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Issue 123 | 8th June 2017

Ali, Andrew, Heather Williams and Owen

HRI Chapel setting for chairman's wedding - and Vroom! the bride came in to the Formula 1 theme.

Our Chairman Andrew Haigh and Alison Traher (pictured left) were married this week in the chapel at HRI ... 35 years after they first met!  The wedding needed a special licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Registrar to go ahead but HRI is so special for them both it had to be there. They are pictured with our CEO Owen Williams and his wife Heather. 
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Hello My Name is.. Andrew Mooraby - Medicine's new associate director of nursing

Hello my name is…  Andrew Mooraby   Andrew’s parent are Spanish and Mauritian and they met in the early 60s in the UK as they both came to train as mental health nurses and work in the NHS. 
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Snowdon no match for theatres walking group - even at night

Colleagues from theatres and occupational health recently climbed Mount Snowdon in the dark with two aims - to raise cash for the Wales Air Ambulance and to see a beautiful sunrise. 
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When Vickers met Wag-ers!

Some fans made do with a handshake but our Leanne Vickers got cheek to cheek with mega hero manager and grabbed this amazing selfie with Town boss David Wagner.  Just before he boarded the bus for the tour of the town, he spotted Leanne on the kerb  near the stadium and went over. 
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Celebrating success Launch

Q - Why are these two so happy?  A - It’s because they’ve just heard the news that Celebrating Success 2017 is about to be launched and this year there’s a:    

  • New venue
  • New  superstar category
  • New easy-to-fill in form
   Read CHFT Weekly for all the details, the deadlines, the dress code and all you need to know for our Night of the Year.  read more

First of our new bite sized learning articles - based on colleague feedback

Colleagues have helped to shape a new approach to learning from adverse events in the Trust.  Almost 200 colleagues completed a survey and over 70 attended a focus group.  Feedback was that one size doesn’t fit all and one of the suggested ways to share learning was through short messages.  read more

Tony and his top produce

Fruit-i-ful....our HRI greengrocer is coming to CRH and how you can grow your own!

Tony Gent - our popular Fruit and Veg man from HRI will be starting at CRH next Monday 12th June in the main entrance.  He'll be there every Monday and Tuesday, initially offering fruit for sale. So stay healthy and get that 5 a day in!  Tony will continue to be at HRI on Wednesday to Friday each week.  read more

Surplus furniture sweep

Do you have large unwanted items on your ward or department or community site? The our estates and facilities team can help you. Over the next three weeks the team will be on-hand to help clear and recycle unwanted items of furniture and non-medical equipment.  We can often find a home to reuse them. If we can’t reuse them we recycle all metal.  read more

Electronic Staff Record (ESR) self-service drop-ins for managers

We are hosting drop-in sessions over the summer to help  colleagues  - especially managers - to get themselves up and running on ESR Self-service,  Call-in and we will give you a personal guide to the system so that you can view your staffs records, see the latest training and sickness data – get access to dashboards and information which will help you to actively   read more

Basic Life Support and AED training - now booked through ESR

Training for basic life support and automated external defibrillator is now booked via ESR.   The attached document explains about the course and how to book.  There are plenty of sessions available all year (the training last an hour).   read more

Second stab at success for surgeons

Our amazing emergency surgeons are through to a second national final for their work on changing rotas to improve patient outcomes.  Last month they were finalists at the BMJ Awards in London  (where Will Ainslie won best kilt award)_and on July 4  they're through to the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester.  read more

CHFT Events

Cycle surgeries as part of National Clean Air Day - 15 June

The UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June brings focus to what we can do about air pollution – to both protect our health and reduce air pollution levels. Here at CHFT we're encouraging people to do something different, and we're also offering a cycle surgery.  The day aims to give everyone the knowledge needed to respond to air pollution.  read more

Overgate Hospice is looking for consultant trustees

Would you like to make a big difference for adults in Calderdale who are living with life-limiting illness?   Overgate Hospice has several Trustee vacancies for GPs and consultants to work with the management team to drive improvements.  read more

Focus of steroids and performance enhancing drugs: Free event

Calderdale Recovery Steps and Calderdale Council Public Health team are staging a free event focussing on the use of steroids and image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) in the area.  Recent evidence suggests that steroid use is on the increase. However, there is limited reliable information on this hidden issue.  read more

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