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Archive for March 2015

  • Mar20
    UN International Day of Happiness

    It happened again.

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. My morning run was a breeze. The Labradors and I whistled in the dogs case barked a tune of happiness. I smiled and waved at people as they whistled the same tune too.


  • Mar16
    Reflections on a frontline workforce that inspires the ‘art of the possible’…

    Guest blog from Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Sue Hodkinson

    On the first of every month myself, and my executive colleagues enjoy the privilege of engaging with members of staff during a planned walk through the corridors, wards and offices in both our Chester and Ellesmere Port hospitals to meet with staff and patients. The conversations and feedback really make us stop and think – and then sometimes we think some more. So much so that I want to share with you one of our more recent encounters, that we have since been referring to as ‘The Frances Effect’.


  • Mar09
    Risky Business

    It is about 18 months since, Professor Don Berwick published A promise to learn – a commitment to act, a report on the safety of patients in England.

    The Berwick report followed tragic events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which triggered a need to re-examine what the NHS does and determine how it can improve further. Don Berwick’s report did just that, and found that “The most important single change in the NHS in response to this report would be for it to become, more than ever before, a system devoted to continual learning and improvement of patient care”.