Issue 37

22/10/2015 12:04

Owen's blog

We’ve finally had confirmation of the date the CQC will be coming to inspect CHFT, and I don’t know about you but I’m pleased we can put some real focus behind all the planning we’ve been doing.        The CQC will be with us on 8 March 2016 for several days. 

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Issue 36

15/10/2015 11:23

Teamwork and timing. Round-up from our first Theatres Action Week.

The team in HRI: Rachel Gavin, Maxine Romain, Clare Andrews, Jacob Miah, Darren Kirk, Jeanette Whitwam

Last week was our first Theatres Action Week where the whole pathway for our patients booked in for surgery -  at both hospitals - came under scrutiny.     The week was staged to help us to look at new ways of improving productivity to provide better service for patients. 

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Issue 35

08/10/2015 11:03

Have you good-mouthed today? It's all part of Working Together Get Results! Here, our CEO Owen Williams explains more.

Owen with the WTGR booklets

Work Together, Get Results (WTGR) is a very important pillar in our four pillars.  WTGR can transform the way we deliver care for our patients and it also  helps us to tackle any issues standing in our way through straight forward techniques. It's a new, positive approach and even recommends "good mouthing" as opposed to bad mouthing!.   

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Issue 34

01/10/2015 11:14

"Together we are bloody good.... don't forget it!"

They were the final words from Therapies Team leader Avril Henson at a packed buffet lunch to say farewell to community colleagues transferring to Locala.     In an emotional event, in the physio dept at HRI, Avril, said it was a time to celebrate all their achievements delivering patient care. 

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Issue 33

24/09/2015 11:05

Making history - our first ICare Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Our paediatric advanced nurse practitioners - Karis Stoddard, Elizabeth Clancy, Nichola Burslem, Sam Hoddy, Jill Gregory.

The North of England's Chief Nurse highlighted the changing, advancing nature of nursing at our first ICare – Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference. 

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Issue 32

17/09/2015 11:02

Praise for HRI Nursery from Ofsted

All smiles at Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage, the on-site nursery at HRI underwent an Ofsted inspection in August, and received  some fantastic comments.  The nursery  received an overall rating of "good".  Cath Manning, said: “Children benefit from the effective key-person system - that measures personal development -  which helps them feel settled, safe and secure. 

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Issue 31

10/09/2015 12:12

Find it, Treat it, Beat it - Be Sepsis aware

World Sepsis day is on 13th September every year, so CHFT want to take the opportunity to launch our new pathways and refresh our messages about Sepsis.  Sepsis is a major reason for admission to hospital and is a major contributor to deaths in hospital both nationally and locally. 

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Issue 30

03/09/2015 13:13

VIDEO Electronic Patient Records are coming soon.. here our CEO Owen Williams tells why it is important we are all on board

Owen in the Sim suite

CHFT Weekly presents the second series of video messages from CEO Owen Williams.  He starts with a look forward to when we have converted to the EPR system and how we can all play a part in it.  Listen to Owen's take on IT support to deliver the very best compassionate care for CHFT patients. click here     , 

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Issue 29

27/08/2015 13:40

Aiming for SUPER Theatres - October 5 2015

Some of our theatre team at HRI

   Did you know it costs about £1,200 an hour to run one of our theatres?     We have 17 theatres at the Trust and the running costs are obviously huge so, in these challenging times, it is vital we get the best use out of them for our patients. 

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Issue 28

20/08/2015 12:29

VIDEO: Hola to Huddersfield

Silvia (right) with James Young and Angela Dysart

She's more than 2,000k from home and swapped Spain for CHFT.... and  nurse Silvia Argota is loving it!!  Here's her first impressions.    

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