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Communicating with our Community

Welcome to this week's message. It's my turn to do the message this week, and I thought I would try my hand at a podcast. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about collaboration, but not just about collaborating across the health and social care system, but across the whole community that the Trust is a part of.

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Planning for the unforeseen

Given the developments that unfolded this week in regards to Brexit, I thought this was an opportune time to acknowledge again the great contribution of our colleagues from the EU. You are all highly valued and appreciated as part of Team ASPH.

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Our First Team Talk

Welcome to this month's video message, which covers the first Team Talk event held on the 26th March.

I spoke about encouraging better connections with every member of Team ASPH in a recent message of mine as we have been and are looking at different, more effective 21st Century ways of communicating and having conversations with you all, of which Team Talk is just one. Giving everyone a chance to hear what's happening at the Trust and equally have their voice heard is crucial to achieving the Together We Care strategy vision and mission and to making ASPH a great place to work.

The first event was a great success with around 100 colleagues attending from across Trust departments, with a further 150 tuning in via the live video stream!

With very best wishes,

Suzanne Rankin
Chief Executive


Providing a positive place to live

For my message this week I want to talk about one of the ways we try to attract and support colleagues to continue to work at the Trust, the provision of good quality affordable accommodation on site and locally. We all know how expensive it is to live in the South East, particularly when it comes to buying and renting houses, and if we want to recruit and retain great colleagues, we need to do what we can to help provide a positive living environment.

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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.

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