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Issue 99 | 22nd December 2016

Top team on DSU at HRI

Reindeer dust and choccies for every Day Surgery young patient tomorrow in memory of Jo Bingley

Vicky Weaver (pictured in full Santa get-up) is new to HRI day surgery - and her team's efforts for children at Christmas brought tears to her eyes. 
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So smart - and where\'s Andrew\'s tie!

A Christmas message from CHFT's "Ant and Dec" and something from the real boys too!

CEO Owen, left and chair Andrew Haigh have been hosting all our major Trust events side-by-side for four years now. 
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So cute.... Santa and Rastrick firemen head up the children's ward guests

It's been a cracker of a year for staff and our youngest patients on the children's ward at CRH.     There's been a stream of visitors and we're so grateful to them all. 
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Surgery's "Bond" Girls dazzle .... and a Christmas Karol!

They were all fairly shaken and stirred as Surgery enjoyed a Bond-themed night out at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.     Little black dresses and tuxedos were a-plenty as the team of around 15 turned up all scrubbed up and top of the glamour league. There was champagne on arrival and even a mini-casino to complete the classy night shared with others on their night out.. 
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CRH Pain Clinic are 100% vaccinated - congrats!

As Christmas draws near we're edging even closer - Medical Division gaining ground...have you got any flu vaccination forms in your department that need returning?

We've had a great response this week from colleagues who've had their vaccination at a GP or elsewhere, plus vaccination forms being located in wards and departments - so keep 'em coming to Occupational Health so they can be recorded ASAP.  read more


It's Sprout Saturday - or.... Away in a Manger with a twist

Sing!!!  Away in a hospital  A man with a stall  Brought parsnips and sprouts  And potatoes to all.     He's opening on Saturday  On December 24  To bring us the fresh stuff for   Tur-key galore!     Or.....Tony our HRI fruit and veg man is coming in on Saturday (Christmas Eve) from 7 am - 1 pm!        read more

Santa approves!! New Going Home Zones will help our contracted taxi firms find patients more quickly out of hours

The new zones - in the main entrances at both sites - have been created to make sure patients with pre-authorised transport are picked up as quickly as possible when our own transport department is closed.     This should help to improve the experience for people who just want to get home quickly (like Santa aka Barry Ackroyd) - as we all do.  read more

Green beards, Cath on a cornet, church services and kindness boxes: you've got Xmas all wrapped up!

   Green Beards all round   Mafizur Rahman and Harry Crank  from the Pathology Department at HRI  had their beards glittered to raise money in aid of White Knights blood bikes whose volunteers provide an out of hours service throughout the night and a full 24hr service on bank holidays including Christmas day.  read more

Appoint a designated wine bringer! Top Tips if you're cooking Xmas dinner from our experts here at CHFT

   HRI's Nicki Holodnji (centre in pic) has given us some top tips for this Christmas. As well as cooking tips her secret to a successful slap-up dinner is "get someone in your family to be your designated wine bringer to ensure your glass is always topped up. It always works for me".     HRI Tips  * preparation..  read more

Policies and work information

Volunteer to help looked-after children and young people

   Volunteering really can make a difference to a child or young person in care and it’s a really rewarding way to give back to the community.     If you’re over 18 and can spare just a few hours each month, you’ll be helping more than you think. Our Independent Visitors Scheme (  read more

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