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"Together we Care" is the name and ethos behind our new nursing and midwifery strategy, which sets the vision and direction of nursing and midwifery care at our hospitals.

At the end of 2012 the government launched a new national vision and strategy, centred around six values of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

Chief Nurse Suzanne Rankin explains: “We want our strategy to incorporate the focus of the six ‘C’s but also to reflect our own priorities and aspirations. Every day in our hospitals we see examples of excellent patient care but there is always more we can do and as a team, I want all our nurses and midwives to aspire to provide the best nursing and midwifery care to every patient, every time.”

Unsurprisingly, much of the strategy talks about safe care, professional competency, kindness, respect and understanding, but there is also an increasing focus on personal responsibility, strong leadership and developing a culture of openness and honesty.

Suzanne adds: “In the light of reports such as Mid Staffordshire, transparency and responsibility have rightly become hot topics in the NHS and we want to make those values ‘real’ at Ashford and St Peter’s.

A key element is ensuring that staff feel confident to challenge and speak up, whatever their position and grade.”

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Creative creatures feature at St Peter's

Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed another hospital refurbishment at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, thanks to an inspiring young man called Tudor. Tudor and his colleagues raised funds for the charity’s project and the whole Mediatonic team were involved in the creative designs.

 

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Land Sale to Fund Major Healthcare Improvements for Surrey

The sale of surplus land at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey has been completed; this marks an exciting development that will pave the way for major healthcare improvements locally.

 

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SAMS recognised at Patient Awards

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals are delighted to announce that the Multidisciplinary Senior Adult Medical Services (SAMS) Team have been recognised in a number of categories at the annual Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) for their ‘What Matters to You’ programme.

 

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