The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2014.

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2014 Editions


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Aspire 282 - December 2014

  • New Cardiac Unit
    The new cardiac unit at St Peter’s has officially opened. The refurbished ward is now known as BACU, after The Coronary Care Unit and Birch Ward joined as one and moved next to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories - so more efficient treatment can be provided all from one location benefitting staff as well as patients.
  • Christmas Fun
  • A Message from Chairman Aileen McLeish
  • Amazing awards for Ashford and St Peter's
  • CQC inspection update
  • Our commitment to ‘No HIV Stigma’


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Aspire 281 - November 2014

  • Talent For Care
    On 22nd October, 55 of our Healthcare/Maternity Care Assistants came together at Ashford Hospital to celebrate the great work this group of staff do on behalf of our patients. The day was officially opened by Chief Nurse, Heather Caudle, and generated lots of positive energy.
  • Gardeners at Ashford
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection
  • Developments at St Peter's
  • Award Winning Staff
  • £1,500 cheque to ICU


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Aspire 280 - October 2014

  • Strictly Come Dancing Winner Abbey Clancy opens Abbey Birth Centre
    Model, TV presenter and proud Mum, Abbey Clancy, carried out the official opening of our new Midwifery Led Unit, the Abbey Birth Centre, at St. Peter’s Hospital this week.
  • Heather Caudle appointed as Chief Nurse
  • Suzanne's Vision
  • Retirement of Volunteer Edna after a Lifetime of Service
  • Chemotherapy Launch at Ashford Hospital
  • Appraisals
  • Welcoming inspiring healthcare speaker Philip Darbyshire


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Aspire 279 - August 2014

  • A fond farewell to Andrew Liles
    There was a great buzz in the air but at the same time a genuine sense of sadness that Andrew was leaving. In her farewell speech Trust Chairman Aileen McLeish talked of the many achievements Ashford and St Peter's has made under Andrew's leadership, focusing in particular on the 4 Ps and how Andrew had really taken them to heart, most of all our first P - Patients First.
  • A warm welcome to our new Junior Doctors
  • Staff Friends and Family Test
  • SureWash Launch
  • Our new Orthopaedic Supported Discharge Team
  • Oscar's Grateful Parents
  • Appraisal Training
  • Spring to Green


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Aspire 278 - July 2014

  • Suzanne Rankin appointed as our new Chief Executive
    Chairman Aileen McLeish was delighted to announce in June (current Chief Nurse) Suzanne Rankin’s appointment as our new Chief Executive.
  • Be the Change
  • Our merger plans – have your say!
  • Changes to the Appraisal Policy
  • A special thank you to you all!
  • Our 100th Birth!
  • Aspire to be the best


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Aspire 277 - June 2014

  • A Day in their Shoes
    During May, more than 30 staff looking to develop themselves in their roles or careers, took part in the In Their Shoes shadowing initiative.
  • Swift Ward
  • New Admissions Lounge at St Peter's
  • Spring to Green: Next Steps
  • Consultants Conference
  • How was work Today?
  • Leaders Of The Future
  • WW1 Centenary Celebrations
  • Volunteers Tea Party
  • New Sustainability Poster


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Aspire 276 - May 2014

  • Celebrating the opening of our new midwifery led birth unit
    We are delighted that our fantastic new midwifery led birth unit – The Abbey Birth Centre (ABC), opened to our new mums-to-be this week on Monday 5th of May, the International Day of the Midwife. Many staff got to visit the unit before it officially opened with great feedback from you all, saying how brilliant the new facilities are.
  • Royal Surrey Partnership


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Aspire 275 - May 2014

  • Congratulations …
    To all our staff who celebrated success at the Surrey and Sussex ‘Proud to Care’ Awards Ceremony on Friday 28th March.
  • Staff Achievement Awards 2014
  • Spring to Green
  • Nutrition and Hydration Week


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Aspire 274 - March 2014

  • Coming to a ward near you
    It’s our Spring to Green action week from 17th - 23rd March - are you ready? This is a great opportunity for us to take a step back and improve the way patients flow through our hospitals and we hope everyone will get involved in one way or another.
  • Opening our new Hybrid Theatre
  • Developing our Partnership with The Royal Surrey


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Aspire 273 - January 2014

  • The year ahead
    At the start of January I sent a message wishing everyone a Happy New Year, with a special thanks to those who worked over the holiday period. Moving into 2014, it is a good opportunity to reflect and think ahead. I have no doubt it will be a time of challenge for the NHS as whole, but at the same time we must not lose sight of the excellent work that goes on every day on behalf of patients.
  • Congratulations Dr Irani
  • Our vision for Ashford
  • The year ahead at St Peter's ...
  • Counter fraud update
  • Get involved with Climate Week