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Issue 206 | 24th January 2019

Chloe left and Michelle

Treadmill trauma. My daughter the lifesaver.

Trainee Associate Nurse Chloe Ward has hailed all her training at HRI after she helped revive a man who had collapsed at her gym.  He was running on the treadmill at Pure Gym, Halifax, and banged his head in the fall which left him with no pulse and unresponsive. 
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Trio of Exemplar-y performances

There's triple celebrations at the moment for HRI wards 4 - elderly care, and 19 and 21-  our trauma and orthopaedic wards. All three have recently achieved silver Exemplar ward accreditation*. 
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Michelle Speight wanted to be an angel - a Charlie's Angel.

Her Granny is her hero and aged 8, she wanted to be a Charlie's Angel.  Michelle Speight is one of our excellent colorectal specialist care nurse team  who provide terriific support for our patients and their families. Every year, they go the extra mile and host an event with equipment-providers to give them further support. 
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They're Great Mates - but just who are these two ladies?

For 2019 we've a new feature celebrating the best of working at CHFT - and that includes our mates.  As well as working together caring for our patients, we form enduring relationships with people who become so important to us, they're part of our lives outside work as well. 
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"I'm still rooted at CHFT" - Our Neeraj secures key role to deliver a single vascular service across five West Yorkshire Trusts

Our vascular surgery consultant Neeraj Bhasin has been appointed to the post of Regional Clinical Director (CD) to create a single clinical service to deliver vascular services across West Yorkshire.  read more

Ward 20's work to bring home comforts to their patients

Stuck on what to buy this Valentine's Day? Or maybe you're looking to treat yourself?   Ward 20 may be able to help you get in the good books this year as they are looking to raise funds to make the ward more homely.   read more

How we're preparing for Brexit

While politicians in Parliament continue to debate the results of the referendum to leave the EU, the deadline of 29 March 2019 fast approaches. Our Trust, along with all Trusts nationally, has been asked to make preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit*.  read more

Brenda's bagged a break..and Karen & Jean captured on film

Pharmacy Assistant Brenda Cox is one of our latest winners of an extra day's annual leave. She won the precious extra day's annual leave for having her 'flu jab in our winter campaign.  read more

Sovereign Health Care's continued support to CHFT

A massive thank you to Sovereign Health Care for their latest donation of £10,000 to our Trust.   read more

Policies and work information

Syringe Drivers: important reminder of changes

The Aseptic Units no longer produce syringe drivers containing one drug, and from Friday 15th February they will stop producing all syringe drivers.   read more

Bite-sized learning - what equipment does your patient need on discharge?

Patients at high risk of developing pressure damage, or those with existing damage need the right equipment on discharge to avoid further skin deterioration when they get home. We're asking colleagues to think: If they need it here, do they need it at home?  read more

Making it easier to work across WYAAT trusts...plus new website now available

The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) want to make it easier for colleagues to work across the region for their own personal development and to provide the best possible services for our patients and those who use our services.  read more

CHFT Events

9 for £99 - Halifax gym offer for NHS staff

Still finishing off your Xmas choccies at home? Want to get fit in a local gym that's open 24 hours a day? NHS staff can get 9 months membership at 24/7 in Halifax for £99.   read more

Risk assessment training dates to March

This 90 minute course is aimed at managers, supervisors and team leaders responsible for Health & Safety in their department. There are plenty of dates through to 8th March.  read more

Almost you.... Jane Wilson's published poem

Ward 8 Jane Wilson's poem story first appeared in CHFT Weekly on January 3 and, we regret, it included some typos and errors.   We try to ensure everything is to highest standard every week and regret this was not the case for Jane on this occasion.  read more

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