Issue 204

10/01/2019 10:38

No more in and out of hospital. How Frailty's delivering better care for elderly patients.

The work of our Frailty Team starts a new series for 2019 called Patient Stories at CHFT.  We want to showcase how our patients are really benefitting from how we are changing and evolving how we deliver  our care to make their experience a better one. 

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Issue 203

03/01/2019 11:10

Tributes and memorial service for "Gentle Giant" Mo Amin

Over the Xmas/NY break there was some very sad news at HRI with the sudden death of security guard Mo Amin.  Mo, was today described as a "gentle giant" and a friend to all. Transport's Richard Hinchliffe, his close colleague of around 15 years, said Mo was "such a friendly guy and was someone you could lean on. 

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Issue 202

20/12/2018 11:13

Don's the Star on top of CHFT tree this week.

Our Waste and Sustainability Manager Don Mackenzie could barely  "container-ed" his excitement when up popped Helen Barker with the latest Star Award. 

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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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