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Issue 261 | 20th February 2020

Awwwww. TNA Lauren and Brenda share a hug after home visit stroke drama.

This adorable photo reunites Trainee Nurse Associate Lauren Stevenson with 86-year-old patient Brenda Mallinson and is guaranteed to make us all smile during this awful week of storms. 
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Equal, diverse and inclusive. CHFT scores well in NHS Staff Survey 2019.

Our results are in!  More than 2,500 colleagues filled in the survey and shared their honest views with some great results in categories for equality and diversity, how our managers support us and our 95% appraisal rate.. 
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CHFT at HSJ partnership awards for improving breast cancer care.

All our improvement work for our breast cancer patients has helped the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance to the finals of a top partnership award. 
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I love nursing but where's my hat?. Jo Machon celebrates her fab career..

Matron Joanne Machon is the latest CHFT colleague to be in our 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  Every week a different colleague share their feelings about their careers often, as in Jo's case going right back to their childhoods. 
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Cup of Kindness "is just the nicest thing ever"

Following Random Acts of Kindness day on Monday, here's a lovely initiative that SAU have launched - it's their very own Cup of Kindness.  Staff Nurse, Laura Earle pictured in the middle of the bottom pic, came up with the idea to help with wellbeing and moral amongst the team.  read more

Frailty does not mean you are old and being old does not mean you are frail. Inspirational words from Renee Comerford.

The amazing work of Renee Comerford and the teams providing care for our frailty patients has been shared right around the region.  Renee's words of pride and passion are the lead story in this week's blog circulated across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.  read more

Kathy's crusade to get FSS fully jabbed!

FSS* colleagues have sent a thank-you to their super ‘flu-buster Kathy Kershaw as the end of another campaign keeping everyone safe draws to a close.  Clinical Governance Midwife Kathy, who’s been at CHFT for 42 years, has been a key member of the F&SS team’s immunising efforts for the past few years.  read more

Well done. Chris Davies CEng.

Chris Davies was the toast of his estates' colleagues after gaining his Chartered Engineer certificate.   He has spent more than 20 years in Estates as a Building Services Engineer - Designing, installing, maintaining and managing Mechanical and Electrical systems i.e.  read more

Taekwondo fundraiser

Tots as young as four took part in a Kickathon organsied by Head Taekwondo Instructor and our security guard Sal Miah.  In all more than 10,000 kicks thudded into hand-pillows in an hour - the kicks were counted by people in the room using a clicker - raising more than £1,000 for Kirkwood Hospice.  read more

CHFT Events

Sovereign on Thursday, 27 February 2020, between 9.00am and 2.00pm

Sovereign Healthcare will be in the restaurant area at CRH next Thursday from 9-2 pm offering their Good All Round cash plan and a £20 M&S voucher on sign-up.  read more

Remembering Kathy Moger

The family of former auxilary nurse and latterly ward clerk, Kathy Moger have asked us to let friends and former colleagues know that she sadly died on Saturday 8th February at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.  read more

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