We are very proud of our hospitals and our staff, and aim to provide a high quality service for our patients at all times.
We shall do our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible and our staff will do all they can to assist you. If you want to find out more about the Trust and our hospitals, please click here.
We welcome any comments or feedback you would like to share with us. Listening to our patients helps us to get things right.
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Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive
Infection Prevention Control Guidelines and Visiting
In line with national guidance, our infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
As a Trust, we are supporting the national #NotTooMuchToMask campaign which aims to encourage us all to continue to be cautious, despite lockdown and legal restrictions being lifted. The campaign focuses on asking everyone to continue to wear facemasks when in public, maintain good hand hygiene, keep areas well ventilated and to meet outside where possible, to undertake contract tracing and of course to take up the offer of both doses of the vaccination.
Across our hospital sites, there has been no change to our current Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures or visiting restrictions. We continue to maintain best IPC practice across all areas of the hospital sites, not just wards and clinics, in line with national guidance.
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Visit our coronavirus webpages for details of our service changes.
For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the NHS website
Road Map for ASPH Visiting from Monday 17th May
The Government Roadmap is on track and planned Step 3 easements will go ahead on 17 May. The data shows that the government’s “four tests” for easing restrictions have been met.
We are pleased to announce that visitors will be allowed into St. Peter’s site in a controlled manner from Monday 17 May 2021. The roadmap highlights the changes for each of the patient groups.
There will be a dedicated telephone line manned by 1 volunteer for visitors to book a time to see their loved one. This telephone line will be manned Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. The number is 01932 723318. If any visitors need to book a visiting slot outside of those hours they will need to contact the relevant ward direct. (Please click here for list of ward numbers).
Any patients who have a registered carer may have a daily visit of up to 1 hour. This includes the patient groups of learning difficulties and severe dementia. Remaining Adult inpatients may have 3 visits per week for 1 hour and this will be one visitor only per session, but can be a different person each time. No children or babies will be allowed.
There is one slot available every day for each bed/patient.
Children’s wards, maternity, A&E and ITU are managing the situation locally as highlighted in the roadmap.
Ashford hospital will not be allowing inpatient visiting at the moment. Please phone 01784 884488 if you are enquiring about a patient.
This situation will be constantly reviewed and further visiting changes may occur depending on Covid incidence within our community and also transmission rates.
Andrea Lewis RRC
Putting Patients First
Our emergency department is located at St Peter’s Hospital. Please only visit us if you are seriously ill or it is an emergency. Minor injuries will be directed to our Urgent Treatment Centre opposite A&E.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment please give us as much notice as possible by calling the appointments centre on 01932 723831 / 01784 884351 or email
Your Care, Your Voice
We aim to make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible. Click here to find out more about coming into hospital and what you will need to bring with you.
Click here for our visiting times and ward details.
The aim of these pages are to give you support and information on your discharge from hospital.
In September, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) will thank and honour 5000 NHS colleagues, temporary workers and volunteers that have and continue to respond to the COVID pandemic, with a medal and commemorative yearbook.
A nurse has been awarded a prestigious Chief Nursing Officer Silver Award at the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day event which took place on Friday 14th May 2021.
The Healing Arts Committee has been working with a local Ashford historian; Nick Pollard who has very kindly recorded a fascinating talk on the history of Ashford hospital.
It is a very interesting insight into the story behind the bricks and mortar of Ashford hospital. To watch the video click on this You Tube link.
This spring, if you’re not feeling well and over the counter medicines are not helping, don’t wait for it to get worse – speak to your GP and avoid a trip to hospital.
Find out more about finding the right services in our area.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals have introduced an online booking option for blood tests, giving patients the ability to book in advance at a time that is convenient to them.
This helps reduce waiting times and minimise delays for patients ... find out more.
How you can get involved
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals' Charity (number 1058567) exists to enhance the facilities, and provide equipment that is above and beyond what the NHS can currently provide.
In these worrying times, the generosity of people and businesses from our community has been truly amazing. We are so grateful for all of the contributions and donations that have been made to support our staff.