My DCHS Blog

: My DCHS Blog 14/02/2017
A day in the life of a... DCHS governor

A day in the life of a... DCHS governor

Julian Miller joined us in 2016 as a new public governor for Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire and has really hit the ground running.

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Happy 105th Birthday to Derbyshire resident, Dick!

Happy 105th Birthday to Derbyshire resident, Dick!

At 105 years-old, Dick Tetlow is the oldest patient treated by the day unit team at Babington Hospital. Dick was born on 20 April 1912, in the week the Titanic sank, and until well over his 100th birthday he lived independently. But after a fall, while out and about, he was referred to our day unit team at Babington for help to improve his balance, gait and stamina.

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Something to shout about - charity work and fundraising for Ashgate Hospicecare

Something to shout about - charity work and fundraising for Ashgate Hospicecare

In this edition we caught up with Janet Davies, PA in the people and organisational effectiveness (POE) directorate, to find out all about their charity work and fundraising for Ashgate Hospicecare over the past year. The POE fundraising team have raised an amazing £3839.43 for the charity!

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Bake a better breakfast!

Bake a better breakfast!

We have asked our resident health and wellbeing guru Jamie ‘WICKS’ Broadley to share with us some useful tips and recipes to make eating healthy quick, fun and easy!

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Anneka’s story – life as a community nurse in Derby City

Anneka’s story – life as a community nurse in Derby City

Anneka Johnson is a community staff nurse based at the Village Community Medical Centre in Derby.  She joined DCHS in October 2015. Anneka chatted to us about her life as a community nurse: she describes a typical day and why she loves the DCHS approach, Toughbooks and SystmOne!

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Life as a Physiotherapist at DCHS - Maria's story

Life as a Physiotherapist at DCHS - Maria's story

Maria Kozlowski, community physiotherapist, came into physiotherapy from doingother healthcare roles after gaining a first degree in combined sports studies and holistic sports therapy. She qualified with her second degree as a physiotherapist in March 2015 –achieving her personal goal of qualifying before she was 30. She made up her mind to get her training qualification after seeing physiotherapy in action first hand, whilst working in a support role for people with learning difficulties. She was a rising star finalist in the 2016 Advancing HealthcareAwards. 

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Life as a Physiotherapist at DCHS - Ruth's story

Life as a Physiotherapist at DCHS - Ruth's story

Ruth Dawes has been a physiotherapist for 28 years and knew from her school days it was the career path she wanted to follow, thanks to a talk from a visiting physiotherapist which inspired her. Since qualifying, her career has been adaptable to her growing family and she has been able to take on new challenges along the way, most recently becoming a team leader to 40 people. 

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Charitable Funds case study

Charitable Funds case study

I first heard about Charitable Funds when I spoke to my manager about equipment we thought the ward would benefit from that would support the patients and staff in their jobs. 

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