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Issue 107 | 16th February 2017

I dreamed of it at five - and got there at 43. Retiring Christine Geller's lifelong love of nursing

Christine Geller always wanted to be a nurse from when she was a little girl.  Aged five, she was in hospital having her tonsils out and saw the nurses caring for people, making beds and going about their work on the ward  and decided that's the job for me. 
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Ti Amo - Italian proposal for Andrew and Rebecca Elwers

   How long have you been together and did you meet at work?  We have been together for 16yrs on 24th August 2017. We didn’t meet at work. Prior to becoming a nurse, I ran my own business and Rebecca was a customer in my DVD store. Groundhog Day and Cadbury’s buttons brought us together. 
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John and Chris on their big day

Work talk banned after first G&T at Chris and John Lord-Tyrer's.

How long have you been together and did you meet at work?  We have been together for eight years and got married last year. 
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Calum and Ellie

Wedding this August for Ellie and Calum

      How long have you been together and did you meet at work?  Calum MacIver – Critical Systems Manager and Ellie Finn – General Manager  Acute Medicine met at a work’s leaving do in August 2014. 
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HSJ loves CHFT - we're in the Top 50 Trusts 2017

Hurrah!! We’re in the HSJ’s Top 50 Trusts for the second year running. (out of 237 NHS trusts assessed!)  The distinguished line-up of NHS judges has placed our Owen Williams in the top 50 CEOs in the country after analysing a combination of CEOs’ leadership styles and how their Trusts have performed.  read more

Friends with benefits... EPR sign-ups reach 3,000

As end-user training bookings continue to flood in  - more than 3000 colleagues - so far, this week we hear from two of our EPR Friends.     Staff Nurse Lisa Pollard and HCA Michelle McSheffrey (pictured) tell us about why they got involved and their take on it all.....  read more

Stay and Play mornings - next one March 25

Parents joined their tots at our Children's Spring Cottage Nursery held one of their popular Stay and Play mornings     The children were invited to come into the nursery on the HRI site  with their parents to show them all about their learning experiences.  read more

Docs, nurses, apprentices, therapists. Dozens of vacancies. Jobs from right across the Trust

Trust Doctor CT 1-2 Level  Emergency Services    read more

CHFT Events

New roadworks at Salterhebble may affect your journey times

The roadworks between the bottom of Salterhebble - at the junction of Jubilee Road to the junction of Elland Wood Bottom (just before the bypass), are due to be in place until Monday 27 February. Please allow extra time for your journey.  This may affect our shuttle bus schedule and we'll do our utmost to make sure journey times are as short as they can be.  read more

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place - find out more from Cath and Anna

Following the CCG’s decision on 20 October 2016, we have been developing our full business case (FBC), the aim of which is to secure the funding for our future plans.  read more

The Vanguard project in Calderdale. Find out more at their Community Fete on 27 Feb may be for you.

Not sure what Calderdale Vanguard is all about? Want to know what’s changed in Calderdale? Looking to be inspired about how things can be changed and improved?     Then come and celebrate the achievements of the Calderdale Vanguard on 27 February at The Shay Stadium between 1pm and 3pm. Full details attached.  read more

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