Issue 97

08/12/2016 12:22

Green for go in flow! Top team effort means no patients longer than 100 days

Patient flow teams on both sites.

For the first time since we started counting (in 2014) we have no patients in the hospitals who have been here over 100 days thanks to an all-round superb effort on patient flow.     Patient flow is centred on three key areas:  Patients being admitted through their GP or by A&E, their journey to diagnosis and treatment and then returning home. 

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Issue 96

01/12/2016 11:46

Star nurse Wendy Schofield "one of the most compassionate people ever"

Staff nurse Wendy Schofield is our next Star Award winner for her "outstanding" care for a dying man during her night shift on 8c.     His family wrote into the ward with praise for the whole team but singled out Wendy for providing outstanding care when their father passed away. 

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Issue 95

24/11/2016 11:49

Why she's backing Balls.Teresa's Strictly top day out!

Ed with Teresa and Zain (backshots)  and Teresa and Zain

   Teresa Howarth, our clinical lead in stammering, is in no doubt who she wants to win this year’s Strictly – it’s outsider-turned- comedy- favourite Ed Balls!     Teresa and her patient Zain Ghani met the former Shadow Chancellor at a Stammering Network meeting at the Speaker’s House, Westminster and says: “ He was lovely, ver 

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Issue 94

17/11/2016 11:18

Well up to standard. Labs get top accreditation

Congrats to the team

Our Microbiology and Histopathology laboratories have achieved a huge milestone in the laboratory accreditation process. They have been assessed as compliant against new, rigorous ISO:15189 standards. 

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Issue 93

10/11/2016 12:00

Team Bushers/Muffers tie the knot!

   Baby pink socks for the groom, flip flops for the bride and  smiles all round on a smasher of a day at our wedding of the year!     Colleagues from estates in CHFT joined friends and family on the day our Jason Bushby married our Claire Muffitt at Durker Roods Hotel, Meltham. 

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Issue 92

04/11/2016 10:50

Risotto and a royal handshake for our Nursing Times finalists

Michelle and Prince Charles at Clarence House

   Michelle Beaumont's been to the poshest party ever after an invitation from Prince Charles on the day we reached the Nursing Times 2016 finals.     Our head and neck  team was shortlisted in the cancer care category at the event at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. 

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Issue 91

03/11/2016 10:09

Carole and Maggie lead the Pride of CHFT - Celebrating Success Special

 Last night the Trust recognised our fabulous colleagues at a tremendous night of awards - Celebrating Success 2016.     Carole Hallam and Maggie Shepley collected the top honour of the night at Huddersfield Town Hall - the Gordon McLean award named after our former chairman - for their work providing better care for patients with catheters. 

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Issue 90

27/10/2016 12:21

Star A-ward 17! All out effort for our patients scoops top honour

Top Team putting patients first

 All of Ward 17 at HRI have been hailed this month for their combined effort to diffuse a very difficult situation*     On-call manager Kathryn Aldous attended and found the team having to manage a situation where the police had had to be called. Security have said it was one of the most challenging situations they had to deal with. 

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Issue 89

20/10/2016 10:44

Ward 8c among our staff stars at the first Jobs Fair. Full picture roundup

Tanya Wilkinson and Sarah Bray

Ward 8c at CRH, which has recorded an amazing Friends and Family  (F&F) upturn, was among our teams who all put on a fab show at Saturday's Jobs Fair  at HRI (see more pics attached). 

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Issue 88

13/10/2016 10:54

"JenBren" - the star double act of our new nursing recruitment video

JenBren light up the cameras

Sister Jenna McLoughland and our Director of Nursing Brendan Brown are the "double act" fronting  our new CHFT nursing recruitment  video.        The idea is show how our teams work closely together on our wards and departments to provide the best compassionate care for our patients and their families. 

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