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August 2023

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NHS 75th Birthday
NHS 75th Birthday The Trust marked 75 years of the NHS with a range of activities to celebrate this historical occasion:
  • The Trust hosted a community open day at St Peter's hospital
  • Display boards with the history of the hospital and the NHS over the years and showcased antique medical equipment and historical photos of the hospital.
  • Fundraising tea party and fundraising activities at the community day at St Peter's Hospital
  • The Trust's hospital radio station, Radio Wey, broadcast a special NHS programme on Ken Bruce's career in hospital radio and played some of his favourite artists and songs

Community Day 15 July
Community Day 15 July
Hundreds of local people visited St Peter's Hospital at their second Community Open Day; the first one since the Covid-19 pandemic, with visitors experiencing the hospital like never before with the opportunity to have a tour around one of our surgical theatres and other areas not ordinarily open to the public. The day was a huge success, with visitors of all ages attending and a fantastic atmosphere created throughout the Trust, and we are looking forward to our next open day at our Ashford hospital in the Autumn.

Read the full article here and listen to the Radio Wey community day interviews.

Quality Improvement Event
Quality Improvement Event
The annual inspiring Quality Improvement (QI) event at St Peter's Hospital explored innovative strategies to improve patient care. The theme was #improvementisgoodforyou and how QI directly affects the wellbeing of patients and staff at the Trust.

Chairman, Andy Field officially opened the day with a video message from Chief Executive, Julie Smith. Speakers presented inspiring talks and presentations throughout the day and launched the new brand "ASPH Improvement Partnership". Keynote Speaker and newly appointed Non-Executive Director, Simon Devonshire, gave a speech about entrepreneurship and the importance of QI for identifying and testing new technological advances to enhance patient care.

Good Luck to our International Nurses
Good Luck to our International Nurses
In April we were proud to welcome our Cohort of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), who have now completed their OSCE Preparation programme. We wish them well as they sit their examinations and look forward to seeing their progression in professional development at ASPH. Thank you to all the teams for your continued support as we welcome this group into their clinical areas.

Early Study Supported by ASPH Shows Promising Results
Early Study Supported by ASPH Shows Promising Results St Peter's Hospital supported the recruitment of 37 babies onto the HARMONIE study, looking at how babies can be protected from serious illness caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection.

New data from the HARMONIE study Phase 3b clinical trial shows an 83% reduction in hospitalisations due to RSV-related lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) in children under 12 months, who received a single dose of nirsevimab, compared to infants who received no RSV intervention.

Click here for more information about the study and its results.

Ellen Bull Appointed as Interim Chief Nurse
Ellen Bull Appointed as Interim Chief Nurse Deputy Nurse Ellen Bull takes over from Andrea Lewis who left the Trust in August to join the NHS South East regional team on a 12-month secondment.

Ellen brings a wealth of experience as well as great passion and enthusiasm for clinical leadership. She will continue to share the Quality of Care portfolio with Dr David Fluck and provide clinical leadership to the nursing, midwifery and AHP teams across the organisation.

Jaime (Jimmy) Squire-Dean takes over as Interim Deputy Chief Nurse on secondment until 30 November, whilst the external recruitment process takes place.

Simon Devonshire OBE is Appointed as New Non-Executive Director
Simon Devonshire OBE is Appointed as New Non-Executive Director Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur.

He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £25m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up at seed-stage.

New Drugs Preparation Room
New Drugs Preparation Room The Trust has installed a new Medication Preparation Room in A&E at St Peter's Hospital funded by charitable donations. This vital service has transformed this part of A&E work. The new room is larger, more central and brings multiple functions into one space.

To read the full article, please click here.

Fundraising Roundup
Fundraising Roundup
London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024

The Trust Charity is entering a team for the London Half Marathon to raise funds for the hospital, making a difference to the lives of thousands of people, our staff, patients and visitors.
The Geetanjali Academy of Fine Arts joins NHS75 fundraising

Part of our NHS75 celebrations, Dr Alka Thakur, a paediatric consultant at the Trust led a Fundraising campaign for NHS75 with the Geetanjali Academy of Fine Arts from London. Geetanjali Academy of Fine Arts (GAOFAL) is a prestigious institution that excels in Hindustani Classical music and champions diversity and inclusivity. Together, Dr Thakur and these talented children were the third team joining this campaign and they sang at the community day raising funds for our Children's Unit.
The Geetanjali Academy of Fine Arts joins NHS75 fundraising
Childrens unit join NHS75 fundraising Children's unit join NHS75 fundraising

Mike, Charlotte, Ruth, Naren and Megan, doctors, nurses, and managers from the Children's unit, took part in NHS75 to raise funds for the Children's unit at St Peter's. The money will go towards improving the main facility, playground and providing proper resting facilities for parents and carers.

Dr Claire Mitchell and Dr Clare Hill are both paediatric consultants and joined forces and enthusiasm to grab their bicycles and fundraise for our Children's Unit.

Hospitals Receive Over £1,000 from Salesian School to Celebrate NHS 75th Birthday
Hospitals Receive Over 1,000 from Salesian School to Celebrate NHS 75th Birthday Local Chertsey school, Salesians, donated £1,160 to the Children's unit at St Peter's as part of the NHS75 celebrations. The students organised a Mufti Day (dress down) for the whole school. The headteacher, Media Technician and four students then visited the unit to find out how the donation will improve the lives of younger patients.

To read the full article, please click here.