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Issue 229 | 4th July 2019

They may not have won... but they had lots of fun! CRH Acute Floor at HSJ Patient Safety Finals

Our Acute Floor at CRH had a blast at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester - especially in the photo booth.  Twenty-two category winners were celebrated at the awards in Manchester on Tuesday night.   We were shortlisted in two categories - Best Emerging Solution for Patient Safety and Patient Safety Innovation of the Year. 
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Queen's Nurse award for Community's Mandy

Community Matron, Mandy Kazmierski has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).  The title indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. 
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CHFT co-hosts successful first Pride in the NHS event

Comedian Rhona Cameron, second right,  was the guest speaker at our NHS LGBTQ+  co-hosted with the RCN and NHSE in Leeds yesterday.  It was a learning and networking event and  open to all  NHS organisations across the North.  Scot Rhona  - who appeard on the first ever Celebrity Get Me Out of Here  - was the guest speaker. 
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From Costcutter to CHFT. Lauren Geraghty's an inspiration.

Lauren Geraghty is CHFT’s newest addition to the dietetic department!  Here she tells more about herself in a fun-filled glorious read of achievement and challenging herself... and she's a total inspiration. Enjoy all!  Hello My Name Is.... Lauren Geraghty. 
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Welcome to all our fab, new graduate nurses 2019

It was our very great pleasure to welcome our new cohort of graduate nurses who start in our wards and teams in September.  They were able see our new double act Vicky Powers and CEO Owen Williams in a chatty-style welcome video, and our deputy chief nurse Lindsay Rudge led the event.  read more

Espana por favor! July's Staff Lottery winners revealed. Is it you?

This is a beach on the Costa Brava.. and that's where this month's lottery winner will be heading!    read more

CHFT's Summer of 2019: Wimbledon, trollies and lollies roundup.

Game for a laugh!  Our tennis-themed roadshow has been a right hoot this week as Wimbledon kicked-off.  It visited THIS HQ in Brighouse - (all our sites will get a visit***) - where Assistant Director, Rob Birkett and Service Desk Analyst Fehzan Alam braved a barrage of balls.  read more

Buns bank more than £350 for Help for Heroes

They were queueing up and then they needed to restock twice from Sainsbury's! Our bun stalls to raise money for Help the Heroes had a tremendous response.  Held at HRI, CRH and Broad Street Plaza, together they raised £351.  read more

Our Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday July 17th

CHFT’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on Wednesday 17th July, at 6pm on the top floor of Acre Mills. Everyone is welcome to attend, though we'd ask you to tell us please if you're planning to come along.  read more

Policies and work information

Next Work Together 2 Improve training programme starts September

Are you brimming with ideas to improve things for patients where you work? Do you want to develop your skills in problem solving? Then why not look into our next WT2i training programme which starts in September? It could lead to a nationally recognised qualification at the end of it.  read more

Bite-sized learning - Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) must-dos

Our Mental Health Act (MHA) Team need your help - The 1983 Act is a legal power that enables the Trust to detain a person for assessment or treatment for a mental disorder.  Depending upon which section of the Act is used determines what you can or can’t do.  read more

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote for Staff Governor.

Friday July 5 is the final day colleagues can vote in the staff elections.  We are looking for a new governor for two groups of colleagues:  1 nurses/midwives and 2  AHP/healthcare scientists/pharmacists.  In both groups there are three choices. All have submitted their biographies and information explaining why they want to be a Governor.  read more

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