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Chairman's Bulletin June 2011

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

I am delighted to announce that the dialysis team at Manchester Royal Infirmary has been awarded the top prize of £100,000 in the Department of Health's Innovation Challenge. The prize was awarded for the development of a home haemodialysis programme which enables and trains patients to dialyse at home.  Read more information in Trust News.

Our Trust has just launched a zero tolerance campaign to combat violence against NHS staff. Posters, which are being displayed in MRI's Accident and Emergency Department, depict staff that have been attacked and sustained facial injuries. The bold imagery has been designed to shock people into thinking about their actions. The posters carry a strong message that '98% of people who assaulted our A&E staff in 2010 were successfully convicted' making it clear to patients and visitors that any violence towards our staff won't be tolerated. The campaign is a joint initiative by ourselves and Greater Manchester Police. 

Our second Young People's Health Event takes place on Wednesday 29th June. Last year's was extremely successful and we would urge your support on the day.

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.