Issue 49

14/01/2016 12:09

"Happiest ward ever" - in praise of Ward 15

Ken and wife Sue back in Portugal

Every week, the CHFT inbox receives emails from our patients and their families after receiving care from us.     The vast majority say lovely things and always big thankyou to our teams right across the Trust. Here in Comms we see them all and always try to forward them on to our teams. 

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Issue 48 - January 2016

07/01/2016 12:48

Haigh in the hotseat... this Monday

Our Andrew and a cracking shirt/tie combo

      Andrew Haigh, our chairman since 2011, will be hosting a special event on Monday 11 January 2016. Colleagues can come along and “meet the chairman” by  asking him about Trust business of any nature as we start this brand new year.     Andrew's role includes leading the Trust Board and Membership Council. 

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Dec 31 issue

31/12/2015 10:20

She's won medals for ballroom dancing and now she's our first Star Award winner. Here's Nicola Lear

Ambulance crew give Nicola a celebratory smacker

Here she is - our first Star Award winner.  We received so many nominations which shows the strength in depth across the Trust. We had them from all areas, in all roles and they were a real joy to read. She will receive this fab certificate, shopping vouchers and will start off a  CHFTWall of Fame.  So thankyou to all the nominators. 

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Xmas Issue 46

23/12/2015 10:59

12 Theatres colleagues.. (and many, many more) raising to bring Obe's son and family home for Xmas

Martyn. left, Rachel Foster, third right who organised the photoshoot and lots of Obe\

   Theatres at HRI have launched a truly amazing fundraising drive to help fly home a colleague's three-year-old son and his family for Christmas!. 

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Issue 45

17/12/2015 12:27

From 5% to 60% - teams deliver for Fractured Neck of Femur patients

l-r: Christina Mihu, Kate Broadhurst, Sally Dillingham, Emma Van Bentam and Mandy Naylor on Ward 19

Our teams caring for around 500 patients annually with broken hips (fracture neck of femurs) have made huge strides to bring care up to meet Best Practice Guidance. Patients suffering fractured neck of femurs often have lots of complicated needs, many are in their 80s and 90s. 

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Issue 44

10/12/2015 12:03

Date at Downing Street - Matron Janette Cockroft at No 10.

Janette inside number 10

It is the party season but the address on Janette's Cockroft's invitation takes a bit of beating. No 10 Downing Steet.     She spent two hours in the historic reception rooms inside the most famous address in the land with David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt and about 200 other healthcare professionals. 

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issue 43

03/12/2015 11:49

"Fantastic News" Kate Granger hails CHFT estates for their Hello My Name is... support.

Sarah McNamara, left, and Linda Hartley

Amazing Kate Granger has sent her personal thanks and congratulations to our estates and facilities teams for having her " Hello My name is....." campaign all sewn up!!. 

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Issue 42

26/11/2015 14:26

Junior doctors' industrial action: The latest at CHFT

Dr Mark Porter - head of the BMA

   Health secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday agreed to ACAS talks with the junior doctors' union, the British Medical Association, headed by Dr Mark Porter, pictured. 

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Issue 41

19/11/2015 12:58

Posh frocks, a glittering night and CHFT collects top award.

From left to right, Jenni Middleton (Editor of the Nursing Times) Helen Fearnley, Ramona Marincas (Director of Nursing from Zalau, Romania) Carole Hallam, Gill Davis, Tracey Corner, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Wells

   Another trophy is heading back to CHFT after a brilliant night at the prestigious Nursing Times awards 2015.     Carole Hallam and a multi-disciplinary team of nurses won the Infection prevention and control category for their amazing work with doctors and nurses in Romania. 

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Issue 40

12/11/2015 12:20

We've a galaxy to choose from.... so send us your colleague nominations for our new Star Awards scheme

Do you have a colleague who's a star? Or do you manage a team where everyone's a star?     Then you've now got the chance to get them the recognition they deserve and become a CHFT Star Award winner!     Nominations for our Star Awards are now open. The first winner will receive £50 and a framed certificate in mid-December. 

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