The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2013.

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2013 Editions


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Aspire 272 - December 2013

  • Thank you to our volunteers
    On Wednesday 11th December, 125 volunteers enjoyed sumptuous Christmas fare as a thank you for their hard work and valued contribution across the Trust.
  • Crafty Fairs
  • Festive facts
  • Introducing our employee promise


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Aspire 271 - November 2013

  • New unit at St Peter’s
    A new Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit has opened opposite our A&E department at St Peter’s. The unit will see patients diverted from A&E and MAU who do not require immediate medical attention and are unlikely to require admission as an inpatient, but need to undergo further tests or observations before being discharged home.
  • Improving imaging
  • Innovations update
  • Improving the pathway for our rehabilitation patients
  • Reducing catheter associated infections
  • Reducing our medicines waste
  • Creating an interventional pain treatment suite
  • Helping our patients with COPD
  • Feeling festive
  • “We wish you a merry Christmas”.


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Aspire 270 - October 2013

  • Celebrations at both hospitals
    It’s been a long time in the planning, but last month former East Enders actress Nina Wadia (who lives in Staines) came to open the new Outpatient Department at Ashford Hospital.
  • The new Cardiac Unit at St Peter’s
  • Self check-in is here!
  • Bem-vindos - welcome ...
  • Seeking mealtime volunteers
  • Our photo gallery … Ashford Outpatients
  • The new Cardiac Unit
  • Therapies Showcase Event
  • Full house at R&D Open Day


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Aspire 269 - August 2013

  • Chief Nurse Award
    Congratulations to staff on Holly Ward, who are the July winners of the Chief Nurse Award. Chief Nurse Suzanne Rankin said: “I am really proud of the team on Holly Ward. After understanding that some improvements in patient care could be made, they took the initiative themselves, and made the necessary changes."
  • What’s happening in our hospitals?
  • New Cath Labs opening soon
  • The Tennyson Unit
  • Ashford Outpatients
  • Introducing Schwartz Centre Rounds
  • Spotlight on: Library & Knowledge Services
  • Pride in Therapies Day


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Aspire 268 - May 2013

  • Taking Pride in our Nurses and Midwives
    More than 100 nurses, midwives and support staff from across our hospitals came together for this year’s Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day recently.
  • We’re a top 40 Hospital!
  • A message from Louise McKenzie
  • Thank you from Fielding Ward
  • Spotlight on: VTE
  • Calling all tweeters!
  • Members’ Matters is out now


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Aspire 267 - March 2013

  • Coming to a ward near you from 1st April
    The new Friends and Family test is a Government initiative giving patients the opportunity to rate their care in hospital and will be live across the country from 1st April.
  • Climate Week highlights and winners
  • Cycling Competition
  • All change from 1st April
  • Ellen is Trust’s link with GP practices
  • Know your PACS from your CRIS?
  • New divisional arrangements


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Aspire 266 - January 2013

  • New divisional arrangements
    The first phase of works to modernise the outpatients department at Ashford has been completed.
  • Reminder about car parking permits
  • Driving technology forward
  • Tweet away
  • The ICE age is coming!
  • Your Trust needs YOU!
  • Meet the team keeping bugs at bay