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Issue 32 | 17th September 2015

All smiles at Spring Cottage

Praise for HRI Nursery from Ofsted

Spring Cottage, the on-site nursery at HRI underwent an Ofsted inspection in August, and received  some fantastic comments.  The nursery  received an overall rating of "good".  Cath Manning, said: “Children benefit from the effective key-person system - that measures personal development -  which helps them feel settled, safe and secure. 
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Meet our cutie EPR family

Introducing your EPR Friends  // EPR Roadshows  To help us tell you about EPR (Electronic Patient Records) we have enlisted a cast of EPR friends, who you’ll find popping up on our communications.   Whenever you see them, you’ll know there’s some interesting information about EPR. 
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Turnaround Thanks: £16m savings so far. More needed.

As you maybe aware we are in Turnaround with the aim of making savings, working out better ways to be efficient and still delivering quaility care with compassion.  We are currently forecasting a £22M deficit against a plan of £20M. 
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(Left to right) Helen Green (Locala) Marie Sullivan, Julie Kaye, Tracey Wilcocks (Overgate Hospice) Michelle Lake, Claire Leyland, Caren Reid.

Congrats to Palliative Care team

Colleagues in our palliative care team were in jubilant mood after reaching the finals of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards ceremony on Monday night.  They were runners-up in the  multi-disciplinary team working category and up against entries from all over the world in the awards backed by Macmillan Cancer Support at the ceremony in London. 
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Five Year Plan - all you need to know

As part of our business processes, and our commitment to Monitor, the Trust are required to develop a 5 Year Strategic Plan by December 2015.  read more

Our team

They did it! Personal bests and jelly babies. All the latest from the Great North Runners

Our team smashed the Great North Run raising more than £1,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Society. They all notched up personal bests on a very warm race day and jelly babies and ice pops kept them going.  read more

Hello My Name is..... an appeal

Hello my name is...isn’t a new concept to our Trust, with many colleagues attending the presentations that Kate gave when she came along to the Trust last year. And matrons Gemma Berriman and Karen Melling along with Lead Nurse for patient safety Mel Groocock promoted the campaign earlier this year.  read more

(Left to right, from ISS:  Jackie Healey, Karen  Tidswell, John  Millar, Brenda Kelly, Robert Summers, Carl Strawman

Five stars for Health and Safety!

Our PFI partners at CRH have scored top marks in recent health and safety audits.  Cofely who provide our Estates maintenance and lifecycle services were audited by the British Safety Council on Health, Safety, Environmental and Occupational systems in a processes over a three-day period in July and have now been awarded a Five Star Certificate.  read more

Suzanne Drew (Left) & Belinda Russell

Nurses graduate with support of Trust

Belinda Russell and Suzanne Drew, who were students at the University of Huddersfield, have graduated together with support from the Trust to study on the top-up programme.  read more

Felicity right

Felicity Astin's a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Felicity Astin holds a joint clinical academic position as a Professor of Nursing and Applied Health Research, and spreads her time across the Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield and CHFT.  read more

Two weeks left to have your say

There are just two weeks left to have your say on proposed changes to Emergency Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Assessment services.  Our proposals are to centralise the two services currently provided from the Cedarwood Unit, HRI with services provided at CRH.  read more

Student volunteer Oliver Linsell on the ward

Oliver's Army is here to stay!

The Prevention of Delirium Programme (POD) has been running for over 12 months on six hospital wards. POD is highly dependent on the role of the volunteer to engage with patients at risk of developing delirium, including people living with dementia.  In 2014 60 A level students from local colleges undertook this role as part of a formal college scheme called enrichment.  read more

from left: Les Wilson, Section Leader, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team and Richard Johnson, Scout Leader,  11th Halifax (St Hilda’s) Scout Group celebrate the completion of the lower bridge at Machu Picchu

Building bridges in Peru

Consultant anaesthetist Richard Johnson has taken part in an international community bridge-building project in Peru.  Richard, a scout leader of 11th Halifax Scout Group, travelled to the Sacred Valley region in May, along with 17 West Yorkshire scout leaders and helpers, all volunteers, as part of Project Peru.  read more

Policies and work information

60% colleagues have started their mandatory training, have you?

Congratulations to the 60% of colleagues who have made a good start in completing your mandatory training for 2015-16. The new approach requires each of us to complete the eight fields of mandatory training currently available.  read more

CHFT Events

Tomorrow - Come and celebrate!!

It's our first ever Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference.  It promises to be an informative and entertaining day at the YMCA, Salendine Nook, with guest speaker Margaret Kitching, chief nurse from NHS England and a host of colleagues from CHFT to share all the best news about our innovation in patient care at CHFT.  To book call Su Woodhead on   read more

Clinical audit meetings

Please find attached list of Clinical Audit / Governance half days for 2016.  Please ensure that all clinics / theatre lists are cancelled as per the schedule, and that the sessions are booked in your diaries?  Your audit lead will inform you in due course which are audit and which are training days.     read more

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