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
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
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
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
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