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Your Update for October 2017

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Trust Introduces New Virtual Fracture Clinic

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced an innovative new Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) in a bid to reduce outpatient appointments. The new clinic which comprises a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Virtual Fracture Clinic Nurse and Administrative Support will significantly help cut the number of times patients have to attend a traditional fracture clinic ... read more

 

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Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, visits Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP and his Senior Clinical Advisor, Professor Sir Norman Williams visited Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals on Friday 15th September to discuss patient safety with around 40 members of staff. The event kicked off with a presentation from Trust Medical Director, Dr David Fluck, who described the patient safety journey taken by the Trust ... read more

 

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Hospitals shortlisted for prestigious national award

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals has been shortlisted in the 'staff engagement' category of the 2017 HSJ Awards. The awards are one of the largest celebrations of healthcare excellence in the world, recognizing and promoting the finest achievements in the NHS ... read more

 

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Trust pledges to #EndPJParalysis

Older patients at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were encouraged to 'get up, get dressed and get moving' last week as part of the Trust's week-long series of events to highlight its commitment to ending pyjama paralysis ... read more

 

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We are in the top rank for safe care of hip fracture patients

The latest report by the National Hip Fracture Database, detailing outcomes for patients admitted to 177 hospitals in England with a hip fracture in 2016, shows that Ashford & St. Peter's (ASPH) was in the top 10% for the first time for achieving best practice in treatment and care, low mortality and shorter length of stay ... read more

 

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Planning Application Submitted for Redevelopment of part of St Peter's Healthcare Campus, Chertsey

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Optivo have submitted a planning application to Runnymede Borough Council for the redevelopment of surplus land at St Peter's Healthcare campus in Chertsey, Surrey ... read more

 

Your Update for August 2017

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Appointment of new Interim Chief Nurse

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Tranka as our new Interim Chief Nurse. Sue joins the Trust from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, where, as Deputy Chief Nurse, she has led a portfolio covering workforce (safe staffing) and education, healthcare governance, quality improvement and non-medical productivity. ... read more

 

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British Healthcare equipment could soon be making Nigerian patients more comfortable

In a presentation to an international Global Health conference in Lagos, the Nigerian capital, last month, Sue Southey, Adviser on Moving and Manual Handling at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, demonstrated – not in person but over the internet via Skype from Ashford Hospital 7,500 miles away – a range of aids like slide sheets and electrically-adjusted beds which are routinely used here to make the moving of patients safer and more comfortable ... read more

 

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Elderly patients enjoy songs on the wards

Patients on the four Care of the Elderly wards, Swan, Cherry, Cedar and Swift, at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, were treated to a song recital earlier this month by soprano Michelle Juengo from Musical Memories, which was originally set up to entertain patients at East Surrey Hospital in Reigate and was very popular there ... read more

 

 

 

Your Update for May 2017

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St Peter's Hospital marks International Day of the Midwife with mum, baby and midwife reunion

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust marked this year's International Day of the Midwife by reuniting mums who had their babies at St Peter's Hospital with the Midwives who helped deliver them. The Abbey Wing at St Peter's hospital played host to the event last week which saw mums and midwives mingling and discussing life pre and post maternity ... read more

 

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Consultant praises local students for creative A&E film

Dr Asim Nayeem, A&E Consultant at Ashford and St Peters Hospital presented Year 8 and 9 students from Chertsey-based Sir William Perkins School with prizes and certificates last week after they were crowned Kent, Surrey & Sussex regional winners in the 2017 Health Education England organised 'Step into the NHS' competition ... read more

 

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Aileen McLeish commended by Institute of Directors

Aileen McLeish, Chair of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was the recipient of a 'Highly Commended' Award in the category of Public & Third Sector Director of the Year at this year's Institute of Director's (IOD) London & the South East awards ... read more

 

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Ashford and St Peter's named as one of the CHKS Top Hospitals 2017

