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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Issue 42

26/11/2015 14:26

Junior doctors' industrial action: The latest at CHFT

Dr Mark Porter - head of the BMA

   Health secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday agreed to ACAS talks with the junior doctors' union, the British Medical Association, headed by Dr Mark Porter, pictured. 

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Issue 41

19/11/2015 12:58

Posh frocks, a glittering night and CHFT collects top award.

From left to right, Jenni Middleton (Editor of the Nursing Times) Helen Fearnley, Ramona Marincas (Director of Nursing from Zalau, Romania) Carole Hallam, Gill Davis, Tracey Corner, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Wells

   Another trophy is heading back to CHFT after a brilliant night at the prestigious Nursing Times awards 2015.     Carole Hallam and a multi-disciplinary team of nurses won the Infection prevention and control category for their amazing work with doctors and nurses in Romania. 

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Issue 40

12/11/2015 12:20

We've a galaxy to choose from.... so send us your colleague nominations for our new Star Awards scheme

Do you have a colleague who's a star? Or do you manage a team where everyone's a star?     Then you've now got the chance to get them the recognition they deserve and become a CHFT Star Award winner!     Nominations for our Star Awards are now open. The first winner will receive £50 and a framed certificate in mid-December. 

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Issue 39

05/11/2015 12:36

Let's celebrate the hell out of someone!!. Our new monthly Star Awards!

Hot on the heels of our this year's Celebrating Success awards, CHFT is launching our Star Award - a new monthly recognition scheme aimed at shining the light on our fantastic colleagues and the work they do every day. 

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Issue 38

29/10/2015 12:22

Celebrating Success 2015 - the results from last night!

All winners

Cheers rang out and emotions ran high at stunning Huddersfield Town Hall last night at Celebrating Success 2015.     The top award of the night went to a team of midwives who now perform a little operation on newborn babies if they are born tongue-tied and cannot feed properly. 

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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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