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issue 240 | 19th September 2019

A record-breaking five nominations for caring for his patients AND his colleagues!

Our Respiratory Ward Charge Nurse Leslie Dalley is our latest Star Award winner for way he cares  for his patients AND his colleagues.  He's such a good team member he was nominated a record-breaking five times  - by five different colleagues - in a single month! Usually, to get one is a cracking achievement so five is simply spectacular. 
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How many AirV02s can you get in a lift?

The Trust has now successfully completed the rollout of new devices called AirVO2 across both hospitals.  They were launched earlier this year at HRI and earlier this month were successfully rolled out at CRH.  The AirVO2 delivers a mix of high flow oxygen and air, it is required for our sickest patients when they require high levels of oxygen. 
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A colleague we will ALL miss. Farewell to pharmacy's Sandra McDonagh.

There was a terrific turnout for Pharmacy's Sandra McDonagh.  She started in 1975 as a Student Pharmacy Technician and had a career break to look after her three children then returned part-time and has worked here for 26 years. 
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Group skydive anyone? District Nurses are doing it for Overgate

Our District Nursing team are pictured getting some practice ahead of their  planned group skydive this Saturday to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. 
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Who'll be 5-a-side CHFT champs 2019?

CHFT's annual 5-a-side footie competition 2019 is looming - and teams are urged to sign up now.  It will be at 3GI, Clock Tower Lodge Mills Shaw, Shaw Lane, Halifax  HX3 9ET on Friday 4th October 6-8pm.  Ian Harrison, from Pharmacy, is the  tournament organiser so if you have a team or are interested in playing  contact him on ian.  read more

Abigail

Recruitment Fair - October 12.Abigail Thackray says: Come and join us!

Our next recruitment fair is on Saturday 12th October. We are looking to recruit final year students and qualified staff, including Nurses, Midwives and Theatre Practitioners for Band 5 roles.  Here newly-qualifed A&E Staff Nurse Abigail Thackray, explains why, even though she was scared of blood when she was little, a family illness made her want to take up nursing.  read more

Rinse, crush, squash, sort, separate! It's National Recycle Week at CHFT!

 We all do it at home but could we do more  recycling at work?  Here,  Sustainability Officer Emma Clarke wants to hear from you re bins and much, much more and shares her views on what can be acheved in the week ahead.  read more

We're going to win. No we are! Nick, Lisa and Graham reveal their tactics ahead of the HSJ Judging.

Next week is crunch time for our three teams up before the HSJ judges.  So what do Nick Scriven (CRH Acute) Lisa Williams (20:20 Outpatients) and Graham Walsh (Digital Daycase Knee pathway) really think of each other's submissions, their secret tactics.. and how a dog might clinch it? Read on... and best of luck to them all from the rest of the Trust.  read more

Book a tea trolley, Rainbow Badges and Bead sessions: Join in CHFT Inclusion Week!

National Inclusion Week (Sept 23 onwards) is an annual week of workplace activities and events that highlight the importance of inclusion across the UK.  To see the CHFT range of activities, click on the attachment.  This year’s theme is 'Everyday Inclusion: Celebrate and Inspire'.  read more

Policies and work information

You are invited to.....the next phase of hospital reconfiguration.

This week has seen an important step in our journey to reshape how hospital services will be provided in the future for our local communities.  Invitations are now being sent out to CHFT colleagues to join us at a series of events to help us draw up the design basics for the new building work at CRH.  read more

Dates to remember: Unsung Hero deadline, Macmillan Coffee morning and paediatric research trial.

There's only just over one week left to nominate your non-clinical colleagues for an Unsung Hero Award.  The national scheme launched here on August 1 and we're hoping for a fab turnout at the final in Manchester next year.  Every nominator and their nominee is invited to the gala night where the trophies are handed out.  read more

CHFT Events

Dudwell Lane gas roadworks tomorrow and how to avoid cyclists next weekend.

Northern Gas has told us that tomorrow -  Friday 20th September  - they will be doing gas repairs close to the junction of Dudwell Lane outward close to the CRH Old Entrance.  It will not impact on access to the CRH site as it is just the piece of road past the old main entrance at the lights.  read more

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