The Aspire bulletin is distributed to all staff members and in this section we have our archive of past editions from 2004.

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2004 Editions

 

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Aspire 111 - December 2004

  • Merry Christmas
    “At the end of another tough year for the Trust, it will be good for all of us to take time to relax and pamper ourselves a little. Whatever job you do, from Senior Consultant or Manager to Contract Cleaner you have contributed to a good year for the Trust. And this while none of us has been immune from the huge changes throughout the NHS.
     
  • World AIDS Day Display
  • Christmas Competition
  • Decorations
  • Christmas and New Year Opening Times

 

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Aspire 110 - December 2004

  • Dickens Ward Named Team of the Year at Appreciation Awards
    Dickens Ward have walked away victorious at this year’s Appreciation Awards and have scooped the coveted ‘Team of the Year’ award.
     
  • Car Parking at Greenlands
  • BT and O2 Black Pagers
  • News on the Agenda for Change Project Leadership
  • Best Dressed Competition
  • Successful First Year for Patient's Panel
  • Christmas Opening Times

 

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Aspire 109 - November 2004

  • Ten Steps To Reconfiguration
    On Friday 12th November we held two briefings about the next steps on reconfiguration for senior staff and on Tuesday 16th November I briefed staff and volunteers at Ashford at my regular ‘Meet the CE’ session. As many of you will be aware we have reached a critical point in the Trust’s development and we are on the verge of taking a huge step forward. I am also aware that many of you are champing at the bit – anxious to get on with the job of reconfiguring our services.
     
  • £14,300 Fore Diabetes Appeal
  • It's a "MUST"
  • Hospital Hopper is stress free ride!
  • Early Births Fund is half way there

 

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Aspire 108 - November 2004

  • Past, Present and Future
    Both Individually and collectively we are not good at recognising the immense changes we have made which have benefited patients, staff and the local community that we serve.
     
  • Ashford Playscheme Back on Course
  • New Team on the Block
  • Risk Management Awareness Week
  • Agenda for Change
  • EBF events
  • Charity can begin at home
  • SMA update
  • HRW invites you to its big bash

 

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Aspire 107 - October 2004

  • Diversity and Equality take centre stage in celebration week
    The second annual Diversity Week has highlighted once again the diverse range of people who work at our Trust. With 67 nationalities at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust variety really is the spice of life!
     
  • Dress code
  • New shop for charity
  • Ten year tea service
  • New job for an old hand
  • Blooming wonderful!
  • Ashford League of Friends AGM
  • Computers for employees
  • Charity Ball
  • Agenda for Change: What it will mean for you?
  • Night news
  • St Peter's takes its turn as filming host
  • Ashford Hospital playscheme

 

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Aspire 106 - October 2004

  • Friends curtain call
    Wordsworth ward has been the happy recipient of a complete set of brand new curtains. The curtains, which have been donated by the Friends of Ashford Hospital, have made a real impact on the ward. There are now new curtains for all of the beds, as well as the windows, and all in the same matching pattern. The staff and patients on the ward have commented that the new curtains have made the whole ward feel much nicer and brighter.
     
  • 100 babies in just one year
  • Looking for a new home?
  • Medirest sponsor SCOPE
  • National NHS Survey
  • Signs, notices, and posters
  • Diversity week
  • A4C Road Shows
  • Consultant on Milford Hospital
  • BIG Coffee

 

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Aspire 105 - September 2004

  • Siân Thomas awarded NHS HR Director Of Year
    The Trust’s Human Resources Department is celebrating following the announcement that Siân Thomas, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Ashford and St. Peter’s is the United Kingdom NHS HR Director of the Year.
     
  • What is CNST?
  • 10,000 patients visit Angiography Suite
  • HRW welcomes donation
  • Works outside A&E at SPH
  • Choose and Book smartcards
  • Ashford Sister swings when she's winning
  • Facts and figures about the Trust
  • Hospital Hopper

 

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Aspire 104 - September 2004

  • We’re ready for anything!
    Decontamination training was the item on the agenda at the Ottershaw based Surrey Ambulance Station last week, as members of staff from Ashford and St. Peter’s were sent along to witness and take part in a mock training exercise that would teach them how to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination incidents.
     
