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Issue 119 | 11th May 2017

Big welcome to Cornelle Parker - our new deputy medical director. She's named after a Lithuanian film star, you know

   Her appointment coincides with the appointment of two new associate medical directors, Paediatrician Sal Uka and Vascular Surgeon Neeraj Bhasin. 
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Jackie Murphy is my hero. It's Nurses' Day tomorrow - who's your hero?

It's Nurses' Day tomorrow (Friday 12th) with a hashtag of  #nurseheroes. There's a Bake Off in the HRI entrance and a video booth to celebrate the day so let's get trending.  If you've got events happening then take a smart-phone photo and send to: and she'll share around. 
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Hail the Hoole. Julie is Cancer Research Nurse of the Year

Our lead cancer nurse Julie Hoole has collected a top award at the RCNi (innovation) awards in London for her research work supporting patients with head and neck cancers.     She collected her award from GMB presenter Kate Garraway on stage at the Park Plaza, Westminster. 
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Fran, left with her EPR team

EPR as it really is. Fran Howland reports from the frontline on SAU

   By Fran Howland, Sister Surgical Assessment Unit  "Here we are a week on from ‘EPR go live’.  It’s such an honour to be asked to feature in this week’s CHFT Weekly bulletin and I’m so pleased that my team will get the recognition they deserve. 
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And winner of the Best Kilt in the NHS...

Our surgical team cut a dash at the BMJ Finals last Thursday in London.  They didn't win their category on the big night but they wowed Westminster in their black tie outfits.  read more

Balloons, buns and video booths. Photo highlights of last week's International Day of the Midwife 2017

Mary Berry won the Bake Off on International Day of the Midwife last Friday.  As if!!  Our deputy head of midwifery Gail Wright baked MezBez's chocolate reflection cake recipe and scooped first prize in a blind tasting.  read more

Pay increase - arriving in May's pay.

The annual pay award is administered nationally by IBM, who provide the ESR service to the NHS.   They will be putting the pay rise through in May, when all eligible employees will be given the 1%, including backdating to April.   read more

Engagement support worker Samhara Farharra

It's Dementia Awareness Week next week

Two temporary memory trees are being installed to mark Dementia Awareness Week here next week.  They offer people the opportunity to hang a ribbon and write a message should they wish as a living memory. This may be for someone living with Dementia, or a person who has died when they had it. The trees will be in our main entrances.  read more

Engie's Gerry retires after 36 years with the NHS.

Maintenance Technician Gerry Foster retired from Engie (Estates) at CRH last month after 36 years with the NHS.  Gerry started work with the Calderdale Area Health Authority in July 1980 as a driver / labourer. Amongst his roles with the Trust Gerry was a shift boiler man which was located in Block S which now houses the Estates Workshop.  read more

CHFT Events

Stretch that stress away - Sessions today! And news of our own events next week to celebrate National Walking Month

We're offering some gentle stretching exercises similar to pilates as part of the week celebrating International Day of the Midwife last Friday and Nurses' Day  tomorrow.  read more

CRH & HRI Food menu

Next week’s food menus include Cumberland Sausage in Red Onion Gravy, Chickpea & Spinach Curry, Fish & Vegetable Pie and Chinese Chicken Legs     read more

Remedial work on trees at HRI next week

From Monday to Friday next week – Nurture Landscapes will be at HRI carrying out essential remedial work on some of the trees around the site.  This is necessary to keep the trees in a safe and healthy condition.  Nurture Landscapes have said there will be no access or route closures required for the duration of the work.  read more

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