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Issue 233 | 1st August 2019

Emma's a Star for a very caring discharge as time was running out.

Staff Nurse Emma Karim has picked up our latest Star Award for arranging the most caring discharge for a patient who had just hours to live.  From the nomination below it reads like the perfect discharge is very, very difficult circumstances.  Emma, said: "Despite the situation this was a really lovely discharge. 
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Up and running! Nominate your colleagues now!

The next national NHS Unsung Heroes awards got underway today right here - on Yorkshire Day -  at our very proud Trust.  The awards are to recognise the vast range of non-clinical roles in the NHS - and they make up half the NHS staff. 
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Tunnocks! Our new Director of Nursing Ellen Armistead talks teacakes and much much more

   Ellen Armistead is our new Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive.  She joins us from the CQC where she was Deputy Chief Inspector  having started her career as a nursing auxiliary. She is married to Chris and they have two sons Alistair and Paddy, one grandson Arthur and a dog called Dottie. 
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It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all. Lesley Hill says farewell.

Colleagues packed the HRI Learning Centre to say a very fond farewell to Estates boss Lesley Hill who has retired after 13 years at CHFT. Gifts included a specially-crafted embossed frame presented by Paul Gilling, flowers, theatre tickets, walking gear and wine. 
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"Work Grandma" Vee's 60th Birthday -

Vanessa  "Vee" Harrison turned 60 and true to form, the lovely team in Sexual Health at Broad Street Plaza made it a special day for a special colleague.     Vee has lived and worked in Halifax all her life, only having a break from nursing to bring up her two children. She was a nurse cadet in 1975 before Nurse training in 1977.  read more

Mighty Hike was mighty wet for our Simon

Five years ago, Senior Information Analyst, Simon Beeley didn't think he'd even stand again after a brain injury - so to take on Macmillan's Mighty Hike through the Peak District on one of the wettest weekends of the year was a huge achievement.  read more

Pictured left to right are Mitchell Saeid,  Kathryn Doyle and Lauren Geraghty.

New recruits to Community Dietetics

The dietetic department at CHFT recently welcomed some new dietitians to the team and are now in a position to be able to lift the adult inpatient service restrictions we had in place.       Kathryn and Lauren both studied at Leeds Beckett university and completed some  of their dietetic student placement  at CHFT .  read more

Our "big shop" to restock The Cupboard!

Each month we'll be making sure The Cupboard is re-stocked to ensure we are providing the very best support for colleagues here at CHFT.   The Cupboard was launched three months ago. It's our digital people strategy and signposts colleagues to our seven recipes for success.   read more

Tea and cakes send-off

"A long time and a wonderful career." Farewell Elspeth

Elspeth Godfrey (nee Maughan) has worked for the Trust for over 30 years (and the NHS for more than 40)  and has worked in the Patient Pathway Coordinator team since it’s conception in 2007.  Her colleague Kath Crewe said she had helped so many cancer patients receive their treatment.  read more

Lindsay's listening: Special sessions for HCAs.

Arising from the feedback from our last Staff Survey we are holding sessions for our HCAs.  Our Deputy Director of Nursing, Lindsay  Rudge, who started her career here at CHFT,  will be hosting the session.  She said: “It is very important to us to know how our all our teams are feeling and to encourage  and support them to let us know.  read more

Policies and work information

Bite-sized learning - top tip for CPR bed position

We recently had an incident where colleagues struggled to lower the bed to start chest compressions. A great way to familiarise yourself with using it would be to practice using the rapid release CPR lever when making up patient beds.  read more

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