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issue 156 | 1st February 2018

Trish and Ros scoop our next Star Award after Giants' star Eorl wins handbag!

The "Trish and Ros" Show has been a fundraising double act for years!. Their delicious cakes and tombola stall on the Eye Clinic at CRH  is a real highlight of the year and it is just getting bigger and bigger.   This year saw Giant's rugby legend Eorl Crabtree win a handbag in the raffle and he was thrilled to support our ladies. 
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Top 10%! Yayyyy!

   Here’s  the team on Ward 15 at HRI today – they represent all of you out there who deserve a HUGE thank you.     All our teams have worked so hard together that we have regularly been in the top 10% of Trusts in the North for A&E performance throughout January. 
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Boxing, Brian Blessed and Bradford's best.. here's Suzanne Dunkley, our new head of Workforce and Organisational Development

A very big CHFT welcome to Suzanne Dunkley who joins us today from Bradford Council after a year in which she was Public Sector HR Director of the Year.  She's devoted to developing staff and is honoured to be joining the NHS in its 70 year. Read all about her here.   Hello my name is.... 
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Dr Patel, staff nurse Emma Quimby, ward clerk Jada Sheriff, Lead nurse Kate Crowther , Advanced nurse practitioner Amanda Shaw.

Happy 1st Birthday and a big well done to HRI's Ambulatory Assessment Unit

   The Ambulatory Unit moved into its new home at HRI at the beginning of January 2017 and we have seen it grow enormously from a four bedded bay on AMU into a fully functioning department serving patients seven days a week. 
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February Finances: Are you doing your bit?

   There’s eight weeks to go to the end of the financial year.  CHFT  - like the majority of Trusts in the country - is facing super-tough challenges especially after this toughest of winters.  Our current financial position is that we are struggling to be in line with our agreed deficit and it is going to be a real challenge.  read more

Sarah's leaving sepsis for the sun.

Our Sepsis Nurse Sarah Clarke has retired after working for the Trust for the last 5 years.   She had worked as a manager in orthopaedic outpatients, radiology lead nurse, sister on MAU and the last 6 months as a Sepsis Nurse.  The photo shows Sarah being presented with presents including prosecco, chocolates, orchid plant and a gift voucher.  read more

Gill, FFS and Ian

Plans in place in F&SS.

Children's Services have undertaken a facilitated table top exercise (TTE) around Business Continuity Management and Service Managers.  They were gvien three scenarios - a widespread infection outbreak, an abduction of a child and a security issue with a young patient receiving mental health care.  read more

Celebrating NHS 70 with Anya Macbeth

Role and now long have you work in the NHS  Anya Macbeth, Volunteer and Work Experience Co-Ordinator,  two years in February     What does the NHS mean to you?  Family! My Mum and Mother-in-law worked for the NHS for more than  25 years as a PA and a Health Visitor and also my sister- in -law was a GP.  read more

Mason makes its special - top workshop brings Governance and Risk day alive

The Governance and Risk Team, part of the Quality Directorate, held a team workshop to facilitate integrated working.   Governance and Risk covers a number of different areas within the Trust from Best Practice Guidance, Claims, Clinical Audit, Complaints, Compliance (eg. C  read more

Policies and work information

Display Screen Equipment - new policy

Our new display screen equipment policy has been approved. It provides guidance on how to identify, reduce and mitigate health and safety risks related to the use of display screen equipment (DSE), as well as the process to follow for eye tests and spectacles for DSE use.  read more

Advance notice of six monthly ward deep cleaning schedule

The Cleaning Department is planning a six monthly rolling programme of deep cleaning to be carried out by a dedicated team of cleaners.  The cleanliness of our hospitals is important to support infection prevention and control and ensure patient confidence.  The aim is to deep clean all clinical areas twice yearly.  read more

CHFT Events

Big Brief next Tuesday 8am

Our next Big Brief takes place on Tuesday 6 February at 8am in the lecture theatres on both sites. Our Medical Director David Birkenhead will be hosting at CRH, and our Director of Finance Gary Boothby will be at HRI.   read more


Don't forget about the Spice Of Life's Healthy Choice of the day.  It's Root Vegetable Curry  one day next  week and there's  much more to choose from.  And Ingleton Falls have lots on offer including roast turkey and vegetable cottage pie.   Please see the menus attached.  read more

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