Legs get knitting! Octopuses needed!
Our Special Care Baby Unit colleagues are urging knitting fans to cast on and create octopus comforters. The octopuses offer comfort to premature babies as the tentacles are said to mimic the feeling of the umbilical cord in the womb. Once the babies leave our care the octopuses go with them hence the need for more. read more
New look at Vascular services
Our consultants Neeraj Bhasin and Anver Mahomed were among clinical representatives from vascular teams across West Yorkshire and Harrogate who met to develop a regional approach to delivering vascular services to get the best possible outcomes for our patients. read more
Ole EPR, say our nurses from Spain
As one of many measures as we get ready for Electronic Patient Records, (EPR) our Deputy Director of Nursing for Modernisation, Jackie Murphy and Project Nurse Dianne Ashton met with a small group of international nurses to talk them through the new system. Jackie, said: "Before we talked about it we asked them how they were feeling. read more
GP Careers Fair - a prescription for success
40 GP trainee GPs and representatives from 10 GP practices attended our third careers fair at the Learning and Development Centre at CRH. Our Medical Education department runs the GP training programme for Calderdale and Kirklees (Pennine General Practice Speciality Training Scheme). read more
HRI Porters and Estates helpdesks have merged
In preparation for the roll out of EPR, our estates and porters helpdesks have merged into one. You will notice when you contact the Helpdesk that we have introduced a voice Contact Centre. You will be advised you have reached the Estates and Porters helpdesk and what position you are in the queue. read more
To be or not to be..... a winner? Carole Hallam's big night at Shakespeare's theatre venue!
Carole Hallam's loving her new rising star title after scooping a top award at the British Journal of Nursing awards in London. They were held at the "Underglobe" venue beneath the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe theatre on the South Bank. read more
Research helping build the profile of CHFT
Dr Mansoor Ali, research nurse Matt Robinson and the wider research team have been recognised for their hard work in recruiting patients into a national controlled trial called STOP ACEi. The team were thanked specifically by the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) who run the STOP-ACEi programme. read more