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Issue 45 | 17th December 2015

l-r: Christina Mihu, Kate Broadhurst, Sally Dillingham, Emma Van Bentam and Mandy Naylor on Ward 19

From 5% to 60% - teams deliver for Fractured Neck of Femur patients

Our teams caring for around 500 patients annually with broken hips (fracture neck of femurs) have made huge strides to bring care up to meet Best Practice Guidance. Patients suffering fractured neck of femurs often have lots of complicated needs, many are in their 80s and 90s. 
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Elaine at the Huddersfield session

There is nothing to fear. An inspector's tips ahead of our CQC - March 8 2016

More than 100 colleagues from across CHFT joined Elaine Jeffers as she shared with them what the CQC inspection next March will mean to them. 
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All winners!

THIS is a right good bash! Their annual awards yesterday

It was that time of year again for The Health Informatics Service, as they held their annual awards ceremony.The evencelebrates the people who make and contribute to the success of the organisation. John Smith’s Stadium was packed out and the event was a great success which included sponsorship for many of THIS suppliers. 
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Jackie proudly shows off her bag with colleagues

Gaffer's gone - Farewell "speechless" Jackie Swire

   CHFT Exclusive. Jackie Swires has been silenced.     After 19 years at our Trust, Jackie, known as "The Gaffer"during the refurb on Ward 7 was shocked into silence - for once. 
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Don't let the mild weather fool you....the 'flu virus is still out there!

Our Medical Director David Birkenhead put a call out to colleagues this week urging them to get their vaccine before the ‘flu virus starts to spread.  read more

Changes to disposal of waste medicines and our Bag to Bed trial starts this week.

The current practice of disposing of IV bags and lines via the blue bio bin system is non-compliant with waste regulations. Please take a few minutes to read the new guidelines and share with colleagues who need to know.     The information is below, supported by a decision chart (attached).  read more

WYAAT- shaping the future of care in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) 
Our Trust  belongs to WYAAT  which is b 
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We're at the UK forefront for DNA-based medicine

CHFT is a member of one of the two new Genomic Medicine Centres unveiled this week to improve the diagnosis and treatments of cancer and rare diseases.     We are part of the Yorks and Humber group with partners across the patch. There are 12 centres across the UK.  read more

Jan Ghee (left) Health Visitors, Child Development Support from CHFT and others from child care providers pictured at a recent training event.

Joining up to give children a strong start

Colleagues from CHFT have been pivotal in designing an improved programme to give parents of young children in Calderdale a clearer idea of their child’s development.  read more

Delivering excellent patient care after hospital

New Integrated Respiratory Service is "second to none"!

A recently launched programme of care supporting people with respiratory health conditions in Calderdale is already proving to be beneficial for patients.  read more

CHFT's first star award winner....

Will be unveiled next week so a big thankyou to everyone who sent in a nomination. It was a brilliant start to our colleague recognition scheme and gave our judging panel headed by Director of Nursing Julie Dawes a real tough choice from an amazing set of entries covering all areas of the Trust and all roles. Teams and individuals.  read more

CHFT in short - Christmas Taxi deadline Fri 19 Dec, Loan a device, Bus strikes cancelled

Deadline for ordering Christmas taxis  A quick reminder as per last week's story that the deadline for ordering taxis over the Christmas period is this Friday 19 December. You can read the story here. It explains the criteria and what to do.  read more

Red ribbon day - Owen declares the Rainbow Child Development Service open

Owen and his little helpers open our new Rainbow Child Development Service

Our new Rainbow Development Service (RDS) at CRH was jointly opened on Monday 14 December by Chief Executive Owen Williams and a family who have been using our services for nine years.  read more

CHFT Events

Early edition. Xmas CHFT Special out on Wednesday December 23

CHFT will be staging an extra special 12 days of Christmas countdown next week which will go out a day early - on Wednesday December  23.  read more

Wellbeing bulletin launches new Mindfulness for well-being taster course and more

Fancy taking part in a ‘Mindfulness for well-being’ taster course, and have you thought about your resolutions yet? December's Wellbeing bulletin helps colleagues tackle both as well as giving lots of handy tips on having a stress free family Christmas.     The course is free and takes 90 minutes per week.  read more

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