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Trade Union Facility Time Publication Report

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 took effect on 1 April 2017, meaning that NHS employers are required to publish information on trade union officials and facility time – the time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake trade union duties and activities when they are elected as a trade union representative.

 

Our declaration in response to the Francis recommendations 2013

The Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board, Governors and staff accept all the Francis recommendations in principle, and commit to implementing all those which are relevant to a hospital environment. The Trust is committed to delivering care and treatment in accordance with the principles set out in the revised NHS Constitution and to using the NHS Values, which are embodied in our own organisational values; Patients First, Personal Responsibility, Passion for Excellence and Pride in our Team as the foundation for all that we do.

We will continue to build an organisational culture founded on honesty, openness and continuous improvement, which recognises and reports errors and poor care and enables a swift and effective response. Our commitment to a culture free from the fear of retribution when issues or concerns are raised is unequivocal as is our determination to place the interests and needs of our patients at the heart of our organisation.

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Our Commitment to Accountability: Expenditure over £25,000

The Prime Minister wrote to Secretaries of State on 31st May 2010 inviting them to support his drive to improve the transparency of how public funds are used. This section represents the Trust's support of the specific commitment to publish details of expenditure over £25,000.

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MRSA Screening Statement

In line with Department of Health guidelines on MRSA screening, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are compliant with the requirement, which from December 31st 2010 also includes screening all adult patients (other than maternity) admitted to the Trust as an emergency.

Declaration on Single Sex Accommodation

Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.

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