HSJ Top 50 Hat-trick!
Our Trust is in the top 50 in the country for the third year running in the HSJ’s poll of Chief Exec leadership and overall performance. In a national annual survey the HSJ (Health Service Journal) has listed Owen and CHFT amongst the very best out of almost 250 healthcare provider Trusts. read more
Grand day for Jodie - two months after joining the staff lottery
Community staff nurse Jodie Goldthorpe has scooped the £1,000 top monthly prize - and thought it was a joke. Recalling the moment she received the phone call, she said: "I was over the moon. I only joined two months ago. I'd never heard about it until I heard someone had won in A&E. read more
Raising awareness for people with swallowing difficulties - just a part of Nutrition and Hydration Week activities
One in 17 people will develop some form of swallowing difficulties (known as dysphagia) in their lifetime. This week we've been taking part in activities as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week, which includes Swallowing Awareness Day yesterday. Yesterday our speech and language therapists were out in force spreading awareness for Swallowing Awareness Day. read more
Are you as prepared as you can be for a CQC visit?
The next planned CQC inspection is due to start on 3rd April and will last til April 5. So now would be a good opportunity to check our progress and initial feedback, to help us make sure we’re all as prepared as we can be for the next three weeks. read more
Big birthday pat on the back for the NHS 70 from Azizen Khan
It's getting nearer to the Big Day. July 5 is the NHS's 70th birthday and every week a different colleagues has been a screensaver star to celebrate. This time it's Azizen but it could be you. See how below. read more
New name for Continence Service from April 1
From the 1st April 2018 our Continence Service will be renamed The Calderdale Bladder & Bowel Service. We see patients from the age of four for any bladder or bowel related issue, so the change reflects the services we offer and also the national picture for continence. read more
Simon says become an End of Life Companion
The Companions Scheme is finding its feet and three months since they started they have been well-received by patients and their carers. The scheme exists to provide company for those who are on their own at the end of life or where families find it difficult to be with them. read more