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Nasal Spray - Read the article


Covid-busting nasal spray begins UK trials

Added: Monday, 11 January 2021

The first UK clinical trials of a nasal spray proven to kill 99.9% of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 will begin on January 11th at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in Surrey.

The SaNOtize Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) is designed to kill the virus in the upper airways, preventing it from incubating and spreading to the lungs.


New Checkpoints - Read the article


Trust to begin trialling new entrance checkpoint systems

Added: Tuesday, 09 February 2021

On Wednesday 10th February 2021, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will begin trialling a new digital checkpoint system for everyone who enters the main entrance at St Peter’s Hospital.


Send a Message - Read the article


Send a message to a loved one

Added: Tuesday, 09 February 2021

We realise how difficult it is to be unable to see your loved one whilst they are in hospital, particularly during this worrying time. Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team are doing all they can to ensure you can keep in touch with your family member if they are an inpatient at Ashford or St Peter’s Hospitals.


Award Winners - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s New Year’s Honours List Award Winners 2021

Added: Friday, 19 March 2021

On Monday 1st March, we held our first-ever Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) New Year’s Honours List awards ceremony. Individuals and teams at the Trust were recognised for their hard work and effort with awards in categories such as ‘Passion for Excellence’, ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Inspiring Leader’, and all of which were nominated by colleagues at ASPH.


Site Traffic Management - Read the article


Major Temporary Changes to Site Traffic Management

Added: Friday, 26 March 2021

As you may be aware we are currently constructing two new wards in the car park next to the Rowley Bristow Unit. This will necessitate a large number of very wide prefabricated sections being brought onto the Hospital grounds by lorries, each lorry will take up most of the width of the estate roads to get to its destination. Once at the building site the loads will be lifted into position by crane and only one lorry will attend the hospital at any one time.


Ashford Hospital History - Read the article


Ashford Hospital History

Added: Monday, 10 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.


Chief Nursing Officer Award - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s Nurse presented with prestigious Chief Nursing Officer Award

Added: Wednesday, 25 May 2021

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.


COVID Star - Read the article


Trust honour NHS colleagues with COVID Star People’s Medal and commemorative yearbook

Added: Monday, 05 July 2021

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. The COVID Star People’s Medal was the idea of Battle of Britain sculptor, Harry Gray, and is being made by apprentices in the old jewellery quarter of Birmingham.


Urgent Care - Read the article


Exciting developments to urgent care services at St Peter’s Hospital

Added: Wednesday, 11 August 2021

We’re making transformational changes to our urgent care services and will shortly be opening a brand-new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre for all patients who require urgent and emergency care.


Clinical Assessment Unit - Read the article


Introducing the Clinical Assessment Unit (CAU)

Added: Thursday, 26 August 2021

This week, the Clinical Assessment Unit (CAU) will move to the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre and will be open to patients at 8am on Friday 27th August.


VR and Innovation - Read the article


Trust transforms training through Virtual Reality and Innovation

Added: Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the first hospitals in Surrey to launch a Virtual Reality (VR) training and education resource.


Suzanne Rankin - Read the article


Suzanne Rankin announces new role

Added: Monday, 27 September 2021

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced she is to leave the Trust in January to take on the role as Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB).


Our Healing Arts Programme - Read the article


Our Healing Arts Programme

Added: Monday, 4 October 2021

In 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing published a report titled Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, which gave evidence of the positive impact creative and cultural activities can have on health and wellbeing.


Paediatric wards receive a bear-y special delivery! - Read the article


Paediatric wards receive a bear-y special delivery!

Added: Wednesday, 8 December 2021

The paediatric wards at St Peter’s Hospital have received a first delivery of 90 Mood Bears which were donated by members of the public through a fundraiser, launched by Christmas website ‘Jolly Festive’. These bears will be given to the children and young person patients in the hospital, as well as the siblings and children of long-stay patients during the festive season.


Urgent Care Centre - Read the article


The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) moves to new location

Added: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) has moved to its new location on the ground floor of the Urgent and Emergency Care building and is fully functioning and accepting patients.



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