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Issue 6 | June 2020

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to this latest edition of our newsletter for members.  I want to start with some thank yous.  The number of donations and gifts we've received over the last three months from local people and businesses has been overwhelming. 
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What an achievement!

Three CHFT colleagues, Anu Rajgopal, Nas Rehman and Richard Hinchliffe represented CHFT at the Zoom Examiner Community awards last Thursday evening.   We scooped the top Achievement Award - the last of the night - and host ITV newscaster Nina Hossain, said about all our 6,000+ colleagues, “You deserve more than this.  read more

On the road to RECOVERY

The World Health Organisation has announced a massive medical breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.  read more

Reaching out to our COVID-19 patients

With a surge in the numbers of patients critically ill with COVID-19, the need for support for patients who have left the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has never been greater and our Critical Care Outreach Team are working flat out.  read more

We're all in this together

We now have signage around our sites reminding colleagues and visitors to social distance, and asking everyone to keep to the left along our corridors to make them safer.  All visitors to our hospitals are now required to wear face coverings from the moment they step over the threshold.  read more

From - and To - Russia with Love!

Just like many other organisations, here at CHFT we have had to embrace technology in order to continue to provide services. This has meant that many patients have been able to have their outpatient appointments remotely - and when we say remotely....  read more

Celebrating diversity at CHFT

At CHFT we have a well-established BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) network for colleagues.  Amongst other things, the network helps to raise awareness of cultural diversities across CHFT.  Members of the network have been able to continue to meet virtually using Microsoft Teams during the COVID-19 pandemic (see top photo).  read more

A warm (earlier than usual) welcome to our new doctors

In the midst of the pandemic, we welcomed a new cohort of Foundation Interim Year doctors...earlier than expected!  The photo shows them attending a socially distanced welcome hosted by our Deputy Medical Director Cornelle Parker.  read more

Keeping in touch - from a distance

We know how important it is to keep in touch with our local communities so we're delighted to be able to tell you that we are increasing the number of editions of our newsletter to three per year.  Going forward, you'll receive this newsletter in February, June and October.  read more

Still smiling - our governors in lockdown

We asked two of our governors how lockdown has been for them.  read more

Help Our Trust Do More

Amazing things happen every day at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, thanks to the kindness and generosity of our local communities.  read more

Help us celebrate the NHS' 72nd birthday

We've now been given details of how the NHS' 72nd birthday will be celebrated across the country.  Over the weekend of July 4th and 5th everybody is being urged to take part in the biggest ‘thank you’ the country has ever seen. It will culminate in an epic 'pause for applause' at 5 pm on the 5th.  read more

We need your consent!

As a NHS Foundation Trust we are obliged to maintain a public register of our members. The register only contains members' names and the constituency to which they belong, and no other information is publicly available.    To comply with GDPR, we now need to ask our existing members for their consent to be included on the register.  read more

Last but not least - a shout out for the children

In the last issue we gave some shout outs to our amazing staff at CHFT for all their hard work and in this issue we want to celebrate the fantastic children who have been making us smile in these difficult times. Lots of colleagues have been sending in photos of their children and grandchildren who have been getting creative during lockdown to support the NHS.  read more

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