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

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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."

     

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

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

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

Published: Friday, 19 January 2018

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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Premature Babies are helped by ‘Octopus’

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

Volunteer, Sue Morris and a team of collaborators have been knitting octopuses for the neonatal unit at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals to help premature babies. Sue said: "We are a group of people who crochet and knit little octopuses and jellyfish to comfort babies who decided to come into the world a little earlier than expected."

     

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Congratulations to our Childcare Apprentices

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

First Steps day nursery at St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has just celebrated with their two apprentices, Paige Ayres and Ellie Nardooni, who have just completed their Level 2 NVQ in childcare.

     

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Urology team launch new ‘virtual’ service

Published: Tuesday, 6th February 2018

The urology team at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals has launched a new way of working, known as virtual clinics. For many patients this will mean a quicker service and also avoiding an unnecessary trip to hospital.

     

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Mouth Care Matters

Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Linda Edwards, Mouth Care Matters Lead at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, together with Dentists Dr Alice Jamison and Dr Pavandeep Narwal, recently visited Sayes Court Children’s Centre in Addlestone, to speak to parents about maintaining a healthy mouth for their children.

     

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Older People Short Stay Unit shortlisted for prestigious national award

Published: Friday, 9th March 2018

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Older People Short Stay Unit (OPSSU) and OPSSU team has been shortlisted in the ‘Improving value in the care of frail older patients’ category of the 2018 HSJ Value Awards.

     

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Opening of special Daffodil Room at St Peter’s Hospital

Published: Friday, 16th March 2018

On Monday 12th March, the maternity team hosted a special event to officially open the newly refurbished Daffodil Room at St Peter’s Hospital. The room is used for parents experiencing the devastating loss of a baby, through a later miscarriage, termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormalities, stillbirth or neonatal death.

     

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Mothering Sunday at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Published: Friday, 16th March 2018

Angela Gray, an employee of Morrison’s of Woking, very kindly donated 30 gift bags to neonatal intensive care unit. The gift bags contained pillows, key rings, cotton wool and mittens for mums on the ward over Mothering Sunday. Angela just wanted to say thanks for all the assistance she received herself from NICU for the birth of her children, including Noah who was born last Easter.

     

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Major Healthcare Improvements for St. Peter’s Get the Green Light

Published: Friday, 23rd March 2018

Major improvements to healthcare at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey have moved a step closer after Runnymede Borough Council last week passed a resolution to approve planning permission for the redevelopment of surplus land at the hospital. The result followed on from the officer’s recommendation for approval.

     

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Success for our Infant Feeding Team

Published: Friday, 23rd March 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Infant Feeding Team’s skin to skin initiative ‘Project Joey’ has been highly commended by the London Maternity and Midwifery Festival in the team award category, on Tuesday 13th February. ‘Project Joey’ set up by Jo Wilding-Hillcoat, Infant Feeding Team Leader Midwife, aims to provide the ‘birth centre experience’ of uninterrupted skin to skin time with their baby as soon after birth as possible for all mothers including those needing care in theatre.

     

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Interim Chief Nurse Sue Tranka appointed substantively as Chief Nurse

Published: Friday, 23rd March 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that our Interim Chief Nurse Sue Tranka has now been substantively appointed to the position of Chief Nurse.

     

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The Butterfly Project at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Published: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Sadly, parents expecting twins are more likely than those expecting a single baby to experience complications and tragically this can sometimes lead to the loss of one of the babies.

     

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New Pregnancy Advice Line launched to provide additional support and advice to pregnant women

Published: Monday, 9th April 2018

From 8am on Monday 9th April 2018, a designated telephone advice and triage line will be available for pregnant women to access advice and support 24 hours day, 7 days a week from a midwife.

     

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Help Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to endPJparalysis

Published: Wednesday, 11th April 2018

If you are coming to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals next week (16th – 20th April), you might find yourself being looked after by staff dressed in their pyjamas. This is not the new uniform policy, but hospital staff adopting the national 70day #endPJparalysis campaign, supported by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England.

     

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Additional funding for specialist mental health care in Surrey hospitals

Published: Tuesday, 17th April 2018

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides liaison mental health services for people with mental health needs accessing any of the five acute general hospitals in Surrey.

In partnership with The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership, has been awarded ‘Core 24’ funding from NHS England which will allow the expansion of this service from April 2018.

