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Meet our new chairman

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive

Well I'm here this afternoon in the trust library at St Peter's with our new chairman, Andy Field. I thought it would be useful to spend a little bit of time with Andy checking out his background, his history and take his thoughts early reflections on the organisation and his ambitions for us for the future. So Andy thank you for spending the time with us this afternoon, it would be great if you could tell us a little bit about yourself.

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Roundly praised

This week I particularly wanted to draw your attention to our next Schwartz Round which is taking place later this month. Incredibly this will mark four years of Schwartz Rounds at ASPH, celebrating over 40 main rounds, plus additional pop-up sessions across both our hospitals. These have enabled colleagues at all levels, and in all areas, to share the emotional impact of working in healthcare and in so doing, supporting each other in the challenges they face.

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Building for the future

Today at our monthly Team Briefing session I was excited to get a glimpse into our future - a snapshot of a new estates model which, when completed, will boost our ambitions to further enhance the quality and provision of patient care at ASPH and enable new, smarter and dynamic ways of working for teams across the Trust.

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Get dressed and get moving!

I’ve been absolutely delighted this week to see so many of you get behind our fantastic #EndPJParalysis campaign to help our patients get dressed and get moving.

It’s been heartening to see the ASPH Team embrace the spirit of the campaign by dressing up in pyjamas, joining the ward parties, pledging support to #EndPJParalysis and importantly, seeing the real-time benefits for patients who joined in during week.

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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