Issue 62

14/04/2016 10:49

Oh Cecilia...RCN President praises our nurses

 Cecilia, third left, with Julie Dawes in green jacket and  Lindsay Rudge (in red) together with Glenn Turp, second left, and Richard Deacon

The President of the Royal College of Nursing, Cecilia Anim, paid us a visit to see compassionate care on our wards.     The visit was part of day in Yorkshire looking at excellent nursing practice in the region. 

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Issue 61

07/04/2016 10:50

"Like having my best mate in the room." Praise for our midwives on Calderdale Birth Centre

Cuteness overload - Janine with the Lockley family

   A couple have made a donation to the Calderdale Birth Centre as thanks for supporting them to have baby Rory after tragically losing their first baby.     Rory was born after a four-day labour on the Birth Centre, and throughout Grant and Rebecca Lockley were reassured and kept in good humour by the team there. 

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Issue 60

31/03/2016 10:51

Nervecentre - 100% rollout and thanks to Heather McClelland

Endoscopy at HRI go live!

   We've done it. Nervecentre is now up and running right across all scheduled wards at the Trust. All complete in just over a year. 

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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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