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

 

Critical Incident Declared - Read the article

 

Critical Incident Declared

Tuesday, 03 January 2023

Due to the significant ongoing pressure on our services, alongside the need to act swiftly to ensure patients continue to receive safe, high quality care, we have declared a critical incident at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Winter Colorectal Conference 2022 - Read the article

 

Winter Colorectal Conference 2022

Friday, 06 January 2023

The Trust’s Colorectal team hosted the 11th Winter Colorectal day at St Peter’s on Friday 9 December. This international inspiring conference was supported by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Coloproctology Section, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and Colorectal Disease Journal.

South East Coast Ambulance Service Industrial Action on 11th January 2023 - Read the article

 

South East Coast Ambulance Service Industrial Action on 11th January 2023

Monday, 09 January 2023

There is industrial action planned by some members of staff who work for South East Coast Ambulance Service on Wednesday 11 January 2023 (00.01 to 23.59).

Trust Celebrates the Relaunch of its Healing Arts Music Programme - Read the article

 

Trust Celebrates the Relaunch of its Healing Arts Music Programme

Thursday, 12 January 2023

A large crowd were able to watch the first performance on the Trust’s newly purchased Baby Grand Yamaha piano in the foyer at St Peter’s Hospital to mark the relaunch of the Healing Arts music programme on Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Business Continuity Ended - Read the article

 

Business Continuity Ended

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals have moved out of business continuity incident. This reflected a significant volume of work by colleagues resulting in an improved position, although services remain busy and work continues to address ongoing challenges.

Local Students Presented with the Tim Spencer Award - Read the article

 

Local Students Presented with the Tim Spencer Award at the First-ever Brooklands Innovation Academy

Thursday, 12 January 2023

In November 2022, three students from across North West Surrey were presented with the Tim Spencer Award by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH), in partnership with the Bourne Education Trust. The winners received their awards at the first-ever Brooklands Innovation Academy which took place at Brooklands Museum.

Getting the Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time - Read the article

 

Getting the Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Monday, 16 January 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust want to ensure that the patients in our hospitals are only those who will and are continuing to need our care and treatment. This is because hospitals are best suited for treating those who are very unwell and need urgent and emergency care for serious and life-threatening symptoms.

No Strike Action at Trust - Services to Continue as Usual - Read the article

 

No Strike Action at Trust - Services to Continue as Usual

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Nurses within a number of organisations have voted to take industrial action, next scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2023. Ballot returns at Ashford and St Peter’s did not achieve the 50% threshold required to give the mandate for industrial action. This means that Ashford and St Peter’s nurses will not strike and services will be running as usual on 18 and 19 January.

Parents raise over £21,000 for Neonatal Unit at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

Parents Raise Over £21,000 for Neonatal Unit at St Peter’s Hospital

Thursday, 19 January 2023

In June 2019, Helen and Chris welcomed their beautiful daughter Ruby to the world, Ruby was born at full term at another hospital after a textbook pregnancy and labour. During the final stages of labour Ruby did not receive adequate oxygen and after resuscitation she was left with brain injury called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).

Hospitals to begin trialling a nasal spray which could treat COVID-19 - Read the article

 

Hospitals to begin trialling a nasal spray which could treat COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

A new research study at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is looking for participants to trial a nasal spray, which could potentially slow the spread of COVID-19 and may lead to a quicker recovery time.

Eternal Garden Wins Award - Read the article

 

Eternal Garden Wins Award

Thursday, 26 January 2023

The Eternal Garden at St Peter’s Hospital has won an award at the 2022 Pro Landscaper: small project BIG IMPACT Awards in the Planting Design Under £25,000 category.

Changes to visitor car parking charges - Read the article

 

Changes to visitor car parking charges

Thursday, 2nd February 2023

On 1 February 2023, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals will be increasing their car parking charges for patients and visitors as part of the annual pricing review. Free parking for the first 20 minutes will continue for visitors who are picking up or dropping off patients and parking remains free for blue badge holders.

National Apprenticeship Week - Read the article

 

National Apprenticeship Week

Thursday, 16th February 2023

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, an annual week-long celebration of apprentices, recognising the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopy comes to ASPH - Read the article

 

Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopy comes to ASPH

Wednesday, 22nd February 2023

For the first time, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have opened a bowel cancer screening colonoscopy service at the Trust. Two Colorectal Consultants, Mr Pasha Nisar and Mr Prateesh Trivedi, have successfully qualified as screening Colonoscopists and our Endoscopy Unit has been accredited in recognition of its high-quality gastrointestinal endoscopy service.

