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Issue 5 | 12th March 2015

Appraisals and training news from our Director of Nursing Julie Dawes

   Through our four pillars one of the behaviours that we expect to see across the organisation is that ‘we do the must do’s’.   This includes being appraised and being compliant with mandatory training every year.  Having an appraisal discussion is really important. 
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Healthcare at the Beechwood Health Centre, Halifax provided by CHFT and partners from Calderdale Council

Care Closer to Home wins a share of 200m

   Our Trust and our healthcare partners in Calderdale have this week become one of 29 “vanguard” sites in England to take a national lead in transforming health and social care as part of NHS England’s New Models of Care programme. 
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CHFT at Bradford event

CHFT attends Leeds Uni recruitment fair

Our nursing and Practice Learning teams have attended the first university healthcare careers fair of the year  this week in Leeds, promoting CHFT as an employer of choice to 100 graduating nurses at Leeds Beckett University. 
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Heather, front, with ward colleagues at her send-off

New in post - Clinical commanders appointed

Sister Heather Cording is one of six Clinical Commanders joining the Patient Flow Service.  Colleagues on ward 7a/d gave her a warm send-off this week after 11 years in stroke rehab.(see picture). Heather will be joining Rachel Roberts, Chris Sullivan, Carol Whitworth, Sarah Oldfield and Wendi Slack. 
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Safeguarding Week

Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards are pleased to announce Calderdale’s first Safeguarding Week.  read more

Stars in this year\'s event tomorrow night

Onesies and funny photos for Comic Relief!

Our colleagues in the pharmacy manufacturing unit (PMU) have pledged to wear onesies tomorrow (in appropriate areas only!) for Comic Relief and colleagues in pharmacy at HRI have a funny face photo booth and cake sale.  read more

Transport survey for cheaper bus fares

The West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network works with employers in West Yorkshire promoting greener ways of travelling to work.  The Travel to Work Survey is held each year and measures the type of travel modes commuters are using.  Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey as the results do count towards us receiving the 15% discount on Corporate Metrocards.  read more

Chaplaincy leading the way in dementia care

Volunteers and chaplains from the Trust’s Chaplaincy have undertaken dementia awareness training as a step towards making the department dementia friendly.  read more

Win this in Nutrition and Hydration Week

Win Costa hamper and bumper Easter egg in Nutrition and Hydration Week

Next week, it's Nutrition and Hydration week in the Trust. The aim is to reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care.  read more

Our CRH day

Second HCAI Clinical Champions Day - a success

We held our second HCAI Clinical Champions event on 23rd February. This was an idea of Dr Ranadeb Acharyya who recognised the need to both learn and share the strategies to prevent HCAI in our Trust.  read more

CHFT Events

Nominate our special nurses

These prestigious awards seek to showcase innovations that are shaping and improving nurse-led care in the NHS and independent health providers.  Every year we receive hundreds of entries that prove nurses are continuing to improve the treatment and care they provide for their patients.  read more

MOT your bike for Easter

You might not be the same standard as the cycling supremos who swept through our region last summer but if you like cycling  the Trust is giving you the opportunity to have your bike checked over.   With Easter is nearly upon us, now maybe the time to visit the Bike Doctors so you can get out and about safely  over the holidays.  read more

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