Issue 166

12/04/2018 10:42

He joined the NHS at 18, is a doting grandad and a car karaoke specialist. Meet our new Chair Philip Lewer

   Our new Chair Philip Lewer is now in post.   Philip is a Lancastrian, started work on a market stall when he was just 14 before becoming a social worker and joining the NHS aged 18. He has  since worked for  the NHS in many roles at regional and national levels. 

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Issue 165

05/04/2018 10:38

"A person who will be well and truly missed." Farewell Andrew Haigh

   Yesterday our Chair Andrew Haigh bade farewell to the Trust after seven years at the helm, which included memorable highlights such as an encounter with a Stormtrooper and his own wedding to Ali at HRI Chapel last June. 

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Issue 164

29/03/2018 10:40

"I knew I was in trouble..." ...then along came Jack and Millie

Reunited with a big thank you - Jack, Katie and Milly

Quest nurse Katie Berry was so poorly with flu she ended up in  A&E resus at CRH and fearing for her life. She has asthma and despite having the jab and being a flu champion she deteriorated so quickly she  thought she could die... and then along came Jack and Millie. 

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Issue 163

22/03/2018 12:22

Best out of 45,000.Gary Allchin is ISS employee of the year!

Our Gary Allchin, our security officer at CRH and former CHFT Star Award winner, has topped the lot by winning ISS Employee of the year - out of 45,000 people!    And big-hearted Gary hailed it a win for ALL his colleagues at CRH. He said: "It was a great honour to receive this prestigious award from ISS. It was a massive do. 

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Issue 162

15/03/2018 12:25

I'm in the mood for Mother's Day. Nolans go the extra mile

Our amazing mum and daughter nursing duo Mary and Becky Nolan spent last Sunday on HRI's Ward 8 pampering our eldery patients - in memory of their recently lost mum and Nana.  Hair, nails and beauty treatments were on offer to make it special for our ladies -  and it meant so much them. 

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Issue 161

08/03/2018 11:37

Congrats Alison Milner - the "backbone" of Pathology Quality and next Star Award winner

She's just great!.That's how Alison Milner was described by her nominator Gavin Boyd.  Owen's arrival with the Star Award certificate caught Alison totally by surprise in true Eamonn Andrews style. He greeted her with: "This is your life! You're the glue holding everything all together in Pathology. Congratulations Alison and you deserve this. 

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Issue 160

02/03/2018 11:21

Matron Melling's march... and an appeal for the weekend

Karen and a snow drift

Our surgical matron Karen Melling wasn't going to defeated by the Beast.   She set off on foot  but had to turn back due to the poor weather. After a brew she got back out there to walk to work for her noon shift.  She said: "  We live on top of a hill overlooking a valley in Halifax. 

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Issue 159

22/02/2018 11:47

Isn't Sree lovely...... Dr Tumula is a Star

Consultant Sree Tumula was "gobsmacked and overwhelmed" and praised her team around her when our man with the Star Award certificate turned up for her presentation. 

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Issue 158

15/02/2018 11:34

First pioneering percutaneous EVAR performed successfully by the Radiology team in CHFT.

The interventional radiology team at CHFT is celebrating the successful performing of both the first acute and elective percutaneous EVAR (endovascular aneurysm repair) procedures.  They were performed by Dr Chalam Viswanathan our Consultant Interventional Radiologist and this is a major development in minimally invasive Interventional Radiology within the Trust. 

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Issue 157

08/02/2018 11:58

All-round orthopaedics team effort nails top award

Our Orthopaedic Team has received national recognition for its commitment to delivering the best, safe care to patients undergoing joint surgery.  The team - based on both sites -  have been recognised as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR). 

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