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Issue 38 | 29th October 2015

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Celebrating Success 2015 - the results from last night!

Cheers rang out and emotions ran high at stunning Huddersfield Town Hall last night at Celebrating Success 2015.     The top award of the night went to a team of midwives who now perform a little operation on newborn babies if they are born tongue-tied and cannot feed properly. 
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Deadline December 31! Your say on the Five Year Plan

   Next month we enter a very, important  stage in developing our  Five Year Plan.     The Five Year Plan has to be in place by the end of the year and is aimed at  improving safety, service quality, experience and outcomes for our patients and the delivery of high quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
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In the pink... for charity


They were plastered in pink in the fracture clinic at HRI last week.     Boas and wigs were in place (in the non-clinical areas) and together our colleagues in orthopaedic outpatients made £120 for Breast Cancer Care charity. The idea was staff nurse Steph Leid as, like many, she knows people who have had a diagnosis. 
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Julie taking 10 minutes out to complete her survey

Leading by example...Julie Dawes completes her NHS Staff Survey

"I personally care about how colleagues feel about working here and I'll be completing my survey as it's  important I share my views too".     That's how  Executive Director of Nursing and Operations Julie Dawes replied when asked why it's crucial colleagues complete their survey if they've received one. 
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Ria, Amy and Ste

He's gone viral ...from a bed on Ward 17

Ste Walker, currently a patient on Ward 17 at HRI has launched an awareness campaign for the general public about disability which has gone viral.  Steve Walker, pictured with Sister Ria Petrovic, left,  and  staff nurse, Amy Emerson, is only 23 and qualifies for a disabled blue badge due to the complexity of his conditions.  read more

The working group sampling Tuesday\'s patient menu

CHFT leading positive change around the future of food and drink

CHFT is proud to be one of only three hospital trusts working in partnership with the Soil Association Food for Life Hospital Leaders, Public Health and Calderdale CCG looking at the future of food and drink for our patients, colleagues and visitors.  read more

Ben Williams, Carolyn Waterworth, Maggie Mannifield and Rebecca Hirst

Appointment Services create Q&As for teams and a new charter

As part of their team's CQC self-assessment, managers in Appointment Services have created an information sheet for colleagues, as well as a team charter called "Raising our Standards".  read more

Blue riband....HRI by night

Top award for transforming HRI with teamwork

Team work to improve building and faciltiies for patients at HRI continues to win awards.     Our new oncology suite on Ward 7 and the continuing ward refurbishment programme has won a top award for  both bringing value and teamwork in the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2015.  read more

Occupational therapy week

Occupational therapy week will be up and running from Monday November 2nd to the 8th.     A stand with all the information you need will be available at CRH in the entrance area.  read more

Rachel James (Front row, third from right) with her team

Goodbye Rachel James

Rachel James said her last goodbyes this month as she bid farewell to Huddersfield Birth Centre where she has worked as a midwife.     Rachel has worked for our Trust for 29 years, including with community and our antenatal clinic, and her last eight years were spent at Hudderfield Family Birth Centre.  read more

Our team on the Maxillofacial Unit at HRI

Mouth cancer drop-ins to save lives

Were you aware that mouth cancer kills 1 person every 3 hours in the UK simply because of late detection?    For mouth cancer awareness month the Maxillofacial unit at HRI and the ENT department at CRH are holding a screening event on November 5th.  read more

Josh (left) & Ieuan

Success for our cardio apprentices Ieuan and Josh

Ieuan Jones and Josh Goldspink first joined CHFT in September 2014 for a one year course based at both cardiology sites. Now, a year on, they have both completed their Healthcare Science Level 2 apprenticeship and are now clinically & fully competent in ECG application and assist in the smooth running of a very busy Cardiology Department.  read more

Can you support a student?

Do you want to complete an audit, service evaluation or research project and would love some support with this? If so why not supervise a pair of Leeds Medical Students with an extended project that you propose and they complete?     The Extended Student-led Research or Evaluation Project (ESREP) in the MBChB will help 

  1. Encourage student interest in your field
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Why we love EPR! Your verdict

The EPR team are currently out and about, visiting teams and departments across the Trust to ensure that everyone knows the benefits that EPR will bring for staff and patients, and also the changes they can expect when we go live in 2016.  read more

Donna being a flu hero and having her vaccination

For me and everyone around me. HR's Donna Watson's reasons for the flu jab!

Assistant Human Resources Manager, Donna Watson, has just had her first flu jab for several years.  

Initally, Donna was reluctant to have the jab, being a self-confessed sceptic about what is being put into her body. 
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Your style guide


Movember starts on 1st November and runs throughout the month.     Get creative, choose your style from the photo and get growing in aid of men's health with Movember (Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, physical inactivity)     Get hairy and get involved here.  read more

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