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Issue 197 | 8th November 2018

Emma's Poppy Poster celebrates World Radiography Day today and the Armistice Centenary - and make a poppy for CHFT's tributes.

A poignant X-ray of a poppy- created by our radiologist Emma Johnson - has been selected to celebrate World Radiography Day.  And our chaplaincy team is offering colleagues the chance to make a felt poppy for our displays this weekend. 
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Double silver for Ward 5D

Our Respiratory Step-Down ward  at CRH (5D) is leading the race for gold.  They've just achieved a silver exemplar ward accreditation and to celebrate their Matron Vanessa Dickinson baked them a congrats cake.  This is the second  time that the team have received the silver ward and they now have their eyes firmly set on gold. 
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Is that me? Debbie's done it and her story is straight from the heart.

A chance opportunity to join a breast screening programme changed Debbie Martin-Lawson's life forever.  Even though she was the below the mammogram age, she took up the invitation and went ahead for the test at St Luke's in Bradford, and a lump was discovered requiring further treatment. 
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'Flu's our prize winner this week? Clinical audit half day drop-ins

Our Senior Operating Department Practioner Edward Walsh pictured with his vaccinator, staff nurse Vicki Tams, is the latest winner of an extra day's annual leave. And the second prize of £25 of High Street vouchers* goes to staff nurse Joanne Graham from HRI A&E. 
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It'll take some wrapping!. Tracy Parry's gift for the NHS's 70th

As it's World Radiology Day, here's Radiographer Tracy Parry, right, featuring in our NHS 70 campaign. Tracy is pictured with colleague Karen Hobson.  read more

We're Strictly in the mood for dancing - call out for have-a-go dancers

Big thanks to WOD's Suzanne and Jason, CHFT's face of Strictly, for this photo of them in action.... NOT*   read more

Our WW1 heroes - Trish Hooson and Jacqui Howarth share their family memories.

Last week, we asked if CHFT colleagues had heroes in their families who will be remembered this weekend and, of course, there were.  It's our pleasure to share them as the country commemorates the Centenary of the Armistice.  read more

Project 20:20 - Transforming our Outpatient Care

This year CHFT  has launched a programme to transform our outpatient services and we've presented our work so far to NHSI.  read more

Goodbye to Judith Roberts. Pathology legend retires after 39 years

 Judith Roberts was given a tremendous send-off after nearly 40 years in pathology.... well, 39 years, one month and seven days.  read more

Not a dry eye.. as Liz Berry retires.

   District Nursing Clinical Manager Liz Berry retired from CHFT - and there wasn't a dry eye in the room.  Hugely popular Liz has been a nurse for 40 years the last 10 as a District Nurse and a Clinical Manager in Community Division CHFT.  read more

Policies and work information

Fax all folks! Outdated machines will be gone by Dec 31.

The Trust has been working for some time to remove fax machines and has made considerable progress. There is a need to remove fax machines for a number of reasons but primarily because it is well-evidenced that faxing is not a safe way to transfer patient data.  read more

CHFT Events

Join our walk around CRH for Prematurity Day

Purple is the colour theme for World Prematurity Day next Saturday. (Nov 17) and to celebrate  we are staging a light walk around the perimeter of CRH.  Our supporters have been knitting purple woolly hats for day.  read more

Word Antibiotic Awareness Week - your chance to win cake

We're celebrating World Antibiotic Awareness Week next week (12th to 18th November). And our team are offering the chance for a ward/team to win a cake for being the most enthusiastic and involved.  read more

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