The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2006.

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2006 Editions

 

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Aspire 156 - December 2006

  • Charity reaches new heights with multiple donations
    Comedian Tom O’Connor, and his colleague Gordon Parris have recently presented the Neonatal Unit with two breast pumps and two syringe drivers worth £3,000.
     
  • "St Peter's is in a strong position"
  • Appreciation awards
  • Security special
  • Grey Turner Surgical club
  • Farewell Tommy
  • 5 A Day - Are you getting yours?
  • Do you have asthma?

 

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Aspire 155 - November 2006

  • Creating an NHS Fit for the Future
    To keep staff as up to date as possible, presentations from the acute workstream from Creating an NHS Fit for the Future – Settings of Care - have been given across all the Surrey acute hospitals.
     
  • Ashford blooms once again
  • The proof is in the reading!
  • NICU Award - congratulations
  • Reunion - 1960s Ashford Nurses wanted
  • Disability - Equality and Diversity
  • Ashford Hospital League of Friends AGM report
  • What do I do if the media approach me?
  • Healthroster project highly commended
  • Director of Nursing, Michaela Morris is back on the wards!
  • Calling all Trust staff: Get your flu vaccine now
  • Car parking at St Peter's
  • Chief Executive's Bulletin

 

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Aspire 154 - October 2006

  • Performing well against key targets
    Results of the 2005/06 Annual NHS Performance Ratings, published this week by the Healthcare Commission, have found that services at our Trust are performing well against key targets.
     
  • SE Coast Black, Minority and Ethnic Network
  • Trust waves goodbye to jewel in its crown
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you
  • West wing
  • Chief Executive walk-abouts

 

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Aspire 153 - September 2006

  • What will happen to ASPH as a result of Fit for the Future
    Fit for the Future is the review process that is ongoing into how the NHS can change for the better for a more secure future. Although no final scenarios on the future of healthcare across Surrey have been agreed - this will be the responsibility of the new Surrey PCT which begins on 1st October - it is likely that we will be seeing a full public consultation on health services across Surrey, from the end of the year.
     
  • Surrey PCT Chief Executive
  • Surgeon - nil by mouth
  • Sue' amazing 42 years
  • ASPH turnaround programme update
  • MAU has moved
  • NHS care records service demonstration
  • Travelling surgical society visits the Trust
  • Bulls-eye for Shrotria

 

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Aspire 152 - September 2006

  • Health Care Record Filing - Setting it Straight!
    A new leaflet is available to all staff involved with the filing of health care records. Patient's records are a vital part of their ongoing care, and ensuring that the records are neat and set in the correct order is a vital part of the process. For this reason it is important that everyone involved in the process of compiling patient's records, from ward clerks to doctors and nurses to medical records staff, everyone who has contact with the patients health care record document will need to be filing items in the same way.
     
  • Eye unit staff have hidden string to their bow!
  • A grand farewell in Urology
  • A ten grand fairway for Urology
  • Academic success for Selby rail crash survivor
  • IBMS stamp approval on degree
  • From Wales - with thanks
  • Conversation Partners on Chaucer Ward
  • Emergency childcare

 

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Aspire 151 - September 2006

  • Barely believable
    There is a very well travelled bear in Surrey who has been generating large amounts of money for good causes while she’s moved around!
     
  • Theatre's Queen meets HM Queen
  • Turnaround update and FAQs
  • Carole helps make the grade
  • Gift from a grateful patient
  • "Not for CPR" audit
  • Lights, camera, ashford
  • Please ask permission before you enter
  • Friendly support becomes formal affiliation

 

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Aspire 150 - August 2006

  • World first
    On Friday July 21 Consultant Cardiologist Dr Vince Paul created a world first when he implanted revolutionary new pacemaker technology which has never been used before anywhere in the world.
     
  • Blue sky for the green fingered
  • Children's unit has "Royal" Connection
  • Update from the Board
  • Lilian's on Trial
  • Triple tie for Bleeper's Cup
  • Getting ready for the NHS Care Record Service
  • How we present ourselves

 

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Aspire 149 - July 2006

  • Pathology services meet the mark
    The Pathology service at the Trust has recently undergone an inspection from Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA UK Ltd). The inspection visit took place over a two week period in June and all departments were assessed against the highest standards. The official report is expected within the next three to four months. The visiting inspectors were highly impressed with the quality of service offered to users of the Pathology Department.
     
  • Maple PDU is Stage Two
  • Setting the record straight
  • Report on a Porter
  • Double take at award for excellence
  • Smartcards
  • Singers celebrate
  • Choose and book

 

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Aspire 148 - July 2006

  • Working towards a new structure
    The Trust Board and executive team have turned their attention towards the most suitable structure to ensure that as a Trust we are ready for the future, this means aiming for Foundation Trust status, recurrent financial balance and making ourselves ready for the challenges posed across the whole of the Surrey and Sussex healthcare economy.
     
  • New HR Director Appointed
  • Golfers are tee-rriffic!
  • Famous faces at Ashford
  • Working holiday in Sri Lanka
  • Arnold Ward, Ashford Hospital
  • Bike 2 Work day - congratulations to all who took part
  • Falls awareness week
  • Barclays donate £4k to stroke unit
  • Locations, locations, locations
  • What not to wear!

 

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Aspire 147 - June 2006

  • Ribbon Cutting opens Chaucer ward
    Chaucer Ward was officially re-opened on 20th June. The ward has undergone a series of refurbishments that have taken three months, at a cost of around £180,000. The ward is now a fully equipped rehabilitation ward specialising in stroke patients.
     
