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Issue 226 | 13th June 2019

Jan's a Star and an "amazing" manager for "being there".

Ward manager Jan Calverley has been hailed as the most supportive boss ever...   Chief Nurse Jackie Murphy sprung the Star Award surprise on her after healthcare assistant Kirsteen Doherty nominated her for helping her through a very tough personal time. Triggered by a family episode years ago, Kirsteen was having difficulty coping. 
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You're the Greatix - ED's first presentation for Zoe's care for a dying man.

Staff Nurse Zoe Scott has been presented with ED's very first Greatix award for her compassion toward a dying patient.   Greatix is ED's in-house awards and any member of staff at CHFT can nominate them.  Here are the words from Zoe's nomination which clinched the first award.  "One afternoon a patient presented to the ED very unwell. 
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Jo, left and Helen

Jo Dent and Helen Ilsley finish Leeds Triathlon - an hour apart! But who was fastest?

Our Colorectal Oncologist Jo Dent "took on" our Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist Mrs Helen Ilsley in the Leeds Triathlon.  Jo  ended up an hour after Helen ( their times were Jo 3 hr.30 mins and Helen 2 hr 35 mins)  but she had stopped to gossip along the route to her supporters and was just glad nothing had "dropped off" along the way. 
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"He totally bossed it." Riley finally sings side by side with Jess Glynne.

After "4,000 emails", our staff nurse Lola Duncan has finally helped  little patient Riley Merrill sing live with Jess Glynne.  Lola managed to arrange a private "Meet and Greet" session with Jess in her tour bus (see pic below) before the concert at Haydock Park last Friday. 
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A paddling pool on HRI's roof! How Kath Fletcher discovered the junior doctors' secret sunspot!

Kath Fletcher has moved on yet again to a new phase in her 29 years at the Trust. She's now Head of Planned Care Access. We asked her a bit more  about her career to mark the occasion.  read more

Fleecies all round after Volunteers' Festive Party

Our super lovely volunteers are thinking of others - even at their own Xmas Party.  Their fundraising raffle raised enough to kit out the Bowel Cancer  Screening Nurses  - so no more shivery information stands at our hospital entrances.  read more

Consultant of the Week and more day case treatment: how reconfiguration is transforming Cardiology care.

   Our cardiology patients are now benefitting from a  “consultant of the week” model  and increased accessibility to day case treatments as a result of us reconfiguring the service onto a single site.  read more

News from the Palliative Care Team.

Our Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team support patients and their families to deal with complex life limiting illnesses, alongside the GP and Community nursing and support service.  read more

Memory Book for Gillian Appleyard

A memory book is being circulated at CRH to celebrate the life of popular main desk receptionist Gillian Appleyard who has sadly died suddenly whilst on holiday in Cyprus.  read more

Policies and work information

June 24 - new Community Requesting System

On Monday, June 24, we are introducing a new community equipment requesting system.  It’s for any piece of equipment – from Zimmer frames to beds and mattresses – which support our patients to live independently.  It works very much like on-line shopping and comes with an online catalogue to select products and replaces our existing order-by-email system.  read more

Bite-sized learning - diagnosing red legs and cellulitis

Red legs and cellulitis are similar conditions and can sometimes be misdiagnosed. One needs anitibiotics and a possible hospital stay, and one doesn't. Luckily the Lymphoedema team are on hand to help.  read more

CHFT Events

Mayor of Huddersfield attending our next BAME meeting on Monday - all welcome

The Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Mumtaz Hussain will be the guest of honour at Monday's Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) meeting, which all colleagues are welcome to attend. Cllr Hussain cut the cake at our NHS70 celebrations  back in summer last year and was interested to hear about the great work that's ongoing by the group.  read more

Think LD - special week for our patients with extra needs at CHFT

Next week is Learning Disabilities Week at CHFT.  Our Matron  lead for Learning Disabilites, Amanda Mckie (pictured centre) will be promoting awareness of our hospital passports - designed to support colleagues to provide extra care for patients with extra needs.  read more

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