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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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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