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Improving personal resilience

This week it’s been mental health awareness week, as well as learning at work week. While at first they may look like two completely separate issues, I see a lot of synergy between the two when looking at them through the lens of resilience.

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A day to show our pride

As ASPH's Chief Nurse, on this year's Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day, I am delighted to be writing this week's message.

The annual Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day on 10th May, and International Nurses Day, which this year is on Sunday 12th May, are among my favourite events. And this year is no different.

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Our finances are fit and healthy!

Welcome to this week’s message. I wanted to speak to you all this week about the end of year financial position and seek your support and advice on ensuring we make the most of the transformation opportunities to come.

Financial year 2018/19 was another really tough year (I know you know this!), during which time we have continued to focus on providing the highest quality care within a constrained financial environment. As a result of your incredible hard work and commitment we continue to maintain a strong underlying financial position.

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Letting better care emerge

Welcome to this week’s message. Firstly wanted to say a big thank you to all of those colleagues who were working so hard looking after patients over Easter. I do hope you all got to spend some time with your loved ones and some well-deserved rest too.

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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.

From time to time, we shall ask other members of the Trust Board and clinical team to give their perspective on the week in our hospitals.


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.

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