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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Visiting Restrictions - Important COVID-19 Update

To protect patients, visitors and staff visiting restrictions will remain in place to most areas at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals until further notice. Please click here for the answers to frequently asked questions on the visiting arrangements.

 

For guides to each hospital, please click on the links below:

 

We have introduced these measures to reduce the number of people passing through the hospital sites and offer the maximum opportunity to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

In line with these measures, we have closed off access to our disabled car park and this space is temporarily being used for ambulances arriving at the Emergency Department.

We would like to thank all patients and visitors for their support, patience and co-operation. We appreciate these restrictions and measures will cause concern but our focus is to maintain patient safety and prevent spread of infection.

 

Wearing Face Masks in our Hospitals

All patients, visitors, and staff are expected to use a new surgical mask issued by the checkpoint teams when they arrive at all hospital sites. If you are wearing your own face covering or mask you will be asked to remove this and use a new mask for the duration of your visit. The mask must cover your mouth and nose and be worn at all times, unless your clinician asks you to remove it.

There are checkpoints by each entrance and you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and have your temperature taken (by a forehead thermometer). On exit, please dispose of the mask in the clinical waste bin provided and sanitise your hands.

It is expected that everyone on the hospital sites wears a mask with the following exceptions, in line with national guidance:

  • children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
  • people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate

 

Ashford Hospital

Ward Type Location Direct Dial Number
Chaucer Ward Medical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884003

Day Surgery Unit

Surgical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884127
Dickens Ward Surgical First Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884004
Tennyson Unit Surgical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884726

 

St Peter’s Hospital

Ward Type Location Direct Dial Number
Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722010
Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722974
Ash Ward (and School) Maternity / Child Health Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722714
Aspen Ward and HDU Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723907
Birch Acute Cardiac Unit Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722012
Cedar Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722003
Cherry Ward (Older Persons Ward) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722935
Discharge Lounge Discharge Level 3,
Main Building
01932 722933
Endoscopy Unit Surgical Level 3,
Outpatients Block
01932 722037
Falcon Ward Surgical Level 2,
Abbey Wing
01932 722287
Holly Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723257
ICU Critical Care Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722135
Joan Booker Maternity / Child Health Level 1,
Abbey Wing
01932 722291
Kingfisher Ward Surgical Level 2,
Abbey Wing
01932 722380
Labour Ward Maternity Abbey Wing 01932 722663
Maple Ward Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723137
May Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722014
Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722010
Neonatal Unit Children Level 3,
Abbey Wing
01932 722667
Oak Ward (and Little Oaks) Children/day Unit Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722016
Swan Ward Orthopaedic Abbey Wing 01932 723220
Swift Ward     01932 722201

 

Click here for access guides to Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals or the follow the ward links above.