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A vision for delivering high quality care

Welcome to this week’s message. As many of you would have heard the NHS Long Term Plan was launched at the beginning of last week by NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens. It sets out the vision for delivering high quality 21st century care for all generations over the next ten years, as well as investing, supporting and developing the current and future NHS workforce.

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We are winter ready!

Welcome to this week’s message, firstly I’d like to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

As you all know the Trust has been under consistent pressure for the past few months with everyone working extremely hard. The Christmas and New Year period - as predicated - has seen this pressure increase and with a period of colder weather forecasted to start this weekend we can expect the demand to continue.

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Bringing festive cheer

Thank you very much to Team ASPH for making Christmas so very special again this year for all the patients who had to stay with us or attend the hospitals during the festive season. I have spent time over the last week or so visiting all parts of the Trust and have been impressed and proud of your commitment and endeavours during this busy period – thank you all very much indeed!

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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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