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Issue 88 | 13th October 2016

JenBren light up the cameras

"JenBren" - the star double act of our new nursing recruitment video

Sister Jenna McLoughland and our Director of Nursing Brendan Brown are the "double act" fronting  our new CHFT nursing recruitment  video.        The idea is show how our teams work closely together on our wards and departments to provide the best compassionate care for our patients and their families. 
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New docs... new badges

Our new ID badges in Kate Granger's memory

We're proud to say our Trust has a new ID badge. (see attached)  It's part of our continuing commitment to promote Dr Kate Granger's "Hello My Name Is..." campaign to improve communications with our patients.     The wording "Hello My Name Is.. 
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Occupational Health Physician Dr David Hindle....showing enthusiasm (and more) for having his jab

Top (less) effort Dr Hindle. Fab flu photo album to turn that frown upside down...plus breaking news on numbers of vaccinations

Hot off the press this morning... 
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Just some of those dropping in for tea, cakes and a thank you

Barnett's big bash for Community. Lots to celebrate!

Colleagues from Community were invited to a celebration tea party by Director of Operations Karen Barnett in recognition of their good CQC rating and  also their submissions into Celebrating Success 2016. 
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Decision Day - one week today....briefing sessions scheduled

A week today our CCG colleagues will be debating and voting on whether to back the biggest local healthcare changes in 10 years.     The two local CCG boards - Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield - are sharing a meeting at Cedar Court  Hotel, Ainley Top,  to discuss whether to give the  reconfiguration proposals the green light or not.  read more

Left: Michelle and Mary

In Paul's memory....Corridor 7's Macmillan coffee morning success

   A massive £483.63 was raised by Michelle Jackson, Mary Phillips, pictured right, and the Cleaning Services     The Macmillan Coffee Morning was held last week on corridor 7 at HRI in memory of Mary’s  late husband Paul Phillips.  read more

Jobs round-up - plenty of opportunities for nurses in all areas.

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Team Clinical Lead  Rehabilitation       read more

Falls stall

Falls Prevention team man a stall on National Older People's Day

In aid of National Older people’s day on the 1st October, Our Fall Prevention Service team held a stall in the entrance of Calderdale Royal Hospital on Wednesday (5th October)     The aim was to speak with members of staff and the public to promote the role of our service and raise awareness around falls risk factors, how to reduce these risks and how to keep f  read more

The team - with Kirsty sat on the table and Caroline stood next to her

Delirium care so good it's expanding across CHFT

Hot on the success of the work on wards 19 and 20 - our Trustwide Prevention of Delirium team is growing.     The team of 12 engagement support workers will work across both hospital sites and are headed up by Co-ordinator Kirsty Jowett and Clinical Lead, Caroline Sellers.  read more

Carole in the foyer at the conference

Beware the alligators! Danger warning as Carole Hallam attends top USA conference

Carole Hallam has been in Florida at the Association of Vascular Access Conference... dodging snakes and alligators!.     She presented a paper on Vessel Health and Preservation and has now been asked to write a chapter in a new book on the subject for all healthcare professionals.  read more

Policies and work information

Supporting staff = better patient care.Drop-ins to support Attendance Management

Members of the Attendance Management Team have been holding roadshows over the last two weeks at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.     The purpose of the drop-in session have been to support colleagues to better understand the Policy on Attendance Management and the support available to maintain a good standard of general health .  read more

CHFT Events

Mary Habron's funeral is being held next week

Our former colleague Mary Habron has sadly passed away at the age of 77.     Her funeral takes place next Wednesday at St Patrick's Church, Huddersfield at noon and then at Huddersfield Crematorium from 1.15 pm.     Mary was a ward clerk on Ward 4 before she retired and also worked as a nurse bank coordinator.  read more

Calderdale Safeguarding Week 17 to 23 October - helping raise awareness

After the success of last year’s first ever Safeguarding Week in Calderdale, the event is back, continuing to raise awareness of the role we all have to protect vulnerable children and adults.     There is a huge programme of events planned - see the attached programme.  read more

A Great Day Out - last few spaces remaining

Only a few remaining places for A Great Day Out        The popular event will be held on Tuesday 25th October at the Westwood Centre, Golcar from 9:30 am till 3:30 pm     The idea is to have a peaceful day out with a chance to renew and refresh ourselves in the beautiful countryside on our doorstep.  read more

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