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Welcome to the latest update about Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

These regular bulletins have been designed to update on what’s been happening across the Trust. In this edition you can read about our exciting plans for a dedicated surgical centre of excellence at Ashford Hospital and the launch of MyCare, a secure online platform that enables patients to view their hospital appointments and other information from their hospital record.

We’re also delighted to recognise one of our student midwifes who has been nominated in the annual Student Midwife Awards and we share some fantastic news from our Anaesthetic department which has been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists under the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme.

 

Developing a surgical centre of excellence at Ashford Hospital

A major project to increase surgical capacity at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) is underway to create a new dedicated elective centre at Ashford Hospital, Surrey.

The elective centre at Ashford will see the development of two new ophthalmology theatres and two new main Laminar flow theatres and will provide increased capacity for elective orthopaedic procedures, including hip and knee replacement surgery and ophthalmology eye surgery. It will also help to significantly reduce patient waiting times and will provide the Trust with a standalone and Covid-secure elective surgical facility.

The elective centre will also create greater opportunity for colleagues, with more specialist training, experience and opportunities for innovation and will help to provide an improved working environment, with upgraded facilities to support the best possible care and experience for patients and staff.

Construction work has now commenced on site at Ashford Hospital and things might look a bit different if you are visiting over the coming weeks. Please follow the signage and directions to access the hospital as these are likely to change as works continue. To keep up to date with the latest news around this exciting development, please see Ashford Elective Centre webpage.

 

Developing a surgical centre of excellence at Ashford Hospital

 

MyCare

 

MyCare

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust jointly launched a new secure patient information portal called MyCare in February. This is linked to our joint electronic patient record system. MyCare is a secure online platform that enables users to view their hospital appointments and other information from their hospital record, in a similar way to the NHS App and many of the online services offered by GP surgeries. Functionality will be increased over time with the first development being the integration with the NHS App in mid-March. We are really pleased with the uptake so far, nearly 26,000 people have registered across the two Trusts, with nearly 16,500 people registered for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals at the end of last week. Find out more about by visiting our MyCare webpages.

 

Neonatal and Paediatric Teams Shortlisted at this Year’s PAFTAs

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric teams at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were delighted to be shortlisted for three awards in this year’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTAs).

The NICU was shortlisted for the Best Training Unit in Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery award and Consultant Neonatologists Dr Sherif Dabbour and Dr Vennila Ponnusamy were also shortlisted for the Best Educational Supervisors Award.

Dr Ellie Day, Consultant Paediatrician, (College Tutor and HEKSS Training Programme Director for Paediatrics) was awarded the PAFTA for Best Educational Supervisor for KSS School of Paediatrics. Dr Day’s name has now been put forward for the National PAFTAS overseen by the College. Read more about the shortlisted teams.

 

Neonatal and Paediatric Teams Shortlisted at this Year’s PAFTAs

 

 

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