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Issue 247 | 7th November 2019

Highly commended and human pyramid wins Best Team photo of the Night. HSJ roundup.....

CHFT teams last night came away with two awards from the UK ‘s most fiercely fought healthcare awards of the year - the Health Service Journal awards now in their 39th year.  We had an amazing three teams at the HSJ finals hosted by Cold Feet star James Nesbitt - Digital Day Case Knee Surgery, 20:20 Outpatients project and the CRH Acute Team. 
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You're joking me! Tracey's the 5k winner.. .. find out if you're in the money too!.

Ward clerk Tracey Porter screamed out at work on HRI's Ward 3 when Comms' Sana Mohiuddin made the call everyone wants in November.  It's the month the Staff Lottery shells out it's annual whopperoony jackpot of £5k - just in time for Christmas. 
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Julie Bottomley's been here 40 years - and here's the pic to prove it!

Lovely Julie Bottomley celebrated her 40 years a nurse on Bonfire Night - and her colleagues ensured it was a sparkler, a real banger of a day and said it with flowers.  As everyone knows our Breast Care team is a closeknit family of exceptionally talented and caring nurses so they couldn't let Julie's big anniversary go without a celebration. 
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"I will miss everyone very much" Allyson Hinsley retires after 26 years

The Prep team and Medical HCAs at CRH gathered together to wish Allyson Hinsley all the best for the future as she retired from the Trust after 26 years.  She started as a HCA in Cardiology and then moved to work in the clinical prep team in August 2017. 
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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

Policies and work information

We're all a-quiver to get our free jellies

We have recently had a delivery of Hartley’s 10 Cal Jellies from The Work Perk.  If you'd like one (and haven't already)  you can pop to the HR Offices at Acre Mills to collect them.  If you would like some jelly for your team please let us know how much you would need, and when you would be able to collect them fron HR.  read more

CHFT Events

Celebration stalls: Armed Forces Covenant Support and Bowel cancer Awareness. Cake stall tomorrow at HRI

All this week, we've been showing our support for the Armed Forces Covenant.  We're so proud that, as a Trust, we are a member of the Armed Forces Veterans' Covenant. A hugely important & supportive initiative for those who have sacrificed so much.  read more

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