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Mouth Care Matters

This week for my monthly video message, I caught up with Linda Edwards, our Mouth Care Matters Lead at the Trust.

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Our zero tolerance approach to abuse

In light of recent media stories surrounding allegations against a number of high profile individuals, I wanted to reassure colleagues about the different mechanisms we have in place within ASPH for reporting concerns – whatever they might be – and for seeking confidential advice and support.

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Winter Cometh

I’ve been to a number of meetings and events this week where the theme of winter has been uppermost in people’s minds which, at the beginning of November, comes as no great surprise! I’m sure you’re aware that predictions for this winter are worse than usual, with much colder weather and the possibility of a more potent flu strain. But what is encouraging is all the work and preparation that’s taking place, not just in our hospitals, but right across the area.

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Making patient time count

Earlier this week we were delighted to host the inspirational Professor Brian Dolan who spent a fantastic day with us delivering his ‘Today’ programme to members of the team.

The programme is based on the principle that ‘patients’ time is the most important currency in healthcare’, and no more so than when they are nearing the last 1000 days of life. In other words, doing things and grabbing time today that will help get a patient home or to the place they want to be most rather than leaving it until tomorrow.

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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