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Issue 75 | 14th July 2016

New look Facebook page

Like it? - CHFT's new Facebook page is up and running.

   It's been a long time coming but this week, CHFT's facebook page is reborn - and it's better than ever.     And waiting for your likes!     It will be regularly updated with all the news you like to read about on a daily basis - and we want to see as many colleague photos on there as possible. 
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They were Ackered

Celebrating with a selfie? Have you been Ackered?

   Our driver (and Star Award winner) Barry Ackroyd has been spreading the fact there's just two (and a bit) weeks to the Celebrating Success 2016 deadline.     Entries close on  Sunday, July 31 at midnight. Many have already arrived, and some are part completed and just waiting for those final touches. 
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Top gloss.

Six hairwashes and my scalp turned green!. Fun running in memory of Mark

 Our infection control team were among the 1,700 Colour Runners for Overgate Hospice.     They were running in memory of colleague Mark Ronan who sadly passed away this year and they raised around £250. 
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It's great looking after staff. Occupational Health's Gemma Stokes collects her NVQ level 4.

Gemma Stokes is heading for her graduation this summer alongside students as old as her son!     She has completed her Level 4 Certificate for Occupational Health (OH) Technicians at Leeds Beckett University which provides the theory behind the practical work in her role particularly with regards to Health Surveillance. 
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Wendy Slack and Gillian Porter

THIS technology and Safer Patient Flow putting the patient first

   The Patient Flow Team have access to improved and streamlined information to help them manage patient flow thanks to a new collaborative tool designed by the THIS Development Team, led by Julian Bates.      Head of Corporate Information, Gawaine Carter, said, ‘We like to pride ourselves on responsiveness to the organisation.  read more

From left to right: Sandra Hunter, Shirley Wade, Andrew Waite, Marlene Green and Sister Jane Cash

Quicker tests and better care for patients. Thanks to CRH League of Friends

The League of Friends  have recently donated a Doppler machine which will speed up a patient's pathway to surgery.     It is used to help assess patients' circulation to see if they have a good enough blood supply to be able to undergo an orthopaedic operation.  read more

P-p-p-p-p Paul Gilling in a penguin suit.. and another trophy with our partners Interserve

Working together is getting results big style with our estates and building partners Interserve combining to complete a works programme at HRI.     They have just scooped another regionally for Integrated and Collabortive Working at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber awards.  read more

Have you done it yet? Fill in our communication survey and please encourage others - deadline Wed 20 July

More than 500 colleagues have already completed our survey on improving communications at CHFT sent out this Monday. Clearly this is a subject close to many hearts, so please encourage as many people as possible to take part - the deadline is midnight next Wednesday 20 July.  read more

Natalie Day in one of the new uniforms

Meet the Team: Phlebotomy Week

Monday sees the start of CHFT’s Phlebotomy Week.     To celebrate, new phlebotomist uniforms will be unveiled, there will also be a stand in corridor 1 at HRI and the week gives an opportunity to showcase the work the department does both within the main hospital sites and in the wider communities of Calderdale and Huddersfield.  read more

CHFT Events

Roadworks in Marsh, Hudds - Sundays only: 24 July until 4 September

Kirklees Council have written to us to say there will be repairs to Westbourne Road/New Hey Road between Glebe Street and Reinwood Road starting on Sunday 24 July.      Weather permitting, the works will take place between 6am and 1pm on all Sundays between 24 July and 4 September except bank holiday Sunday 28 August.  read more

Trainee doctors from Aintree to host first ever TEDx Talk - Friday 26 August (London) - tickets by ballot

The NHS’s first ever TEDx talk!  A group of trainee doctors from Aintree Hospital have managed to secure a license to hold the first ever TEDxNHS talk, with an offer of free places to anyone working in the NHS. The event has been organised by a group of trainee doctors, all on a voluntary basis.  read more

What do you think of children, young people and family support services in Kirklees?

EARLY HELP:  PROPOSALS AND ENGAGEMENT PERIOD     Kirklees Council is asking for people’s views on the future of its children, young people and family support services.  read more

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