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Issue 103 | 19th January 2017

Jackie and son Sid are photobombed by a friendly pensioner!

Jackie Swire's birthday meal resus drama and how HRI training turned her into a life saver

   Our former chemo sister Jackie Swire is on a mission to save lives after she was involved in a dramatic resuscitation during her birthday celebration meal out. 
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Less than 100 days to EPR go-live. Sister Amy's in the frame (with her EPR friends)...plus...colleagues can book training from next week

EPR Friends across CHFT are gearing up to support colleagues at one of the most important times ever for our Trust.     One of the first steps is to make sure people know who their EPR Friends are - so photos are being displayed in wards and departments. 
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Gerard

Hello My Name is... Gerard Curran

Last week we featured the amazing turnaround in our complaints handling process.     Gerard Curran is one of the team and joined us a year ago after working for a legal firm - and he's now loving life in the NHS.     Here's more about him in the next of our "Hello My Name Is... 
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Tiffany, right with Nathan and Thiago.

Tiffany's race against time for cancer treatment for fiance Nathan.

Our Maternity Support Worker Tiffany Ferdinand has launched a desperate fund-raising campaign to send her fiancé abroad for treatment for a rare cancer – diagnosed three days before his 30th birthday. 
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Wellbeing - win a fruit basket and externally provided meditation classes on offer

Are you "happy" at work, get a good night's "sleep" and have plenty of "energy" at work.     Then our Wellbeing Week word search is for you.  As part of our week of wellbeing events we've got a competition for colleagues to take part in.     ISS have kindly donated a fruit basket as a prize.  read more

Arctic explorer?? .. no THIS development manager inside Acre House

Freeze a jolly good fellow. Tom Amos dressed for work in Arctic House - sorry Acre House

   As Comms is one of the teams in Acre House, we thought we'd throw in a big shout out to all our colleagues in there who've shared the week we want to forget!.  read more

Wendy and the quilters

Made with love... new quilts for premature babies at CHFT

Premature babies and their parents can now take advantage of some fabulous patchwork quilts, generously made with love, and donated by a local charity to our neonatal unit at CRH.     One of the first to benefit was Matilda Norman, and her mum Liz and dad Will (see attached).      Matilda was born nine weeks early on 10 January.  read more

Dietitician, theatre practitioners, nurse and staff Bank .....among the vacancies on this month's Jobs Board

   There's vacancies in all areas - and maybe one's got your name on it!! List below. Click for instant details.        Dietitian  Dietetics    read more

CHFT Events

Supporting Overgate in 2017

Overgate Hospice are offering reduced rates for those who sign up to their 2017 events before the end of January.     It's a great opportunity to support  a worthwhile cause and staying fit and healthy yourself too.     You can see the events you can sign up to on the attachment - the prices shown are the reduced prices.  read more

Lindley Dementia Friendly event Saturday 21st January 2017

 Lindley Community Event this Saturday 21st January - 10.00am – 3.00pm     The Trust is taking part in a ground-breaking Dementia Friendly Lindley event on Saturday.  read more

Kirklees Victim Support Service Launch

Kirklees Supporting Victims service is unveiling a new service on Monday.     The launch will be an informal drop in give the opportunity to meet victim support staff and view the Hub, ask questions and find out how the service can help if you or someone you know has been a victim or witness of crime.  read more

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