  • Creating an NHS Fit for the Future in Surrey
  • Jumping for June!
  • All welcome at annual meeting
  • New undergraduate Sub Dean
  • Complaints decrease
  • OCS brings a new Aspect to restaurants
  • Not just a theme

 

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Aspire 146 - June 2006

  • Focusing on Clinical Care
    This month we are launching a focus on Clinical Care, and will be concentrating in particular on Privacy and Dignity, Patient Comfort and Patient Nutrition.
     
  • Please ask permission before you enter
  • The new SE Coast NHS
  • Make the most of it on 14th June
  • Sharps awareness days
  • Run for diabetes - British 10k
  • Being in pink paid off!
  • Friends host a wine tasting
  • Congratulations on your NVQ
  • Adult protection awareness
  • Discounts available for all staff

 

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Aspire 145 - May 2006

  • Mayor of Woking makes hospital event his final duty
    The out-going Mayor of Woking, Cllr Ian Johnson, has performed his final official duty, on his final full day in office.
     
  • Instant feeding advisors spread the word
  • Have you seen this man?
  • Highlighting risk
  • Book now for summer fun
  • "One complete solution" set to make the difference
  • Living with Diabetes Day is an emotional success
  • Twins Picnic
  • Mark your post right!
  • Bungee jump

 

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Aspire 144 - May 2006

  • Chaucer open again
    The newly refurbished Chaucer ward at Ashford is now open again and the staff and patients are enjoying their new surroundings. The ward has been redecorated and refitted to allow for ceiling hoists for every bed. Like Wordsworth ward, Chaucer now has a ceiling hoist in each bay on a track that allows the hoist to move to lift any patient from any bed in that bay.
     
  • £1500 in just over 26 miles
  • This month is about managing risk
  • Ashford hospital fete
  • Rosemary goes
  • Moffatt clinic host conference
  • "Thirst 4 life"
  • A week to be aware
  • Champions needed for equality and diversity
  • Battle lines drawn
  • Save energy

 

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Aspire 143 - April 2006

  • Setting standards for surgeons
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Mr Humphrey Scott has been appointed Deanery Advisor for Surgery for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area - a new role and one of only 11 similar posts in England.
     
  • Surgeon becomes Professor
  • Night owls walk by moonlight!
  • Fond farewell
  • Communications month
  • Busy Bees savings
  • Charlotte Williams
  • The 11th South Thames Acute Pain Conference
  • Smoke Free Questionnaire - The Results

 

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Aspire 142 - April 2006

  • "We declare this unit open ..."
    The Mayor of Runnymede, Councillor Frances Barden and the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Ian Johnson, joined forces this week to open two new facilities at St Peter’s Hospital – the purpose built Day Surgery Unit and the 56 bed ward block, comprising two brand new wards, Chestnut and Aspen.
     
  • ... and this one too!
  • Communication month
  • Annual public health report published
  • Traders given notice
  • £25000 boost for SMA
  • Keep your hospital clean
  • Parking at St Peter's could be soon be eased
  • Shakespeare suite staff moving
  • Bleeper's cup
  • Something to celebrate!
  • Changes afoot

 

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Aspire 141 - March 2006

  • Consultant goes to Games as Official Doc
    Dr Michael Irani, Consultant Rheumatologist at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, has once again been invited by the International Weightlifting Federation, to attend the Commonwealth Games in Australia as an official Doctor.
     
  • Going smoke free
  • Trust takes a firm grip on cleaning contract
  • All change for patient transport
  • Living with Diabetes Day
  • First Steps dress up
  • H5N1 Bird Flu

 

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Aspire 140 - March 2006

  • Smoke-free policy comes into effect
    Consultant Chest Physician, and Chairman of the British Lung Foundation, Dr Mark Britton (shown here) is championing the Smoke-free campaign for our Trust and is helping to highlight the new policy.
     
  • WVRS opens weekends
  • Test your lungs
  • Research is going strong at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit
  • Two Grand Boast
  • News faces at the Trust
  • Medirest's magnificent seven
  • Hospital radio goes all the Wey to the races
  • Not out of the woods yet
  • Child and Family Care Co-ordinator offering support for carers

 

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Aspire 139 - February 2006

  • What’s between 2 and 4 and then 6 and 8?
    No it’s not a trick question, it is an important set of numbers to remember. The numbers stand for 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm and under the recently published ‘Visitors’ Partnership Guidance’ they are the official visiting times for all wards.
     
  • Spreading the word
  • Reconfiguration
  • Surrey skills festival
  • Baby unit helps appeal

 

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Aspire 138 - February 2006

  • Look what we've achieved
    Over two years of hard work finally came to fruition this week as the main part of the reconfiguration of services across our two hospitals was completed – namely the transferring of all emergency medical care to St. Peter’s and the opening of the new NHS Walk-in Centre at Ashford. Of course there has been a lot more to reconfiguration than this, and there is still more work to do but in the meantime, we can be extremely proud of what we’ve achieved so far!
     
  • Working towards a smoke free Trust
  • Trust hosts specialist educational day
  • Home sweet home
  • Trust achieves Practice Plus for IWL

 

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Aspire 137 - January 2006

  • Strategy workshop success
    One hundred members of staff attended a workshop held at the Runnymede Centre on Friday 13th January to launch the Trust’s new strategy for beyond ‘Shaping the Future’.
     
  • Hospitals collaborate with University of Surrey and British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • Trust recognised for excellent work
  • Peter bear goes to new home
  • Filming alerts women
  • Friends LINK up with Occupational Therapy Department
  • Surgeons return to Pakistan
  • Entire Hospital Trust to become "Smoke-free"