The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2009.

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2009 Editions

 

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Aspire 231 - December 2009

  • Opening of newly refurbished wards at Ashford
    In November, Ashford Hospital welcomed Mr David Wilshire, MP, to officially open four newly refurbished wards.
     
  • Delicious Dining Cookbook
  • Spotlight on: Pharmacy
  • Safe prescribing
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Raising awareness of pancreatic cancer
  • World AIDS day
  • Good report from Dr Foster

 

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Aspire 230 - November 2009

  • Swine flu vaccination
    Occupational Health have been out and about vaccinating key frontline staff.
     
  • Counter fraud update
  • Have you noticed our new look?
  • Linking the patient journey
  • Be security aware
  • A special visitor
  • Our new values

 

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Aspire 229 - October 2009

  • Full house at AGM
    More than 230 people packed into Ashford Hospital on the evening of 24th September for the Trust’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Cliff celebrates 45 years service!
     
  • Successful ’spot check’ by Care Quality Commission
  • Spotlight on: Cytology
  • Taking a step back
  • Small changes, big results
  • Donation helps Acute Pain Service
  • Cardiology services delivered to Hounslow
  • Have you completed your staff survey?

 

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Aspire 228 - September 2009

  • Celebrating the role of our Matrons
    The front entrance at St. Peter’s Hospital came to a brief standstill last week as nine of our 18 Matrons posed for photographs in their new red uniforms, with Caroline Becher, Chief Nurse.
     
  • Breast care nurses really care
  • Well done Lesley
  • Spotlight on: Capacity Management
  • Working as a team
  • Who takes priority?
  • New sculptures unveiled
  • MRI Suite
  • Annual leave entitlements

 

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Aspire 227 - September 2009

  • Special visit by Chief Nursing Officer
    On Friday 21st August Dame Christine Beasley DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England, made a special visit to our maternity department.
     
  • A huge boost for maternity services
  • Preparing to deploy to Afghanistan
  • We’re going green...
  • Staff Survey Results
  • Swine flu update
  • New PUVA machine
  • Welcome to all new junior doctors

 

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Aspire 226 - August 2009

  • Goodbye to Ruth & Ally!
    Ally and Ruth Lallmahomed retired from the Trust on 24th July after 42 years of combined service. They enjoyed a farewell party held in the physiotherapy gym at St Peter’s Hospital which was attended by many colleagues wanting to wish them well.
     
  • Inspection reveals no skeletons in our cupboard!
  • Top award for maternity
  • Spotlight on: ICU
  • It’s all about team work
  • Building upon our strengths
  • Training and development
  • Each day is different
  • The nursing team
  • Sharing critical care skills
  • The resuscitation team
  • 10 year birthday
  • Bleeper’s Cup Winner!

 

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Aspire 225 - July 2009

  • New health centre opens at Ashford Hospital
    From 2nd July, the walk-in centre at Ashford Hospital became part of the new Ashford Health Centre, run by Greenbrook Healthcare, a GP-led organisation which already manages six practices in close-by Hounslow. It is open from 8am to 10pm everyday.
     
  • Swine flu update
  • A special visit
  • 15 nursing staff complete Development Programme
  • Return from the Punjab…
  • Stroke unit staff help India
  • New Patron of Radio Wey announced
  • Fantastic donations
  • Candy Morris visits St Peter’s

 

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Aspire 224 - June 2009

  • Award winning staff
    We are delighted to have one winner and one finalist selected out of more than 230 nominations in the South East Coast Best of Health Awards, held on Tuesday 16th June in Brighton.
     
  • Foundation Trust consultation launches
  • 60 Second interview
  • Minerva Centre’s Fifth Anniversary!
  • Glaucoma Week
  • Maternity Reception is officially open
  • Magpie Ward Opens at St Peter’s Hospital
  • Junior Doctor’s Sports Day Raises £550
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Update on Stop Smoking Service

 

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Aspire 223 - May 2009

  • Multi-Faith Centre opens in Ashford Hospital
    The Ashford Hospital Chapel has always been a key part of the ‘new’ Ashford Hospital building. Located close to the main hospital entrance, the Chapel is easily accessible for patients and their families and for staff from the hospital to use.
     
  • 60 Second interview
  • The One Show
  • Spotlight on… Human Resources
  • The NHS Constitution: Staff Pledges
  • Staff concerns (Whistle-blowing) policy
  • Listening to our patients - the importance of patient surveys
  • Olympic Andy opens hydrotherapy pool at Ashford
  • Radio Wey – working with our community!

 

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Aspire 222 - May 2009

  • Paediatric A&E celebrates its 10th birthday!
    Our Paediatric A&E Department celebrated its 10th birthday on 23rd March. The occasion was marked by the return of a well known patient, 10 year-old Manon Hagger (centre), who was one of the unit’s first patients and who was invited back to cut the birthday cake.
     
  • New mortuary open
  • The One Show
  • Spotlight on …. Paediatric A&E services
  • In their own words ….
  • Dignity in Care Matters
  • Radio Wey – Listen Local, Listen Live, Listen Now!
  • Listening to staff - this year’s Staff Survey results

 

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Aspire 221 - March 2009

  • Let’s get recycling!
    Last Friday saw the launch of a brand new recycling initiative across both hospital sites so patients, staff and visitors will be able to recycle on the move.
     
  • Our stroke services in top 25% nationally
  • Putting our best foot forward
  • Portering staff achieve NVQ success
  • Friends of St Peter’s hold 500th meeting!
  • Welcoming our new Non-Executive Director, Sue Ells
  • Magnetic ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’
  • Vintage bus helps put us on the map for No Smoking Day!
  • Radio Wey - your local radio station!
  • Looking for special nurses to do vascular ultrasound

 

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Aspire 220 - February 2009

  • Shoppers donate a ’hearty’ £2,600
    Shoppers at the Wolsey Place shopping centre in Woking helped to raise a hearty £2,600 for our Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme. Over Christmas children and their families were encouraged to throw money at specially made targets set up in the centre’s animated Christmas display of husky dogs and igloos.
     
  • PEAT Inspections
  • Comic Relief - Friday 13 March
  • Spotlight on: Emergency Services
  • Let’s hear it from the team ...

 

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Aspire 219 - February 2009

  • Fielding Ward re-opens at Ashford Hospital
    Earlier this month, Fielding Ward at Ashford Hospital re-opened to patients as a specialist orthopaedic rehabilitation ward.
     
  • Snow cold ….
  • Extreme weather makes its mark
  • Student midwife wins top award
  • The need to know drives research ….
  • Building starts on Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre
  • Best of Health Awards
  • Retiring after 40 years ...
  • Nursing teams make an impression!

 

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Aspire 218 - January 2009

  • Welcome, Andrew Liles - our new Chief Executive
    We welcome our new Chief Executive, Andrew Liles, who took up his appointment on Monday 5th January.
     
  • Building works start on the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre
  • More beds open to ease pressure on A&E
  • The Bleepers Cup: The two second champion
  • Babies boom over Christmas and New Year!
  • Changes to our Executive Team