The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2012.

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2012 Editions


Aspire 265 - December 2012

  • Getting in the festive spirit
    A choir from the Hope Christian Centre in Staines visited St Peter’s Hospital on Sunday 16th December to entertain staff, patients and visitors walking through the main reception.
  • Message from Aileen McLeish, Chairman
  • Special Christmas arrivals
  • Special Service Award


Aspire 264 - November 2012

  • Celebrating Passion, Applauding Excellence Our Staff Achievement Awards 2012
    On 19th November, in the elegant setting of Mercedes Benz world, we celebrated the many and impressive achievements of our staff at this year’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony.
  • Congratulations on national accolade!


Aspire 263 - October 2012

  • Inspirational visit by Archbishop Tutu
    On 23rd October we were honoured to welcome Archbishop Desmond Tutu to St Peter’s Hospital. His visit was part of a day of events around equality and diversity facilitated by the Tutu Foundation, called ‘Conversations for Change’.
  • Opening of Infusion Suite
  • My visit to PALS
  • Update on: Medical Emergency Care Pathway
  • Staff go ‘back to basics’
  • Get your flu jab


Aspire 262 - August / September 2012

  • Volunteers delighted with prestigious award
    Taking place on Thursday 6th September, the presentation of The Queen’s Award to our volunteers was a great success.
  • Green for Quality
  • Trust chiefs get a taste of SALT
  • New role to tackle Heart Failure
  • Olympic Games Makers
  • This Summer’s Chief Nurse Awards
  • Ofsted nursery visit surprise
  • Engaging staff on improving our Emergency Care Pathway
  • Clean bill of health from the CQC
  • Trust responds to a Major Incident
  • Epsom partnership website now live


Aspire 261 - June / July 2012

  • Refurbishment of Ashford Outpatients starting soon
    The long-awaited £2.8 million refurbishment of the outpatients department at Ashford Hospital will start in August.
  • ‘Outstanding’ volunteers honoured
  • “Working out” at work
  • Friends celebrate double anniversaries
  • Council of Governor Elections
  • Spotlight on: Emergency Care Pathway
  • Support of national heart experts
  • Well done Sylvia!
  • Supporting our reservists
  • Staff showcase neonatal transfer service


Aspire 260 - May 2012

  • Dedication to training wins awards
    Consultant colorectal surgeon, Mr Humphrey Scott, has won the prestigious Silver Scalpel award for excellence in surgical training.
  • Junior doctors champion patient safety
  • New menus launched for inpatients
  • Launch of falls champions
  • Car parking update
  • DNA’s down 50%
  • The year ahead...
  • National Staff Survey Feedback
  • Our Priorities for 2012/13


Aspire 259 - March 2012

  • New ‘Community Hub’ opens
    A joint venture has started on the Medical Assessment Unit to help improve the discharge process for patients.
  • Chief Nurse Award
  • Making quality a priority
  • Chertsey House Bake-Off
  • Opening of Young People’s Unit
  • Rare Diseases Day
  • Thank you to our Leagues of Friends
  • Visit by Bishop of Kensington


Aspire 258 - February 2012

  • Launch of exciting new Innovation Fund
    An exciting new fund has been created at the Trust to celebrate and encourage innovation.
  • Staff and police ‘lockdown’ A&E
  • Chief Nurse Award Winners
  • A bumper crop of midwives
  • Congratulations to our volunteers
  • A winning station
  • Space for two in new cot
  • Introducing our patient panel
  • Car parking update
  • Mandatory March


Aspire 257 - January 2012

  • Saying Goodbye to Dr Mike Baxter
    Around a hundred members of staff - past and present - came to wish Dr Mike Baxter well last week, as he retires from the NHS and from over 20 years with us at Ashford and St Peter's.
  • Have you been on a Living our Values Workshop?
  • Bringing training to life
  • Friends donate £30,000 of equipment
  • New developments in A&E
  • The World Congress of Endo-urology 2011


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