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Issue 137 | 14th September 2017

Gwen's copped our latest Star Award.

"One step ahead", "always trying to improve things", "innovative" and "passionate about her job".  That's just a few words describing our domestic violence lead Gwen Clyde-Evans, our latest Star Award winner. 
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CHFT discharge week - helping patients leave us sooner

The longer a patient stays in bed, the longer it could take them to get better and leave our next week our teams at CHFT are running CHFT Discharge Week. 
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Have you got the YES factor? This year's flu campaign will help children fight tetanus - a cause close to Dr Musaad's heart

Our winter flu vaccination season starts next month - and for every colleague who has their jab this year, CHFT will donate the equivalent of 10 tetanus vaccinations to Unicef. So...the perfect person to introduce it is consultant microbiologist Sahar - who was born and trained in the Sudan and has seen Tetanus first-hand. 
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Changes to pay from October for any colleague on our staff bank

Last month colleagues on the staff bank should have received an important letter with their payslip. It explained about a change coming next month, when we'll start to pay colleagues for bank work weekly, and affects ALL colleagues on the bank, whether they work in a particular week or not (due to possible weekly tax and NI adjustments). 
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Do your bit - a message from our Director of Finance Gary Boothby

Do you think and act like you’re spending your own money here at CHFT in your day-to-day role? If you buy goods and services, do you do the right thing every time? The financial position in the first months of this year has been especially challenging and needs to improve significantly.  read more

New nurse on the block. Hello my name is... Emily Wood and I used to hate blood!

Hello my name is Emily, I am newly qualified and have just finished my three years at Huddersfield University. Throughout my training most of my placements have been at HRl with one in the community.  During my training I had a part time job at Sainsbury's and on bank caring in the community.  read more

Bite sized learning - booking out and returning of syringe drivers

There are currently 17 syringe drivers unaccounted for across our Trust and replacing them would cost more than £25k. So it's really important they are booked out and returned correctly and quickly. Not only will it mean patient treatment isn't delayed because of a lack of equipment, we'll be making sure we're being smart with our resources.  read more

You can now access clinical tools from the desktop

Colleagues who use the intranet to log onto various clinical systems will be able to access them from a single folder on their desktop from today. They will still be available on the intranet, but storing them here means colleagues can get to them without opening the intranet.  read more

Changes to patient meals at HRI...the steak pie is delicious according to Lesley Hill!

Over the past few months the catering department have carried out an extensive procurement process involving colleagues, patients and Governors and we are about to start serving our new food to patients at HRI. This is the first time we've completed a joint tendering process with Bradford and Leeds Trusts.  read more

Amy left, Heidi right

Heidi's third Overgate Midnight Walk reaps a bacon sarnie for Monty the dog

Specialist physiotherapist Heidi Boyd tackled the Overgate Midnight Walk alongside daughter Amy and Monty the dog last Saturday. Heidi has been doing the walk for the past three years in memory of her Dad who was due to go to the hospice, though he sadly died on the day he was supposed to go there.  read more

Policies and work information

Recent policies approved by Board

A number of policies have recently been approved by our Board.  

  • Decontamination Policy
  • Notifiable Diseases Policy
  • Pets and Animals in a Healthcare Setting Policy
  • Specimen Collection Policy
  • TB Policy
  • Bed Management and Movement of Patients
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CHFT Events

Exercise at work - who would have thought it?

The first session is Friday 22nd September.  It’s being run externally by SS Dance and Wellbeing, and bookings can be taken through occupational health. All info on the attached.  read more

Macmillan Coffee morning with Eorl Crabtree

The eye clinic at CRH are holding a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 22nd in the childrens area of the eyeclinic.  The coffee morning starts at 10am, with coffee, cake, tombola and raffle.  read more

Lots to choose from on the menus this week

Try either our sweet potato, spinach and goats cheese pie or the chicken katsu curry and much more on offer in our restaurants this week!  See HRI and CRH menus attached.  read more

Have your say on Council childcare travel provision

Two consultations on possible changes to the way Kirklees Council supports local people began on Monday 4 September 2017.  read more

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