- Last Updated: Friday, 14 June 2019 14:29
About the Trust
Established in 1998 from the merger of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, the Trust has been on a long journey of development and improvement to its current position as the largest provider of acute hospital services to Surrey residents including becoming a Foundation Trust in December 2010.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of over 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 3,800 individual members of staff and in 2017/18 our turnover for the year was £306.5 million.
The Trust provides a whole range of services across its two hospital sites in Surrey - Ashford Hospital, situated along the A30 close to the border with Hounslow, and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford Hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St Peter’s Hospital.
Our vision and strategy
Our existing vision ‘Creating excellent joined up patient care’ reflects our ambition to provide more seamless care within our hospitals and care into and out of hospital, stressing the need for excellence and putting patients at the centre of everything we do.
Our current strategy has two over-arching missions:
- To develop integrated care for our local population – working to join up care pathways with primary, community and social care
- Deliver high quality specialist services in Surrey
These are underpinned by our four strategic objectives;
- Best Outcomes;
- Excellent Experience;
- Skilled, Motivated Teams; and
- Top Productivity.
We provide the following hospital and community based health services to our catchment population:
- Admitted patient care for planned surgery and emergency medicine and surgery
- Accident and emergency services
- Critical care
- Outpatient services, both in the hospitals and across a number of community settings
- Community midwifery services
Services are split across our two main hospital sites as follows:
Stroke rehabilitation care
Elective orthopaedic surgery
Outpatients (including paediatrics) and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, and MRI scans
St Peter’s Hospital
|Accident and emergency services
Emergency surgical and medical care
Elective and day-case surgery
Orthopaedics (Rowley Bristow unit)
Paediatric services (children’s services)
Neonatal intensive care unit which provides care for acutely ill babies
Outpatients and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, CT scans, endoscopy (using cameras to look inside the body) and MRI scans
Pathology services (provided through the Surrey and Berkshire Pathology Service)
We run many specialist clinics in the community - for example at Woking, Weybridge, Walton and Cobham Community Hospitals, at the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, Teddington Memorial Hospital and others – providing more accessible care, closer to where our patients live. We also run the Bradley Unit (providing neuro-rehabilitation) at Woking Community Hospital, the Early Supported Discharge Teams (for stroke) based at Ashford and Milford hospitals (providing services across much of West Surrey), community physiotherapy services from Woking and Weybridge hospitals and a number of specialist MS and Parkinson’s nursing services.
We’ve been busy …
Over the last year we have:
- Treated 27,000 emergency admissions
- Admitted 42,000 people for planned inpatient and day case treatment
- Seen 102,000 people in our A&E department
- Treated 468,000 patients in our outpatient clinics
- Helped deliver over 4,000 babies
- Had a turnover of £306.5m with a financial surplus of £18.9m