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20 05, 2022

Message from CEO – Friday 20 May 2022

2022-05-20T12:35:17+01:00May 20th, 2022|

Dear colleagues Last week, one of our longest-stay inpatients was able to go home. It was a terrific moment, and such a turnaround from five months ago when his life was in the balance. When he arrived on C8 with Sepsis deep in his leg bone, Derrick needed multiple operations and courses of antibiotics to [...]

20 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Friday 20 May 2022 – 11:24

2022-05-20T11:39:21+01:00May 20th, 2022|

Secure Chat is replacing non-emergency bleeps/pagers from 08:00 on 08 June (three weeks' time) - please ensure you are ready. Patient and visitor Wi-Fi outage today IT maintenance work is taking place today, Friday 20 May, between 10:00 and 12:30 that will result in an outage of the patient and visitor Wi-Fi. Patients and visitors [...]

19 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Thursday 19 May 2022 – 12:36

2022-05-19T12:49:32+01:00May 19th, 2022|

Secure Chat is replacing non-emergency bleeps/pagers from 08:00 on 08 June (three weeks' time) - please ensure you are ready. Histopathology service interruption An issue has arisen with the adequate function of the LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) in the Histopathology Department. This is a mandatory safety requirement and means that many of the departmental processes [...]

18 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Wednesday 18 May 2022 – 09:10

2022-05-18T09:23:54+01:00May 18th, 2022|

Secure Chat replacing non-emergency bleeps/pagers from 08:00 on 8 June (three weeks to go) A new date has been agreed for Secure Chat in Epic to replace non-emergency bleeps and pagers across the Trust – this will be from 08:00 on Wednesday 08 June 2022. Emergency ‘speaking’ bleeps/pagers ie cardiac arrest, fire, major trauma etc. will [...]

17 05, 2022

08:27 – Tuesday 17 May 2022

2022-05-17T11:49:10+01:00May 17th, 2022|

Today's 08:27 was led by Roland Sinker, chief executive. https://youtu.be/h21xYxajrrQ   Operational update – Nicola Ayton Current position Our Covid position continues to improve (37 patients yesterday) This has again allowed us to reduce our red bed capacity Staff isolating due to Covid also come down as a result We have had a few closed [...]

17 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Tuesday 17 May 2022 – 09:15

2022-05-17T09:28:28+01:00May 17th, 2022|

Congratulations to our new staff governor - Mahad Nur We would like to thank the three staff governor candidates for standing in the election and everyone who has voted. We are delighted to welcome Mahad Nur, healthcare scientist, as a new staff governor who will take up his role from 01 July. Mahad said: “I am honoured [...]

16 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Monday 16 May 2022 – 11:25

2022-05-16T12:05:38+01:00May 16th, 2022|

Special diet ordering Following the CQC visit in March, it was identified that there is a misconception that it takes over 24 hours to organise a meal for people who require special diets, such as texture modified (eg puree), allergies, vegan, cultural etc. The ward housekeeper should be made aware of any dietary restrictions as [...]

13 05, 2022

CUH bulletin – Friday 13 May 2022 – 11:35

2022-05-13T11:50:26+01:00May 13th, 2022|

Reminder: Routine Epic downtime Sunday 15 May A routine Epic service update and IT maintenance work will be taking place the early hours of Sunday morning (15 May 2022), meaning that Epic will be unavailable between 03:00 and 06:00 that day – please note earlier start time than usual. Secure Chat will also be unavailable [...]

13 05, 2022

Here for life – celebrating our amazing nurses

2022-05-13T08:54:22+01:00May 13th, 2022|

Yesterday (12 May) was International Nurses’ Day (IND), an annual celebration dedicated to highlighting the importance of nursing across the world. Our nurses celebrated and expressed their gratitude to one another. We kicked off our celebrations with a webinar led by chief nurse, Lorraine Szeremeta. Lorraine, the heads of nursing and the deputy heads of [...]

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