Issue 197

08/11/2018 11:22

Emma's Poppy Poster celebrates World Radiography Day today and the Armistice Centenary - and make a poppy for CHFT's tributes.

A poignant X-ray of a poppy- created by our radiologist Emma Johnson - has been selected to celebrate World Radiography Day in a national design competition.  And our chaplaincy team is offering colleagues the chance to make a felt poppy for our displays this weekend. See below. 

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Issue 196

01/11/2018 11:26

"You're amongst the best I've ever come across." Inspector's top praise for endoscopy teams

   Our endoscopy teams are celebrating after a hugely successful  decontamination audit.   Both HRI and CRH units have undergone it as part of their application for JAG accreditation. JAG is the Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy and is an accreditation to demonstrate the units are running to very high standards and providing excellent patient care. 

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Issue 195

25/10/2018 11:53

Double Discharge Delight: Clingo family go home a foursome

District Nurse Naomi Clingo and husband Kyle left our Trust last week with two special reasons to be very grateful... and as a family of four.  She'd had little Dylan on the Birth Centre and her toddler son, Douglas, was able to leave after three weeks with a huge pot on his leg on the children's ward. 

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Issue 194

18/10/2018 11:17

"What if it was my Mum or Dad....." Michelle's compassionate care from the heart

Our Healthcare Assistant, Michelle Jackson was so surprised by Owen Williams with a Star Award.....she was convinced he had the wrong person!.  She was nominated after a colleague saw the way Michelle  "put herself in our patient's shoes" and handled an end-of-life situation with the patient's family. 

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Issue 193

11/10/2018 11:38

The Legend has Retired! Tears flow at "grandma" Cath MacKenzie's farewell

It was an emotional day when CHFT legend and Patient Flow coordinator Cath MacKenzie retired aged 68 and after 40 years in the Trust.  Known as "Catherine Elizabeth" or "Mother" she's renowned for being "caring, kind and loyal". 

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Issue 192

04/10/2018 11:51

Wards 20, 4,5,8 and 15 unite for Pride in our Care

Our teams on our newly re-configured wards for our elderly patients are teaming up for a “Pride in our Care” campaign.  In December 2017 we brought them all together on the HRI site at the same time we centred cardiac and respiratory care at CRH to create two specialist centres. 

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Issue 191

27/09/2018 11:35

A patient has hailed our care the "best in the country"! Find out which ward is celebrating here!

There's praise and then there's this from one grateful patient - now the proud owner of a new hip - and hailing the team as the best in the country!  The writer was bowled over by "the expertise, support and guidance , kindness and positivity....  from ALL the staff. 

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Issue 190

20/09/2018 11:46

Helen Jones is a real Star for supporting a family - find out what she did here.

Operations Manager Helen Jones was surprised by the Chief Exec Owen with our latest Star Award  to say the least - so surprised she burst into  happy tears.  At first she was baffled as to why Owen and all her team gathered together with a bunch of flowers at the ready. 

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Issue 189

13/09/2018 11:40

"CHFT will be the BloodTrack envy of the world! 110% effort makes us global leaders.

L to R: Sarah Ramsden Jonathan Bray Takis Kalogeropoulos Sam Kershaw Michelle Lake Karen English

We're celebrating after CHFT adopted a "big bang" style approach to installing BloodTrack... and did it!  Some Trusts take up to five years to achieve the first phase.  We have completed phases 1 and 2 in a year and are already onto phase 3. Once that is complete we will be the envy of the world. 

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Issue 187

06/09/2018 11:44

"I've got my boyfriend back!" Why ICU's Nicki Schofield is backing Organ Donation Week.

Our intensive care nurse Nicki Schofield at HRI is urging people to sign up to the register, in this Organ Donation Week, after her partner received a new kidney and pancreas in an amazing double transplant.  Now, just four months after the op, Nicki Schofield, says:  “I’ve got my boyfriend back! The kids have their Dad back. 

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