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This week we’ve got our usual festive video message to share with you. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances and illness on the day of filming neither of us were able to take part this year. We were really disappointed to miss out on the opportunity but delighted that Louise and Tom stepped in so ably at the last minute to help. I hope you agree, they have done a fantastic job so thank you to them both. You can view the film on You Tube here.

The film is a fantastic reminder of all the positive things we’ve done this year – and haven’t we done a lot! Watching it makes us feel so proud of Team ASPH and your commitment and passion in everything you do.

Of course it’s been a really busy year and we are feeling that pressure more than ever during this winter period. We know many of you will be working over the festive period providing care to patients and making their time in hospital over Christmas and New Year as good as it can be. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We hope that you do get the opportunity for a break and time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With best wishes,

Andy Field, Chairman
Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive



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.

From time to time, we shall ask other members of the Trust Board and clinical team to give their perspective on the week in our hospitals.


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