Junior Doctors' Strike Action 13-16 March 2023 - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors' Strike Action 13-16 March 2023

Thursday, 9th March 2023

Following a successful ballot, Junior doctors who are part of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) are expected to take strike action from Monday 13 March to Thursday 16 March. During this period we have taken steps to ensure that emergency care and cancer care continues, however some elective appointments may need to be cancelled.

If you have an appointment booked, please attend as planned, unless you have been contacted to reschedule your appointment.

CQC publishes report on maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

CQC publishes report on maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital

Wednesday, 29th March 2023

In January 2023, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were visited by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), who carried out an unannounced focused inspection at St Peter’s Hospital as part of the national maternity inspection programme. The inspection was to look at how safe and well-led maternity services were.

Following the inspection, the CQC published a report on 29 March 2023. Our maternity service has been rated Inadequate.

Suspension of Entonox Use in Maternity - Read the article

 

Suspension of Entonox Use in Maternity

Wednesday, 29th March 2023

We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) for pregnant women and birthing people at St Peter’s Hospital and are very sorry if you are affected by this.

Junior Doctors' Strike Action 11-15 April 2023 - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors' Strike Action 11-15 April 2023

Tuesday, 4th April 2023

Junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 06:59 on Tuesday 11 April until 06:59 on Saturday 15 April following the announcement by the BMA and HCSA.

Entonox Update - Read the article

 

Entonox Update

Thursday, 6th April 2023

We took the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) in Maternity at St Peter’s Hospital from midday Thursday 30 March 2023 and are very sorry if you are affected by this. Homebirths are unaffected and Entonox will continue to be available.

Easter Bank Holiday Advice - Read the article

 

Hospitals asks local community to ‘help us, help you’ ahead of Easter bank holiday weekend

Thursday, 6th April 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is asking members of the public to use services appropriately this Easter bank holiday week and the week that immediately follows, when junior doctors’ strikes are planned to take place (11-15 April).

Reinstating Entonox Use in Maternity Service at St Peters Hospital - Read the article

 

Reinstating Entonox Use in Maternity Service at St Peter’s Hospital

Thursday, 20th April 2023

As you will be aware we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) in our maternity service at St Peter’s hospital on 30 March, and we are very sorry if you have been affected by this. We took this action for the safety of our staff who may have had extended exposure to Entonox within our maternity services, due to issues with ventilation (air circulation).

End PJ Paralysis - Read the article

 

End PJ Paralysis

Wednesday, 26th April 2023

In March, Holly Ward’s shared decision-making council at St Peter’s Hospital held a #endPJparalysis event, as their first project to relaunch and raise awareness of PJ Paralysis.

Bereavement Cafe Launched at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

Bereavement Café Launched at St Peter’s Hospital

Thursday, 27th April 2023

Last month St Peter’s Hospital launched their first Bereavement Café where families and friends who have lost a loved one can meet up once a week to chat over coffee.

International Day of the Midwife 2023 at Ashford and St Peter’s - Read the article

 

International Day of the Midwife 2023 at Ashford and St Peter’s

Friday, 5th May 2023

Friday 5 May is International Day of the Midwife, an annual celebration recognising and celebrating the amazing work of midwives globally. International Day of the Midwife was founded by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and is celebrated every year on 5th May, since 1992. The theme for this year’s is ‘Together again: from evidence to reality’.

The Duchess of Gloucester opens new staff garden at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

The Duchess of Gloucester opens new staff garden at St Peter’s Hospital

Friday, 12th May 2023

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester joined staff from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to officially open a new staff garden, The Queen Elizabeth II Staff Covid Recovery Garden, at St Peter’s Hospital today [Friday 12 May 2023].

Happy Birthday NHS! - Read the article

 

Happy Birthday NHS!

Tuesday, 23rd May 2023

Our beloved NHS is celebrating 75 years on 5 July 2023 and we would like to invite you to join us on the celebrations by fundraising for our children’s unit.

Community Day - Read the article

 

Community Day at St Peter’s Hospital

Thursday, 25th May 2023

On Saturday 15 July from 10am-3pm we are opening our doors across St Peter's Hospital and inviting members of the community to come and experience the hospital as never before, giving you a chance to look around and get involved with some of the different services we offer.

Noah Performs at St Peter's - Read the article

 

Noah Performs at St Peter's

Thursday, 25th May 2023

Noah recently performed for staff, patients and visitors on the piano situated in the main entrance of St Peter’s Hospital. His performance has been described by our staff and patients as truly amazing.

