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Issue 5 | April 2020

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to an extra edition of our members' newsletter, which we're sending out to give you an update on what's going on at CHFT during the coronavirus pandemic.  These are unprecedented times - I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like working on the "front line". 
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Governor elections 2020 - postponed

Under normal circumstances, at this time of the year we would be starting to prepare for the annual elections for publicly elected and staff elected governors to sit on our Council of Governors.  read more

Changes to public meetings

Public Board Meetings   In line with NHS guidance and Government social isolation measures, the Trust’s public Board meetings are now being held virtually rather than face-to-face. These meetings will have reduced agendas focusing on key matters only, rather than the usual breadth of items.  read more

Caring for each other as we care for our patients

At CHFT we recognise that colleagues are working flat-out to deal with the crisis and we're doing everything we can to support them.  We issue daily 10am e-mail bulletins and have set up a number of initiatives with colleagues' wellbeing in mind.  read more

Coronavirus advice/information

You can find all the information you may need about the pandemic on our website here.  In line with national guidance, and in order to protect patients and colleagues, we have had to significantly restrict our visiting arrangements during the outbreak.  See the current arrangements hereread more

Stacey Jo\'s positivity wall

Shout outs to our amazing colleagues (and some of their children!)

Colleagues have been sending in shout outs to acknowledge what our amazing teams have been doing in the fight against the virus...  Laura Retnam, a staff nurse on the Acute Floor at CRH says: "I just wanted to do a quick shout out to ACP Stacey Jo for creating this positivity wall for the staff on the Acute Floor at CRH! It is great.  read more

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