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issue 43 | 3rd December 2015

Sarah McNamara, left, and Linda Hartley

"Fantastic News" Kate Granger hails CHFT estates for their Hello My Name is... support.

Amazing Kate Granger has sent her personal thanks and congratulations to our estates and facilities teams for having her " Hello My name is....." campaign all sewn up!!. 
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Town players with CRH nurses and young patients

By January it could be a very different league.... Town's Andy Booth on how they'll turn it around

   Huddersfield Town players were out in force to present goodie bags on the children's wards at both our hospitals.     Under new head coach David Wagner they now have afternoon training sessions so they were given special time off the schedule to spread some Xmas cheer. 
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Alistair, back second right, with the midwives

Baby's life saved hours after training by Alistair Morris

Paediatrician Alistair Morris is fresh back from a midwives' training week in Cameroon - where there was instant success.     One volunteer midwife was trained in the morning to use an oxygen mask  and, using her skills, was able to resuscitate a baby born the very same day and not breathing. 
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Steph with her shoes... all set to pound round London

Ward 19's Steph Rich is on the run.... after saying never again

CHFT are going to The London Marathon 2016 in April next year to play a part in the fabulous causes.     Ward Sister, Stephanie Rich, is taking part in aid of Whizz Kids and she's already started fundrasing. 
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Elaine Jeffers

A CQC inspector CHFT on Monday 14 December (plus a reminder of Julie Dawes' next session)

Do you want an opportunity to hear what having a CQC inspection REALLY means for frontline healthcare professionals? Then this is your chance.      Elaine Jeffers works with the CQC as a specialist clinical advisor and Independent Chair and has undertaken a number of comprehensive inspections.  read more

Raise it. Sort it. New approach from Estates to tackle your issues

Fire doors, the surface of Acre Mills staff car park and more storage space were amongst the discussions at Estates' first drop-in surgeries held yesterday afternoon.     Director Lesley Hill and associate director David McGarrigan hosted the session to make it easier for colleagues to raise estates issues or any other issues.  read more

Dr Steph How receiving her vaccination from Paediatric Ward Manager Liz Bishop

Paediatrics lead the way for flu vaccinations - Gavin Boyd's personal plea to colleagues

With 55% of paediatric medics now vaccinated against the seasonal flu, the call is out to other doctors and frontline healthcare professionals to get on board and have their vaccination as soon as possible.  read more

Rose, Bobby-Lee and Shirley having a souper time

Food tasting draws a crowd...and rave reviews of HRI's grub!

Colleagues and visitors to HRI were treated to a free lunch this week, when Appetito, our food partner for more than 12 years set up a servery with HRI’s catering team in the entrance to the hospital.  read more

Patient care on December 1 - thanks to all from our Medical Director

Dear Colleagues     I would like to thank-you all for the manner in which the preparation and planning for the Junior Doctors' strike  -  expected on December 1 - was conducted.     On the day - despite it being called off - all of our medical staff responded in a professional manner.  read more

Next 5 Year Plan sessions for all colleagues - just one of the topics covered at this week's Big new day and time for 2016

Next month The Big Brief is moving to a different day and time so more frontline healthcare professionals can attend. So we'll be running on the first Thursday of every month and 13.30 will be the new regular time.     If you weren't able to attend this week, you can find the slides and the dates for next year on our   read more

CHFT in short - including Pay Day dates, poster competitions, Sikh prayer day, New number Locala

Next two pay days      Please note you will be paid on the following dates:- 23 December 2015 and 26 January 2016     All pay days can be found on the intranet under Workforce and Organisational Development.  read more

Jo Womack, third from right with Colin,right

On the winners' stage...our Jo Womack, third right with athlete Colin Jackson, right

 Jo Womack  has returned with a stunning trophy presented by former hurdler Colin Jackson after reaching the finals of the NHS Leadership Academy Patient Champion of the Year award.  read more

Coding team and pathway coordinators battle out a Bake Off

   CHFT gave Mary Berry a run for her money this week as our coding team and pathway coordinators had their very own office bake off.     Christmassy confectionery made by both teams was on offer, including star decorated buns and mince pies to huge wedges of carrot cake.  read more

Head and Neck team at Celebrating Success finals

Head and Neck cancer teams praised for patient support

Our Macmillan Head and Neck Cancer Team were  praised at the finals of the prestigious 2015 Macmillan Excellence Awards.      This follows two awards for the team earlier this month.  read more

CHFT Events

Official opening - Rainbow Child Development Service - pop in and see us

The official opening of the Rainbow Child Development Service at CRH will be performed by our CEO Owen Williams and two youngsters on Monday 14 December at CRH.  The whole team is excited at the prospect and on the morning of the event you are invited to pop-in and look around. Join us between 9.30am and midday and see our new facility.           read more

First Star Award - Judging underway.

We are now looking forward to presenting the first CHFT Star Award. It's very exciting.     Thanks to everyone who sent in a nomination. There was a terrific response and it's a shame there's only one award. The judging panel is now assessing them and the winner will be announced mid-December.     So nominations are now open for the next award.  read more

Xmas Eve is three weeks today. Let's get festive. Send us your CHFT decs pix

Comms has been timely with the tinsel, tops with the mini-tree and bang on with the baubles.     Ours went up on last Monday, November 23, and we're pleased to see the rest of the Trust is catching up!     Colleagues in EPR are in the pink after matching their deccies to their branding.  read more

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