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Issue 164 | 29th March 2018

Reunited with a big thank you - Jack, Katie and Milly

"I knew I was in trouble..." ...then along came Jack and Millie

Quest nurse Katie Berry was so poorly with flu she ended up in  A&E resus at CRH and fearing for her life. She has asthma and despite having the jab and being a flu champion she deteriorated so quickly she  thought she could die... and then along came Jack and Millie. 
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Charlotte Lloyd's Masters work is published in top journal

One of our nurses is celebrating going into print - the first in her group after undertaking an MSc in Health Studies.  Charlotte Lloyd's dissertation titled ‘The Effectiveness of Care Bundles in the Management of a COPD Exacerbation’ in the form of an integrative review was accepted for publication by the British Journal of Nursing. 
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Andrea and the dietetics team with the new policy

New Nutrition and Hydration policy - important for all colleagues delivering inpatient care

Our new policy has been written to support long-term improvements in the nutritional care we give our patients.  It clearly sets out the roles and responsibilities for all colleagues in supporting patients, and it is important if you deliver inpatient care to patients you read and understand the new policy and your role in it. 
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Fertility nurse Viv Calverley retires.. after a career of joy and tears

Viv Calverley has worked at in our fertility service for many years and has been an incredible nurse touching so many hearts with her caring and nurturing nature since she started in 1999.  What has stood our to most of us has been her ability to make our patients smile at what can be a traumatic time of their lives. 
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Governors' thank you

The Trust’s governors have added their thanks to colleagues for the amazing lengths CHFT staff went to during the recent horrendous weather conditions to ensure we were able to continue to provide compassionate care to our patients.  read more

Bite-sized Learning - completing the Individualised Care of the Dying Document (ICODD)

The ICODD care plan should be used when the doctors and nurses are caring for a patient who is dying and the focus of care is now on quality of care and ensuring a patient is comfortortable.  read more

Bunnies' bottoms and a lovely charity drive for Easter

We're loving this twist on an Easter cake which shows a rabbit disappearing down the burrow, pictured.  Company secretary Victoria Pickles whipped them up in her kitchen and left them out at Trust HQ requesting donations for the Huntington's  Disease Association.  read more

NHS 70 Natalie Wood

Big thanks to Natalie Wood - the latest CHFT colleague to wish the NHS a very happy 70th birthday. Read her thoughts in this momentous year and if you wish to be featured - answer the questions and send to and Comms will do the rest.     Role and how long have you work in the NHS?  Paediatric Liaison Sister.  read more

Children's sight: our Visual Impairment Forum a success.

Paediatrics was the main topic for  the annual Visual Impairment Forum hosted by Janette Hainsworth and Tracy Craven earlier this month.  read more

Policies and work information

CQC 2018: Update

Next week is the final part of our current CQC 2018 Well Led inspection, which has felt like a longer process this time but which reflects the new style of process and inspection for all Hospital and Community Trusts and services.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the inspection team will be with us again, focussing on interviews with the Board, Governors and senior clinical staff.  read more

New letter template must be used after Sunday 1 April

Our new Chair, Philip Lewer takes up his post on Sunday 1 April - and you can read more from him in next week's CHFT Weekly.    We've updated our letter template to include his name and this should be used from Sunday for all correspondance.  read more

Six Infopoints giving freephone access to transport and more

Patients, visitors and colleagues now have access to six Infopoints across our two hospitals with links to local taxi companies, PALS, Metro Travel, Childline, the AA and National Rail, and more.  read more

CHFT Events

BAME Networking forum Macmillan

The Kirklees BAME (British and Minority Ethnic) Forum gives the opportunity for professionals who work with people from the local BAME communities to come together to discuss and share learning to then enable the services to engage and further support these local communities.  read more

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