Incident status update

We are currently caring for 79 patients with Covid-19; 10 of those are in critical care. There are 18 inpatients waiting for Covid-19 test results.

Occupational Health sharps bleep not working

There is currently a problem with the Occupational Health (OH) sharps bleep.

Until this is resolved, the OH sharps mobile can be reached on 07592 327872 during office hours, Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30.

For any incidents that occur outside office hours, including evenings, nights and weekend, please inform the operational matron (bleep 707).

Patient isolation requirements

Covid contacts need to remain in isolation for 14 days in a healthcare setting. This is in line with current national guidance. The 14 days will remain our practice until the national guidance is updated.

Webinar: Fertility, pregnancy, and vaccination – 12 January, 17:30-18:30

All health care workers are invited to attend a free webinar on fertility, pregnancy and vaccination on 12 January from 17:30 to 18:30. This will be an opportunity to access information provided by leading professionals regarding Covid vaccination prior to, during and after pregnancy, and to aid decision making regarding accessing of Covid vaccination and to support choice based on factual, evidence based information.

Join the webinar via the link here: Fertility, Pregnancy and Vaccination – your questions and concerns answered ( The webinar will take place using Microsoft Teams which you can access using a web browser (Chrome recommended).

Reminder: The dos and don’ts of wearing a mask

Continue to wear a face mask to stop the spread of Covid-19. Please do as reminded below.


  • Wear the mask below your nose
  • Leave your chin exposed
  • Wear your mask loosely with gaps on the sides
  • Wear your mask so it covers just the tip of your nose
  • Push your mask under your chin to rest on your neck or up on your forehead


  • Wear your mask so it comes all the way up, close to the bridge of your nose
  • Wear your mask all the way down under your chin
  • Your best to tighten the loops or ties so it’s snug around your face without gaps
  • Always wash your hands before and after wearing a mask

Masks alone offer limited protection from Covid-19 and work better when combined with frequent and thorough hand washing, and social distancing.

Latest EDI Matters

Issue 10 of EDI Matters is available on Connect and contains information on Microsoft accessibility features, new cultural ambassadors at CUH, opportunities to develop your own knowledge and apply this to your work, as well as details on neurodiversity and updates from the CUH staff networks and more.

NEW deaf awareness training

While the pandemic has been incredibly difficult for everyone, those who are deaf or hard of hearing have often felt particularly isolated or faced additional challenges in communication with facemasks preventing lipreading.

This new deaf awareness eLearning from the #WeSupportDeafAwareness campaign is recommended for anyone who may come into contact with those who are deaf or hard of hearing, whether patients or colleagues. The training will enable you to understand a bit of what it’s like to be deaf or hard of hearing, and how best to communicate with people who are, whether on video call, face to face or over the telephone.

This course is self-paced, meaning you can dip in and out of the most relevant modules for you. Access the training via DOT.

This complements the existing Be Disability Confident eLearning series developed in-house – Hearing Loss and Supporting People with Communication Difficulties.

Leadership Support Circles – next week’s themed wellbeing sessions

Leadership Support Circle sessions provide facilitated supportive space for those who have responsibility for managing a team, at whatever level, and whether medical, clinical or non-clinical.

Participants gain insights about self-care and supporting their teams as we continue to navigate challenging working conditions, and are provided with supporting resources.

Next week’s themes are:

  • Be inclusive in the way you lead
  • Look out for your team
  • Resetting your team

You can book onto any one, or all of the themed sessions and you will also be signposted to further support resources linked to the particular themes. To register for a circle, please click here.

“You’re Simply Marvellous” – congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr Emma Yu and Dr Catriona Bhagra, both consultant cardiologists at CUH, for winning a national “You’re Simply Marvellous” award. Catriona and Emma were nominated by a patient and together are one of only five healthcare professionals or teams chosen nationally.

Pumping Marvellous is the UK’s heart failure charity and their annual awards showcase the outstanding individuals and teams who provide passion, commitment and excellence of care to patients and their care-givers.

#Proud #Excellent #BeatHF