Start date for new director of nursing revealed at today's Big Brief
Our new Director of Nursing Brendan Brown starts in his new role with CHFT on June 13. A real transformation expert, he will be bringing a wealth of experience from his previous Trust at Burton. This news and much much more at today's Big Brief including our actions post-CQC, finances and Celebrating Success categories. read more
2016/2017 Annual Fire Training - book your spaces now!
This year's mandatory fire training programme starts next week - with wards taking priority in the first instance. To make sure colleagues know exactly what should happen in the event of a fire, and to make it as realistic as possible, for wards the training will take place in a simulated mock ward area. read more
Breastfeeding mums welcomed throughout all areas of the Trust.
As a UNICEF /WHO Baby Friendly accredited service the Trust is required to protect and support breastfeeding in all areas of the service. Women should never be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public. In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place. read more
Judy joins juniors - positive outcome from complaints procedure
Feedback to PALS has resulted in closer working, so much so that with a patient's mum came along to share her knowledge about Diabetes Insipidus (DI) at last week's Grand Round doctors' educational session. Patient Lucy and her mum Judy's experience of our services had been frustrating in the past. read more
Dinah Coggon, the Trust's Macmillan Information Manager, attended a local Black and Minority Ethnic Health Forum where different organisations had various stands with information and members of the public were invited to attend. read more
ABC on vitamin D. New drive in schools for children and parents
Our health visitor, Lisa Delaney, has been out promoting Vitamin D supplementation to children and their parents at Beechill School in Halifax. Karen Dawson, our Foundation stage learning mentor, has previously introduced a course at the school which involves a two year funding scheme ‘all about me’ attended by pupils. read more