Emergency Department - Essential Maintenance - Read the article

 

Emergency Department - Essential Maintenance

Friday, 26th May 2023

From 8pm on Friday 26th May until 8am on Monday 29th May, there will be unavoidable work taking place within a walkway area of the Emergency Department at St Peter’s Hospital.

Meet the Sole Sisters Team! - Read the article

 

Meet the Sole Sisters Team!

Tuesday, 6th June 2023

Kelly, Sam, Kamla, Clare, and Jane work at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals and they are the first team to join our NHS 75th Birthday campaign to fundraise for our Charity!

Caroline Warner appointed as Chair at Trust - Read the article

 

Caroline Warner appointed as Chair at Trust

Thursday, 8th June 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Warner as their new Chair from Monday 4th September 2023.

Junior Doctors Industrial Action Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors Industrial Action Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June

Friday, 9th June 2023

Junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 07.00 on Wednesday 14 June until 07.00 on Saturday 17 June. We anticipate that most of our junior doctors will be taking industrial action.

Over £1,000 Donation for St Peter’s Children’s Wards from Footprints Day Nursery - Read the article

 

Over £1,000 Donation for St Peter’s Children’s Wards from Footprints Day Nursery

Tuesday, 13th June 2023

Charlotte Michael and Emma Ross from Footprints Day Nursery recently visited St Peter’s Hospital to present the Trust with a cheque for £1,084 for our paediatric wards to refresh their garden and outdoor space.

SLEEPY Eyes Bundle - Read the article

 

SLEEPY Eyes Bundle

Friday, 16th June 2023

St Peter’s recently launched the first “SLEEPY Eyes” care bundle for a good night’s sleep to aid recuperation and recovery for inpatients. This followed patient feedback around noise at night on the inpatient wards.

NHS75 - Paediatric Team! - Read the article

 

NHS75 - Paediatric Team!

Tuesday, 27th June 2023

Mike, Charlotte, Ruth, Naren and Megan are doctors, nurses and managers who work in the Paediatric Department, and they are one of our fantastic teams using the ASPH NHS75 fundraising campaign.

Joan Booker Ward to Temporarily Move to Swan Ward - Read the article

 

Maternity Update - Joan Booker Ward to Temporarily Move to Swan Ward

Tuesday, 27th June 2023

Please be aware that ahead of planned improvement and maintenance works, Joan Booker ward will be moving to Swan ward from Wednesday 28th June. This is a temporary move from the second floor of the Abbey Wing to the third floor, and we expect to be located on Swan ward for approx. three weeks.

New AE Drugs Preparation Room - Read the article

 

New A&E Drugs Preparation Room

Friday, 7th July 2023

We are so proud to have supported the installation of a new Medication Preparation Room in A&E at St Peters Hospital, funded by charitable donations. This vital service has transformed this part of A&E work. The new room is larger, more central and has brought together multiple functions into one space. Read what the teams had to say about it!

NHS75 - Dr Thakur and Geetanjali Academy Team - Read the article

 

NHS75 - Dr Thakur and Geetanjali Academy Team

Friday, 7th July 2023

Part of our NHS75 celebrations, Dr Alka Thakur, one of our paediatric consultants is leading a Fundraising campaign with the Geetanjali Academy of Fine Arts from London. Together, Dr Thakur and these talented children are our third team joining this campaign and they will be singing during July to raise funds for our Children's Unit.

London Landmarks Half Marathon - Read the article

 

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Friday, 7th July 2023

Be part of London’s Most Iconic Half Marathon, while raising money to support the incredible care at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals.

Junior Doctors' Industrial Action 13th to 18th July - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors' Industrial Action 13th to 18th July

Tuesday, 11th July 2023

Junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 07.00 on Thursday 13 July until 07.00 on Tuesday 18 July. As this strike action is longer than last time, patients should be aware that it may take slightly longer for services to return to normal. We anticipate that most of our junior doctors will be taking industrial action.

Burst Water Main in Chertsey - Read the article

 

Burst Water Main in Chertsey

Thursday, 13th July 2023

St Peters Way (A320) has now been cleared and the road is now open for road users. There are still two road closures in place - please avoid the area if possible as there's likely to be traffic delays. However, we have estimated the road should be re-opened on Friday 14th July.

