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Issue 224 | 30th May 2019

Hello My Name Is... Emma Kovaleski - our new Fundraising Manager.

Emma Kovaleski is our new Fundraising Manager helping us so we can enhance the care we provide for our patients and their families.  Here the mum-of-three tells us why she loves running, being home with her family and why astronaut Helen Sharman inspires her.   Hello My Name Is.... 
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We've 33ft of bowels. Our Community experts share their expertise with the Nursing Standard.

Our Calderdale Bladder and Bowel Service have featured in the latest edition of the Nursing Standard.  Their excellent approach to sharing the importance of continence care has been cited as best practice.  Lead Nurse for Bladder & Bowel Service, Sharon Holroyd, said:  "Our team has been used as an example of an excellent service within our speciality. 
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How volunteering led to my job. Jamie Whitely explains.

Becoming a volunteer at our Trust has given local boy Jamie Whitely the opportunity to join us as a full-time employee. So as next week is Volunteer Week, we thought his story was worthy sharing.  Jamie, 24, from Mount in Huddersfield graduated three years ago with a 2:1 in Forensic and Analytical Science. 
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Smaller uniforms, please! How super slimmer Sue Thompson sized-down!

Matron Sue Thompson and her husband, Dave, have shed around more than eight stones between them - and she's feeling better than ever. They did so well they made Slimming World's (SW) Couple of the Year 2019 semi-finals. Read all about this diminishing double act and be inspired if you want to lose weight. Sue's lost four stones and dropped three to four dress sizes. 
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Me App's amazing take-up gets CHFT to another finals

CHFT has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards in the ‘Best use of Technology to improve the Working Environment’ Category for the implementation of Allocate Me App & Web.  read more

Welcome back Mrs Wootton! Becky's team's comedy name reminder sign after her wedding

Rebecca Wootton's just getting used to not being Rebecca Johnson - and to help her out with her married name her team came to the rescue.  read more

Say it as it is. Friends and Family Test for CHFT colleagues starts Monday

This  Monday is a very important one for everyone here, as all our colleagues will get an email asking them to take part in the Staff Friends and Family Test - Fourth Quarter 2018/2019  It asks for your views on our organisation and all answers are anonymous.  read more

Pictured L-R: Laura Ford, Kylie Dunn, Dale Imrie

Improving communications with community pharmacies.

The Pharmacy Department has successfully implemented Connect with Pharmacy – an electronic communication with community pharmacies to pass on information about discharge medication.    read more

In a league of our own!. Rate our benefits at our next Hothouse - June 7.

CHFT is proud of the range of benefits and rewards we offer to all colleagues working here.  Yet we know some of them have been around for some time and maybe there could be some which colleagues would find more relevant and prefer.  So we are inviting you to draw up a Cupboard "League Table" of benefits so we know which is your most popular amongst colleagues..  read more

Goose bumps, emotions, we are all human. All the messages from the latest Schwartz Round.

   CHFT colleagues took to the hot seat to open their hearts and share their work experiences at our latest Schwartz Round.  The subject  for open discussion was: ‘Why I do the job I do’.  read more

Policies and work information

Bite-sized Learning - our legal team are here to help.

   The Police or Social Services sometimes try to contact colleagues directly to request statements for court, rather than via the Legal Team.  The Legal Team are there to support colleagues through this process so it's important to let them know  - as well as your line manager  - if you are approached directly.  read more

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