Written by Head of Corporate Affairs
Declaration on Single Sex Accommodation
Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.
We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with members of the same sex, and same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed area.
Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary (for example where patients need specialist equipment such as in the Intensive Care Unit), or when patients actively choose to share (for instance within our Children’s and Young People’s ward areas).
If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will report it. We will also set up an audit mechanism to make sure that we do not misclassify any of our reports. We will publish the results of that audit on the Trust website.
Our Commitment to Safeguarding Children
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Trust Board are fully committed to providing the highest standards of child protection and have undertaken a review in light of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) review.
Our Commitment to Accountability : Expenditure over £25,000
The Prime Minister wrote to Secretaries of State on 31st May 2010 inviting them to support his drive to improve the transparency of how public funds are used. The data (via the link below) represents the Trust's support of the specific commitment to publish details of expenditure over £25,000.
Spend is to be published monthly, by working day 15 after each month end .. read more.
Statement of Compliance on Infection Control
This is a Trust Board of Directors Agreement outlining its collective responsibility for minimising the risks of infection to its patients and staff.
The Trust Board is committed to the Health Social Care Act 2008, the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance. This outlines the accountability of the Board in reducing healthcare associated infections and the importance of hospital cleanliness. ... read more.
MRSA Screening Statement
In line with Department of Health guidelines on MRSA screening, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are compliant with the requirement, which from December 31st 2010 also includes screening all adult patients (other than maternity) admitted to the Trust as an emergency.
7th December 2010
St Peter’s Hospital Campus 20–Year Plan
Long term plans have been submitted to the planning authority to redevelop parts of the St Peter’s Hospital campus in Chertsey over the next 20 years to improve the infrastructure for local healthcare services ... find out more.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:21