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Preparing for winter

I am covering as Chief Executive for the next few days which means I get to write the weekly message. I will be using it to share some really important information about keeping people safe at home this winter and also includes some of our plans to help patients get the treatment and care they need.

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An outpatient service for the future

I wanted to focus my message this week on a Surrey Heartlands wide event that ASPH hosted yesterday called - Shifting Systems Through Transforming Secondary Care. A chance for the system, with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), to explore a unique opportunity to radically transform Health and Social Care and the way we work together to better serve patients who traditionally visit hospitals as outpatients.

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The NHS Staff Survey

Welcome to this week’s message which I wanted to focus on the NHS staff survey. This has been open to all colleagues to fill in since the 5th October and will have been received via email or post. The survey is due to close in a weeks’ time and I cannot stress enough what a valuable tool this feedback mechanism is for Team ASPH!

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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.

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