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Our history has been eventful - incorporating Vikings, workhouses, air raids, and the door to No. 10 Downing Street.

In this section, you can find out more about the events that shaped our two hospitals with features on our role during wartime and after the formation of the NHS.

 

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A big thank you to our Trust historian, Jane O'Kill, for sourcing the text and images. We also appreciate the support of Surrey History Centre.

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All change! Care of the Elderly is now the Senior Adult Medical Service

The Care of the Elderly Team have been working on various co-design projects with their patients, staff, relatives/carers and stakeholders, over the last few months to improve the department. Our Care of the Elderly department provides treatment for conditions that affect the elderly population. The medical team work across a number of wards throughout the trust.

 

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Bumps and Pumps – new support group launched for mums with Type 1 Diabetes

Ashford and St Peter’s have recently launched a support group for mums, or mums to be, that have Type 1 Diabetes and use an insulin pump. The support group was set up by Jo McBride our Diabetes and Insulin Pump Specialist Nurse and is held in our specialist diabetes centre Stephanie Marks.

 

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Trust response following recent CQC unannounced inspection at St Peter’s Hospital

Following a recent unannounced inspection at the Trust by the CQC, Chief Nurse Sue Tranka, commented: “We are always very open to visits by the CQC and welcome their feedback and report. Whilst we recognise there are areas for improvement, we were encouraged to see many good areas of practice noted by the inspectors."

 

Suzanne's Message

A renewed focus

This week was my first week back after leave and I know how incredibly busy it’s been and how hard colleagues have been working. As I’ve gone around our hospitals chatting to people, what really struck me was the resilience and commitment you continue to show, and how once again you have gone above and beyond to keep our patients safe and cared for appropriately ... read this week's message