Issue 74

07/07/2016 10:22

"Great work which should be rolled out nationally!" CHFT win top award for Dementia Care

Our top team, Second left, Angela Edwards, Claire Alletson, Vicki Raper, Barbara Schofield and Renee Comerford, Amanda Naylor together with Patient Safety Congress organisers, left and right.

   It was a massive night of celebration on Tuesday when our pioneering dementia and prevention of delirium care was hailed the very best at the HSJ's Patient Safety Awards.     Our team beat off eight other finalists to clinch the top award for Dementia Care at the finals at Manchester Central. 

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Issue 73

30/06/2016 10:53

Stroke team's care is second best in Yorks and Humber

Top team with Dr Rana, fifth left

There's fantastic news for the CHFT stroke team!    After a great deal of hard work from all members of the multidisciplinary team the stroke team have managed to improve their SSNAP score (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme) from a D to a B; which puts us second in the Yorks and Humber region after Scunthorpe General Hospital. 

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Issue 72

23/06/2016 10:52

Top communicator Dr Desai scoops this month's Star Award

Dr Desai, centre, with Owen and nominator Helen

   He's hailed as a “a pleasure to work with” and Dr Purav Desai is this month’s Star Award winner.  .  His colleague, clinical specialist nurse, Helen Harris nominated him for the way he is with patients who are at the end of their lives and with their families. 

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Issue 71

16/06/2016 10:51

Dress for (Celebrating) Success!!...And a wild card chance to be there for all nominators.

From left: Keith Griffiths, Karen Barnett, Martin DeBono, Lindsay Rudge, jason eddeslton, Mandy Griffin, Brendan Brown, Helen Barker and Lesley Hill

Our Executive Board - including Director of Nursing Brendan Brown attending his first meeting -  came with more than just papers earlier today (Thursday) - they all had their 2016 Celebrating Success Awards t- shirts. 

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Issue 70

09/06/2016 12:03

What our patients think of us: In-patient 2015 survey results are out

Curtains providing privacy in A&E cubicles

Better at patient privacy on the wards and in A&E and better at hand hygiene! The results of the annual Inpatient Survery 2015 are out.     In most areas scored, CHFT stayed the same but we are pleased to report improvements in the two key areas above scoring in the high 9s out of 10. 

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Issue 69

02/06/2016 10:46

Tribute to Obe as theatres win Examiner's Friends of the Year trophy (on behalf of the whole Trust)

Jubilation at Pride of Huddersfield awards

Our theatres team at HRI paid tribute to colleague Obe Morake after clinching one of the top trophies of the night at the Examiner's Pride of Huddersfield awards.     They collected the "Friend of the Year" honour, in recognition of the huge support and trustwide fund-raising drive for Obe who passed away from pancreatic cancer in January aged just 35. 

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Issue 68

26/05/2016 10:43

General surgery at HRI win national award

The department of general surgery (pictured) have won a prestigious award for their work improving patients survival after emergency operations.     They were awarded the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) Prize Paper at the International Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in Belfast. 

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issue 67

19/05/2016 10:48

Back on the by-pass.. after a triple by-pass. Driver Barry Ackroyd is our next Star Award winner

 Barry, right with Owen

A year ago this very month our driver Barry Ackroyd underwent a triple heart by-pass. He's since battled back to work and is this month's Star Award winner for "taking the time to make people feel special, without realising just how special he is himself. 

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issue 66

12/05/2016 10:46

Celebrating Success is back - with a real GEM of an idea for 2016

Celebrating Success 2016 goes live on Monday next week, 16 May!     You have ten weeks to get in a nomination. There are seven categories again this year, four based around the four pillars of behaviour, then the ever-popular people categories. 

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issue 65

05/05/2016 10:44

Here's Brendan Brown - our new Director of Nursing

Brendan Brown

   A real transformation specialist, Brendan Brown joins us as Director of Nursing from the Burton Hospitals where he had been Director of Nursing since February 2013. In March 2015, he took over the portfolio for operational management and took on the joint portfolio of Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. 

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