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Issue 202 | 20th December 2018

Don's the Star on top of CHFT tree this week.

Our Waste and Sustainability Manager Don Mackenzie could barely  "container-ed" his excitement when up popped Helen Barker with the latest Star Award. 
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Surgery's amazing 2018! Round-up of a year of achievement.

Our Surgery division is celebrating a tremendous run of achievement this year – their best ever potentially!  It has been one good thing after another and that’s set against the backdrop of the endoscopy fire which could have brought lesser teams to their knees. 
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Our Hannah's got fundraising boxed off.

Receptionist Hannah Crowther, right, pulled on her gloves and survived three rounds boxing  fund-raising for Cancer Research.  Some bake, others dress-down but our outpatient receptionist decided to climb into the ring for the first time ever. She trained hard for eight weeks and loved it – despite a tense moment after the final bell. 
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Carol's 70th birthday and 35 of them a volunteer

Greenlea Unit legend Carol Armitage is celebrating her 70th birthday and 35 years as a volunteer with us.  Staff on the unit at HRI presented her with gifts to make her double anniversary a special one.  Carol started volunteering stocking the sweet trolley at Mill Hill hospital. 
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Margaret Stephenson retires after 43 years and bye bye Kirsten

Last Sunday, they gave them their hearts.  16th Dec marked a significant day on LDRP as the team bade a happy retirement to Margaret Stephenson and also said Bon Voyage to Kirsten Colleran.  They  "pounced" during Margaret Stephenson's last shift on Sunday - to give her a surprise send-off.  read more

You've saved my son's life...twice. Jennifer Jackson hails the NHS in its 70th year.

Nutrition Assistant Jennifer Jackson can remember the days before the NHS and how hard it was for some people to pay doctors' bills. She wishes it another 70 years providing care for all and free at the point of use. Next week it's the last in our campaign.  read more

Thanks 7d/c for everything you did for Mum.

   A cheque for £700 was presented to Becky Sykes, Rehabilitation Ward Manager, and staff on  Ward 7, the Stroke Unit at CRH, in memory of Doreen Priestley for recognition of the excellent care she received from the dedicated staff.  read more

Tree-mendous efforts - keep the hedgehogs away though!

The gloves came off for our Decorate a Xmas Tree competition last week...and our estates gardeners at HRI Dave Knapton and Gary Lemal studied all the entries before deciding their winner.....  read more

Thanks to my HPS colleagues. Becky's mission to Ethiopia in memory of her Mum

Becky Swain is on an incredible fundraising mission - backed by her HPS colleagues - to help build classrooms in Ethiopia in memory of her Mum.  Becky - a Development Analyst - with us since April last year, and 11 members of her family set a target of £18k to fund their mission and have now topped £27k.  read more

Policies and work information

Syringe Drivers: important changes to the supply of syringe drivers made in the Aseptic Units

This information is being shared in preparation of the closure of the Aseptic Units next year. The first changes begin next month, so please read on.  read more

We'll be back in 2019

This is the last CHFT Weekly of 2018.  It's been a belter of a year - sooo much good news around in all areas.  We'll be back on Thursday, January 3 to get cracking again so, in the meantime, please continue to send us all your news.  read more

Thanks from Cornelle for supporting our Freedom of Information service

The Information Governance Steering Group and Freedom of Information (FOI) Team would like to thank all colleagues involved in responding to FOI requests.  The Trust has seen a rise in the number of requests received year-on-year... and they could top 1,000 this year.  read more

CHFT Events

How little things make big changes

There's been two inspirational and lovely special events this week as CHFT runs up to Christmas.  read more

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