Issue 241

26/09/2019 11:35

Back to the Floor...why we did it and why Bouckley's Board-bound..

This week, colleagues across the Trust were showing  some of CHFT's senior management team the ropes so they could find out more about their roles in all departments and areas.  Called "Back to the Floor" it was the idea of Louise Riby, a Sister on children's outpatients. 

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issue 240

19/09/2019 11:18

A record-breaking five nominations for caring for his patients AND his colleagues!

Our Respiratory Ward Charge Nurse Leslie Dalley is our latest Star Award winner for way he cares  for his patients AND his colleagues.  He's such a good team member he was nominated a record-breaking five times  - by five different colleagues - in a single month! Usually, to get one is a cracking achievement so five is simply spectacular. 

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Issue 239

12/09/2019 11:37

They met so long ago they were in black and white! Nurses' amazing reunion 45 years on.

Eight nurses who started their careers together on the very same day in 1974 have reunited - 45 years to the exact day they started training.  And to celebrate they recreated their very first day together in exactly the same line-up as the days of black and white. (top photo). Comms just love it. 

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Issue 238

05/09/2019 11:18

In memory of Dad. A&E's Laura's very poignant story in Organ Donation Week 2019.

Staff nurse Laura Wyles never forgets the moment when she was working on cardiology at CRH and got a call from her mum saying her father had had a heart attack and was in hospital.  Tom Wyles, then 63, had been volunteering at a centre for lonely, elderly people moving furniture around when he collapsed in February 2016. 

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Issue 237

29/08/2019 11:39

We heart Ed the new HRI gardener!

Edward Clarke has joined the gardening team at HRI. Together with David Knapton he has created the new heart-shaped Organ Donation memorial garden on North Drive and brightened up other sites around HRI. Jammal Mohammed, says:  "Ed is very motivated along with David Knapton and, in my view, they have made our site brighter and more welcoming. 

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Issue 236

22/08/2019 09:49

From HRI to Scotland. Gilly's a Star for going the extra mile(s) for her patient.

Here's occupational therapist Gilly King receiving her Star Award - and inset is the moment our CEO sprung the surprise on her.  Gilly was so overwhelmed surrounded by 50 physio mates in their office at HRI she buried her head in her hands in shock and said: "I don't need a well done. 

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Issue 235

15/08/2019 11:33

First in the country. Paramedics Pete and Steve are trailblazers.

Two CHFT ED colleagues are amongst the very first paramedics in the country to achieve Independent Prescribers status. Only 50 have achieved the qualification so far. 

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Issue 234

08/08/2019 11:34

Catch that baby! HRI colleagues to the rescue as car park baby Joseph arrives early.

Toni, Jessica and Lesley and baby Joseph insert

A family has hailed the emergency teamwork at HRI after their baby boy was born in the car park after a very rapid labour turned to a birth.  Our Sexual Health Nurse, Lesley Pither and midwives Jessica Craner and Toni Patchitt ended up in tears of joy after the trauma on the tarmac. 

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Issue 233

01/08/2019 12:11

Emma's a Star for a very caring discharge as time was running out.

Staff Nurse Emma Karim has picked up our latest Star Award for arranging the most caring discharge for a patient who had just hours to live.  From the nomination below it reads like the perfect discharge is very, very difficult circumstances.  Emma, said: "Despite the situation this was a really lovely discharge. 

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Issue 232

25/07/2019 11:38

Digi Champ Mandy's in the pink (socks) and gobsmacked!

The room erupted as Mandy Griffin was hailed as the Digital Health Awards Chief Information Officer of the Year 2019.  It's the second big win for CHFT and follows Jackie Murphy's win last year at the same awards. 

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