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Issue 77 | 28th July 2016

Lynsey, pictured centre with Owen and her team

Star Award winner

“She does things before I’ve even asked her to.”  That’s just how “ace” our apprentice admin assistant Lynsey McAuliffe is and she’s our latest Star award winner. 
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John being presented with his goat Ali

High on a hill stood a lonely goatherd (called John)

John Ennis recently completed his 6th visit to the island of Ukerwere Lake Victoria Tanzania, with his makeover mates to continue life changing improvements to local schools and hospital. 
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Asif outside Acre Mills

Meet our new ADD for Medicine - Asif Ameen

Hello my name is…….Asif Ameen     I have only just joined the Trust last week but have thoroughly enjoyed my first few days here and have met many wonderful folk already. 
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Top team

Exceeding targets and keeping us all safe. Meet the... Calderdale Immunisation Team.

   The team was formed in April 2015 to undertake the school based immunisation programme within Calderdale. The team offer the following vaccinations; Year 1, 2 & 3 – Nasal Flu, Year 8 girls – HPV Cervical Cancer, Year 9 – Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio & Meningitis ACWY & Year 11 – Meningitis ACWY. 
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Remembering Kate Granger - tributes to an inspirational doc from CHFT colleagues

Did you know that a CHFT photo from Kates visit is the main one on her campaign home page. Check it out here: and see attached.     From all the Trusts she visited, our smiley teams feature most prominently.  read more

Thumbs up from Owen

Last few days to enter our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Celebrating Success Awards...and what happens next

Thankfully no singing is required to enter our Celebrating Success Awards, though we do need entries to be complete by this Sunday 31 July at midnight. So don't "Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I"... as there is still time to enter or to finish off that part complete submission.  read more

Mums group a real hit in North Halifax

A group for new mums and babies is thriving in North Halifax.    Health visitor, Katie Keeler, has set it up alongside child development support work Steph Goldstein who has introduced baby massage to some of the free drop ins set up to support mums wanting to breast-feed.     They are held every Thursday at Illingworth Children's Centre from noon - 1.  read more

In training and ready for the off

All friends here. Hundreds sign up for EPR training

November 19 it is... the day EPR it set to go live.     And CHFT is in a great place to be ready as there's been a tremendous response from all divisions for reps to become EPR "Friends". Training for them is underway so when it is rolled out they are there to add support to everyone else in their teams.  read more

Cash Challenge

   Our finance chiefs have issued a timely warning to help the Trust keep on track this year. They have issued these measures to try to keep our borrowing down so more money can be spent on frontline care.     Borrowing cash in this year will cost us money which could have gone on front line services.  read more

CHFT Events

Time to get ready for HOOP!

The Go Live dates have been agreed for the implementation of Nervecentre’s electronic task management system – Hospital Out Of hours Programme (previously known as Hospital @ Night or H@N).     Switch on at CRH will be 5.00pm on Wednesday 14thSeptember, and at HRI 5.00pm on Wednesday 12thOctober.  read more

Long service winners

Here's our latest Long Service Award holders. They were presented by our chair Andrew Haigh and CEO Owen Williams at the Learning Centre at HRI.     Andrew & Owen thanked them all saying he was proud to work alongside colleagues dedicated to providing compassionate care at a time when we face some of the largest challenges that we've ever faced.  read more

Big Brief next Thursday 4 August

August's Big Brief takes place next Thursday 4 August at 1.30 on both hospital sites.      HRI - Learning Centre - Discussion Room 1  CRH - Learning Centre - Large Training Room     All colleagues are welcome.        read more

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