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Issue 201 | 18th December 2018

Party time as the Acute Floor at CRH hits its first birthday.

There was plenty of schloer-ping as Ward 2ABCD at Calderdale Royal Hospital have celebrated their one year anniversary of becoming an acute floor.  The merging of the former Acute Medical Unit and Short Stay ward has proven to be a huge success in terms of patient experience, patient flow and staff relations. 
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Watch out there's an elf about!

'Tis the season for some naughty elfing.  The little man in red and green has been spotted out and about at our Trust causing havoc - and smiles - in all areas.  Sightings include the neo-natal unit, Medical Assessment Unit and and in the Medical Secretaries Office where Elf Day raised more than £50. 
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Half-a-tree and hundreds of Teddies....stroke team wow Halifax Minster.

Our  fabulous Stroke Care Team have excelled this Christmas was a fabulous - half a tree - in Halifax Minster.  Topped by a sparkly brain the 12ft whopping tree looked amazing and also was spreading the Act FAST message.  (Face, Arm, Speech and Time - the four keystones on stroke recongnition and prevention). 
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Our Wonder-wards! Awesome fund-raising for patients' little extras.

There's raffle prizes and then there's Ward`14's raffle prizes.  The team on there have bought some amazing gifts including Hortus gin, chocolate and beauty products to win. And all the monies raised will go to buy extras for the ward. 
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Santa spreads joy on Rainbow Unit

We had a wonderful Christmas party at Rainbow Child Development Service at CRH.  read more

NHS, you saved my baby niece. Jammal's 70th birthday wishes.

Jammal Mohammed, from estates shares his lovely  thoughts in the year the NHS turned 70 -  including one to make you go awww.   read more

Hundreds and thousands of congratulations! Cake decorating winner and Xmas Tree comp reminder.

We've all been getting into the spirit of Christmas here at CHFT - and today we can announce the winner of the Decorate a Xmas Cake competition is.....  read more

Celebrating Success: The Movie is HERE!

It's the movie premiere of the year at CHFT... the one we've been waiting for, anyway, apols to Mary Poppins!  It's a short two minutes covering the highlights of the night including the arrivals at the Town Hall through to the winners' announcements and sheer jubilation around the room.  read more

WOD "chefs" Claire, Jason and Ruth serve up a sizzling ideas day.

Colleagues from all areas and roles gathered in our "Ideas Kitchen" to cook up more new ways to boost and improve our organisational development plans.  read more

Policies and work information

Think bike! Mark's plea after near miss at work.

HRI plaster room technician Mark Keating is asking colleagues to "think bike" as they're driving around our grounds, following a near miss, which could have been much more serious.  read more

Datix December - top three questions on colleagues' lips

Our Datix Team have been out and about floor-walking, and setting up shop at lunchtimes for colleagues keen to learn more about how to raise incidents.  Dr Beatrix Langara (3rd from left) and Incident Manager, Naheed Razzaq (5th from left) have been welcomed by all staff in all areas they've visited so far - with more sessions planned.  read more

Learning from Deaths newsletter out now.

Our Consultant Paediatrician Sal Uka hosted our first Learning from Deaths summit in the summer - and he's really proud to be able to share the learning from the day in our latest themed -learning newsletter (see below).  read more

Christmas shuttle timetable

The shuttle bus schedule, and our transport office hours will be slightly different over the festive period. See the table below.  read more

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