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Chairman's Bulletin April 2012

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Welcome to April's e-bulletin, which gives Governors news and information about our Trust and what is going on in the NHS.

We are still remembering our official opening with great affection.  To mark this and the Jubilee we are producing a commemorative brochure, DVD and pin badge for all our staff and Governors.  The Board has also agreed to allocate an additional Bank Holiday for staff on Tuesday 5th June.  This means that those staff required to work will be entitled to Bank Holiday pay and terms.  The visit also had a positive impact on our social media activity.  Our Twitter followers increased by 10%, meaning we now have 641 followers, and our Facebook 'likes' doubled to 216, now reaching a potential audience of 58,852.

During March we held the annual reviews for each of the working groups with the Governor Chairs and supporting directors. It is important that you are informed about progress which is being made to improve the experiences of our patients and visitors particularly when it has been an issue which has been raised through our Governor forums.  Below you will find an up-date on the new patient Self Check-In system which is about to go live at the Children's Hospital.

1st April saw our successful acquisition of Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust completed. We have a long established relationship with Trafford Healthcare Trust and have been working with them over the provision of some services for a number of years.  We want to ensure that high quality services continue to be provided in Trafford and we are in a strong position to ensure that this is possible.

If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at peter.mount@cmft.nhs.uk