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Issue 243 | 10th October 2019

EU Exit preparations at CHFT

Our preparations for potential EU Exit on Oct 31 have been well underway at CHFT for many weeks now – as they have across the NHS nationally. Every Friday morning, representatives from all our divisions and key departments - as identified by the Department of Health (DH) - have been gathering for cross-site meetings to explore all the areas of potential concern for the NHS after Oct 31. 
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Golden smiles and celebrating our HCAs. Dates and time of coffee chats.

We're running a short series celebrating and highlighting the work of some of our 750 HCAs.  And this week we've a lovely story of how Michelle Simpson's smile made all the difference to the family of Suzanne Dunkley - our head of WOD. (pictured)  Michelle was caring for Director of WOD Suzanne Dunkley’s mother-in-law in 2016. 
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Ward 20 share the joy of Misba's blue/pink cake gender reveal

Read on to find out if Baby Hussain's a boy or a girl. 
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Health Informatics win Footie 5-a-Side beating haematology. (but no blood bath!)

 A terrific 10 teams - the most in recent years - turned out for this year's CHFT Annual 5-a-Side footie contest.  Some were mixed teams too and all came together for a night of "competitiveness" but no malice.  Organiser Pharmacy's Ian Harrison, said: " There were good challenges, it was physical but there was no malice. 
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High Five to Owen's top five - who's won the Candy Dance charity money?

He threw down the gauntlet ahead of CHFT's first ever mass colleagues' Candy Dance, and now's the chance for five lucky colleagues to step forward and claim their charity winnings.  read more

"Acre Mills has seemed like my home," Julie Melia retires from reception

Julie has retired after 15 years in our reception services.  read more

"Don't forget a Big Coat" Lisa's advice as Nepalese docs head to Yorkshire

   Our Lisa Fox has been in Nepal delivering Leadership and Measurement for Improvement workshops to HCAs in rural Nepal (Itahari) and Emergency Physicians in Chitwan Medical College.  read more

Hello to Stuart "five sons" Sugarman - the new boss of CHS.

Stuart Sugarman is the new MD of Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd.  He lives in Mythomroyd with his family, has a dog called Sadie (attached) and a very veteran Triumph Herald!  

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Lisa, Ria and Rose

Rose, Ria and Lisa are finalists for "Making your organisation a great place to work!"

Our amazing e-rosterers have been shortlisted in the finals of the Allocate's People Summit in the category for our work making CHFT a "great place to place work."  All our work with e-rostering  for nursing and medical workforce is now highly recognised by other Trusts.  read more

Physiotherapy top newcomer for pioneering trials

Our MSK Service and Physiotherapy teams have received a shout-out in the ARTISAN trial newsletter* for being the top newcomer in recruiting patients to a trial which is already helping improve the experience for patients.  read more

Policies and work information

First wave of flu vaccinations 2019 a success!

Our flu campaign has got off to a cracking start with almost 1500 jabs given to high-risk frontline colleagues in just 10 days.  And with cases of flu already in our both of hospitals, our immunisers are gearing up to roll-out cover all wider frontline areas.  read more

An appeal for jigsaws and wool for our elderly wards

An appeal has gone out on behalf of our wards caring for our elderly patients for wool and jigsaws.   They form part of our activites on the wards and supplies are running low. Knitting and doing jigsaws is both fun and stimulating and our patients enjoy both.  read more

Advance Care Planning Course - supporting colleagues to have difficult conversations

Our first one-day jointly-run Advanced Care Planning (ACP) training day took place recently - and is on offer to health and social care and voluntary sector staff working in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthcare Partnership area.  read more

CHFT Events

Paula's fundraiser for dementia services.

The Prevention of Delirium team have organised a 5km sponsored walk on Sunday 20th October to raise funds for local dementia services.  The idea came from Sister, Paula McDonagh, the supporting lead for the Prevention of Delirium team.  read more

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