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issue 12 | 30th April 2015

Winners from 2014

Let's Celebrate our Success - watch a video from last year's judging and a message from our CEO Owen Williams

Dear Colleagues,  It is my very great pleasure to be able to announce we shall soon be opening the doors for the nominations for Celebrating Success 2015. 
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Julie\'s farewell with her A&E colleagues

Bye Bye Julie after 36 years - to the exact day!

HRI A&E sister Julie Dean bade farewell after 36 years at the Trust. She joined as a student nurse on May 7, 1979 and her last day will be May 7 2015. Her colleaguesput up banners at a surprise bash for her and presented her with gifts and flowers. 
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Joy\'s magic medal moment!!

Joy Shaw's marathon diary - could you do it?

Ward 5's Joy Shaw's first marathon was a mixture of fears and tears... and a sprint over the finishing line!! She was thrilled with her time of 4:27 at the London Marathon last Sunday.  She said: “It was absolutely amazing, the vibe, the crowd support – the whole experience. Very exciting and very moving”. 
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Snowdon here we come!

Ophthalmology on the march up Snowdon

Twenty doctors, orthoptists, nurses and admin staff from our eye-care team  are taking part in a hike up Snowdon to raise money for specialist equipment which will screen children to see if they need to wear glasses.  They are hoping to raise around £5,500 to buy a plusoptix auto-refractor which is an easy screening gadget. 
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Spam emails: If in doubt - don't open it!

There has been a huge increase both in number, and in quality of Phishing emails, and Vishing (phone scams).  Phishing Emails have the intent to get the receiver (YOU) to open an attached file or click on a link.  (Click on this link for a safe example -  read more

Permits reminder

Colleagues have until Monday, June 5 to submit their application for new parking permits.  We are asking all car parking permit holders to reapply and these will be considered under new criteria to achieve a fairer distribution of permits.  These new considerations include: home to work distance must be more than 1.  read more

Kate during her visit to CHFT last year

Hello... Kate Granger Care Awards are open

   Following the success of the inaugural Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care in 2014, the awards celebrating people making a positive difference to patient care are back for a second year.   Kate was born in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and CHFT has been big supporters of her "Hello,  my name is..." campaign to promote better communcations.  read more

Policies and work information

Bumper entries for Nursing Times 2015

   CHFT has its best chance ever of securing a win at the prestigious Nursing Times awards. We have submitted several entries in a range of categories for this year's awards and hope to be among the shortlisting successes. They include nursing in cancer care, learning disabilities, maternity and dementia care.  read more

CHFT Events

Stroke awareness event- May 7 Holmfirth Methodist Church

Trust colleagues who are experts in strokes are going out into the community to raise awareness and offer advice.  The Holme Valley Stroke Group was started last year by Ruth Thomas (who is our stroke clinical lead occupational therapist), Caroline Pollard (who works for the Trust as a nurse), and Stephen Haywood who is a stroke survivor. They all do this as volunteers.  read more

End of Life care - find out more

The Hospital Specialist Palliative Care team will be marking Dying MattersWeek by staging information stands in each hospital site. They will be at HRI on Tues 19th May and in CRH on Thurs 21st May and will be ,supported by Overgate Hospice colleagues. Patients, relatives and staff are welcome to come and have a chat and to take some of the information away with them.  read more

Cycling Sunday is Tour Day

This Sunday, BradleyWiggins and his pals will sweep through our area - in about two hours from about 1 pm to 3 pm  - as Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire.  If you are working you may need to be aware of some of the short-term road closures. There is nothing on the scale of the lengthy road closures of last year's Grand Depart.  read more

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