  • One hundred recruits help spin a web of success
  • Changing motions
  • Internal confusion
  • Baby it's changing time!
  • Eye on the future
  • Choose and Book sessions
  • Agenda for Change
  • Good shot - halfway to a cot!
  • The patient's story

 

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Aspire 103 - August 2004

  • Hospital @ Night
    The ‘Hospital at Night’ project has seen the Department of Health, British Medical Association and Royal College of Nursing working together. They have gathered evidence from 20,000 clinical incidents across 11 trusts and found that a significant proportion of night work is non-urgent - it could be done during daytime shifts. Cutting the amount of junior doctors' unnecessary tasks could also halve their workload.
     
  • St Peter's Front Entrance to get Face-Lift
  • Safety climate survey results
  • EAP celebrates a successful first year
  • Furlong of fun
  • Deputy HR Director joins Trust
  • "Al Fresco"
  • Wheels "walked"!
  • Get the chop for charity

 

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Aspire 102 - August 2004

  • New doctors join Trust at time of change
    Around 100 new doctors – Pre-Registration House Officers (PRHOs) and Senior House Officers (SHOs) have joined Ashford & St. Peter’s this week. Some will be with us for 6 months, some longer. All start by attending a weeks induction including the Induction Bazaar at which many departments across the Trust provide a brief overview of their area.
     
  • Boomeranging back!
  • Taking responsibility for your hospital
  • What is "Patient Affairs"?
  • Agenda for Change
  • Scorchio!
  • Trust rewarded with £100k for exceptional A&E performance

 

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Aspire 101 - July 2004

  • Trust delighted with Two Stars
    “A good two is what we have been working towards and we are delighted with this result,” said Trust Chief Executive, Glenn Douglas, following the announcement of the 2004 NHS star ratings this week. “It is down to the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers that we have maintained and improved on our two star ranking. We narrowly missed three stars but last year was the first of two tough years for this Trust and we have proved that we can deliver."
     
  • MRSA rates down
  • Dreamer's day trip
  • Ashford gets mobile theatre and recovery in September
  • Ashford fete refuses to be rained off
  • The role of the physio department
  • Letter to the Editor

 

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Aspire 100 - July 2004

  • Early Births Fund Appeal Launch
    An appeal to raise £250,000 for hi-tech equipment for the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was launched on Friday June 25th.
     
  • A busy time for SMA
  • NHSP books throught the web
  • Neurophysiology opening
  • Minerva Centre is up and running
  • Emergency's call 2222
  • Keeping abreast with the WRVS
  • Jolly Jolley
  • Wet, wet, wet
  • Choose and Book
  • Cup-o-coffee
  • A4C Roadshows

 

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Aspire 99 - June 2004

  • Top Surgeon Visits Trust
    The President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Sir Peter Morris visited the Trust on Wednesday and met senior surgical staff, juniors in training, and opened the new IT training suite – The Minerva Centre.
     
  • Celebration Day - Celebrates Success
  • Bike 2 Work Day
  • A4C: Working through the issues
  • Pharmacy Robot
  • Stephanie Marks Appeal
  • Peter's Sier from "Land's End" to "John O'Groat

 

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Aspire 98 - June 2004

  • A4C Roadshows
    Agenda for Change Road-shows took place this week on both the Ashford and St. Peter’s sites. Anne Edwards from HR and Simon Bhadye, Staff Side Chair outlined the progress made so far and a video highlighting some of the issues identified at Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust during their early implementer stages last September (2003) was shown.
     