Hospitals receive donation - Read the article

 

Hospitals receive over £1,000 from Salesian School to celebrate NHS 75th Birthday

Tuesday, 18th July 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Paediatric Team were delighted to receive £1,160 from local Chertsey school, Salesians as part of their celebrations for the NHS 75th birthday. Influenced by Ashford and St Peter’s Charity NHS75 campaign, the students organised a Mufti Day for the whole school.

Community Day 2023 - Read the article

 

Trust holds successful second Community Open Day

Tuesday, 18th July 2023

St Peter’s Hospital opened its doors to welcome local people to their second Community Open Day on Saturday 15 July 2023; the first one since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joan Booker Ward to move back to level 2 Abbey Wing - Read the article

 

Maternity Update - Joan Booker Ward to move back to level 2 Abbey Wing

Wednesday, 19th July 2023

Following planned improvement and maintenance works, Joan Booker Ward will be moving back to the second floor of the Abbey Wing from Wednesday 19th July 2023.

Consultants Industrial Action 20th to 22nd July - Read the article

 

Consultants' Industrial Action 20th to 22nd July

Wednesday, 19th July 2023

Consultant doctors and dentists will be taking strike action for 48 hours from 7.00am Thursday 20 July until 7.00am Saturday 22 July. This follows five days of Junior Doctors’ strike action which ended 7.00am on Tuesday 18 July.

NHS75 - Meet Clare and Claire - Read the article

 

NHS75 - Meet Clare and Claire! Fundraising for our Children’s Unit

Wednesday, 26th July 2023

July 2023 marks the NHS 75th Birthday and we have another fantastic team who joined us on our celebrations! Dr Claire Mitchell and Dr Clare Hill are both paediatric consultants and joined forces and enthusiasm to grab their bicycles and fundraise for our Children’s Unit.

A team of volunteers provide some TLC to outside areas at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

A team of volunteers provide some TLC to outside areas at St Peter’s Hospital

Tuesday, 1st August 2023

Last month Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) welcomed a team of dedicated volunteers from Samsung Electronics Ltd, who lent their expertise and green fingers to enhance our outdoor spaces at St Peter’s Hospital. A team of over 100 volunteers from Samsung came to spruce up some of our outdoor areas over a course of two weeks.

Ellen Bull appointed as Interim Chief Nurse - Read the article

 

Ellen Bull appointed as Interim Chief Nurse

Tuesday, 1st August 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is pleased to announce that following a thorough and competitive recruitment process, Ellen Bull, ASPH’s Deputy Chief Nurse, has been appointed as Interim Chief Nurse, taking over from Andrea Lewis who has left ASPH to join the NHS South East regional team on a 12-month secondment.

World Breastfeeding Week 2023 - Read the article

 

World Breastfeeding Week 2023

Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August), we would like to raise awareness of the support, advice and information available to parents around Infant Feeding and Nurturing, provided by our Infant Feeding team.

Junior Doctors Industrial Action 11th - 15th August 2023 - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors Industrial Action 11th - 15th August 2023

Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Junior Doctors will be taking industrial action from 07.00 on Friday 11 August until 07.00 on Tuesday 15 August. Patients should be aware that as this industrial action includes a weekend, it will take longer to recover and resume our normal patient services due to the number of staff required to cover our emergency services during this time.

Consultants’ Industrial Action 24th - 26th August 2023 - Read the article

 

Consultants’ Industrial Action 24th - 26th August 2023

Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Consultant doctors will be taking industrial action for 48 hours from 7.00am Thursday 24 August until 7.00am Saturday 26 August. This follows quickly after four days of Junior Doctors’ industrial action, which ended 7.00am on Tuesday 15 August.

Cycling for Healing Arts - Read the article

 

Cycling for Healing Arts

Thursday, 24th August 2023

Ashford & St. Peter’s Arts and Design Manager, Cat Cooke, is cycling 10km in the Twilight Runaway Challenge with her family to raise funds for and awareness of our Trust Healing Arts Programme.

Tough Mudder - South West London - May 2024 - Read the article

 

Tough Mudder - South West London - May 2024

Thursday, 24th August 2023

Run, crawl and climb at the Tough Mudder while raising money and awareness to support the incredible care at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals.

Trust and RHS Wisley judge first ever ASPH in Bloom staff garden competition - Read the article

 

Trust and RHS Wisley judge first ever ASPH in Bloom staff garden competition

Tuesday, 29th August 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) welcomed the expertise from RHS Wisley to help judge the first ever ASPH in Bloom competition.

