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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Issue 98

15/12/2016 11:59

Teifi's our third Prof.

Our consultant ophthalmologist Teifi James -  the world's leading "dry eye" expert - has been appointed an honorary visiting professor.     He is the third  "prof" at CHFT and  joins oncologist JK Joffe and  knee expert  Gautam Chakrabarty to acquire the prestigious title. 

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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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