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Issue 218 | 18th April 2019

Sanjay's a Star doc!

There isn't a better example of a doctor delivering care with compassion, we reckon, than Dr Sanjay Kumar.  Dr Kumar was nominated by Kerry Getliffe who works in theatres as she was so overwhelmed by the utter loveliness and kindness Dr Kumar showed to her father, pictured centre, who has incurable lung cancer. 
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We're having an Easter blast. Fun and a raffle from the team on ward 8a.

   The talented team on Ward 8 at CRH have struck choccy gold with this year's Easter raffle. They had enough eggs, bunnies and chicks to fill trolleys galore with an amazing 38 prizes.  All ward colleagues bring in prizes and this year they also had donations from several local supermarkets. 
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Casson's the King of The Cupboard!

Move over Martin Clunes, there’s a new king of the voice-overs, as our HR Advisor Paul Casson is the man to tell us all about The Cupboard, CHFT's new Organisational Development* Strategy. 
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"Absolutely spot on". Great work and rave reviews for our Specialist Physio Enhanced Reablement Service

   Calderdale’s Enhanced Reablement Team is a new branch of the existing Reablement Service in Calderdale, formed from a partnership between CHFT and Calderdale Council.  They started as a pilot scheme in July 2018, running for a year initially and is already getting excellent reviews from our patients and their families. 
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Easter greetings from Microbiology

It looks like a cute Easter cake topping.... but it's the genius work of our colleagues in the lab.  These greetings are made purely of.... bacteria. We asked consultant microbiologist Gavin Boyd to explain the science behind their creations.  read more

Sheridan and friends gathering to say final farewells

Fairy lights treatment for Sheridan's trolley

Sheridan Hodgson's cleaning trolley was pimped with fairy lights for her farewell after keeping ICU at CRH sparkling for 12 years.  read more

"Quite amazing!" How General Surgery secretaries are supporting better patient care.

Our General Surgery secretaries have been hailed as a true example of our Four Pillars - supporting a new initiative around virtual clinics.  read more

Farewell to Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue and... Sue.

There was an excellent turn out of Sue Gileses at Sue Giles' leaving do.  Colleagues shared Sue Giles masks for her big night  out as they marked her retirement after 33 years in the NHS  - with the last 14 in cardiac rehabilitation.  read more

Changes afoot for our ANTT assessors who go a great job keeping up our compliance.

Our Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT) compliance stands at a whopping 95% and that's  all due to the great work of our assessors.  Senior Infection Control Nurse, Karen Tomlinson, said "We have come a long way in the past four years, and our compliance has increased from 55% in 2015.  read more

Policies and work information

Prioritising dietetic adult inpatient services

Due to a temporary staffing situation we are currently implementing a prioritisation plan for dietetic adult inpatient services.    We are hopeful that the staffing situation will improve over the next few months as we are in the process of recruiting  but in the meantime the following will apply.  read more

Bite-sized learning: Duty of Candour elearning is there to help

Our Duty of Candour (DOC) elearning package is available to everyone on ESR. There is no assessment and it explains the background of DOC, when and the best way we should apologise, how you can access support plus lots of other useful information.  read more

We're Armed Forces-friendly

We've signed up to the The Armed Forces Covenant, recognsing the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families can bring to our Trust.  read more

CHFT Events

Pay Progression Policy - visit HR at one of their drop-ins

Our team from HR will be on-hand at a number of drop-in sessions to support colleagues with questions about the Pay Progression Policy.  read more

Healthwatch survey on NHS LongTerm Plan: take part and have your say

Healthwatch are often seen in our hospitals talking to patients and visitors about their views on the services we deliver.  Now they're asking people their views on what would make things better in a survey as the NHS has released its Long Term Plan.  read more

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