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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Issue 17

04/06/2015 12:22

A video series from Owen Williams

Our chief executive Owen Williams has entered his fourth year at CHFT. To mark it we are presenting a series of short films where he gives us his personal and frank views on all the major challenges facing the Trust. Here's the first and here he talks about compassionate care - what it means to him and all of us. Click here. 

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Issue 16

28/05/2015 11:11

Brilliant bed teams hit 1,500 in a month

Our teams: CRH top and HRI below.

   Undoubtedly, one of the most successful outcomes from our two Perfect Weeks was the introduction of the new Bed Teams. The weeks in December and January were aimed at finding out how we can improve our care pathways to make them smoother, quicker and eliminate delays for patients. 

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Issue 15

21/05/2015 12:18

Our new Trust logo - Compassionate Care

Our vision for the Trust is Together we will deliver outstanding compassionate care to the communities we serve  Last year we carried out work with patients, visitors and staff and asked them what words they associated with the Trust. And I am pleased to say that ‘compassion’ and ‘care’ came out top. 

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Issue 14

14/05/2015 15:20

Countdown to Care Contact Time - Nursing update from Deputy Director of Nursing Jackie Murphy

Countdown to “Care Contact Time”.  On the 4th of June each ward area will be required to undertake a contact time study for 12 hours which will include each member of the ward team. The Care Contact Time study is intended to identify the percentage of time that is spent by nurses on delivering direct and indirect patient care. 

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Issue 13

07/05/2015 11:54

News about our Early Discharge team - from our Director of Nursing and deputy CEO Julie Dawes and our Medical Director David Birkenhead

Setting up a new, effective patient-led early discharge process is crucial for safe, quality, compassionate, care at CHFT.  Put simply it is a must, we need to have it in place as soon as possible and to achieve this we have a new team meeting weekly to drive our plans forward. 

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issue 12

30/04/2015 12:21

Let's Celebrate our Success - watch a video from last year's judging and a message from our CEO Owen Williams

Winners from 2014

Dear Colleagues,  It is my very great pleasure to be able to announce we shall soon be opening the doors for the nominations for Celebrating Success 2015. 

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Issue 11

23/04/2015 15:19

Getting ready for the CQC - Director of Nursing, Julie Dawes

This year the Trust will undergo its first Care Quality Commission (CQC) visit under the new system.  Now called CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals inspections, the visits are on a much bigger scale than previously and could mean we have up to 60 visitors – all with healthcare backgrounds - as guests of CHFT. 

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Issue 10

16/04/2015 14:00

Parking: new permits and charges. A message from our Planning, Performance, Estates and Facilities Director Lesley Hill

   As from Monday, April 20, 2015, we are introducing changes to the current parking charges and permits in operation at both hospitals.  We know that the current permit allocation is oversubscribed and required a complete review and reallocation to make it as fair as possible for all colleagues. 

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