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Issue 148 | 30th November 2017

Our Christmas Advent Countdown launches tomorrow.

Get ready for the best Christmas run-up at CHFT..... ever!  Our advent countdown starts tomorrow starring "Christmas" Carol Sarr. Then throughout December we will be featuring a different colleague in a different role right up to Christmas. 
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Nailed it. Mr Halder gets into print a month before he retires.

He might not be threatening Jamie Oliver at the top of the best sellers....but he does have a nail with his name on it!  Our Surgeon Subhash Halder  - inventor of the Halifax Nail back in the 80s - has gone into print a month before he retires offering tips and tricks in a whopping 2,000 page, three volume mega tome. 
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A gem from Girona. Family's praise for Spanish nurse Marti.

A  grateful family has emailed CHFT to single out nurse Marti Fernandez-Martinez for the way he cared for their mum in A&E and resus. 
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Wonderwards!

It's been week 2 of the wards' relocations and again all is going to plan.  Teamworking and planning was the key to CRH Ward 5ab's move to Ward 20 (pictured) at HRI on Tuesday. It started at about 10.30 am and by 4pm around 20 patients had been safely transferred over - ahead of schedule. 
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Meet Anna-thesia! Theatres' latest recruit.

Unlike Christmas trees, staff nurse Linda Hackney doesn't drop her needles.  Totally the opposite, she's an ace knitter and has produced this dolly*  to amuse her colleagues in theatres at CRH.    She's previously made them many for charities such as Candelighters and for her friends' daughter when she was ill with leukaemia.  read more

Medicine surge to top of the 'flu league

A surge by colleagues in our Medicine Division has them currently best for 'flu jab takeup.  In the tussle for the top they've knocked F&SS into second place with Community, Surgery, Corporate, Estates division behind them.  read more

Reducing crime with our partners

Our recent crime prevention roadshow at CRH helped cement the relationships we have with West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council. We worked together to share information with the public and colleagues around crime prevention, all in support of our security/crime action plan.  read more

Policies and work information

Check your payslips early in December as ESR will be unavailable over Christmas

We are producing online monthly payslips around a week earlier in December to give colleagues time raise any queries ahead of the ESR shutdown.  Payday is Friday December 22 and online payslips will be available from Monday December 18 at the latest.  read more

Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) policy - amends

The Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) policy has been amended and approved. The changes include the addition of an appendix with a flowchart of ward and CVAD team responsibilities.   You'll can find it in the A-Z of policies. Or click the link below......  read more

CHFT Events

Christmas dinner and this week's menu selections

Fancy more than one Christmas dinner this festive season? Then book yours in at work now.  They're serving up the "Big Meal" at Ingleton Falls at on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th with live carol singers. If you're in interested, you can book for either 12 or 1pm by calling CRH x4617.  read more

MaxFax Cancer awareness month

Earlier this month we tested 32 people as part of our drop-in screening day for  public and staff for Mouth Cancer Awareness  Month.  Of them, three needed further investigating.  Nationally, 7,000 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK last year.  read more

Quinoa - we can't even pronounce it, never mind cook it. But you could....

Hilarious scenes in the comms office this week as we got our tongues around the pronunciation of the grain.  But fear not - our next cooking workshop at CRH on Tuesday will give colleagues loads of fab ideas on cooking with lots of gorgeous grains and seasonal vegetables. So why not pop to the Diabetes Centre between midday and 1.  read more

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