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Issue 13 | 7th May 2015

News about our Early Discharge team - from our Director of Nursing and deputy CEO Julie Dawes and our Medical Director David Birkenhead

Setting up a new, effective patient-led early discharge process is crucial for safe, quality, compassionate, care at CHFT.  Put simply it is a must, we need to have it in place as soon as possible and to achieve this we have a new team meeting weekly to drive our plans forward. 
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Gemma Berriman

A&E matron Gemma Berriman loses weight... and her treasured wedding ring

A&E matron Gemma Berriman's had an amazing year getting healthy and losing weight.... but also, sadly, losing something very special.  She's dropped four stone and dress size from 16/18 to 8/10. But in the process she's lost her platinum wedding ring. It went missing on Friday, April 10. 
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Here\'s Shirl on the Shuttle

Teddy Update

It's now May -  Action on Stroke Month  - and our teddies continue to blaze a trail across the globe.. and up and down the Elland by-pass! (see pic).  Their recent destinations include Madrid, London and Tokyo and colleagues can follow them around the globe via our Twitter page where there are regular updates  
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June with her colleagues

Farewell to June after 46 years

June Greenwood is leaving the Trust after 46 years! She joined Halifax Royal Infirmary as an enrolled nurse and moved to HRI in 2002 to ENT Outpatients.   Her plans for retirement are gardening and a spot of travelling, including a visit to America to see her little niece and also to Australia to see her other niece. 
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Celebrating Success 2015/16 - all you need to know

The categories for this year's Celebrating Success are now available here....  The three individual honours  - unsung hero, leader, and volunteer - are there again as are the categories based around the Four Pillars.  Applications will open on June1.  read more

Sarah Clenton and Helen Wells.

Global interest in PMU

Huddersfield Pharmacy Specials (our pharmacy manufacturing unit) exhibited at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress held at the Excel in London. The event attracts pharmacy professionals from all over the UK and we met some keen delegates from China, Vietnam, Ghana, Bulgaria, Malaysia and Nigeria. We were there to promote our unlicensed medicines..  read more

All your suggestions into actions!!

Staff Survey – You said we did!!  Over the last 12 months, many of you have provided valuable feedback to the Trust on what is good and not so good about working  for us through the quarterly staff friends and family test or the annual staff survey,  We have been pulling this together and have developed a plan of what we need to do to address the issues you raised or th  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

Don't forget to vote!

Today is polling day  -  so if you have registered visit your local polling station to make your X count!  read more

Virtual Ward - New Electronic LACE Scoring Tool

The Virtual Ward (which was created with the aim of improving patient experience and reducing re-admissions to hospital) has just rolled out a new electronic LACE screening tool on PASWEB.  The purpose of the LACE tool is to ensure that all vulnerable Medical patients who are aged over 60 or who are already a 30 day readmission, are referred to the Virtual Ward on discharge.  read more

Policies and work information

New policy and pack on preceptorship - all you need to know

At CHFT we understand the importance of good preceptorship to support staff within the organisation. We have currently launched a new policy and pack on preceptorship this can be found hereread more

CHFT Events

End of Life care - changed date

The Hospital Specialist Palliative Care team will be marking Dying Matters Week 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

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