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Issue 194 | 18th October 2018

"What if it was my Mum or Dad....." Michelle's compassionate care from the heart

Our Healthcare Assistant, Michelle Jackson was so surprised by Owen Williams with a Star Award.....she was convinced he had the wrong person!.  She was nominated after a colleague saw the way Michelle  "put herself in our patient's shoes" and handled an end-of-life situation with the patient's family. 
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ABC. Absolutely. Brilliant. Care. Praise for Speech and Language Therapy team

A family has thanked our Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) team for helping to get their little boy settled into mainstream reception class at school.  Jack Oakley has Developmental Language Disorder (DSL) and has been supported by the Kirklees SALT team for around two years now. 
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Murphs v Birks! Gloves off as hundreds of nurses and docs join flu uptake! Oh..and Carole's our latest prize draw winner

Here's where it gets serious folks - our first 'flu reports are out. It's going great with more than 36% of frontline colleagues vaccinated in the first weeks - 12% higher than this time last year. Also a shout out as wards 7b and the coronary care unit at CRH are both at 70% immunised, and to F&SS who are currently the top operational division. 
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Who scored at our Annual Planning Day?

Sal Uka and Julie Mellor played table football to demonstrate team work and "not scoring own goals" as their theme at our two-day Annual Planning Day.  Around 120 colleagues attended the event at Acre Mills top floor on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, which was aimed at working together to draw up our priorities for  next year 2019/20. 
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Congrats to our award-winning eRostering team extra bank shifts in time for Christmas and Allocate Me app drop-ins too.

Hot off the press...the eRostering Team won an Allocate award last night for being the best Trust at creating effective e-rosters so we can provide the best, safe and effective care for our patients at CHFT.  read more

NHS70:I came to work at CHFT as the care was so good for Mum and me.

There's just 10 weeks to go now as the NHS 70th year approaches its end. Throught this fab year we've featured a different  CHFT colleague and role and thanks for all the lovely feedback.  This week it's Laura Dyson-Jones' turn from HR. She came to work here after being so impressed with the care her Mum had received from us.  read more

CHFT comedy quiz based on fact and top Trust gossip!

As part of our Annual Planning this week, Jacqui Booth in Comms staged a quiz for all attendees at Acre Mills to refresh and revitalise ahead of the day's serious business.  It's an easy "true or false" and went down a storm and we thought we'd share the smirks Trustwide. Enjoy!  read more

"Treat Me Well" gears up at CHFT and well done to Amanda McKie.

It's Mencap's Activism Week and we've launched a campaign sharing the key message that "simple adjustments make a big difference to patients" with learning disabilities.  read more

Roar on, roar on! Amy Hardcastle's England Lions' call-up. ....

   Amy Hardcastle's had another call-up to the England team.  The rugby league star  - and now healthcare assistant in our ED team at CRH - will be heading to the south of France and will be playing for her country on tour from October 24-28.  read more

Policies and work information

Digital appointment letters have landed!

Another huge leap digitally for us this week as some outpatient appointment letters* are now being sent digitally to patients. They can view all their appointment details on their smartphone, cancel or confirm their appointment in one click - plus loads of other great features to make life easier for patients.  read more

Training course: New National Early Warning Score helps spot sepsis

Colleagues delivering care for inpatients and adult cases have until mid-December to complete a new national training course for National Early Warning Score (NEWS)2.   HRI's SAU staff nurse Stacey Sutcliffe went to Leeds to hear more about the changes to the new early warning system for our acutely ill patients.  read more

CHFT Events

President attends Laryngectomy Support Group.

We were delighted to welcome  the President of the National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC), Malcolm Babb to our patient support group for laryngectomy patients.  Malcolm had a laryngectomy in 2002 but was able to return to his work as a school teacher. After early retirement in 2007 he became involved in local support groups in Chesterfield and later with NALC.  read more

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