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Issue 62 | 14th April 2016

 Cecilia, third left, with Julie Dawes in green jacket and  Lindsay Rudge (in red) together with Glenn Turp, second left, and Richard Deacon

Oh Cecilia...RCN President praises our nurses

The President of the Royal College of Nursing, Cecilia Anim, paid us a visit to see compassionate care on our wards.     The visit was part of day in Yorkshire looking at excellent nursing practice in the region. 
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Kathleen, centre, with her Ward 7AD colleagues

Best wishes to Kathryn after 30 years

Staff nurse, Kathryn Johnson, has retired after 30 years working at the Trust.     Her roles have included time spent working as a staff nurse at St Luke's Hospital in Huddersfield, alongside her time working at both HRI and CRH. 
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Hello My Name is.... Nathalie Jooty

Legal services manager, Nathalie Jooty, is responsible for managing some legal affairs, clinical and non-clinical claims and inquests against CHFT. She joined us in February last year.  She was born and grew up in Huddersfield, her parents are both retired nurses and one of her two sisters works at CHFT. 
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Party time on Ward 5b

Ward 5b staff throw party after patient wanted to share her day with them

Colleagues on Ward 5b at CRH helped a patient celebrate her birthday yesterday (Weds 13 April) after she wanted them to share her 86th birthday celebrations.      Sister Amy Scholes from the ward told CHFT that their patient Mrs Lever had been on the ward for some months and had been on a long journey. 
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Fab friends - HRI theatres team and Obe inset.

Obe's friends in running for Pride of Huddersfield

Our theatres team at HRI has reached the finals of the Examiner's Pride of Huddersfield awards.  They are in the running for the "Friend of the Year" award for all their support after their colleague Obe Morake was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  read more

If your patient only needs IV antibiotics they could go home with support from OPAT - releasing the bed and possibly speeding up their recovery

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) is a great way for patients to receive Intravenous (IV) antimicrobials in their own home, community or in an outpatient setting avoiding the need for inpatient care.     It’s intended for those who require IV therapy for moderate to severe infections but are otherwise well enough to be at home.  read more

Jobs roundup

Here is a round-up of our current vacancies at CHFT as of April 11th 2016.    Blood Sciences Assistant Practitioner      read more

Purdah - dates to observe

With two big elections looming we have to observe two so-called  "purdah" periods.     They are ahead of:     *  the 2016 English local government elections  *  the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU).  read more

First public meeting tonight around proposed two colleague sessions planned

The first of two public meetings is being held in Halifax this evening between 6pm and 8pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre.      CHFT will be represented on the panel by Chief Executive Owen Williams, Medical Director David Birkenhead and Associate Director of Nursing Jo Middleton.  read more

Policies and work information

Brand new meeting room at Douglas Mill Bradford

There are new meeting room facilities available at Douglas Mill, Bradford.  If you have access to the LOOP resources site (Intranet), it can be booked via the Shareware option by clicking on Staff Room > Resources > Book a room at Douglas Mill. Alternatively, for staff who don't have access to LOOP please email   read more

CHFT Events

Broaden your knowledge with R&D training and skills programmes

The R&D Department has been offering training for many years to NHS staff. Due to its popularity and demand the training has developed even further to cover a number of areas to reflect changes within NHS research and development. This has been acknowledged by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber who continue to fund our programme each year.  read more

SSAFA Armed Forces concert - concessionary rates for CHFT colleagues

SSAFA (the oldest armed forces charity) has organised a concert at St Peter's Parish Church in Huddersfield to commemorate H.M. The Queen's 90th year.      The concert will be held on Saturday 7 May at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £10, though CHFT colleagues are being offered concessionary tickets at £8.  read more

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