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Issue 8 | 2nd April 2015

Ready for Easter - a message from our CEO Owen Williams

I hope that you are finding the new Trust e-bulletin interesting and a welcome arrival into your inbox every week!  As you know we’ve entered the pre-election period where many a promise is made. One promise, which I know matters to you, is about putting our patients first and ensuring that we continue to provide compassionate care as best we can. 
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Joy with her ward 5 colleagues

Horrified... but secretly excited! Joy's London Marathon debut

Respiratory nurse Joy Shaw from Ward 5 at HRI is running the London marathon this year to raise money for the Forget Me Not children’s hospice and for the ward.  This April Joy will be taking part in the 26 mile run around the capital for the first time.  She applied for a ballot place, which she successfully won. 
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Chris, centre blue, with Graham, in grey and Ward 15 colleagues

Parkers retire after 45 NHS years between them.

It was a Mr & Mrs double farewell to CHFT from Chris and Graham Parker last week.  Staff nurse Chris Parker  walked onto her last shift on Ward 15 at HRI - and straight into a surprise party.  Colleagues set up a buffet, sparkly banner and balloons to give her a send off after 40 years. 
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Sue, third right, and her team

Thanks "Angela Merkel" and co....

Thanks to Sue Burton and her team for this comedy G8 lineup! It came about after a colleague commented that Sue looks a bit like the German leader.   It's a brilliant effort and captures the spirit of her team! However.....  we are still on the lookout for actual team photos of teams in their work settings. 
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Library news - read all about it!

New library resource room @Learning Centre HRI  Nowadays libraries provide much more than books. You don’t need to visit in person as most of our services can be accessed via the internet or via a quick email to us.  Need a quiet place to work? There is now a room available with PCs with internet access and a printer and a desk to study.  read more

Breaking the Cycle

This year, over Easter, our Trust will be joining in with the National Breaking the Cycle initiative. This is all about putting patients first by prioritising the services and activities that support safe and timely care and being responsive to delays and pressures in the system. (Our CEO Owen Williams has already referred to this in his welcome in this issue).  read more

Food glorious food...

We have taken big steps to improve the choice and nutritional value of the meals on offer to our patients. This is your choice to find out more from our estates matron Chris Bentley who liaises between the wards and the catering teams to provide a quality service..  They are being held on Tues, April 14 in the Learning Centre at HRI at 12.  read more

Karol Rogawski, Siva Namasivayam, Doreen Whiteley, Lynn Stott, Carol Whiteley, Jyoti Basu, Nic Bryan

Doreen's donation to urology

Patient Doreen Whiteley has presented  £175 from her 80th birthday donations to the urology dept at HRI.  Doreen was a patient 10 years ago for surgery to remove a tumour. She was seen by our consultant urologist Mr Nic Bryan who removed it and he now sees her every year for a check-up.  read more

Our new structure - find out more

As you know we are bringing CWF and DATs together to create a new division.  We are holding a drop in session to tell you the background to this and hear your views on how you would like it to work. The session will be:  Friday 17th April, 2pm – 3pm, Parentcraft room, CRH  Please do come along and join in.  read more

Tree-hee!. Great day planting and signing up members

Our business manager for the membership office Vanessa Henderson - back row fifth right - and her familyspent the morning joining volunteers on a Woodland Trust campaign in Marsden. They joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association planting 2,000 ash and oak saplings at Butterley reservoir. Vanessa said: "It was a great effort.  read more

CHFT Events

Looking ahead to Learning Disability Week June 15-19

June 15th-19th is national Learning Disability Week 2015 which aims to ensure  people with a learning disability have the same opportunities as everyone else.   For the week, the Trust will be holding events to promote awareness led by our complex needs care coordinator and matron Amanda Mckie. If you haven't seen it   read more

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