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Issue 2 | February 2019

Big vote 2019: Tell us what's important to you

Every year we throw open a free vote to all our members ... and here it is for 2019.  As a provider of healthcare it is essential that we understand what matters to our patients and that we continue to listen, understand and respond to their views. 
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Strictly stars join us on Twitter. Are you a @CHFTNHS follower?

Ex-England cricketer Graeme Swan and his Strictly professional partner Oti Mabuse joined in the CHFT twittersphere.  We had posted some of the action from our own dance-offs on our @CHFTNHS twitter account and tagged them in.  And the celebrity duo replied in praise of our dancers and promoting the healthy aspects of dancing. 
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Going the extra mile and beyond...how Riley met Jess Glynne

Our staff are renowned for going the extra mile for our patients and the team on the Children's Ward have excelled for Riley Merrill.  Little Riley is a regular CRH attendee for a skin condition and Lola Duncan and the team have gone out of their way to make things special for him. 
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Reconfiguration: finance approved and next steps

In December 2018 the Department of Health gave its approval for £198m of funding in support of proposals to reconfigure the healthcare services we provide in our hospitals and in community. 
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Hey Jude...Meet the Governor and find out how you could get involved in 2019

Jude Goddard became a CHFT governor for the Calder and Ryburn Valleys constituency following our elections last summer.   Jude is one of 16 public governors who make up our Council of Governors (CoG) together with staff and stakeholder governors.  read more

Savings, discounts and offers for all our members!

To say thanks to all our members for your ongoing support, we can now offer you a range of savings and perks through our partnership with a company called Healthcare Staff Benefits (HSB).  HSB offer a range of discounts and offers to NHS staff from well-known names such as Haven Holidays, Alton Towers, Airport Parking and many, many more.  read more

Apprentice Zille joins our award-winning scheme. Find out how you can become an apprentice at CHFT

At CHFT we have an award-winning dedicated team delivering apprenticeship programmes.  read more

Celebrating our diversity

Our Trust is committed to celebrating diversity in our workforce and supporting and developing our colleagues from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.  read more

Meet CHFT's recent Star Award winners

Our Trust likes to say thank you to colleagues and our monthy Star Award presentations are hugely popular here at CHFT.  Colleagues nominate each other for being brilliant to work alongside, for being inspirational and going tthe extra mile for our patients and their families.  read more

Top rating for endoscopy teams

Our endoscopy teams have been celebrating after receiving one of the most gushing verdicts on the care they provide ... ever.  An inspector said what he had seen at our endoscopy service at both sites was amongst the best he had ever witnessed in the NHS.  read more


Advance notice of CHFT's AGM 2019

This year we'll be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 July at Acre Mills.  read more

And finally......Hallelujah for the NHS's 70th birthday.

CHFT enjoyed a huge celebration on July 5 2018 - the day of the NHS's 70th birthday - thanks to us having some of the best choirs in the country on our doorstep.  At the time of our last edition we were very much looking forward to the Big Day and it certainly lived up to expectations.  read more

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