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Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS

Our history has been eventful - incorporating Vikings, workhouses, air raids, and the door to No. 10 Downing Street.

In this section, you can find out more about the events that shaped our two hospitals with features on our role during wartime and after the formation of the NHS.

 

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A big thank you to our Trust historian, Jane O'Kill, for sourcing the text and images. We also appreciate the support of Surrey History Centre.

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Celebrating the past, present and future of the NHS

On Tuesday 3rd July Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals staff and volunteers were joined by special guests to bury a time capsule as part of the celebrations for the 70th birthday of the NHS.

 

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High Sheriff Visits St Peter’s Hospital

On Tuesday 25th June the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr Jim Glover, paid a special visit to St Peter's Hospital in Surrey to learn more about the Trust's partnership with Surrey County Council's Family Services; particularly the carpentry projects undertaken by young people referred to Surrey Family Services, to make items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and stroke rehabilitation service.

 

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A special careers event for armed forces personnel

As a strong supporter of the 'Step into Health' initiative - which connects employers in the NHS to people from the armed forces community - and to celebrate Armed Services Week, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals is holding a special careers event aimed specifically at armed forces personnel who are looking to transfer to alternative careers.

 

Suzanne's Message

Birthday buzz and a busy buzzard

Well what an absolutely fabulous week we’ve had at ASPH celebrating the NHS’s 70th Birthday, I have been brimming with pride all week! There has been a great buzz around the Trust and I feel honoured and privileged to be a part of this amazing institution looking after our patients with all of you - our amazing committed and dedicated colleagues! ... read this week's message