CHFT Weekly Logo

Issue 182 | 2nd August 2018

UK Employer of the Year: CHFT reaches finals of first NT Workforce Awards

Our Trust is through to the finals of the first-ever Nursing Times Workforce Awards together with our partners at Huddersfield University.  Our joint entry, which focuses on all our work to recruit and retain nurses, is one of eight finalists in the category Best UK Employer . 
read more

Mud sliding at my age! Can you spot the CHFT colleague?

Under all this mud there's a well-known and popular CHFT colleague.  We're not e-stating the obvious but have a look and see if you can spot him. 
read more

Moira's Magic Year made special by colleagues

Much loved Moira Elliott celebrates a big double this year. It was her 65th birthday last week and on October 11 she'll be celebrating her 25th year in the NHS. 
read more

Don't forget the Factor 50! Carol's Qatar career break.

After 29 years with the Trust, Carol Crowther is leaving on a career break for a new life in Qatar* to be with her husband who teaches English there.  She's initially taking a career break for 12 months so we haven’t seen the last of her yet. 
read more

Premier League: We like it and want to stay as long as we can. Town's Andy Booth at HRI today.

Town legend Andy Booth came in to blow the very final whistle on our World Cup summer celebrations today.  He presented a signed ball to our Pathology/Phlebotomy team who had France in the works sweep - and revealed his thoughts about Premier League Season 2 for the Terriers.  read more

Home or abroad don't miss your CHFT Weekly.

If you want to stay in touch with all your colleagues' news this summer than take your phone, google it and enjoy.   You don't have to miss your weekly dose of CHFT news just because you're on holiday.  read more

I was "paid to play"! Happy 70th NHS from Rose Hagreen

Long-serving Rose Hagreen is our latest colleague to send Happy Birthday wishes to the NHS in its 70th year. She was "paid to play" starting as a nursery nurse and now heads up our eRostering for nursing and midiwifery.  How long have you been in the NHS and what attracted you to it.  read more

Book your bank shift by app - and you could win shopping vouchers galore

Shopping vouchers worth £150 could be yours if you switch to a new shifts app.  We have been chosen as one of only 15 trusts to pilot a new app giving colleagues smarter access to bank shifts using their phone or tablet, even allowing them to book shifts whilst on the move.  read more

First LGBTQ Forum - Thurs Aug 16 - and we're backing Happy Valley Pride weekend

Two weeks today we are holding our first LGBTQ Forum for CHFT staff.  It will be on Thursday Aug 16  at 4.  read more

Providing comfort at sad times. Mortuary open days

Moving tales about caring for families from our  Star Award-winning mortuary team.  read more

Free CPR training hosted by CRH heart attack patient - August 11

   A patient is running free drop-in sessions for CPR to commemorate one year on after he survived a heart attack.  Neil Davidson is a cardiac arrest survivor who came through our ED at CRH and has raised a significant amount for the cardiology unit.  read more

Policies and work information

Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions launches Sept 1.

We're counting down to the start of our Wholly-Owned Subsidiary on September 1. It's called Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions, or CHS on a day to day basis.   It will provide estates, maintenance, materials management and procurement  support to the Trust and the good news is it will be very much business as usual for everyone else trust-wide.  read more

The Investors in People survey closes a week tomorrow

Our Investors in People assessment is underway - and the first survey stage closes a week tomorrow (Friday 10th August). The assessors need as many responses back as possible to rate us - hopefully pushing us to silver this time around, so if you've had your email from them please take a few minutes to fill it in.  read more

Bite sized learning - reporting orange and red incidents

Our incident panels meet weekly to review orange and red Datix incidents, and if a patient has been harmed by an action of the team caring for them, the incidents are further investigated and validated. Our message this week is to always check with a colleague or manager before reporting orange or red incidents.  read more

Can't find the article you are looking for? Visit the CHFT Weekly Archive