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS Top Hospitals 2017, an accolade awarded to the top performing CHKS client trusts. CHKS is part of Capita Healthcare Decisions and The Top Hospitals award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme ... read more

 

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Mallinckrodt donates £100,000 to support Neonatal Care

Mallinckrodt plc, a leading pharmaceutical company, today marked the donation of £100,000 to Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey. Aileen McLeish, Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust thanked Mallinckrodt for the donation, which will help support the important work undertaken by the Trust's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ... read more

 
 

 

Your Update for April 2017

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Have your say on redevelopment proposals for part of the St Peter's Healthcare Campus

Local people, patients, people who use services, families and hospital staff will be able to have their say on proposals for the redevelopment of surplus land on the St Peter's Healthcare campus in Chertsey ... read more

 

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Generous patients boost Haematology Day Unit's refurbishment fund

A team of nurses, volunteers and some very generous patients have helped raise a staggering £25,000 towards the refurbishment of the Haematology Day Unit at St Peter's Hospital ... read more

 

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Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award

We have recently been shortlisted for two national CHKS awards as part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme for 2017. The awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are given to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement ... read more

 

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Members' Event on Research and Development

A singular pleasure for members and governors of ASPH is attending Trust Members' events. As an academic researcher interested in NHS organisation research, I was particularly fascinated to join fellow governors and members at an event, led by Dr Martha Wrigley (ASPH's R&D Manager) in February, that showcased the research activity at the hospital ... read more

 

Your Update for February 2017

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Improving Stroke Services across West Surrey

We would like to draw your attention to a 12 week public consultation that has recently been launched on improving stroke services across West Surrey. A number of events are taking place across this area which we would encourage local people to attend and give their views ... read more

 

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Members' Event: Eye Health

You may be interested to learn that our next Members' Event is on Eye Health. Wednesday 10th May 2017 from 4.00 - 6.00 pm, Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, St Peter's Hospital ... read more

 

Your Update for January 2017

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Re-boot Week

We recently carried a Re-boot week in an effort to introduce new ways of working at our hospitals. The changes we introduced were designed to help us improve each patient's experience/journey and bring better, meaningful and lasting changes to the way we work. The week was about business as usual, but more of it ... read more

 

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Trust shortlisted for National Patient Experience Awards

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has two quality improvement projects shortlisted for the 2017 National Patient Experience Network Awards (PEN) ... read more

 

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Your Update for December 2016

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Head Midwife's Pledge to Care

Jane Urben, our Divisional Chief Midwife for Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals, recently signed the Royal College of Midwives' (RCM) 'Caring for You' charter, which is a commitment to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of her team of midwives, student midwives and maternity assistants at work ... read more

 

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Excellence in Teaching Awards

Our Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin and Dr David Fluck, Medical Director joined Dr Gulam Patel, Clinical Lead for Undergraduate Medicine, and colleagues for a celebration of the delivery of high quality Undergraduate Teaching at ASPH ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for December contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for August 2016

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Annual General Meeting 2016

We held our Annual General Meeting on the 19th of July which was a huge success, with a great turnout considering it was a hot evening, and everyone who came seemed both interested and impressed with what we are doing, and there was lots of positive feedback ... read more

 

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Success of Dedicated Unit for Elderly Patients

At the end of last year a new Older Persons Short Stay Unit - named Cherry Ward - opened at St Peter's Hospital, specifically to care for patients over the age of 75 ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for August contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for June 2016

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Quality improvement at your fingertips

Trust staff can now find out more about ways and means of improving the quality of patient care through a smart app on their mobile phone. It has been created as a simple approach to quality improvement as part of the 'Be The Change' programme ... read more

 

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Giving premature babies a better start in life

A clinical trial by a team of doctors at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter's has shown that premature babies born after 25 weeks can often be stabilised in the delivery room without the need for invasive ventilation tubes or face masks - which are uncomfortable for the baby and upsetting for parents ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for June contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for January 2016

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Next Steps for our Proposed Hospital Merger

