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Issue 33 | 24th September 2015

Our paediatric advanced nurse practitioners - Karis Stoddard, Elizabeth Clancy, Nichola Burslem, Sam Hoddy, Jill Gregory.

Making history - our first ICare Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference

The North of England's Chief Nurse highlighted the changing, advancing nature of nursing at our first ICare – Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference. 
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Lyn, left and Ellie

Slimmer and healthier - how the canteen has transformed their lives

A visit to the HRI dining room has transformed the lives of colleagues, Ellie Pulcella and Lyn Mather.  Ellie  and Lyn both spotted the banner for a new app and following "My Fitness Pal" has seen them lose more than seven stones between them. 
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Our team on the new unit. Jackie, third right.

At last! HRI's new Oncology Out-Patients and chemotherapy room - 2015

Our new chemotherapy and oncology outpatient unit opened to patients at HRI this week.  The new Greenlea Unit is now based on the former Ward 7 after moving from the end of Ward 3. 
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Sue, third right with the team on Ward 22

In a lather. Handwashing roadshow

Colleagues were invited to sample a new foam handwash on this year's Handwash Roadshow.  It feels gentler on the hands and less drying and received a great reception so we may be swapping it for the gels. It is accessed via the same dispensers as the gels so it is under serious consideration. 
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Macmillan Coffee Morning, no one should face cancer alone.

The Macmillan 'Worlds biggest coffee morning' is back for its 25th year on Friday the 25th.     As ever the kettles will be on the go at the Macmillan Unit at CRH as the annual Coffee Morning fundraiser gets underway.  A coffee morning will also be held at the Eye Clinic at CRH from 10.  read more

Raising the bar (well, certificates) for CHFT long service

305 years and millions of patients. Long service award congrats

Congratulations to colleagues who received their long service awards last night.     With more than 305 years service from 11 colleagues, equating to millions of patients cared for in our communities, CHFT Weekly were proud to be there sharing their evening.     If you would like your individual photograph please contact     read more

Theatres Action Week - October 5-9

We are now just three weeks away from Theatres Action Week but you can still be involved if you would like to volunteer.  If you are interested, please talk to your line manager and then contact or 01422 222508.  The theme is SUPER and  the "P" stands for Patient Flow and Experience.  read more

Ask Owen - and tell us who you are!

You can still Ask Owen and send a question directly to our CEO.  But, so he answers you personally you must leave your name.  All the questions and answers so far can be seen by clicking on the icon on the left hand side of the intranet, or click here.     read more

How much is my pension worth? Click and find out!

Your Total Reward Statement (TRS) is a personalised summary that shows your NHS employment package including specific benefits provided.  Your statement will be updated and refreshed each year.  read more

Keith Griffiths' toughest ever year - all the news from the AGM

Keith Griffiths told this year's AGM the current financial situation is the toughest he's known in 19 years as a finance director.  The meeting was held on the 3rd floor of Acre Mills last Thursday and all our divisions had stands showing.  read more

Jayne, Bob Cryan and Mike McGougan

Have you said "I do..."?

This week is Freshers' Week at the University of Huddersfield, as first year students flock from far and wide to set up home in Huddersfield for their coming academic years.  read more

Mark wearing his Tap2TagMe device

Wrist tag is a life saver.

Mark Donaldson volunteers every Monday for CHFT as a ‘meet & greet’ for patients and visitors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and is backing a new way of ensuring his medical condition is picked up.  He suffers from Todd’s paralysis, a focal weakness of a part of the body after a seizure and he now wears a digital wristband named Tap2TagMe.  read more

CHFT Events

Big Brief moves to Tuesdays next month - save the date

The next Big Brief takes place on Tuesday 6 October at 8am in the Lecture Theatres at CRH and HRI.     Join Executive Director of Planning, Performance, Estates & Facilities Lesley Hill, and Director of Transformation and Partnerships Anna Basford for the most up-to-date news from our Trust.  read more

Drop-in sessions for the new EPR system next week

Curious about what EPR will look like and how it will work?    Drop in at any time between 11am and 8pm on the dates below for a sneak preview: 

  • Tuesday 29 September - HRI - Forum B, Sub-basement
  • Wednesday 30 September - CRH - Ingleton Falls restaurant
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