     

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Trust welcomes new Non-Executive Director

Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome Marcine Waterman to the role of Non-Executive Director. Marcine brings over 30 years’ experience in public finance to the role, so she is skilled in helping public sector organisations achieve good governance and value for money.

     

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Green Ward competition winners

Published: Friday, 11th May 2018

Recently Aspen Ward at St Peter’s Hospital won the Green Ward competition, which is a programme run by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

     

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Hospitals celebrate Operating Department Practitioners

Published: Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) have been working within the NHS for over 50 years under varying titles. The role is very similar to nursing but specifically situated in theatres and they are involved in each phase of a person’s operation. It is such a varied role that spans a variety of specialisms including Resuscitation, Critical Care and ITU.

     

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and Momentum Children’s Charity set out to create a perfect play setting for children with cancer

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Momentum Children’s Charity and Berkeley Homes come together to celebrate the opening of the Playroom and Sensory Room in the Paediatric Unit at St Peter’s Hospital.

     

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TEDicated Cycle Ride raises amazing funds in memory of baby Teddy Wright

Published: Monday, 21st May 2018

On Friday 18th May, Nico Wright and eight friends set off from Ashford and St Peter's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on a 9 day cycle ride covering 1,315 kilometers to the Alps and up to the summit of Mont Ventoux - the "hardest of all the mythical Tour de France climbs".

     

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Trust wins prestigious CHKS Top Hospitals Award 2018

Published: Friday, 25th May 2018

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on the 15th May and hosted by NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson. For the first time, CHKS considered all trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

     

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Mayor's Charity Cheque Presentation to the Little Roo Neonatal Fund

Published: Wednesday, 6th June 2018

On Monday 28th May, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were delighted to welcome Cllr Chaudhri to the Trust's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to present his Mayor's Charity cheque.

     

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Lung Cancer Support Group

Published: Friday, 8th June 2018

The Ashford and St Peter's Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists with support from the cancer support workers have established a Lung Cancer support group at Ashford Hospital.

     

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Volunteers Week at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Published: Friday, 8th June 2018

As part of National Volunteers Week, we have been celebrating our volunteers and as part of this we held a special coffee morning yesterday to show our appreciation for all they do to support our hospitals.

     

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Trust Win Working Smarter Award at HPMA Excellence Awards 2018

Published: Thursday, 21st June 2018

We are delighted to announce that Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals won a national award at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence Awards, held on 7th June 2018, in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) careers category for Working Smarter. These awards recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management.

     

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A special careers event for armed forces personnel

Published: Tuesday, 26th June 2018

As a strong supporter of the 'Step into Health' initiative - which connects employers in the NHS to people from the armed forces community - and to celebrate Armed Services Week, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals is holding a special careers event aimed specifically at armed forces personnel who are looking to transfer to alternative careers.

     

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High Sheriff Visits St Peter’s Hospital

Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018

On Tuesday 25th June the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr Jim Glover, paid a special visit to St Peter's Hospital in Surrey to learn more about the Trust's partnership with Surrey County Council's Family Services; particularly the carpentry projects undertaken by young people referred to Surrey Family Services, to make items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and stroke rehabilitation service.

     

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NHS 70th Special Recruitment Event

Published: Thursday, 5th July 2018

In celebration of the NHS 70th Birthday, Ashford and St. Peter's are holding a Recruitment Day for Nurses, Midwives, Operating Department Practitioners and HCA's.

     

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Celebrating the past, present and future of the NHS

Published: Thursday, 5th July 2018

On Tuesday 3rd July Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals staff and volunteers were joined by special guests to bury a time capsule as part of the celebrations for the 70th birthday of the NHS.

The event was all about preserving the present for future generations, so children from Magna Carta Secondary school and First Steps Day Nursery (the nursery on site at St Peter's Hospitals) came to join in the fun. We were also delighted to be joined by Deputy Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Parshotam Sohi.

     

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Time for tea

Published: Thursday, 19th July 2018

On Thursday 28th June Dr Emma Wilkinson, SAMS Consultant, and her team on our SAMS wards held a tea dance where they had dancing, music and food. It was inspired by the #endpjparalysis campaign encouraging patients to get up, get dressed and get moving in hospital.

