In this section, you can read the news articles published during the year.

 

Vital birth support service celebrates 21st anniversary - Read the article

 

Vital birth support service celebrates 21st anniversary

Monday, 10 January 2022

ASPH is celebrating 21 years of ‘The Birth Reflections, Birth Support, Counselling and Bereavement’ service founded by the late Anna Roland-Price.

This service offers parents the opportunity to reflect on their birth experience and receive extra support for those who experience a trauma, anxiety or loss.

 

CQC Report - Read the article

 

CQC publishes reports on surgical and medical care services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Thursday, 27 January 2022

I wanted to update you following a recent CQC (Care Quality Commission) visit to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. I am pleased to announce that overall the Trust continues to be rated as good following this inspection.

 

Julie Smith appointed as Chief Executive - Read the article

 

Julie Smith appointed as Chief Executive

Friday, 11 February 2022

We are delighted to announce that following a thorough and competitive recruitment process, Julie Smith has been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and is due to join the Trust on 3rd May 2022.

 

The Emerge Project - Read the article

 

The Emerge Project

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Since 2020 there has been a significant rise in the number of children and young people attending hospital emergency departments (ED) for mental health issues in England. Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) are proud to be partnering with local, young people’s charity east to west to bring the ‘Emerge Project’ to young people that visit our hospitals.

 

Infection Prevention and Control Measures Remain - Read the article

 

Infection Prevention and Control Measures Remain

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Please note that whilst national guidance around self-testing and isolating is set to change for people in England on Thursday 24th February, there have been no changes to NHS guidance, and stringent Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures remain at ASPH. This is to help reduce the risk of infection and to keep colleagues and patients as safe as possible.

 

Ground breaking ceremony - Read the article

 

Ground breaking ceremony marks the start of the transformation of a courtyard garden at St Peter’s Hospital

Friday, 25 February 2022

A ground breaking ceremony was held in one of the courtyard gardens at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey today [Friday 25th February 2022], to mark the start of the work that will transform this garden into a healing space, filled with seasonal flowers, leafy plants and pleached trees, as well as the calming sound of water.

 

Leading the way - Read the article

 

Leading the way for better NHS healthcare and jobs for North West Surrey veterans

Tuesday, 01 March 2022

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has been named a Veteran Aware Trust as they join the wave of Veteran Aware Trusts committed to helping serving members, veterans and their families access healthcare services and find new careers in the NHS.

 

In the Garden - Read the article

 

New Garden Opens for Palliative Care Patients

Tuesday, 29 April 2022

A special garden for palliative care patients to spend time with family and friends was opened on Thursday 28th April, at St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey.

 

Julie Smith joins ASPH as Chief Executive - Read the article

 

Julie Smith joins ASPH as Chief Executive

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Julie Smith has joined Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today, as Chief Executive. Prior to joining ASPH, Julie held the position of Chief Operating Officer at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 2018.

 

Trusts join forces to deliver patient-centric digital innovation, Surrey Safe Care - Read the article

 

Trusts join forces to deliver patient-centric digital innovation, Surrey Safe Care

Thursday, 12 May 2022

From Monday 16 May, Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trusts are launching a new electronic patient record system – known as Surrey Safe Care, setting the scene for joined up care across the county.

 

Surrey Safe Care launches at Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trusts - Read the article

 

Surrey Safe Care launches at Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trusts

Thursday, 19 May 2022

This week Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trusts have launched a new electronic patient record system - known as Surrey Safe Care, setting the scene for joined up care across the county.

 

Car Parking Update for Patients and Visitors - Read the article

 

Car Parking Update for Patients and Visitors

Friday, 17 June 2022

On Friday 1st July 2022, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be increasing car parking charges for patients and visitors. We will continue to offer 20 minutes free of charge for visitors who are picking up or dropping off family, friends or loved ones, and parking will remain free for blue badge holders. Please ask about our parking concessions when you book your appointment.

 

North West Surrey Alliance Launches Innovative Community Platform - Read the article

 

North West Surrey Alliance Launches Innovative Community Platform

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance (NWS Alliance) is a recently formalised partnership of local health and care organisations who have come together to take a different approach to helping people to live happy and healthy lives. We serve the populations of Elmbridge, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Woking.

