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issue 54 | 18th February 2016

Lynne, front centre, with, from the left, Sonia Howe, Karen Buckley, Adan Brown, Violet Hanson, Jackie Whiteoak and daughter Zoe

Lynne Branford is retiring and celebrating four generations in the NHS

After 30 years Lynne Branford is hanging up her uniform... but the family's NHS connection dating back 42 years goes on.. and on.. and on!     Lynne followed in the footsteps of her mother and now her daughters and granddaughters are also NHS girls making an incredible four generations with us. 
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Have Your Say: Two colleagues' sessions with Owen, David Birkenhead and Mark Davies

   The Trust is holding two sessions  next week for colleagues to bring you an update on reconfiguration. 
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The popular cake stand: Trish Hooson, Luke Ambler, Rosalind Waters & Dr Yanmei Chen.

Scrum-my! Special guest joins eye clinic for cake stall fundraiser

   This week, CHFT held a fundrasier with a coffee morning, cake stall, and tombola, and all funds from the sales were raised for the medical retina fund- set up by our colleagues in the eye clinic.     It was a brilliant day and was well attended by patients and staff, along with a very special guest. 
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Wow factor. New-look for HRI theatre

Transformation! From Lecture theatre to hi-tech MDT suite at HRI

Our doctors, nurses and therapists can now have their multi-disciplinary team (MDTs) meetings about cancer patients' care with colleagues across Yorkshire - without even leaving the Trust.     We have teamed up with Yorkshire Cancer Network (YCN) colleagues to improve the way the MDTs work for the benefit of our patients. 
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Thanks ICU..from our maternity support worker Louise Garside

  Louise Garside, who works as a maternity support worker for the families and specialist services at Calderdale Royal Hospital, has a message for her fellow colleagues at CHFT: Thankyou!!. 
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Sandra with her goodies

Hamper winner Sandra Mogford...gotta the lotta from Costa!

Infection prevenetion & control nurse, Sandra Mogford, was the first name out of the hat and so she collects the hamper of goodies we gave away to celebrate CHFT Weekly's first birthday.  read more

New Incident Reporting Policy - make sure you're up to speed

A new incident reporting policy was approved on 31 December 2015. You can find this on the A-Z policies section of the intranet.  read more

New internet explorer browser

Microsoft has now introduced their latest version of Internet Explorer browser – IE11. The Health Informatics Service (THIS) IT Department intends to upgrade ALL current web browsers to the latest version IE11 over the coming weeks.  read more


Cupid's got a job for you!

   Valentine's may have been and gone, but testing your smoke alarm is still as important as ever.     The West Yorkshire fire service launched a campaign this February 14th, urging people to test their smoke alarms for the ones they love.  read more

CHFT Events

Tea party at Black Bull, Lindley for Brain Tumour Trust

A fundraiser tea-party for the Brain Tumour Trust is being staged a week tomorrow at the Black Bull, Lindley. See the poster for more details     Former colleague Leander Stones - from memebrship office and staff bank -  is organising it.  read more

Nursing Times 2016 awards

Last year our nurses took centre stage and scooped a top gong at the Nursing Times awards.     They were champions in the  section for partnership working in infection prevention and control for their work with colleagues in Romania.  read more

5-side and fashion for Overgate Hospice. Diary them!

Our friends at Overgate have two fab-sounding fundraisers next month.     So you can pull on your footie boots or join the FROWs at their fashion show.     For more details see the attached posters.  read more

Royal College of Midwives event

   Our public health midwife, Kate Large, is busy drumming up support for a Royal College of Midwives event.     The event is open to anyone with an interest in public health, and there will be 3 presentations across the course of the day.  read more

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