CHFT Weekly Logo

Issue 258 | 30th January 2020

Team hugs, packed out...... and Tilly the dog came toooo.!!

Around 300 colleagues attended the launch of our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy at CRH* yesterday.   The strategy is written around our Four Pillars – and each pillar has six aims with lots of plans to support them. It was such a special event for us we invited Margaret Kitching, Chief Nurse (North), NHS. 
read more

Tears as "diplomat" Rhona Walkden retires

HRI Ambulatory Assessment Unit said their goodbyes to their much-loved HCA Rhona Walkden.    Rhona's colleagues surprised her with flowers and presents on the unit and she filled up and tears flowed.    Staff Nurse, Lesley Carter, said: "Rhona has had to be a diplomat a few times. 
read more

A smile means everything! Kath Stubbington now... and then.

Kath Stubbington, our Ward manager at the HRI discharge lounge, always wanted to be a nurse - as you'll see from her  oh-so-cute picture all-pinnied up and hat on aged seven.  She's our latest screensaver star as CHFT celebrates 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife. If you - or your colleague - want to feature then call Comms and we'll do the rest. 
read more

Brigg it on!! Project 20:20 and Finance teams at awards tonight

We have two teams through to the finals of the Yorkshire and Humber Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) awards at Brigg in Humberside.  We have been shortlisted for Finance Team of the Year Award and Project 20:20  Transforming Outpatients is through to the  final of the Close Partnering and Collaboration category. 
read more

New Year, New...sit down exercises for desk-based colleagues

We've a new video and informaton leaflet from our Physiotherapy Team with advice for colleagues who normally sit at a desk all day. It shows simple moves to keep your muscles healthy. We're also offering new support for agile workers at some pilot drop-in sessions.  read more

Broad Street Farewell to Robert Highton

Robert Highton, the domestic at Sexual Health at Broad Street Plaza, has retired after 12 years with us - and wanted a quiet send-off!  So here he is in CHFT Weekly after his colleagues caught him off-guard.  read more

Ta for the telly. LoF at CRH to the rescue...

When an Eye Clinic TV broke down - just out of warranty - our amazing supporters in the League of Friends came to the rescue.  read more

Wuhan Daily Updates

The Department of Health and Social Care is issuing daily updates for health professionals at 2 pm and these are available on our intranet home page.  There is also information from the Chief Medical Officer, information about risk assessment and also about managing cases should they happen.  read more

CHFT's Beginners' running club starts next week

The CHFT Running Group is good to go.  And it's free to take part.  The first run is next Thursday Feb 6th - leaving from outside the Macmillan Centre at CRH at 5pm  - and for the next 10 weeks on the same day, same place at the same time.   read more

Thanks for my care. Family's cheque for Community Respiratory.

A family has thanked Community Rehab - based in Allan House, Sowerby Bridge, for their end of life care.  They have donated £220 from a funeral collection for a man who had been receiving palliative care with our team.  read more

Policies and work information

Freedom to Speak up - review of 2019.

Last year 66 colleagues used our Freedom to Speak Up process - up from nine in 2018.  Just under half the issues raised were around our policies and procedures, whilst 19 related to behaviours in the workplace.  read more

Overgate training courses on offer

Overgate Hospice is offering education sessions on the last Tuesday of every month at the hospice, and a study day at Elland Cricket club.  See attached for all the dates and what's on offer.  read more

CHFT Events

Autism Reality Experience returns to Halifax next week

Colleagues can get an insight into what it’s like to live with autism when the Autism Reality Experience comes to North Bridge Leisure Centre on Wednesday 5 February.  People taking part in the experience are given simple tasks to do while distracted by flashing lights, noises, smells and textures, simulating the heightened sensory input experienced by those with autism.  read more

Can't find the article you are looking for? Visit the CHFT Weekly Archive