Trust hosts community open day at Ashford Hospital for the first time - Read the article

 

Trust hosts community open day at Ashford Hospital for the first time

Thursday, 7th September 2023

Following a successful community open day at St Peter’s Hospital in July, the Trust will be opening the doors of Ashford Hospital to the public on Saturday 25 November, 10am-3pm. This will be a first for Ashford Hospital and a great opportunity for the public to see what goes on and the different services that are available there.

Woof you believe it! - Read the article

 

Woof you believe it!

Thursday, 7th September 2023

Emily (Speech and Language Therapist) contacted the wonderful PAT (Pets as Therapy) charity with the hope of finding a dog that would be suitable to provide some pet therapy to the stroke patients on Aspen ward.

Junior Doctors’ and Consultants’ Industrial Action - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors’ and Consultants’ Industrial Action: September and October 2023

Friday, 15th September 2023

Services at Ashford and St Peter’s hospital will be significantly affected when consultants take 48-hour industrial action from 7am on Tuesday 19 September until 7am on Thursday 21 September. Junior doctors will take industrial action from 7am Wednesday 20 September until 7am on Saturday 23 September.

Cardiology department donation - Read the article

 

Local charity donates funds to purchase equipment for our Cardiology department

Thursday, 21st September 2023

The Cardiology department at St Peter’s Hospital has received a fantastic donation! HeartBeat Support Woking has generously donated funds to purchase a much-needed bladder scanner which will aid the staff working in the department to monitor bladder function in cardiac patients. This is particularly important when using strong diuretics (water tablets) to treat heart failure.

Junior Doctors and Consultants Industrial Action - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors' and Consultants' Industrial Action: 2 - 5 October

Friday, 29th September 2023

We are expecting our services at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals to be significantly affected for 72 hours next week, when junior doctors and consultants will take industrial action from 07:00 on Monday 2 October until 07:00 on Thursday 5 October.

Staff Achievement Awards 2023 - Read the article

 

Hospitals recognise their dedicated staff at this year’s Staff Achievement Awards 2023

Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

On Wednesday 25 September, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) held their annual Staff Achievement Awards at the Cobham Hilton to celebrate and recognise the exceptional contributions and dedication of colleagues who have gone above and beyond. As part of the celebrations, we also recognised those with long service awards for 25, 30 and 35 years’ service.

Neonatal Unit Charitable Fund - Read the article

 

Neonatal Unit Charitable Fund celebrates 20 years of supporting families

Thursday, 5th October 2023

The Little Roo Neonatal Fund, formerly known as The Early Births Fund, is celebrating 20 years since it was first set up to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital, part of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH).

WHSmith Refurbishment - Read the article

 

WHSmith Refurbishment

Friday, 6th October 2023

As part of a renewed partnership with the Trust, WHSmith is refurbishing their store to provide a much-improved retail experience for staff and visitors.

Appointment of Jo Fanning as Chief People Officer - Read the article

 

Appointment of Jo Fanning as Chief People Officer

Tuesday, 31st October 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Fanning as their new Chief People Officer from Monday 15 January 2024.

New Sensory Garden Opens at St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article

 

New Sensory Garden Opens at St Peter’s Hospital

Monday, 6th November 2023

A new sensory garden opened last month at St Peter’s Hospital and will provide an outdoor space for patients, visitors and staff to spend time in tranquil surroundings that promote the feeling of wellbeing using scents, sounds and visually beautiful planting. The name ‘Serenity Garden’ was chosen by the staff at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) and those involved reflecting the intention of the garden.

Woking Community Hospital - Read the article

 

Woking Community Hospital Receives Planning Consent for Diagnostic Centre

Wednesday, 8th November 2023

Woking Community Hospital has received planning consent to further develop a community diagnostic centre at the hospital site. Currently, residents of Woking need to travel to Ashford, Camberley, Guildford, or Chertsey for the majority of diagnostic outpatient appointments. This development will offer a local centre, preventing the need for 30,000 hospital visits outside of Woking annually, providing residents with a vibrant and modern health facility.

Dr Jason Bincalar Appointed - Read the article

 

Dr Jason Bincalar Appointed as New Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO)

Friday, 10th November 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jason Bincalar as Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) from Wednesday 3 January 2024.

Ashford and St Peters Hospitals Remembrance Services - Read the article

 

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Remembrance Services

Friday, 10th November 2023

On Friday 10 November, staff and current Army Reservists from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) came together for the Remembrance services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to reflect and remember those who have died in a time of war or are in conflict around the world.

