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Issue 23 | 16th July 2015

A video series from Owen Williams - Looking at our services for the future

To continue on with our series of short films, Owen Williams talks about how we are looking to continue to deliver compassionate care in a changing environment.   To see the video please click here 
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From left:  Karadi Rangaprasad; Gerard Wainwright; Michael Ludlum; Amanda McKie; Jill Priestley; Charlie Crabtree

Michael's story

The experience of a Halifax man with cerebral palsy is being developed into a teaching tool for health professionals. Our Trust has teamed up with Michael Ludlum, colleagues from the University of Huddersfield, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and St Anne’s Community Services, to produce a film Michael’s Story. 
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Karen Gant

Well done Karen! British Crown Green all England Ladies Champion 2015

Karen Gant, 18 Week Tracker from the surgical division has become the British Crown Green Bowling Ladies Champion at Haunchwood Nuneation. The Yorkshire Ladies star beat Sarah Fox from South Yorkshire in the final at 21-15  Karen was one of seven Yorkshire Ladies in the showpiece. 
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Tracy Mundell Business Manager, Jim Longley Service Account Manager and Chris Dunne, Assistant Director of Informatics, THIS with Michael Crowther, Chief Executive and Sarah Shaw, Director of Clinical Services, Kirkwood Hospice.

Celebrating 10 years with charity donations

Brighouse based The Health Informatics Service (THIS) spent its 10th anniversary year raising £2100 for charities in Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield.          THIS is hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. 
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Caring for Trust equipment

It is everyone’s responsibility to look after all equipment used for patient care. It needs to be looked after so we can keep our patients safe and use our resources wisely.  If equipment is not cared for properly it can cost money to repair. This causes down time which means we cannot use it for patients and as a result it may put patient’s quality of care at risk.  read more

Sarah Pickup with her son Harvey and Gill Harries, General Manager, Children’s Directorate

Child Development Service refurbishment

From next Monday 20th July, the Child Development Service currently situated at Calderdale Royal Hospital, will be closed for refurbishment for approximately three months.  Staff will be relocated to Ellerslie Princess Royal (phone 01484 344361).  For any queries please don't hesitate to contact Gill Harries  Mob 07795 825003 : Tel 01422 224338     read more

CHFT Events

Colleague briefing sessions - Care Closer to Home tender

Two sessions will be held next week at HRI for colleagues wanting to find out more about the Care Closer to Home tender. 

  • Tuesday 21st July 8.30am to 10.00am in the Lecture Theatre (sub-basement)
  • Thursday 23rd July 4.00pm to 5.
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Nursing and Midwifery Conference - book your place now!

Come and join our first Celebrating Nursing Conference on Friday 18th September 2015  It is an opportunity to share and celebrate the excellent work carried out by nursing teams across the Trust.  The event will include a series of presentations, poster presentations, plus a chance to meet candidates shortlisted for the Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards 2015.  read more

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