Issue 201

18/12/2018 09:21

Party time as the Acute Floor at CRH hits its first birthday.

There was plenty of schloer-ping as Ward 2ABCD at Calderdale Royal Hospital have celebrated their one year anniversary of becoming an acute floor.  The merging of the former Acute Medical Unit and Short Stay ward has proven to be a huge success in terms of patient experience, patient flow and staff relations. 

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Going the extra marathon... and the scrambled eggs are on me! Celebrating Success 2018.

Around 200 colleagues attended our awards night at Huddersfield Town Hall where everyone was declared a winner.  CEO Owen Williams said it wasn't a case of Going the Extra Mile but going the extra marathon.  It was Owen's 7th event which he said, gave him a great feeling of pride. 

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Issue 200

29/11/2018 11:22

"You're Septic and I Know It" - ED's fun approach to learning

Our Emergency Department team may soon need a music agent. They've come up with a fun way of sharing awareness around the very important topic of Sepsis, giving the CHFT treatment to LMFAO's song You're Sexy and I Know It. 

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Issue 199

22/11/2018 11:18

Race against time scoops Community Team a Star Award

When an emergency takes off, Friday teatime is probably the worst imaginable time to rally..  But our Community Team rose to the call when there were fears of a meningitis potential outbreak at a Calderdale care home. 

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Issue 198

15/11/2018 11:25

Revealed! Staff Lottery's Big £5,000 November winner.

Zille Khan

"I ran around my empty office waving my hands in the air, screaming"   That was the reaction of our big November staff lottery jackpot winner drawn this week ... and  CHFT Weekly can exclusively reveal it's pathology's PA/Medical Secretary, Sarah Ratcliffe. 

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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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