Extended Bus Service for Patients and Staff - Read the article

 

Extended Bus Service for Patients and Staff

Thursday, 16th November 2023

From December 4th, 2023, the 446 route will provide an extended direct bus service to Woking, Staines, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Hatton Cross Underground and Heathrow T4.

Neonatal Unit Named Outstanding - Read the article

 

Neonatal Unit Named Outstanding in National Deferred Cord Clamping Audit for a Second Year

Friday, 17th November 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) has been identified as outstanding, for a second year in a row, for ‘Deferred Cord Clamping’ for preterm infants in the 2023 National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP).

New Cancer Support Centre at Ashford - Read the article

 

Macmillan to Invest £1.9 Million into New Cancer Support Centre at Ashford Hospital

Thursday, 30th November 2023

Macmillan Cancer Support has announced it will invest £1.9 million into a new cancer support centre that will be located within the Ashford Hospital site of the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) and will offer free advice and support to local cancer patients and their families at every step of their cancer journey.

Urgent Treatment Centre Move - Read the article

 

Urgent Treatment Centre Move

Friday, 1st December 2023

On Monday 4 December 2023, our Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) will be relocating to its previous location across the road from the main Emergency Department (ED). Our services will continue to be available to patients, but please be aware that we will be running a reduced service and there may be some disruption on Monday morning whilst we complete the move and fully re-open. We will endeavour to keep this disruption to a minimum.

Tim Spencer Award - Read the article

 

Local Students Presented with the Tim Spencer Award at the Second Brooklands Innovation Academy

Tuesday, 5th December 2023

Three local students have been presented with the prestigious Tim Spencer Award at the second Brooklands Innovation Academy which took place at Brooklands Museum.

Smiths Group Volunteers and Donates - Read the article

 

Smiths Group Volunteers and Donates to Ashford Hospital

Friday, 8th December 2023

In partnership with Employee Volunteering CiC, a not-for-profit organisation, we were joined by a group of 20 volunteers from Smiths Group, the engineering company, on 31st October keen to spruce up the front of Ashford Hospital ready for Community Day.

Ashford Community Open Day - Read the article

 

A Great Day at Ashford Community Open Day

Monday, 11th December 2023

Ashford hospital held its first community open day in November where it opened its doors to the public, to showcase the amazing services and staff, welcoming the local community to see the hospital when they’re fit and well, allowing them to be more curious and the opportunity to ask questions to find out more about what goes on in a hospital.

Staff Attend Reception at Buckingham Palace - Read the article

 

ASPH Staff Attend Reception at Buckingham Palace to Celebrate the Internationally Educated NHS Workforce

Monday, 11th December 2023

Two Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) staff members attended a reception held at Buckingham Palace by King Charles III. The event marked the King’s 75th birthday in addition to the NHS 75th anniversary and celebrated the contribution of the NHS’s internationally educated workforce.

Temporary Parking Arrangements - Read the article

 

Temporary Parking Arrangements in Place from January 2024 at Woking Community Hospital

Thursday, 14th December 2023

Woking Community Hospital has received planning consent to further develop a community diagnostic centre and construction work on site is due to begin in early January 2024.

United Living Supports ASPH Staff Initiative - Read the article

 

United Living Supports ASPH Staff Initiative

Monday, 18th December 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) received a kind donation of £1,500 from United Living, to support the Trust’s “Here 4 You Champions” initiative.

NICU Awarded Stage 1 Baby Friendly Accreditation - Read the article

 

NICU Awarded Stage 1 Baby Friendly Accreditation

Tuesday, 19th December 2023

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s (ASPH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been awarded the Stage 1 Baby Friendly accreditation from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI).

Junior Doctors' Industrial Action - Read the article

 

Junior Doctors' Industrial Action: 20 - 23 December and 3 - 9 January

Tuesday, 19th December 2023

We are expecting our services at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals to be under significant pressure during the junior doctors’ industrial action from 07:00 on Wednesday 20 December until 07:00 on Saturday 23 December and from 07:00 on Wednesday 3 January until 07:00 on Tuesday 9 January.

New Room for Rowley Bristow Unit - Read the article

 

New Room for Rowley Bristow Unit Appointments Team

Wednesday, 20th December 2023

The Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Appointments Team at Rowley Bristow Unit had their office room refurbished this Autumn. Another project made possible with charitable donations.

Brooklands College Students Support our Senior Patients - Read the article

 

Brooklands College Students Support our Senior Patients

Wednesday, 20th December 2023

We received a visit from three 2nd year students from Brooklands College last week. They brought with them gift bags filled with presents for our senior patients who will spend Christmas Day in hospital.

 

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