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Issue 104 | 26th January 2017

Labour ward team

You were framed and fabulous..!!

   Thanks to all colleagues who put up with us when Comms and a photographer turned up in your areas last week on Monday and Tuesday.     We set out on so-called "miserable Monday" (January's darkest day, apparently) yet you'd never know it. 
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Pam Lewis

Pam says: Bring it on! Electronic Patient Record training booking open NOW!

Colleagues can now start booking their place on EPR training in preparation for our May 2017 go-live**     The first training sessions start on Monday March 6, so book your place online early, and prepare to transform the way your work forever. 
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Left to right: Sister Jo Littlewood, Harriet Blank and Paula Jones

New glide away beds for relatives and carers to stay overnight

We now have eight new glide-away beds – four on each site - to enable families and carers to stay overnight with patients on our wards.     Over the past six months we have been looking at end of life care for our patients and families across the Trust. 
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Adios CRH y hola Espana! Retired Andrew Carr's new lingo mission

Epilepsy Nurse Andrew Carr retired last week after 37 years in the NHS and with his sights set on his new venture - a Spanish retreat.     Andrew began his career at Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield. 
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Stephen Peterson

Fab Photos: Stephen Peterson, Tommy Cowie, Gillian King and colleagues

All about Estates:     How many colleagues work in estates?  HRI (Trust staff Estates and Facilities) = 402; CRH (ISS Staff – facilities) = 304; CRH (Engie Staff – Estates) = 32     How important is estates to the Trust?  Director Lesley Hill, said: "  The Tru  read more

Fab Photos: Radiographers and Pathology teams

We carry out 300,000 X-Rays and scans each year at all our sites and with appointments seven days a week.     Catherine, pictured centre, is an Advanced Practitioner in Ultrasound (sonographer).     She said: " As a profession Sonography is dynamic and ever changing, interesting and varied.  read more

Health Visiting Team at St John\'s

Fab photos: Community teams where the door is never closed!

As well as the care delivered in hospitals our Trust cares in the community for our patients of all ages in Calderdale.  read more

Phase 2 of HOOP starts next Wednesday

Phase 2 of HOOP  (Hospital Out of Hours) - the roll-out at HRI, takes place on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm.     Colleagues who would like to know more about the system can contact Dr. Annette.Burnby@cht.nhs.uk (Clinical Lead) or   read more

Dementia Friendly Lindley Day coverage - Sat 21 January

As part of Dementia Friendly Day last Saturday, a coping with dementia masterclass was held in the Board Room at HRI.     The session was held with Deputy Mayor Christine Iredale and her husband, Robert, present. Our chair Andrew Haigh, who welcomed Cllr Iredale to HRI.  read more

CHFT Events

Kirsty's cake and coffee morning - can you support her in some small way?

Prevention Of Delirium Co-ordinator, Kirsty Jowett is holding a dementia coffee and cake morning next month - with the aim of raising money to provide more resources and activities for our dementia and alzheimers patients.  read more

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