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Get dressed and get moving!

I’ve been absolutely delighted this week to see so many of you get behind our fantastic #EndPJParalysis campaign to help our patients get dressed and get moving.

It’s been heartening to see the ASPH Team embrace the spirit of the campaign by dressing up in pyjamas, joining the ward parties, pledging support to #EndPJParalysis and importantly, seeing the real-time benefits for patients who joined in during week.

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A very special visit

Today we welcomed some special visitors to Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals – the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP and his Senior Clinical Advisor, Professor Sir Norman Williams. We were asked to keep details of this visit confidential until the last minute, but still managed to gather a good cross section of Team ASPH in the room.

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Breaking down the barriers of care

I'm swelling with pride, as we had some amazing feedback, following a National Accountable Care Systems event (ACS) on system efficiencies this week, from our STP ‎Senior Responsible Officer at Surrey Heartlands, Claire Fuller. She reported that ASPH ‘were held as a beacon of excellence’! This is brilliant news and great for our reputation on a national platform.

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A farewell from Aileen McLeish

As my last week as Chairman of ASPH draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my reflections and also to say thank you for helping make this the best job I’ve ever had!

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Each week Suzanne Rankin, our Chief Executive, sends a message to staff about events at the hospitals, special achievements, and plans for the future.

We shall be adding them to this section as well as including them on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


About Suzanne

Suzanne was announced as the new Chief Executive in June 2014.

Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire.

Past Messages