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Issue 198 | 15th November 2018

Zille Khan

Revealed! Staff Lottery's Big £5,000 November winner.

Here's the annual £5000 jackpot winning number in this month's staff lottery...but who is the face behind 714? 
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Top team make Briar Court Open Day day a success.

Our colo-rectal nurse specialists staged their annual open day for our patients and their families and there was a tremendous turnout.  Briar Court Hotel at Birchencliffe was the setting and our team and supporters provided a showcase of all the support available. 
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Red Dot Day...superheroes keeping patients safe

Today is International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day! The aim of the day is to increase awareness about the damaging impact of pressure ulcers.   Using the symbol of the red dot, the Tissue Viability Team want to bring visibility to the importance of preventing pressure ulcers. 
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I was paralysed one day and up and about the next! Patient's praise for our stroke care after our first thrombectomy.

A Halifax man who suffered a stroke in July while he was dining out with his wife Noriko has returned to CHFT to thank everyone for his care that saved his life.  Francis Atkinson was blue lighted to CRH from the café in Halifax where he was rapidly assessed for thrombolysis and thrombectomy by the Stroke team - a first for our Trust. 
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Farewell to lovely Sheila Brierley

CHFT Weekly has some very sad news this week.  Our volunteer Sheila Brierley, aged 90, died last week after an amazing career at CHFT during which she collected a purple ribbon medal from the Volunteers Association to mark her years and years of service to her local hospital.  read more

"Laureate" Lindsay turns to verse to celebrate the NHS's 70th

Deputy Sister Lindsay Westmoreland left teacher training because she liked caring so much.  She's the first poet to feature in our year long campaign celebrating 70 years since Nye Bevan created the NHS.   read more

A penne for your thoughts - join our OD Kitchen on 7th December

The thyme has come...join us to cook up some recipes for CHFT's continuing success.   On December 7th we're holding an event with a recipe theme to lettuce bring colleagues together to share their ideas about how we can improve.  read more

All Comms wants for Christmas - is your team!

Following last year's fab Advent Countdown featuring individuals from across the Trust  we're changing tactics this year.... and are on the look out for teams to feature in the new Christmas build-up.  read more

£2k innovation award for Graham Smith

We were among the winners at the Medipex Innovation awards last month.  The awards provide a platform to showcase pioneering new ideas and technologies developed by, or with, NHS staff to improve patient care and make services more efficient.  read more

Policies and work information

Staff survey - closes 30th November. If you don't tell us, how do we know?

Every colleague at CHFT has their chance to respond to the National NHS Staff Survey 2018 - it's the way we look at making CHFT an even better place to work.  read more

Mental Health Support Service - sessions in November, December and January

The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service, delivered by Remploy, and funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, provides confidential one-to-one workplace mental health support for Trust colleagues.   read more

Bite-sized Learning - classic safety thermometer

A must-do this week folks, as our topic is the national classic NHS Safety Thermometer.  Each ward and community area (excl paediatrics, neonatal and maternity) must complete it monthly.  read more

CHFT Events

CHFT Strictly and Pudsey Bear: Big news on both of these...

We know how colleagues love to support Children in Need. Comms couldn't possibly cover all the photos, however if someone in your team takes a photo on a smart phone they can either:    

  • put them on social media and tag us in (@CHFTNHS)
  • send them to chft@cht.nhs.
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Better informed and less scared: Making our services accessible to all

We had a good event  at the Mission in Huddersfield which saw representation from Bowel, AAA, Breast and Prostate Screening Programmes. The event was held to inform those with a learning disability of the screening programmes available and how to get access to these important tests.  read more

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