Communications

What is it?

We want it to be easy to find out what’s going on. We want to know what’s important and if we need to do anything. It’s a whole package of messages, instructions, and stories. Some of them are about us, some of them are about our patients.

How will this look?

The important thing is that these messages, instructions and stories are easy to find, easy to read and they make it clear if there’s something we need to do when we’ve heard them. There’s a range of communication ‘tools’ that can do this. For instance, we’ve got the intranet, CHFT News, team meetings, screensavers and events. We want to develop ‘Ask Owen’ into ‘Tell Owen’ too!

NEW!  Podcasts

What is a podcast? …. if you haven’t heard it’s a digital audio file on the internet typically available as a series.

This is a brand new space for us to talk about who we are and what we do.  We are all part of One Culture of Care.  This means we care for each other in the same way that we care for our patients so our podcasts will become a little library of stories from loads of different people who work here.

Listen to our very own Gavin Boyd talk about his job, the work of his team, and his health and wellbeing tip, as well as his thoughts on why CHFT is a great place to work.

Wowzers, speedy gonzales – here’s our second podcast!  Listen to Gary Boothby talk about his work, the football team he supports … (who?!) and the food he’s most looking forward to enjoying after COVID-19.  You can also read Gary’s blog, which he’s been so kind as to share with us, to find out what it’s been like working from home, self-isolating and shielding.

The third podcast is with our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian / Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Nikky Hosty. Here how the health & wellbeing package has been put into place quickly to look after our fantastic colleagues working at CHFT and what Nikki is most looking forward to with her family.

They’re rolling in thick and fast, here’s podcast number 4 with our positively brilliant Errol Brown, Contract Manager, Purchasing and Supplies.  Family and shopping are top of his list – find out where he gets his trendy threads from.

In podcast 5 listen to Azizen Khan, Assistant Director of Human Resources, speak about why Ramadan is important to her, her family and other Muslim friends and colleagues, the symbolic meaning of the fruit date and what adaptations have been put in place for Muslims to pray due to Covid-19.

Our newly appointed Emma Kovaleski, Charity Manager looks back on her first year in post at CHFT in podcast 6.  Listen to why she is passionate about raising funds to make a difference for both patients and colleagues.  Find out why running, kindness, team spirit and one culture of care are just a handful of all things important to Emma.

Caroline Crothers, Benefits Lead / Project Team Leader for the Voice Recognition Pilot gives an insight into both of her roles at CHFT and the number of people that have been through her bedroom … you’ll have to listen to find out more!

Dawn Moss, Discharge Co-ordinator talks about her journey here at CHFT and her redeployment into a Covid ward.  Her positivity is truly amazing as is the love for her family, Ronnie and her touring caravan.

Charlotte North, Assistant Director of Human Resources, wows us with how many colleagues have been recruited in such a short space of time due to Covid-19.  Her annual leave planning is amazing; we can all use this tip to help with our own health and well-being and a trip to Merry England is on the cards as soon as it’s an option.

Mr Neeraj Bhasin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Associate Medical Director, CHFT and Regional Clinical Director for Vascular Services across West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Associate of Acute Trusts tells us a bit more about his 3 roles, his ‘moment’ with Nadine and Sarah of Girls Aloud and his hopes and fears for Huddersfield Town football club!

Podcast Library*

Podcast 1: Gavin Boyd,Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director for Pathology

 

Podcast 2:  Gary Boothby, Executive Director of Finance

 

Podcast 3 : Nicola Hosty, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian / Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager

 

Podcast 4: Errol Brown, Contract Manager, Purchasing and Supplies

 

Podcast 5: Azizen Khan, Assistant Director of Human Resources

 

Podcast 6: Emma Kovaleski, Charity Manager

 

Podcast 7: Caroline Crothers, Benefits Lead / Project Team Leader for the Voice Recognition Pilot

 

Podcast 8: Dawn Moss, Discharge Co-ordinator

 

Podcast 9: Charlotte North, Assistant Director of Human Resources

 

Podcast 10: Mr Neeraj Bhasin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Associate Medical Director, CHFT and Regional Clinical Director for Vascular Services across West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Associate of Acute Trusts

 

*Due to the COVID-19 position our normal super-duper facilities are unavailable.  Our professional quality recordings will return as soon as possible.

 

Who is this for?

Everyone is responsible for finding out what’s going on and keeping themselves and our patients safe.

The podcasts are for everybody.  You can tell your story if you like!  Get in touch with the Engagement Team for more information.

When will this be available?

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We’re constantly communicating! Keep an eye out for important messages and let our Communications team know if you’ve any news to tell.

Hot off the press, the first podcasts are available now!

Keep checking back because new podcasts from brilliant colleagues are being added all the time!

How do I find out more?

Our Communications Team are always on the lookout for news of what we’re up to. This can be at work, or interesting stuff that we get up to in our spare time.

 

 

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