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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Issue 64

28/04/2016 10:42

Amazing comeback wins trophy for THIS

From left to right, Mark Butterfield (Information Manager), Neil Thomas, Matthew Bleach (Information Analyst), Alistair Finn (Information Analyst), Robert Cox (EPR Analyst), Matthew Butterfield (Physio). The photo was taken by the coach, Julian Bates.

There was the legendary Liverpool FC in Istanbul in 2005 and earlier this month there was Liverpool v Dortmund, but a comeback for the Health Informatics team is well up there with the great comebacks in footie history..... ish!     They clinched the trophy at the annual Leeds NHS 5-a-side at Powerleague Leeds Central last Friday night. 

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Issue 63

21/04/2016 10:49

Ready, headset go! HRI Switchboard are our latest Stars.

Five of the team of seven with their certificate and Owen

"They are the people who everyone knows but never sees!"     That's how Roberta Lister described the switchboard team at HRI which handles around 3000 calls every weekday and 1,000 on both Saturday and Sunday  - providing a brilliant front line services for us, our patients and their families. 

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