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Issue 100 | 29th December 2016

Jan, left, and Jacqui  with  their flowers

Admin team mates Jan and Jacqui retire

   How long have you worked at CHFT? Jacqui – 13 years 10 months. Jan – 13 years 2 months – When I (Jacqui) came to the unit there was only one other Admin Team member, and then six months later Jan joined the Team. 
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Mum, baby and midwife Rachel Walker

Pudding on a fab show. Wendy McKenna's bonnets for newborns.

Here's baby Felicity Brooke - a water baby -  the first festive baby at Huddersfield Birth centre  born in the pool on Boxing day.     You've got to love her Christmas pudding bobble hat knitted by ours maternity support worker Wendy McKenna. 
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Joanne Lambert is Healthcare Cleaning Professional of The Year

Facilities Management Co-ordinator Joanne Lambert has scooped the top prize in the British Institute for Cleaning Sciences recognition regional awards.     The awards  - for the north-east area- were staged in Doncaster  where our Bed Team and domestic Kim Patterson were also shortlisted. 
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Nagged into being jabbed - but safe from flu now!

Orthopaedic surgeon Bob Metcalf is a late addition to the flu-jabbed register - and it's all down to his GP wife.     Bob said:  “My wife, a local GP and I were talking about the flu vaccination. I mentioned I’d not had it because I didn’t think I needed it - I didn’t pose a risk and I didn’t want to be unwell.  read more

The Paediatric Diabetes Team from left to right – Sarah Schorah, Alison Oversby, Jo Kitchen, Sam Barnard, Rachael Bowker, Amanda Grayson, Sue Raine, Jean Hayman

Pints raise pounds for weekend away for young diabetes patients.

Big thanks to St John's Church in Rastrick which staged a beer festival and donated funds to help us  fund a trip to take 28 young diabetes patients on an activity weekend to the Lake District.     Our paediatric diabetes team host the weekends to boost confidence and to help younsgters feel they are not alone with the condition.  read more

Nominate your student - get CHFT in the spotlight

Here is the link to the Nursing Times Student Awards. The deadline is looming so click and have a look.  Yvonne Hardcastle our Practice Learning Facilitator is offering to help with all entries.  She's at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary  on 01484 342942           read more


Meet discharge coordinator Sara Ayton. She's a naturist and a gran of four!

   Hello my name is…   Sara Ayton.   I have worked for the trust since 2013 as a discharge coordinator when the role was developed. I’m a ‘Leeds lass’ and came to live in Calderdale in 2001.  read more

Falls prevention team spreading awareness

   The Falls Prevention Team have been at it again. The Assistant Practitioners within the Support & Independence Falls Prevention team have once again taken their knowledge and experience out into the community.  read more

Policies and work information

Your Work/home balance. Short CHFT survey

Further to Lesley Hill's email on 22 December - please take the time to complete our short survey so we can look at improving the work/home balance for colleagues.     Our staff survey said that work/home balance is an important subject.  read more

CHFT Events

Next Big Brief - Tuesday 10 Jan, 2017 at 8am

Next year, Big Brief will move to the Tuesday after our monthly Board meetings meaning we can share important information more quickly.      We are also moving to 8am as the lunchtime sessions didn't work for all colleagues. We will be in Ingleton Falls at CRH and the Lecture Theatre at HRI on Tuesday 10 January at 8am.  read more

Brexit: has it affected you?

Channel 4 Dispatches programme is exploring the impact that Brexit may have on the NHS.  As a part of it, they have asked us to forward on a link to their survey for  EU staff members to complete.   The answers you give are completely anonymous, and will not be seen by the Trust.  read more

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