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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Issue 186

30/08/2018 11:30

Discharge teamwork for our patients.

Rachel, in stripey jumper and the multi-agency Discharge Team.

Our Discharge Team are on an amazing roll at the moment, notching up another major first in patient care which is a tribute to working together at its very best.  CHFT hospital and community staff and Social Services colleagues have achieved a milestone with zero patients with us for more than 100 days*. And even better... 

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Issue 185

23/08/2018 11:30

From tea and toast to just being there. Theatres' pledge trees have the awww factor

L-r: Kathy Hutton, Leah Fisher, Lynn Penson and Zoe Matthewman

Our theatres teams have installed their own "Pledge Trees" promising to deliver only the very best care by them all.  The stick-on trees dominate the reception areas and are proving a real source of reassurance and a distraction to our patients who are on their way for surgery. 

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Issue 184

16/08/2018 11:42

Lisa Green's marathon support for her patient wins Star Award

   Our dietician Lisa Green has collected a Star Award after helping a Halifax man run the London Marathon with a tube in his throat following tumour surgery.    Gary Taylor, an electrical engineer from Halifax, cannot eat or drink so the only way he could complete the 26-mile run was with a backpack containing his liquid food and hydration... 

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Issue 183

09/08/2018 11:40

World RL star Amy Hardcastle joins a new team - ED at CRH

One of the world's top women rugby league players has been welcomed into the ED team at CRH.  Amy Hardcastle - the only northern hemisphere player in the world top 10 - joined us as a healthcare assistant in June.  She scored the best try in the last World Cup in Australia last year and last weekend lifted the Challenge Cup plate with Bradford Bulls scoring twice. 

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Issue 182

02/08/2018 12:06

UK Employer of the Year: CHFT reaches finals of first NT Workforce Awards

Our Trust is through to the finals of the first-ever Nursing Times Workforce Awards together with our partners at Huddersfield University.  Our joint entry, which focuses on all our work to recruit and retain nurses, is one of eight finalists in the category Best UK Employer . 

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Issue 181

26/07/2018 11:36

Roundabout rescue wins Emily our Star Award

Ward 19's Emily Pawson is our latest Star Award winner after a dramatic early morning incident at Ainley Top when she spotted a teenager in distress.  The girl was injured and when Emily spotted her driving home from her night shift she wanted to stop..... but couldn't. 

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Issue 180

19/07/2018 11:53

I felt like a kid for three hours! Great stuff!

They've had time to recover - though Sam Ingram still has issues of when a man's leopard print leggings distengrated and he had nothing on underneath! Especially on the monkey bars! Perish the thought...  On 23rd June at Bramham Park in Leeds a number of CHFT colleages participated in Total Warrior. 

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Issue 179

12/07/2018 11:45

Star Award winner Ruth Walker tells consultants what to do. Oh yes she does.

Staff nurse Ruth Walker was recently surprised by Chief Exec Owen with a Star Award. And as soon as she saw him she was shaking with nerves.  Owen said " You've been described as the stalwart of ENT by Catherine Hawkes. All your hard work has been noted, especially during the CQC inspection and the support you give to the consultants in the department. 

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