Issue 32

17/09/2015 11:02

Praise for HRI Nursery from Ofsted

All smiles at Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage, the on-site nursery at HRI underwent an Ofsted inspection in August, and received  some fantastic comments.  The nursery  received an overall rating of "good".  Cath Manning, said: “Children benefit from the effective key-person system - that measures personal development -  which helps them feel settled, safe and secure. 

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Issue 31

10/09/2015 12:12

Find it, Treat it, Beat it - Be Sepsis aware

World Sepsis day is on 13th September every year, so CHFT want to take the opportunity to launch our new pathways and refresh our messages about Sepsis.  Sepsis is a major reason for admission to hospital and is a major contributor to deaths in hospital both nationally and locally. 

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Issue 30

03/09/2015 13:13

VIDEO Electronic Patient Records are coming soon.. here our CEO Owen Williams tells why it is important we are all on board

Owen in the Sim suite

CHFT Weekly presents the second series of video messages from CEO Owen Williams.  He starts with a look forward to when we have converted to the EPR system and how we can all play a part in it.  Listen to Owen's take on IT support to deliver the very best compassionate care for CHFT patients. click here     , 

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Issue 29

27/08/2015 13:40

Aiming for SUPER Theatres - October 5 2015

Some of our theatre team at HRI

   Did you know it costs about £1,200 an hour to run one of our theatres?     We have 17 theatres at the Trust and the running costs are obviously huge so, in these challenging times, it is vital we get the best use out of them for our patients. 

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Issue 28

20/08/2015 12:29

VIDEO: Hola to Huddersfield

Silvia (right) with James Young and Angela Dysart

She's more than 2,000k from home and swapped Spain for CHFT.... and  nurse Silvia Argota is loving it!!  Here's her first impressions.    

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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!


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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