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Issue 141 | 12th October 2017

Eilish, front right and her July colleagues

They're hired! Big welcome to them all our apprentices and a special hello from Eilish McLaughlin

The Trust is again in the position of welcoming new apprentices to our teams. We recruited two new cohorts in July and September and wish them all the very best in their careers with us.  These two cohorts are spread across both sites and Eilish McLaughlin, front row, right, is based at the intermediate care beds at Brackenbed View, Halifax. 
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Becki and youngsters

Helping hands - fab art from church to children's clinic

A community church group has been hands-on and made a wonderful piece of artwork to our children's ward and outpatients clinic.  Our play team member Becki Field who showed the church around the ward and she is pictured with two of the children who helped to produce it. 
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Caroline Mulligan missed her jab once.... and got it! More than 1000 colleagues have now had theirs.

Neurophysiology’s Caroline Mulligan was ill for almost six weeks because she missed having the ‘flu vaccination once. And as a fit and healthy 30 year-old, it hit her hard - especially as she’d not had a day off sick in four years!  Caroline who works at CRH in the EEG department* told CHFT Weekly: “It was awful. I’ve never felt as ill. 
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Mega-day at Briar Court hosted by stoma care team

Our Stoma Team hosted a hugely successful day with extended opening hours to make it easier for patients to attend.  The stoma exhibition open day at Briar Court Hote, Birchencliffe, was a great success and busy all day from starting at 12 noon until finishing at 7pm. 
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E-Rostering newsletter - all you need to know about opting-in to weekly bank pay

This month we are moving to paying bank pay weekly for bank only contracts. Colleagues with a substantive contract can also opt-in to weekly pay. The attached newsletter has been written by the E-Roster team to explain what you'll need to do to make sure you are paid on time.     read more

Sharing the good stuff! Join our new, Quality Facebook group

We've a new facebook group at CHFT to spread good practice across the Trust.  It's called Improve@CHFT and we want colleagues from all areas to sign up and join up and share their good news stories. At the moment there's around 40 members but it's a case of the more the merrier and membership is growing all the time.  read more

Bite-sized learning - hand hygenie

Washing your hands regularyl and properly is the single best method of infection prevention and control.     See the attached in our latest Bite-sized Learning poster.  read more

New blood track system. Train now. Starts New Year.

   A project will soon be starting to implement an electronic patient identification, tracing of blood components and bedside transfusion management system for blood transfusions.  read more

CHFT Events

Curry club or pie for tea

It's HRI curry club on Wednesday, Korma or vegetarian. Or a selection of pies on offer nearly all week at CRH. Please see menus attached and be aware these menus may be subject to change on the day.   read more

Sadness at death of Balbir Singh

Chaplaincy colleagues are saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Mr Balbir Singh Kandola on 30th September, 2017.  Balibir Singh was a regular visitor to ward 21 at HRI where he sought to offer a compassionate and kindly listening ear to all patients.  He is pictured third from the left at a recent Chaplaincy departmental visit to the Fartown Sikh Temple.   read more

This is Me - Raising Alzheimer's awareness

The Alzheimer's Society held a stall at the HRI main entrance all day promoting awareness about the condition.  Co-ordinator Christine Mihu, said: "The engagement support worker team were trying to raise awareness for Alzheimer's and with the help and support from the Alzheimer's Society and we achieved that.  read more

Better Lives at No 42.

A new social worker walk-in service recently opened called Better Lives at Number 42.  It’s on Market Street in Halifax, opposite Tesco - and it's available for everyone in Calderdale for support - including colleagues.  Better Lives is a base for a team of social workers providing accessible, face-to-face advice, information and support to adults in Calderdale.  read more

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