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issue 67 | 19th May 2016

 Barry, right with Owen

Back on the by-pass.. after a triple by-pass. Driver Barry Ackroyd is our next Star Award winner

A year ago this very month our driver Barry Ackroyd underwent a triple heart by-pass. He's since battled back to work and is this month's Star Award winner for "taking the time to make people feel special, without realising just how special he is himself. 
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Tony with Tracy Woods, left, and Jean Todkill

Lett-uce celebrate! Hap-pea news!HRI Fruit and veg man now here three days a week and stall starting at CRH next month!

   We're got some berry good news for everyone. Our HRI  fruit and veg has proved so popular he's coming in three days a week. And we're starting a market stall at CRH next month too.     Colleagues, patients and visitors are now regular shoppers at the stall at HRI. 
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 Top ANTT training for all

Trolley good show. 76 new ANTT trainers

   CHFT now has a small army of frontline Aseptic- Non Touch Training  (ANTT) assessors.     The latest recruits attended a training session in the lecture theatre at CRH hosted by our Infection Prevention and Control Team. 
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Helen, now and then.

Read all about Barker! Our Chief Operating Officer tells all in the latest of our" Hello my name is..." series

   Helen Barker, is the Trust's Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed in January. The role is to provide leadership for the divisions ensuring we deliver and develop services which give patients and staff the best experience and ensure we meet the standards set nationally and locally. Here's more about her in the latest Hello My Name Is..... series. 
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We want to be healthiest workplace. Sign our survey

Dear Colleague,     The Wellbeing service would like to undertake an audit of the health of our organisation and are sending out a survey to colleagues to get a “baseline “ of how this organisation is in terms of its health! We need more than 100 completed questionnaires by the end of next Wednesday to qualify for our organisational repo  read more

Could your team benefit from volunteering?

   Are you looking for an extra pair of hands? Not enough hours in the day to complete your daily tasks?     We are currently recruiting volunteers from the general public who are passionate about helping our staff and patients alike while at the same time gaining invaluable experience within their local hospital environment.  read more

Electronic Staff Record Manager Self Service: an important update

1 What has been done so far? 

  • The initial hierarchy structures have been developed in ESR to reflect the Divisional Management structures (Medical/Corporate/THIS/Surgical)
  • Smartcards have been issued to relevant  managers within these divisions
  • Work has taken place with the Medical Division, Corporate Division and Health Informatics to design
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L-r:Bev Smith, Clinical Coder, Chris Dunne, Assistant Director Informatics, Jo Reed, Clinical Manager and  Staff Nurse Tammy Willis

THIS is the way help babies

Our colleagues in The Health Informatics Service (THIS) have raised £462 for the care of babies at CRH - and it's in their jeans!!     They have held dress-down days on the last Friday of every month paying £1 each throughout the year to join in.  read more

Ruth, left, with Cassandra

British Sign Language (BSL) - changes to our interpreter service from 1 June

Almost 11 million people in the UK have hearing difficulties or is deaf - and having feedback from our local deaf community has helped us select a new British Sign Language provider from 1 June.     From this date we will be working with a specialist provider of British Sign Language (BSL) called Topp Language Solutions.  read more

Sarah Gurney & Teifi James

Our consultants bidding to work alongside Richard Branson

Consultant Radiologist Sarah Gurney and ophthalmologist Teifi James have entered Richard Branson’s Virgin Media competition called Pitch to Rich.     When they’re not working at CRH or HRI they run ‘The EyeBag Company’ in Halifax which makes a microwaveable eye compress for conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis and styes.  read more

Equipment co-ordinators' update

CARING FOR TRUST EQUIPMENT     It is everyone's responsibility to look after all equipment used for patient care     Why we have to look after equipment:-     If a dynamic air mattress or bed is not performing correctly. It could put patients at risk.     All equipment must be in good working order or taken out of service.  read more

Left to right: Ward Manager Jo Banks, Housekeeper Anne Daisly, Kirtsy and Healthcare Assistant Maggie Flynn

Its Dementia Awareness Week - and CHFT is blazing a trail in this area of care including Kirsty Jowett's memory boxes.

   Discharge Co-ordinator Kirsty Jowett from Ward 6 at HRI has prepared a memory box to help patients living with dementia feel more at ease when on the ward.  read more

Policies and work information

BD auto shield needs and Hypo boxes training

Training is being arranged for the ward nurses on how to use the BD auto shield needles and Hypo boxes. The first session will be held on:     Monday 6 June, 12 noon – 2.00 pm (lunch provided) Diabetes Centre, CRH     Monthly training sessions will be held going forward.  read more

CHFT Events

A great day out - for CHFT staff

   The idea of this event according to our chaplain, George Spencer, is to have a peaceful day out with a chance to renew and refresh ourselves in the beautiful countryside on our doorstep. We leave the stresses and strains of our daily lives behind for a breather.  read more

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