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Issue 89 | 20th October 2016

Tanya Wilkinson and Sarah Bray

Ward 8c among our staff stars at the first Jobs Fair. Full picture roundup

Ward 8c at CRH, which has recorded an amazing Friends and Family  (F&F) upturn, was among our teams who all put on a fab show at Saturday's Jobs Fair  at HRI (see more pics attached). 
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Fab frocks and fab fundraiser - Children's Ward ball rocks!

      Our  paediatric liaison sister Natalie Wood and her children's ward colleagues hosted a night to remember  at Casa in Brighouse earlier this month. 
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An early pic of James when he worked for the ambulance service

From CQC to CHFT! Hello My Name Is....James Meehan

Not that long ago he was a CQC inspector. But James Meehan was so impressed by what he saw he's come to work for CHFT as a Risk Manager. 
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Sara, with Millie, Jack and husband Andrew

Getting pregnant, Prince Charles and a car wash! Why Sarah Banks is setting up a support group for our Yorkshire Fertility service

A Halifax mum of two is setting up a support group for mums in West Yorkshire who ware being treated through our new service Yorkshire Fertility.     Sarah Banks, 35, who conceived her son, Jack, in her second round of fertility treatment at the assisted conception unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital, is starting up the group. 
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. Right Care/Time/Place backed by both CCG boards

      Our two CCG partners  gave their backing to the proposals to safeguard and transform healthcare in our area for the next 20 years.  read more

Left to right: Clare Gibson- Locala, Dr John Naylor- Consutlant, Charlotte Bowdell- Primary Care Discharge Coordinator, Peter Gilligan –Physio, Gemma Wetherby-Physio, Nicky Hill- Occupational Therapist, Missing from photograph Social Services ‘Hospital Avoidance Team’

Our SAFER programme is changing the way we deliver care - and supports others like Medical Division to make improvements

As winter approaches, we know our busiest period is approaching. Our SAFER programme is already having an impact on the way we deliver care to patients, making the organisation even better for patients and more robust in our processes of delivering care.     The programme is structured into different work themes.  read more

Hit and myth......getting behind the truth about the flu vaccination

Are you one of those people who still believes that the flu vaccine carries live flu viruses? Or that because you are fit and healthy you don't need it? Know other people like that? Then read on so we can separate the fact from the fiction....        Plus last week we received this mail into the flu email box   read more

Left to right: MRI team lead Louise McPhail, Owen, Helen Uttley and Rob Aitchison

Cake all round for the Grand opening of the new MRI Scanner

   On Monday there was a showstopper of an opening for our third MRI scanner.     Our CEO Owen Williams was invited to the double-cake event! Top effort from Helen Uttley, right in the photo for Bake Off quality cakes.  read more

HRI receptionist Leanne Vickers dips in for the draw

Wildcard entries drawn for Celebrating Success

Everyone who sent in a nomination for this year's Celebrating Success Awards went into a draw to win tickets to attend on the night.     It's a way of saying thank you after the biggest ever response by colleagues at CHFT.     The draw was made and all those drawn have been informed.  read more

Owen's completed his NHS Staff Survey 2016 - not everyone at CHFT gets the chance - so don't waste your opportunity

As Owen told colleagues in his short video a few weeks ago "I felt privileged to receive a staff survey - not everyone gets the chance to take part so it's important we capture views from as many colleagues as we can".  read more

Overgate Hospice looking for Trustees

Would you like to make a big difference for adults in Calderdale who are living with life-limiting illness?     You don’t have to be a clinician to become a trustee at Overgate Hospice – as long as you have a passion for good care, their Board needs people with all sorts of different skills to work with their management team to drive improvements.  read more

CHFT Events

It's Safeguarding time of the year. Why not tweet your commitment like Brendan and Lindsay?

Both our local authority areas are hosting a Safeguarding Week this week.     The idea is to promote that everyone in health and social care has a responsibility to play their part and to strengthen the professional work already taking place to keep children, young people and adults safe.  read more

Macmillan Information Centre closure for refurbishment

From tomorrow Friday 21st October the Macmillan Information Centre at CRH will be closed for refurbishment and is due to reopen on December 15th.     The centre will be running for appointments and those with planned treatments only.  read more

Gavin Boyd's verdict on HOOP...and the team are looking for feedback

HOOP has been live at CRH for a month and will soon be coming to HRI with training already underway. If you've had experience of using HOOP we're also asking for your feedback.        The most requested tasks in the system are looking at initial data drug prescribing and cannulation.  read more

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