Nerves turn to warm and friendly meeting. Our first CHFT Youth Forum
Sister Louise Riby, Clinical Nurse Manager Katie Booth and the children’s team held our very first Youth Forum at CHFT last week. The Forum has been set up to give young people the chance to have their say about our services. Matron, Julie Mellor, said "The enthusiasm and superb feedback from the young people was both inspiring and infectious. read more
Third time lucky for our Community District Nurse skydive
They finally did it! After two failed attempts due to the weather (and carrying Anne King onto the plane), our fab Community District Nurses completed their team skydive! Donations for Overgate are already topping £3200, so it was worth the wait. read more
Four Unsung Heroes nominations - Bring on February
After our pink-fuelled launch back in August CHFT is proud to announce we will have four "Unsung Heroes" at the national finals next year. read more
First ever Acute Medicine programme a success
In order to better prepare our new graduate nurses starting on the Acute floors (MAU) cross site and build their knowledge base on Acute Medicine, the Clinical Education Team have designed and delivered our first bespoke "Introduction to Acute Medicine programme". The programme consisted of five study days during the graduate nurses' training period. read more
Flu jabs now available to all! Read on for where to get yours!
We've now almost 45% of frontline colleagues now vaccinated against flu and today our Trust-wide drop-ins begin. They're open to all our colleagues so you can now protect yourselves against the flu just like Community Matron, Jenny Dyson pictured being vaccinated by Locality Manager, Mandy Gibbons-Phelan in our photo. read more
Keeping cholesterol down. Jillian's top tips.
Jillian Webster, Specialist Nurse for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia raised awareness of cholesterol levels during October as she visited Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors to conduct on-the-spot cholesterol testing. read more
Going the extra mile at difficult times.
Over the next week or so, our wards - like the Acute Medical Unit in the photo - will be receiving a supply of new cloth bags decorated with marigolds. The aim is to give them to families who have experienced a bereavement. read more