 

An Update on our New Electronic Patient Record System - Read the article

 

An Update on our New Electronic Patient Record System

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Last month Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trusts launched a new electronic patient record system, setting the scene for joined up care across the county. The system comprises a series of software applications that bring together and digitalise clinical and administrative data to replace paper-based records that will improve processes and increase safety, efficiency, and experience for patients.

 

Hospitals win Gold for supporting the Armed Forces at work - Read the article

 

Hospitals win Gold for supporting the Armed Forces at work

Friday, 05 August 2022

The Ministry of Defence have awarded ASPH with Gold Employer status under the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of the value they place on supporting the Armed Forces in the workplace.

 

ASPH Shortlisted for Three PENNA Awards - Read the article

 

ASPH Shortlisted for Three PENNA Awards

Friday, 26 August 2022

We are delighted to announce that ASPH have been shortlisted for three awards at this year’s Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA).

These Awards recognise best practice in patient experience across all facets of health and social care in the UK. After two years of virtual ceremonies, this year’s Patient Experience Network National Awards will be hosted in-person at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 28th September 2022.

 

Trust Launches Breakfast Club for the Armed Forces - Read the article

 

Trust Launches Breakfast Club for the Armed Forces

Friday, 02 September 2022

ASPH are one of the first NHS Trusts to launch a Breakfast Club for serving and non-serving armed forces and their families.

The Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club concept is a worldwide initiative set up by a former soldier, which provides active and retired service men and women with the opportunity to meet up and relax over breakfast.

 

A Statement from our Chairman and Chief Executive on the Passing of Her Majesty the Queen - Read the article

 

A Statement from our Chairman and Chief Executive on the Passing of Her Majesty the Queen

Friday, 09 September 2022

Andy Field, Chairman, and Julie Smith, Chief Executive, said:

“On behalf of everyone at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we are deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing yesterday."

 

Update on Trust Services Following the Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Read the article

 

Update on Trust Services Following the Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 16 September 2022

It has been confirmed that the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September at 11am. This day will also be a national public bank holiday.

We are working through any changes needed to support staff to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

North West Surrey Alliance - Read the article

 

North West Surrey Alliance

Friday, 07 October 2022

We’re one of 11 partner organisations that make up the North West Surrey Alliance (NWS Alliance). We are working together for better health, care and wellbeing for the residents of Woking, Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne.

The NWS Alliance is one of the largest public sector Alliances in the UK, and is made up of local health and care organisations, and local authorities.

 

Intersite Hopper Service Returns for Patients and Visitors - Read the article

 

Intersite Hopper Service Returns for Patients and Visitors

Tuesday, 01 November 2022

We have listened to feedback from users of our Hopper Bus, in response to issues around queuing and a need for bigger vehicles at certain times of the day, the Trust has now invested in vehicles with larger capacity which can accommodate staff at the busiest times of the day.

 

Paul Hackett and Julie Smith - Read the article

 

New Homes for NHS Workers at St Peter’s Hospital Site

Wednesday, 02 November 2022

Local NHS workers will benefit from quality new homes as housing provider Optivo officially unveils the first of 147 new apartments at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey.

 

Trust wins Healthcare Caterer of the Year at Foodservice Cateys Awards 2022 - Read the article

 

Trust wins Healthcare Caterer of the Year at Foodservice Cateys Awards 2022

Thursday, 03 November 2022

Catering team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) has been awarded Healthcare Caterer of the Year at this year’s Foodservice Cateys Awards, and is the first NHS Trust to win this award. The Foodservice Cateys Awards celebrate and recognise the people working tirelessly to ensure their organisation delivers an exceptional service.

 

Ashford and St Peter’s are recognised by The Ministry of Defence for Supporting the Armed Forces in the Workplace - Read the article

 

Ashford and St Peter’s are recognised by The Ministry of Defence for Supporting the Armed Forces in the Workplace

Friday, 04 November 2022

The Ministry of Defence has officially presented Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a Gold Employer status under the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in acknowledgement of the value they place on supporting the Armed Forces in the workplace. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is for employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The ceremony took place aboard HMS Warrior, in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 6th October 2022.