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Issue 36 | 15th October 2015

The team in HRI: Rachel Gavin, Maxine Romain, Clare Andrews, Jacob Miah, Darren Kirk, Jeanette Whitwam

Teamwork and timing. Round-up from our first Theatres Action Week.

Last week was our first Theatres Action Week where the whole pathway for our patients booked in for surgery -  at both hospitals - came under scrutiny.     The week was staged to help us to look at new ways of improving productivity to provide better service for patients. 
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Jackie, Mark and Karol

Five Year Plan - read Jackie, Mark and Karol's views.

Work on our Five Year plan – as required by Monitor by the end of the year - is now progressing well.     It’s all about us taking a long hard look at where we are now, setting out where we want to be in five years and how we are going to get there. 
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Carol snips the ribbon watched by the team

Hat's off to the Gaffer....and all the team at HRI's new oncology suite.

There was  fun and fizz and huge elation at the packed formal opening of our new  oncology unit at HRI.      Click here to view the ribbon snipping ceremony by volunteer Carol Armitage. 
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Induction week for our new midwives

Welcome to our new midwives

A group of new midwives started with the Trust last week and CHFT Weekly caught up with them at one of their induction days.     Tanya Wardle (see attachment at the top of the story) told CHFT Weekly she'd always wanted to be a midwife.     She said: "I knew when I was a teenager what I wanted to do. 
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Health Care Assistants Debbie Brown (radiology), Shenagh Marshall (pre-assessment unit, CRH) and Paula Armitage (ward 3 CRH, Paediatrics) with Ruth Mason

Colleagues tell us how it is at listening events

Around 60 colleagues from across our Trust recently had the chance to explain more about what they do, and how they feel about their work, to flesh out the wealth of information from many of the surveys and statistics we have about working for CHFT.  read more

Ian, Gina, Jason, Julie and Joanne

Clean sweep - we're an approved training centre!

Congrats to our team who have just become British Institute of Cleaning Sciences** (BICSc) - approved trainers and assessors.     Pictured are: L-R Ian Meredith (CIM Associates UK Ltd), Gina Davies (Assistant Facilities Manager), Jason Bushby (Facilities Manager), and Julie Walker and Joanne Lambert (Facilities Management Coordinators).  read more

Jo (right) being a flu hero with occupational health\'s  Maria Ferris

"Life's too busy to get flu" - more than 1100 colleagues have been vaccinated already

Project Manager E-Rostering, Supervisor of Midwives Jo Machon tells us about her experience of flu and how in the run up to Christmas it ruined the whole festive time for her.     “I’m not a poorly person but in December 2010 I got really bad flu. I’d never experienced anything like it before, so please get your flu jab ASAP.  read more

Colleagues on our Twitter banner

CHFT has 1,500 twitter followers. Join them.

We reached 1,500 followers!!! 1,505 to be precise! And are you one of them?      Becoming a follower is the way to receive all the Trust's latest news as it happens to keep you right up to the minute with what's going on, our campaigns and all our updates.     So... why not follow us at @CHFTNHS for all things CHFT and spread the word!     Here's our page!  read more

Yvonne Hardcastle

Meet Yvonne Hardcastle - our new Development and Support sister

Yvonne Hardcastle, a former staff nurse, has worked at CHFT for 17 years and has recently been appointed to a new position supporting new nurses.  What is your position? Development and support sister.  read more

Back in action... our breast care nurses

Chemo, karate and the catwalk - it's the Fashion Show this weekend

Our amazing breast care nurses are back in action  this weekend as fashion show coordinators.     For the 10th year running they are staging the event as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top. Their patients are the stars of the show putting their illnesses behind them to take to the catwalks in front of their families and friends.  read more

Policies and work information

Work and Organisational Development - Drop in Sessions

Workforce and Organisational Development – Drop in Sessions     Are you a line manager or have responsibility for completing HR related documentation e.g.  read more

CHFT Events

Show your support and wear it pink next Friday 23rd

"Wear it pink" is an event that everyone can get involved with.     So let us know if your CHFT team is doing something!!! (call Heidi on HRI x 5253)     You just need everyone to grab, bake, eat or buy something pink – and, of course,wear it pink – to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research.  read more

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