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Trust response following recent CQC unannounced inspection at St Peter’s Hospital

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Following a recent unannounced inspection at the Trust by the CQC, Chief Nurse Sue Tranka, commented: “We are always very open to visits by the CQC and welcome their feedback and report. Whilst we recognise there are areas for improvement, we were encouraged to see many good areas of practice noted by the inspectors."

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Bumps and Pumps – new support group launched for mums with Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s have recently launched a support group for mums, or mums to be, that have Type 1 Diabetes and use an insulin pump. The support group was set up by Jo McBride our Diabetes and Insulin Pump Specialist Nurse and is held in our specialist diabetes centre Stephanie Marks.

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All change! Care of the Elderly is now the Senior Adult Medical Service

Published: Friday, 19 January 2018

The Care of the Elderly Team have been working on various co-design projects with their patients, staff, relatives/carers and stakeholders, over the last few months to improve the department. Our Care of the Elderly department provides treatment for conditions that affect the elderly population. The medical team work across a number of wards throughout the trust.

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Premature Babies are helped by ‘Octopus’

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

Volunteer, Sue Morris and a team of collaborators have been knitting octopuses for the neonatal unit at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals to help premature babies. Sue said: "We are a group of people who crochet and knit little octopuses and jellyfish to comfort babies who decided to come into the world a little earlier than expected."

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Congratulations to our Childcare Apprentices

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

First Steps day nursery at St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has just celebrated with their two apprentices, Paige Ayres and Ellie Nardooni, who have just completed their Level 2 NVQ in childcare.

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Urology team launch new ‘virtual’ service

Published: Tuesday, 6th February 2018

The urology team at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals has launched a new way of working, known as virtual clinics. For many patients this will mean a quicker service and also avoiding an unnecessary trip to hospital.

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Mouth Care Matters

Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Linda Edwards, Mouth Care Matters Lead at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, together with Dentists Dr Alice Jamison and Dr Pavandeep Narwal, recently visited Sayes Court Children’s Centre in Addlestone, to speak to parents about maintaining a healthy mouth for their children.

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Older People Short Stay Unit shortlisted for prestigious national award

Published: Friday, 9th March 2018

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Older People Short Stay Unit (OPSSU) and OPSSU team has been shortlisted in the ‘Improving value in the care of frail older patients’ category of the 2018 HSJ Value Awards.

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Opening of special Daffodil Room at St Peter’s Hospital

Published: Friday, 16th March 2018

On Monday 12th March, the maternity team hosted a special event to officially open the newly refurbished Daffodil Room at St Peter’s Hospital. The room is used for parents experiencing the devastating loss of a baby, through a later miscarriage, termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormalities, stillbirth or neonatal death.

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Mothering Sunday at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Published: Friday, 16th March 2018

Angela Gray, an employee of Morrison’s of Woking, very kindly donated 30 gift bags to neonatal intensive care unit. The gift bags contained pillows, key rings, cotton wool and mittens for mums on the ward over Mothering Sunday. Angela just wanted to say thanks for all the assistance she received herself from NICU for the birth of her children, including Noah who was born last Easter.