Issue 27

13/08/2015 11:44

Get LACE-d up and improve discharges

Our team from the left Mandy Brazier, Jayne Woodhead, Kim Scarlett, Gill Runkee, Gemma Kelly, Mandy Sellens, Sana Bari

Our virtual ward team is urging nurses to help make our discharge process smoother.  At the moment their records show that only about 40% of patients set for discharge are being recorded on the electronic LACE screening tool on PASWEB.  LACE stands for: Length of Stay; Acute Admissions; Co-morbidities; Emergency Attendances. 

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Issue 26

06/08/2015 11:50

From tragedy to top nurse - Margaret Kitching's coming to visit CHFT!

Margaret

We are delighted to welcome Chief Nurse Margaret Kitching to our Nursing and Midwifery Conference next month (Friday, September 18, YMCA, Salendine Nook, 9-4.30 pm).  She'll be our keynote speaker and will be talking about her decision to go into nursing and her views on the future for the profession. 

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Issue 25

30/07/2015 11:22

Lesley and Jason head next Big Brief - Weds Aug 5

Lesley Hill and Jason Eddleston will be heading up the next Big Brief next Wednesday.  The second in a new series of our face-to-face information sharing sessions will be held at 8am at HRI Lecture Theatre, and CRH Dining Room, and are aimed at bringing colleagues bang up-to-date with news from across the divisions. 

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Issue 24

23/07/2015 13:21

CHFT praised by national NHS boss

Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers

Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers (which supports hospital trusts) has visited our Trust and praised the way we are "busting a gut" to face up to the current financial situation.  He was impressed with our plans to restructure for the sake of patient safety and said our work collaborating with other trusts was among the most interesting in the country. 

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Issue 23

16/07/2015 11:03

A video series from Owen Williams - Looking at our services for the future

To continue on with our series of short films, Owen Williams talks about how we are looking to continue to deliver compassionate care in a changing environment.   To see the video please click here 

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Issue 22

09/07/2015 13:55

Care Closer to Home Contract

As you will have read in Owen’s Trust-wide email yesterday, the two CCGs in Kirklees have formally announced the award of the Care Closer to Home (CC2H) contract to Locala, in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust. 

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Issue 21

02/07/2015 14:23

Getting you ready for the CQC

Director of Nursing and Operations Julie Dawes has been leading  preparation sessions for all staff, to support them in getting ready for our expected CQC inspection, and CHFT Weekly has recorded one of the presentations for colleagues. 

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Issue 20

25/06/2015 13:18

#SignuptoSafety - Our Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing Julie Dawes and her pledge

Julie Dawes

The Sign Up To Safety campaign celebrated its first birthday this week (24rd June) and kicking it off for CHFT our Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing and Operations, Julie Dawes pledges to the campaign: “My pledge to #SignuptoSafety is to make sure, the decisions l make are to improve patient safety". 

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Issue 19

18/06/2015 14:24

Mandatory training - from the Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Nursing Julie Dawes

Julie Dawes on the importance of mandatory training

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your area to keep yourself, your team and our patients safe. Do you know exactly what to do to ensure you meet our infection control requirements?  These areas are essential to support our delivery of compassionate care and we must all keep up to date with them. 

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Issue 18

11/06/2015 12:52

Our Chief Executive Owen Williams on EPR

To continue on with our series of shorts films, our Chief Executive Owen Williams will talk about the launch of the Electronic Patients Record and what it will mean to providing compassionate patient care across the Trust.  Click here to watch

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