The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2010.

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2010 Editions


Aspire 245 - December 2010

  • Singing for their (Christmas) supper!
    Once again the Medical Secretaries took to the floor at St Peter’s to bring a touch of Christmas to the main reception area.
  • BME Annual General Meeting
  • Introducing Suzanne Rankin, our new Chief Nurse
  • Celebrating 40 on Christmas Day
  • A passion for excellence!


Aspire 244 - FT Announcement

  • We’ve done it - congratulations!
    We are delighted to announce that Monitor has licensed us as a Foundation Trust from 1st December 2010. This is great news for the Trust, for our staff, patients and the local community, and we should all be very proud of our success.
  • What does being an FT mean?
  • Improving quality
  • Continuing our Celebrations!
  • Introducing our staff governors
  • The role of our staff governors
  • In the Dragon’s Den ….
  • Beating Fraud in the NHS


Aspire 243 - November 2010

  • Washing the bugs away
    Our infection control team was busy last month educating staff, patients and visitors about good infection control practices.
  • New unit for GP referrals
  • Spotlight on: Early Pregnancy Unit


Aspire 242 - October 2010

  • Award-winning staff celebrate
    We were recently the only Trust in the South East Coast to have three finalists and two winners in the Best of Health and Social Care Awards.
  • Top standards for maternity
  • A successful Annual General Meeting
  • Our new structure
  • It’s playtime ...
  • New visiting times
  • National Staff Survey


Aspire 241 - August 2010

  • Environment is good for patients
    For the second year running a national survey has rated us highly for the environment we provide to patients.
  • Get a-round to help urology!
  • Maternity study day goes with a splash
  • Good food for new mums
  • We’re going digital
  • English literacy classes


Aspire 240 - July 2010

  • Postman Pat, Postman Pat...
    Children on Ash and Oak wards welcomed a familiar character earlier this month.
  • Summer Fete
  • Thinking about donation
  • Hat-trick of awards for maternity services
  • Baby friendly is best
  • Seeing double at St Peter’s!
  • Making our contribution count
  • ‘Good night’ charter
  • Housekeeping take pride in their team
  • Successful day for Maxillofacial team


Aspire 239 - June 2010

  • Minerva Centre 6 years old!
    Since it opened in June 2004, the Minerva Centre at St Peter’s Hospital has grown to meet the IT training needs of the Trust and NHS Surrey.
  • Grateful couple’s kind donation
  • Our pledge
  • Launch of new service
  • Queens Award
  • From Mandy Morrow...
  • Summer Fete


Aspire 238 - May 2010

  • Celebrity guest opens new diabetes centre
    On Thursday 20th May, Sir Ian Botham OBE made a special visit to St Peter’s Hospital to officially open the new Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre.
  • A special day for our midwives
  • Less than 5 weeks...
  • Taking pride in our nursing team
  • What our nursing staff said about the day...
  • Visiting times at St Peter’s are changing…
  • Make your nominations now
  • New kit helps ‘lift’ patients
  • Nurses take on three peaks challenge


Aspire 237 - April 2010

  • Compliant against tough new standards
    On 1st April we were officially registered under the Care Quality Commission’s new monitoring standards for providing NHS healthcare.
  • Sharing the science behind pathology
  • You’re all champions!
  • Our first Pride in Nursing day
  • The results are in...
  • New trees for Ashford
  • In the run up to the general election…
  • New centre open
  • Great strides in infection control


Aspire 236 - March 2010

  • Interventional Suite officially open
    St Peter’s Hospital welcomed a special visitor on 2nd March, when Lucy Siegle from The One Show came to officially open our Interventional Suite.
  • Large donation for NICU
  • Spotlight on: Day surgery
  • Let’s hear it from the team
  • The patient journey
  • A typical day in theatres?
  • Now and in the future
  • New IT system for theatres
  • Bleepers Cup


Aspire 235 - February 2010

  • A great achievement
    Last year, several members of the respiratory team attended the 19th Annual European Respiratory Society Congress in Vienna, which is an international conference attracting top class clinicians from all over the world.
  • Staff drop-in sessions
  • Being a Two Ticks employer
  • Well done Dwayne
  • A real success
  • Smile for the camera
  • LGBT update


Aspire 234 - February 2010

  • New 24 / 7 service for stroke patients
    Thrombolysis treatment for ischaemic stroke patients is now available round the clock in A&E.
  • Improved food on children’s ward
  • Aspects Café
  • LGBT history month
  • A special visitor


Aspire 232 - January 2010

  • New cath lab opens at St. Peter’s
    Former cardiology consultant, Professor Michael Joy OBE, opened our second cardiac catheterisation lab at St. Peter’s on Friday 15th January.
  • Business as usual as snow hits Surrey!
  • Our snow heroes ….
  • In-patient requests for plain film radiography
  • On the news ...
  • On the shop floor ….
  • 20 year plan for St. Peter’s Campus
  • Staff Achievement Awards, 2010
  • Spotlight on: IT Helpdesk
  • Saying good- Spotlight on: IT Helpdesk bye to some very special friends ...


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