     

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Quads born at St Peter’s Hospital Maternity Unit

Published: Thursday, 26th July 2018

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the quadruplets born at St Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday 11 July 2018. Three girls and one boy were delivered by caesarean section to Melisa Patino and Jon Belsey. Mum Melisa and Dad Jon are over the moon and the couple decided to name the babies soon after they were born - the girls were called Evie, Maddison and Cassidy and the boy is Logan.

     

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Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis wins two awards

Published: Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals CEMIG (Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology) team won two awards at the annual British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy Conference (BSGE) Conference, held in Edinburgh in May – The Silver video presentation award and a Bronze video poster award.

     

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Trust’s community partnership working across Surrey

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018

Recently appointed Executive Director for Children and Families Service at Surrey County Council (SCC), Dave Hill, visited Ashford and St Peter’s Trust and spent time on the St Peters site to learn first-hand about the Trust’s partnership with SCC Family Services community projects; particularly the carpentry projects undertaken by young people referred to Surrey Family Services, to make items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and stroke rehabilitation service.

     

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VTE Prevention team shortlisted for outstanding practice

Published: Friday, 14th September 2018

We are delighted to announce that the VTE Prevention Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for “The best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis” award at the Anticoagulation Achievement Awards (AAA.)

     

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A grateful father raises funds for our Neonatal Unit

Published: Friday, 14th September 2018

Matthew Rickett presented a cheque for £1,572.00, donated through the Little Roo Neonatal fund, to staff at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals for the Neonatal Unit on 13th September.

     

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Victoria Derbyshire hosts Ashford and St Peter’s Staff Achievement Awards

Published: Friday, 14th September 2018

TV broadcaster and journalist Victoria Derbyshire, herself a former patient, hosted Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Staff Achievement Awards at Brooklands Museum on Friday 7th September. Awards were made in 11 categories, including Long Service Awards to 29 people.

     

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Mayor opens refurbished parents accommodation on NICU

Published: Wednesday, 19th September 2018

On 18 September, Cllr Dolsie Clarke, Mayor of Runnymede, opened the newly refurbished parents’ accommodation of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The refurbishment was completed by Richard Copperwheat, whose son Louise was born prematurely at Frimley Park Hospital before being transferred to St Peter’s NICU where he sadly passed away after six days of amazing care.

     

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Parents Charity Ball raises £10,000 for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Published: Friday, 21st September 2018

Sharon-Peirson Hagger and her husband, Russell along with daughter Mia (aged 10) and son Leo, (aged 13) presented a cheque on 15 August to Dr Tracy Lawson and Dr Peter Martin for £10,000 for Little Roo Neo-natal Fund on behalf of Mia who was born with complications at Ashford and St Peter’s Neo-natal unit ten years ago.

     

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Introducing our Safeguarding Team

Published: Friday, 21st September 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are committed to making sure that all mothers, children and families in their care receive all the support and help they need to ensure that children grow up in a safe and happy home.

     

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Care Quality Commission Report shows significant improvements at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Published: Thursday, 4th October 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has retained their rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second consecutive time.

     

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ASPH VTE Prevention commended for outstanding practice

Published: Thursday, 18th October 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been “Commended” for their work at the Anticoagualtion Achievement Awards in the category for “The best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis” held on 10 October 2018.

     

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Theresa May honours NHS heroes at The Sun’s inspiring Who Cares Wins health awards

Published: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Dr Peter Reynolds, Consultant on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Peter’s Hospital, was awarded Best Neonatal specialist for treating 13oz Frankie Thompson.

     

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Appeal for toys and knitters to help patients with dementia

Published: Thursday, 25th October 2018

Staff in the Senior Adult Medical Services wards who care for the elderly at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey are appealing for donations of unwanted toys.

     

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Council’s Go-Ahead Means Major Healthcare Improvements for Surrey

Published: Thursday, 15th November 2018

Runnymede Borough Council has given the go-ahead for the redevelopment of surplus land at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey in a decision that will pave the way for major healthcare improvements for Surrey.

     

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Thameside Quilters generous donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Shirley McBreen and her team, the Thameside Quilter, have been crafting quilts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at ASPH since 1998 and recently provided four quilts, beautifully made by Jacquie Cranfield, for a set of quads who were born here on Wednesday 11 July 2018, three girls and one boy. The first quads born at St Peter’s for twenty five years!