Flour and honey trigger Majax at HRI ....sort of!
Our ED colleagues at HRI yesterday staged a Majax to test our response to chemical contamination injuries. Patients who self-presented covered with a white powder (created by flour and honey for the exercise) were put through the decontamination tent by colleagues in head-to-toe protective gear. read more
Well done x10. Diplomas achieved and colleagues hailed pioneers.
The Community Healthcare Division is pioneering a level 5 Apprenticeship Programme for support staff within the Division, which will help create and enhance unregistered roles and support a career structure for our staff who are not registered nurses or AHPs. read more
Self-drive to surgery!
Thanks to Linthwaite Football Club for this new patient transport to get our younger patients to surgery. The club has donated an electric car so youngsters in Children's day Surgery Unit can drive themselves to theatres. This distracts them and also helps to reduce their stress levels. read more
"Without doubt my best appointment!" - praise from Andy Lockey for retiring Angela
No it's not a simulation - Angela Hope really has retired! Among those to wave her off was consultant Andy Lockey, pictured third right, - the man responsible for getting Angela back to CHFT three years ago. read more
Bringing people together - Louise Riby's Back to the Floor idea is a winner.
We're having a Back to the Floor style week in September where our Board of Directors will visit different areas across the Trust to find out more about any issues and celebrate the good stuff too! So if you want them to come to you - read on... read more
New NMC standards to offer greater flexibility - changes in September
The way we supervise and assess some students is changing. In September new Nursing and Midwifery Councill education standards are being introduced in our Trust. Here is a brief overview of the changes, which will be followed by more communications over the coming months. read more