Issue 59

23/03/2016 12:06

Michelle's amazing life-saving effort rewarded

Michelle, right, receiving her certificate

   Our healthcare assistant Michelle Simpson has been hailed a local hero for her attempts to save a little boy's life.     She was one of a series of heroes - including police officers, staff and volunteers, and members of the public - who have gone the extra mile to keep the communities of Kirklees safe. 

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Issue 58

17/03/2016 11:50

20 years helping couples become families. Celebrations at the assisted conception unit annual party

In it together...our ACU specialist team

   Everyone was celebrating at the annual assisted conception (ACON) party at CRH on Sunday. Our parents and their tots turned out in their hundreds for the afternoon and our ACON team were celebrating the  service's 20th anniversary. When it started there were just 50 IVF cycles a year. 

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Issue 57

10/03/2016 11:50

AMU emergency and a full-round of CQC inspection week so far

Chief Exec Owen Williams (standing) with Chairman Andrew Haigh (seated) welcoming inspection team

   This week’s CQC visit started in dramatic style when a patient collapsed as the inspection team passed their area.     As they entered our Star Award-winning Acute Medical Unit at CRH on Tuesday afternoon, the inspectors witnessed our colleagues delivering emergency care at first hand to react to the situation to provide best care for the patient. 

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Issue 56

03/03/2016 11:49

Not one but a whole team of Stars!

Owen presents to Lisa Richards and all the team on AMU

The entire Acute Medical Unit* at Calderdale Royal Hospital have scooped this month's latest Star Award.     Consultant Nick Scriven nominated them describing them as being "a complete" team including nurses, housekeepers, consultants, doctors, domestics, physios, occupational therapists, pharamacists. 

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Issue 55

25/02/2016 11:51

Three for one from Owen. Latest video on CQC, reconfig and EPR... and big thanks

Sally Beaumaris (right) and Anne Smith with Owen

In his latest video our CEO Owen Williams expresses his huge thanks to colleagues, as well as his views on the big ticket items currently affecting our Trust!      Whilst we were fliming, Sister Sally Beaumaris and Staff Nurse Anne Smith were passing and keen to get involved - so we've got a great pic of them with Owen!     Great to hear they  

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issue 54

18/02/2016 11:47

Lynne Branford is retiring and celebrating four generations in the NHS

Lynne, front centre, with, from the left, Sonia Howe, Karen Buckley, Adan Brown, Violet Hanson, Jackie Whiteoak and daughter Zoe

After 30 years Lynne Branford is hanging up her uniform... but the family's NHS connection dating back 42 years goes on.. and on.. and on!     Lynne followed in the footsteps of her mother and now her daughters and granddaughters are also NHS girls making an incredible four generations with us. 

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Issue 53

11/02/2016 12:23

Happy 1st Birthday.... to us! Win this from Costa

Posh coffee, crisps and cakies from Costa! All this....for  one loyal reader

    CHFT Weekly is 1 today! Hurrah!     There have been 52 editions of  CHFT's first ebulletin, and our reader figures show you're just loving it more and more.  Last week we had an amazing 3,500 hits. Our first had just 900. So CHFT Weekly is THE place to share your news. 

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Issue 52

04/02/2016 11:45

Flood fighter Linda Mitchell is our second Star Award winner

Linda, front, with all the team at Allan House and Owen who presented the certificate back right

Three soggy snowmen bobbing about in the muddy water when the floods hit Sowerby Bridge had Linda Mitchell in near tears.     Her beloved Allan House annex was amongst the worst hit in the town and the sight of those little snowmen broke her heart. 

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Issue 51

28/01/2016 11:53

Shocked and a bit flattered. Poster girl Rachel Barrow

Big smile... Rachel Barrow

Here's staff nurse Rachel Barrow -  7ft tall in the South Drive entrance!     Our new posters campaign is being rolled out across our Trust so expect to see more colleagues' smiley faces on a wall near you!      Rachel was one of several colleagues who  posed for new photos to update our Trust collection before Christmas. 

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Issue 50

21/01/2016 12:23

CHFT colleagues are the faces of our Trust in our new poster campaign

Staff Nurse Radhira Preston with patient Irene Belshaw

Our colleagues are at the heart of what we do - and now they'll be the face of our Trust as we use their images on new posters in our hospitals.     We took so many fab photos for our website we knew we had to use them elsewhere. 

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