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Ashford Hospital

Ashford Hospital

 

This is an exciting time to join Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH), as we work on the expansion of our theatres at Ashford Hospital, and move towards the development of a surgical Elective Centre, at Ashford Hospital in Surrey.

Our vision is to create a state of the art centre for excellence for planned surgical procedures; with care delivered by dedicated, specialist teams in a modern and well-equipped environment.

We hope to use this centre to create an environment of learning and facilitate training of the next generation of our skilled NHS workforce.

 

What is an Elective Hub?

Elective centres or hubs are dedicated areas, created to focus specifically on surgical procedures within the allocated centre.

They allow the NHS to focus on planned procedures, whilst maintaining the everyday demand on services, particularly during busy periods.

There are more than 90 of these elective surgical centres already operational across the NHS in England.

 

Surgeons

 

Patient and Staff Member

 

 

Some of the benefits of having an elective centre for a patient / service user, include:

  • Additional capacity
  • Efficient ways of working
  • Shorter waiting times
  • Helping to improve care and treatment for patients,
  • Creating lasting improvements in patient outcomes and recovery
  • Overall better patient experience.

 

Staff Member

 

 

Some of the benefits of having an elective centre for staff include:

  • Greater opportunities
  • Opportunities for specialised training and experience
  • Opportunities for innovation
  • Dedicated leadership
  • The development of a culture of learning and transformation

 

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme of work that supports national innovation and the new elective hubs. The staffing model and plans for our elective centre aim to deliver efficiencies and productivity standards that are in line with this national agenda.

GIRFT

 

 

Join the Team

Our plans are ambitious - why not, come and be a part of our journey?

We are looking to appoint to a number of roles to support this dedicated site - please select our ‘Workforce’ page for an overview of the different roles that will support our Elective Centre.

 

Staff Member

 

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