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Issue 263 | 5th March 2020

Our CHuFT Awards 2020 - nominations open!

We’ve got loads to be CHuFT about at CHFT.  The new annual awards are a chance to celebrate all the fabulous work our colleagues do throughout the year.   It’s an opportunity to reward the brilliant talent and commitment of colleagues at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) and Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (CHS). 
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Hoos the winner? Trish collects first Golden Globe Eye Clinic award.

Our Eye Clinic at CRH have held their first ever Golden Globe Awards in a bid to promote kindness, boost staff morale and build each other up. 
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Trophy time for Rob at Unsung Hero Awards... and well done to all our finalists, raffle winners and best dressed winner!

Rob Cox scooped the top IT and Digital Award at the Unsung Hero Awards where CHFT also had a tremendous three other finalists.  Rob was nominated for his work as Senior Information/System Analysist in Information Management and collected the trophy at the event in Manchester where non-clinical NHS heroes aged 18 to 92 were recognised for all their hard work. 
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ISS Golden Service Award winners.. cream cakes for everyone!

A massive well done to our ISS Colleagues for an amazing award last night at the UK's cleaning "Oscars". 

They scooped the Best Cleaned Premises of a Healthcare Establishment with more than 250 beds at the Golden Service Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane. 
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RCN CEO Donna Kinnair visiting

We are getting ready to welcome Dame Donna Kinnair from the Royal College of Nursing to CHFT on Tuesday March 17th. Donna will be taking time out to attend our next BAME meeting - which is open to all colleagues.  read more

New PPE video and travel advice update: Coronavirus update!

We're updating our Coronavirus information as it changes, and this week we've added videos and information for Infection Prevention and advice on travel, as well as a list of questions our Occupational Health Department have been asked over the past couple of weeks.  read more

Anthony and Emma on the run for Kidney Research Yorkshire - nine times over!

Acute Oncology Specialist Nurse Anthony Thomas and his friend, Emma Peake, are raising money for a local kidney research charity.  They're running a series of events - one per month - including a half marathon which means more than 100km in total.  read more

Nursing's 'rewarding, challenging and fun!' Hear from Joanne Wright

Joanne Wright is a staff nurse on Day Surgery at HRI and has been nursing for 38 years. She's our latest colleague to feature in our 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife Campaign.   read more

Celebrating International Women's Day. Photos wanted.

We want everyone to join CHFT celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) this Sunday 8th March.  IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  read more

Policies and work information

CHFT Shuttle Bus Temporary Service

Dear Colleagues.  If you rely on our Shuttle Bus service for work you will have noticed we currently have two buses instead of one per journey and we are aware this is causing some issues for some users.  read more

Join the Staff Lottery now if you'd like to be in for November's 5k jackpot!

Acre Mills Outpatients Receptionist Stella Gay is this month's 'third time lucky' staff lottery winner after scooping the £1,000 top monthly prize.  Stella has worked at the Trust since 2003 and has been in the staff lottery for 10 years.  read more

Free online fitness trial for colleagues

Struggling to find time to attend exercise and fitness classes?  We might have the answer and it will only cost you £1 per month if you sign-up after your trial ends.  You'll be able to access more than 1000 online workout classes anywhere, anytime which are tailored to meet individual needs.  read more

Need additional holidays next year?

As we approach April and the start of our next annual leave year, a reminder that our annual leave purchase scheme gives colleagues the option to buy extra leave..... and buying now means you can spread the cost throughout the whole year.  read more

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