We believe it is essential that staff know what is going on in their hospitals and that is why we produce a regular newsletter called "Aspire".

This is alongside a daily eBulletin - collecting together articles, events, and notices - as well as regular briefings.


In this section, we have archived copies of the newsletter from 2004 to the present. Click on the title or front cover image to view as a PDF.

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016    


2015 Editions


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Aspire - Winter 2015

  • Preparing for Winter
    As we experience the first frosts it’s clear winter is on its way. We are already seeing busy days in our hospitals and would encourage people to ‘choose well’ when they need medical attention. A&E isn’t always the right place and we need to keep the department working well for those who really need

    In preparing for winter we are working closely with our partners, Virgin Care, Surrey County Council, NW Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group and GP colleagues, to make sure we have the right plans to cope with demand. When services are under pressure working together is so important and we talk daily to make sure patients get the right care, where they need it.
  • WOW! Going the extra mile with a hat trick of awards
  • 2015 Opus Healthcare Research Award winners!
  • Sarah sails in to unveil new MRI scanner
  • New emergency surgery nurse co-ordinator role
  • Merger update
  • Members update
  • Meet our newest Governor
  • Reunited after 50 years and 6,390 miles
  • Spotlight on Paediatric Oncology
  • Research excellence
  • News from around the hospital


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Aspire - Autumn 2015

  • Moving forward together
    Welcome …. To the first edition of our new look ASPire magazine. We want to keep staff, patients and members updated with everything that’s happening at our hospitals, and also to have the opportunity to gain some insight into each other’s perspectives. So we have decided to combine our Aspire newsletter for staff with Members’ Matters into this new, quarterly magazine. We hope you enjoy reading it – please let us know what you think. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any comments or feedback.
  • Merger Update
  • Members’ Health Event: Dementia Services
  • Taking a look inside … Imaging
  • Voluntary Services
  • Our Hospitals’ League of Friends
  • Judith Allford - Chaplain for 20 years goes happily into retirement and becomes a Canon
  • Staff News Roundup
  • Get involved
  • News Roundup


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Aspire 286 - May 2015

  • Celebrating excellence in staff
    Around 130 staff and guests of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals celebrated their 2015 Staff Achievement Awards in mid-April at Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge.
  • And the winners are ...
  • Ashford Hospital League of Friends
  • Over Two Million Steps Taken Together!
  • Welcome to Phil Spivey – Deputy Director of HR


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Aspire 285 - April 2015

  • "We are a really caring organisation"
    That’s how the CQC described Ashford & St Peter’s when they fed back to us at their Quality Summit in early March. Our Trust has been rated as 'Good' by the CQC following their inspection in December 2014. This is a fantastic achievement and reflects really well on Team ASPH.
  • New look waiting areas in Blanche Heriot Unit
  • Doctors Advancing Patient Safety (DAPS) Project
  • FoodHouse Restaurant at Ashford Hospital
  • Radio Wey Celebrates 50 years of hospital radio
  • Ashford Hospital - Developments and Opportunities
  • Nutrition and Hydration Week


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Aspire 284 - March 2015

  • National Staff Survey 2014 results are out!
    The results of the National Staff Survey 2014 were published in late February - and our Trust scores have improved significantly. Thank you again to everyone who took part. You can find the results on TrustNet, under Trust Information > Staff Survey.
  • The Friends boost morale with refurbished staff rooms
  • How was work today?
  • Resilience Programme Underway
  • Meet some of our new volunteers
  • The Cancer Health and Wellbeing event a tremendous success
  • LGBT history month
  • Merger news
  • 20 hours at St Peter's


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Aspire 283 - January 2015

  • Generous hamper donations
    Staff at St Peter’s Hospital’s A&E department and the Walk in Centre at Ashford were surprised but very grateful by the generosity of the Jubilee Church in Shepperton when two hampers were delivered to each of them in January.
  • Bleeper Cup winner
  • Staff survey iPhone 6 winner
  • Introducing Christine Armitage
  • Appraisal update - pay progression
  • Helping hand donation