Issue 85

22/09/2016 10:44

Calendar Girl Karen Marsden is back after cancer and wants your support

Karen, right, and her sister with last year\

Karen Marsden - our safe-guarding administrator - is back at work after cancer and heading to be a Calendar Girl.     Karen, 48, was diagnosed after she went for a routine check fearing it could be in her genes. Her mum sadly died from stomach cancer in her 30s so when her sister was diagnosed with the condition in May last year she went for her own tests. 

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Issue 84

15/09/2016 10:19

Thanks for saving my life! Former Town goalie survived after our AAA scans reveal THREE aneurysms

 Alan Starling with Samantha Bryant, right, and Lucy Torczynowycz

      Former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alan Starling has been back to the Trust to thank our teams after a routine AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) scan saved his life. 

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Issue 83

08/09/2016 11:23

Pathology proud to offer a super quick service for breast cancer patients - helping many avoid unecessary treatment

Left to right: Dr Vidya Kumaraswamy consultant histopathologist with medical secretaries Mel Hibbin and Katherine Tighe

CHFT has one of the fastest turnaround times in the country for a test which indicates the response to chemotherapy for breast cancer patients.     Oncotype DX is a clinically indicative test, approved by NICE, funded by NHS England, which allows the team to test patients to see if chemotherapy is the right option for them. 

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Issue 82

01/09/2016 11:14

New recruits with the X-factor!. Big welcome to our radiology recruits and a comedy pic of how it used to be!

With our X-ray departments growing ever busier, and with some staff moving on to other specialities, we're happy to say that 15 new recruits have joined the CRH and HRI radiology teams in recent weeks. 

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Issue 81

25/08/2016 13:02

Tears flowed today when EPR midwife Carol was announced as latest Star Award winner

Carol with Owen and some of the maternity division team

Carol Gregson is “an all-round fantastic person” - and our latest Star Award winner. And many of her colleagues were in tears today (Thursday) as she was given her certificate by Owen at a surprise presentation.     She has been the vital link between EPR, our midwives and our mums this past year as electronic patient records are rolled out. 

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Issue 80

18/08/2016 11:05

Beating bruises and barbed wire. Paediatrics' gruesome charity challenge!.

All clean and shiny...

They might look all shiny and clean but four hours later this lot were caked in mud, survived icy water and electric shocks. 

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Issue 79

11/08/2016 10:44

Going through HOOPS - new tactics for care in our hospitals out of hours

Wonderwall aid to HOOP

Our HOOP (Hospital Out Of hours Programme) builds on the original plans for Hospital at Night. Phase 1 of HOOP starts later this year with the implementation of the task management system within Nervecentre. 

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Issue 78

04/08/2016 10:47

Rosie Brear's special delivery

Rosie, centre with Jo, left and new mum

Rotational midwife, Rosie Brear, has recently delivered her 100th baby which also happens to be her first experience of a homebirth out in the community.     Rosie trained as a midwife until September 2015 after graduating from the University of Huddersfield, and began her career at the Trust in that October on the labour ward. 

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Issue 77

28/07/2016 10:33

Star Award winner

Lynsey, pictured centre with Owen and her team

“She does things before I’ve even asked her to.”  That’s just how “ace” our apprentice admin assistant Lynsey McAuliffe is and she’s our latest Star award winner. 

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Issue 76

21/07/2016 10:25

Our docs give their CHFT training a massive thumbs up... again!

Class of 2015 - Farewell FY1s

Once again, we have done really well in the GMC survey of doctors-in-training. This is a national survey and allows us to benchmark ourselves against other organisations down to a specialty level.     100% of our trainees responded and overwhelmingly they found our Trust friendly and supportive for their FY1 career. 

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