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Securing a sustainable service

This week I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the strategic changes I’m involved in at the moment. Much of the last few weeks has been spent working with the team in surgery on the future of our vascular services in the Trust.

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Thank you for your dedication

I often talk about how proud I am of team ASPH and the daily examples of dedication, compassion and commitment shown by everyone that serves to make our hospitals the success they are. It is without doubt, truly inspiring and humbling.

Today however, my pride is tinged with a touch of sadness at having to say goodbye to four long-standing members of the team who, having dedicated many years of their careers and lives to working at ASPH, are leaving us for pastures new.

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Practice promotes progress

At the start of this week we were really pleased to welcome a small group from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) who visited us as part of our on-going partnership and collaboration with them on our quality improvement strategy.

The IHI are international experts in improving healthcare who we started working with last year to help us define our vision and aims.

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An inspiring and insightful visit

Earlier this week Aileen and I were delighted to support Heather as she hosted a visit from Cecilia Anim, President of the Royal College of Nursing. Cecilia took time out of her very busy schedule to come and meet nursing and other colleagues at the Trust on Wednesday, accompanied by two senior officers from the South East Region, Adele Longley and Millie Simms. We were also pleased to have with us Melaine Coward from the University of Surrey and Jenny Faulkner from the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

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Each week Suzanne Rankin, our Chief Executive, sends a message to staff about events at the hospitals, special achievements, and plans for the future.

We shall be adding them to this section as well as including them on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


About Suzanne

Suzanne was announced as the new Chief Executive in June 2014.

Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire.

Past Messages