  • Boiler House is full steam ahead
  • Three months of clear lungs
  • Staff travel clinic
  • Bumper bundle!
  • IT Training - meet the team, attend a course!
  • Valued volunteers
  • Charity update
  • D-day and St Peter's

 

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Aspire 97 - May 2004

  • Trust welcomes 2004 Good Hospital Guide
    The Trust has welcomed publication on Sunday May 16, of the 2004 Good Hospital Guide by the Sunday Times based on data supplied by Dr Foster.
     
  • Join in Bike Week and get a free breakfast
  • Join the BUG
  • Clinical skills
  • Tesco vouchers stack up
  • Relax, unwind, refresh!
  • Scams, alerts and hoaxes
  • Meet the Chief Executive - Glenn Douglas
  • Future organisation of clinical and non-clinical support services
  • A4C Statement of Intent

 

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Aspire 96 - May 2004

  • Dial 2222 for emergencies!
    A study carried out in England and Wales by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) on behalf of the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office found that of the 219 hospitals surveyed the most common telephone number set aside for emergency/ cardiac arrest within a third of hospitals was 2222. Almost a further fifth used 222 with the remaining half using a multitude of 25 different numbers, including 666.
     
  • Made his mark - now moving on!
  • Roll out the Red Trays
  • International Nurses Day
  • Back to the floor
  • Training news
  • Medical secretaries could win £500
  • Trust invests £8.6m in capital projects
  • A4C - Key Questions

 

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Aspire 95 - April 2004

  • Waiting lists tumble
    The time patients have to wait for treatment at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has fallen dramatically over the last year.
     
  • Guiders good idea
  • Back to the bedside
  • Person centred care and SAP
  • Portering requests
  • Have your say on non-emergency patient transport services
  • Security poll
  • Meet the CE changes
  • Spreading the workload - A4C
  • Double honour for Dr Irani
  • Environmental Matters

 

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Aspire 94 - April 2004

  • Trust sets the pace with new Pace-Maker
    Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust has pioneered a new style of pacemaker this week as Consultant Cardiologist Dr David Fluck fitted the new “Biotronik Philos II Dr-T“ pacemaker with remote technology to a patient at St. Peter’s Hospital on Tuesday April 6th.
     
  • Eggstra - Read all about it!
  • Practice makes perfect
  • Little chicks raise big buck ... buck ... bucks!
  • Relocation, relocation
  • Mary is selling again
  • A Hop, Skip and Jump OFSTED rating
  • Surrey Heath and Woking PCT
  • Agenda for Change
  • Can you help the MOONWALKers?
  • Housing issues
  • New theatre recovery opens

 

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Aspire 93 - April 2004

  • Annual leave to increase from October
    Staff attending Agenda for Change road shows this week heard that Annual Leave entitlements for the majority of staff are to be increased from 1st October 2004.
     
  • Staff social facility costs high
  • Welcome one, welome all!
  • The changing face of pre-operative assessment
  • Safety survey
  • Appeal gets musical
  • Queen Mary Court
  • Health and Social Care Awards
  • Renal unit staff taking part in "Moonwalk 2004"
  • How green is our world?
  • Easter services
  • Do you like a good wine?

 

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Aspire 92 - March 2004

  • Trust opens clinical skills lab at Ashford
    Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has opened a Clinical Skills Laboratory at Ashford Hospital. The laboratory or the ‘Lab.’ as it is commonly referred to will be used to train clinical staff in safe and effective clinical practices.
     
  • All change on catering at St Peter's
  • Working together to get pay right
  • Knowledge is power
  • Pay up by 3.225% for non-medical staff
  • Learn to say "Yes Please"
  • Doppler Presentation
  • More chicks than you could shake a tail feather at!
  • Victory over ECDL is possible
  • Assessment and Treatment Centre (ATC)

 

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Aspire 91 - March 2004

  • Results of Public Consultation
    A workshop was held last week with over 90 representatives from local organisations to review the results of the recent public consultation, Shaping the Future of Your Local Health Services.
     
  • Meningitis handbook
  • Pregnancy and radiation
  • Training in a truck!
  • Survey success
  • ITV film at Ashford
  • Interested in communications?
  • Therapy group could help your ward