On the 28th January, the Boards of both Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust approved the full business case and financial plans for the proposed merger ... read more

 

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Memory Tree Unveiled to Commemorate Organ Donors

A new artwork installation, 'A Memory Tree for Organ Donors', was unveiled at a special commemorative event at St Peter's Hospital on Saturday 12th December, to recognise the precious gift given by organ donors ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for January contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for August 2015

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CMA provisionally clears proposed hospital merger

Earlier today, August 14, 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally cleared the proposed merger between Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ... read more

 

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Annual Members Meeting 2015

Around 100 people attended this year's Annual Members' Meeting with Suzanne Rankin presenting for the first time as Chief Executive. The evening was a great success with several information stalls and displays for guests to look around and a performance from our very own choir ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for August contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for June 2015

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'Have your say' Events - Patient Transport

We would like to draw your attention to a Patient Transport Services "Have Your Say" Event which is taking place on:

Monday 22nd June at the Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HD from 1.00 to 3.00 pm

This is an opportunity for you to have your say on the new Patient Transport Services for Surrey, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Hounslow ... read more

 

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CHKS Quality of Care Award

In May, we won the Quality of Care Award at the CHKS Top Hospitals Awards. We were also named as a Top 40 Hospital by CHKS for the third time in a row. The awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute hospitals for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for June contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for March 2015

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A Message from Suzanne Rankin about our Care Quality Rating

I am delighted to let you know that our Trust has been rated as 'Good' by the CQC following their inspection in December 2014. I am really pleased with this result which reflects very well on our Trust and is testament to the hard work, care and commitment shown by every one of our staff, not just during the inspection but on a daily basis as they go about their work ... read more

 

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An update on the Royal Surrey merger

We recently wrote to you to explain that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided to refer our merger plans with The Royal Surrey County Hospital to a second assessment phase. Following individual meetings last week, the Boards of both Ashford and St. Peter's and the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts have now formally agreed to continue with the merger process following the CMA's announcement ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for March contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for November 2014

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Get Involved!

We're looking for a minimum of eight members to join a small focus group on our planned merger with The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. To help us prepare a wide public engagement campaign on our plans for merger, we are setting up a small focus group to help us get the right messages out to the general public ... read more

 

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Hospital Status

We are experiencing a particularly busy period in our hospitals at present. Patient care continues to be our top priority and staff are working extremely hard to ensure patients are well cared for throughout a period of high pressure on our services ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for November contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for September 2014

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A fond farewell to outgoing Chief Executive Andrew Liles

On Friday 15 August the Trust bid a fond farewell to outgoing Chief Executive Andrew Liles. At a special farewell lunch held at St Peter's Hospital, over 100 members of staff, past and present, came to say their farewells as Andrew leaves to take up a new career in healthcare consultancy ... read more

 

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Annual Members' Meeting

More than 100 members attended another successful Annual Members' Meeting in July in the PGEC at St Peter's Hospital. Guests were able to talk to members of staff over coffee, look at various display stands, including one on our proposed plans for our merger with The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for September contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for June 2014

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Our New CEO

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Rankin as our new Chief Executive for Ashford and St Peter's ... read more

 

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Competition winner gets stuck to noticeboards!

Following our fantastic competitions during Climate Week held earlier in the spring, we've launched our brand-new awareness-raising poster designed by Clinic Audit Assistant, Amara Hamid ... read more

 

The recent members bulletin for June contained the following articles:

 

Your Update for May 2014

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New Midwifery Led Unit - The Abbey Birth Centre

We are delighted to announce that Ashford and St Peter's fantastic new midwifery led birth unit - The Abbey Birth Centre (ABC), opened to our new mums-to-be on the 5th of May the International Day of the Midwife ... read more

 

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New Self-Check-In Service at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals

Ashford and St Peter's are pleased to announce that our much awaited Self-Check-In service is now fully up and running ... read more

 

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