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A foundation for the future

I am delighted and very proud that we officially launched our new Trust Strategy earlier this week, with an absolutely brilliant turnout at our launch events on Tuesday with nearly 1000 colleagues dropping in at both hospitals to find out more!

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A single site for stroke services

You are probably aware that we have been doing a lot of work to improve the stroke pathway for local patients, and our plans - which included developing a full hyper-acute stroke unit (HASU) on the St Peter's Hospital site - were part of a widespread public consultation last year.

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Let us hear your capital idea

As you know, following our successful end of year financial position, we've been able to put aside some additional money to spend on improving our working environment which is great news. Overall we've got around £1 million of capital we can spend, and - as I mentioned previously - we really want to hear your ideas on what will make the most difference to colleagues.

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Meeting our Pharmacy Team

Welcome to this month’s video message which is focused on our Pharmacy Team.

The team have been making a lot of changes in the department over the last six months, including the clinical structure and increasing pharmacy presence on the wards, moving over to a digital dispensing system and following patient feedback installing a new private consulting room.

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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