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Making Every Day Count

Suzanne has allowed me to use her message this week to relaunch our Making Every Day Count programme.

Many of you will be aware that our urgent care service has been under sustained pressure. This winter has seen record numbers of patients attending our Emergency Department and patients requiring admission.

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Becoming a learning organisation

Our first strategic objective is about quality of care: creating a learning organisation and culture of continuous improvement to reduce repeated harms and improve patient experience.

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Our role as a Team in supporting the Armed Forces and Veterans

As many of you know, I started my nursing career in the Royal Navy and I have always maintained a keen personal interest in the armed forces, not least because my husband is still serving. But I am not the only veteran who is also a member of Team ASPH and we also have a number of reservists, who we support when they take part in operations in this country and abroad and who bring great skills, experiences, learning and leadership to bear in the work we do here at ASPH together.

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Welcome

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.

Past Messages