Our Carole then and now and more about that hat below and how slippery paint kept boyfriends at bay!!)     She’s won some titles in her 41-year career of nursing so “Rising Star”, it’s fair to say, caught our Carole Hallam, by surprise. 

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Issue 105

02/02/2017 11:40

Shock and awwww! Stunned Valerie Bamforth collects latest Star Award

Val, centre, with Vicki and Owen

Tears flowed all round  when Ward 8's Valerie Bamforth received her surprise Star Award!     In the most emotional presentation so far, the much-treasured nutrition assistant first looked stunned then broke down on her nominator Vicki Bergin's shoulder. 

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Issue 104

26/01/2017 11:56

You were framed and fabulous..!!

Labour ward team

   Thanks to all colleagues who put up with us when Comms and a photographer turned up in your areas last week on Monday and Tuesday.     We set out on so-called "miserable Monday" (January's darkest day, apparently) yet you'd never know it. 

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Issue 103

19/01/2017 11:52

Jackie Swire's birthday meal resus drama and how HRI training turned her into a life saver

Jackie and son Sid are photobombed by a friendly pensioner!

   Our former chemo sister Jackie Swire is on a mission to save lives after she was involved in a dramatic resuscitation during her birthday celebration meal out. 

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Issue 102

12/01/2017 11:43

Winkley's won it! Our latest Star Award winner

Caroline, Owen and colleagues on ICU at HRI

Caroline Winkley who organises our Remembrance Services for families whose relatives have died in our intensive care units, is our latest Star Award winner.     More than 80 people attended the service before Christmas and they lit candles in memory of their loved ones and also took away a pebble. 

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Issue 101

05/01/2017 11:39

Beer, fish and chips, whisky, chocolate, ice-cream. Your colleagues' guilty pleasures.... and their top tips on staying healthy and stress-free for 2017

In moderation... all fine

It's day five of 2017 and if your resolve to get fitter, eat less, exercise more and feel all-round better is flagging -  then help is at hand from CHFT.     Next week we'll share more information about a week of wellbeing activities starting on Monday 16th January, which all colleagues can get involved with. 

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Issue 100

29/12/2016 11:39

Issue 99

22/12/2016 10:32

Reindeer dust and choccies for every Day Surgery young patient tomorrow in memory of Jo Bingley

Top team on DSU at HRI

Vicky Weaver (pictured in full Santa get-up) is new to HRI day surgery - and her team's efforts for children at Christmas brought tears to her eyes. 

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