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Issue 219 | 25th April 2019

Breakfast Club Ward 7 CRI

Special K-are. Breakfast Club starts the day on 7D at CRH.

This week we've a special focus on all the new work on CRH's Ward 7 for their patients.  Our Chief Nurse Information Officer Carol Gregson tipped Comms off about it after she'd been on the ward and was impressed with the innovation in care there. 
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Paper use slashed by half. Day Surgery leading the way to go green.

Our Ec- friendly force on Day Surgery at HRI are leading the way with some stunning "green" ideas.  Matron Vicky Smith hailed their work saying : "I am continually so proud of the way my staff always go the extra mile in whatever is put to them. 
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Why caring at the end of life is so important. Champion Kirsty Collins shares her thoughts.

Our End of Life Champions are providing such special care and support for our patients.  Here's Andrea Vickerman's selfie of some of our Champions during a training session. Kirsty Collins, pictured bottom left, is a new recruit  to them and here she explains more about herself and why she is drawn to the role. 
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CHFT staff are lovely and less scary than the Queen. Photographer's verdict.

Here's CHFT colleagues seen through the lens which has photographed the Queen on one of the biggest days in her year - the State Opening of Parliament, bottom left. 
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Temporary extra role for Owen with NHS Confederation

Our CEO, Owen Williams has been appointed temporary Chair of  the NHS Confederation (NHSC) and he will fulfil his duties alongside his role here at CHFT.  The NHSC appointment is on an interim basis and follows the decision of the current NHSC Chair Stephen Dorrell to stand for the Change UK party at the European Elections next month. Here’s the NHSC announcement.  read more

Sally Grose

Sally Grose is just brilliant at helping stroke patients achieve their goals.

   Sally Grose in an occupational therapist working in the Community Rehabilitation team, part of the Support & Independence team.   As part of our early supported discharge pathway for stroke survivors, she gets to work with people as soon as they come out of hospital and continue their rehab in their own home.  read more

It PACS a punch. New radiology system goes live on Saturday.

Another step forward digitally for CHFT as our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs) is replaced this weekend - allowing colleagues to view patient images* from other hospitals in an instant. We will have to revert to paper on Saturday and have plans in place, so if this affects you, read on.  read more

Hospital Services Reconfiguration: Strategic Outline Case published today

Today is an important day for the ongoing plans to reconfigure healthcare services and especially those provided in our two hospitals.  The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) has been published and is on our website now.  read more

Best in the country. More than 10,500 CHFT patients are signed up to YourEPR

Our Trust has the greatest take-up* to YourEPR by patients in the country.  Your EPR is a secure website that lets patients see information about their healthcare online and so far around 10,500 have signed up.   Once registered, patients can see information such as future appointments, some blood results, discharge summaries and clinic letters.  read more

In memory of my husband Stephen Moore. Jayne's epic cycle ride.

Our Chaplaincy Department has produced a new leaflet promoting support for faith issues and spiritual care thanks to Jayne Moore, wife of former chaplain Stephen, who completed a sponsored cycle ride.  read more

Policies and work information

Bite-sized Learning - changes to patients' medicines

Sometimes a patient's medication has to be changed to help treat their condition so it is important to discuss this with them at their appointment, as well as explaining the potential side-effects.  read more

The Cupboard - we've refreshed our Four Pillars to support colleagues

Here's our Associate Director of Organisational Development Ruth Mason at the Staff Management Partnership Forum this week.  Ruth and other members of our Workforce Department will be out-and-about spreading the word about The Cupboard, including, amongst other things, our refreshed Four Pillars, in the coming weeks.  read more

2019 Fire Safety Training - it's online this year

This year colleagues need to complete their Fire Safety Training online in ESR as there are no face-to-face sessions. Instead there is an electronic booklet to read.  read more

CHFT Events

Freebies galore and lots of moneysaving ideas...roadshows on May 1 and May 8.

The Workforce Benefits Service will be holding two roadshows in order to meet colleagus to promote the services they provide.  read more

Endoscopy recruitment event - next Tues 30th... or see NHS Jobs

The Endoscopy departments are looking for qualified staff and healthcare assistants to join their expanding team on both sites. They're holding an open evening at their HRI unit next Tuesday between 6.30pm and 8pm.  read more

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