Issue 52

04/02/2016 11:45

Flood fighter Linda Mitchell is our second Star Award winner

Linda, front, with all the team at Allan House and Owen who presented the certificate back right

Three soggy snowmen bobbing about in the muddy water when the floods hit Sowerby Bridge had Linda Mitchell in near tears.     Her beloved Allan House annex was amongst the worst hit in the town and the sight of those little snowmen broke her heart. 

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Issue 51

28/01/2016 11:53

Shocked and a bit flattered. Poster girl Rachel Barrow

Big smile... Rachel Barrow

Here's staff nurse Rachel Barrow -  7ft tall in the South Drive entrance!     Our new posters campaign is being rolled out across our Trust so expect to see more colleagues' smiley faces on a wall near you!      Rachel was one of several colleagues who  posed for new photos to update our Trust collection before Christmas. 

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Issue 50

21/01/2016 12:23

CHFT colleagues are the faces of our Trust in our new poster campaign

Staff Nurse Radhira Preston with patient Irene Belshaw

Our colleagues are at the heart of what we do - and now they'll be the face of our Trust as we use their images on new posters in our hospitals.     We took so many fab photos for our website we knew we had to use them elsewhere. 

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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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