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Welcome to Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and thank you for your interest in volunteering.

We value our volunteers highly and greatly appreciate the work you do for us.

As a volunteer, you will become part of a team dedicated to helping support our efforts to provide a high quality healthcare and patient service user experience. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills or enhance existing ones.

Whatever time you can spare will be a great help. From administration to portering to helping as a mealtime support volunteer, every role is equally valuable.

On these pages, you can find out more about the services we provide and how you can join us.

If you have any questions about volunteering or wish to enquire about the kind of roles on offer, please contact Voluntary Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Join our award winning team

Our volunteers were proud to be awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012.

 

 

Volunteers have been operating at the hospitals from 1966

Ashford Hospital Hostesses were (known as ‘Shrimps’ – because of their pink uniforms)

 

A group of volunteers enjoying tea and cake at their tea party.

As part of Volunteers’ Week, volunteers at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals came together to enjoy a special tea party, organised by the Trust as a thank-you for their hard work and dedication ... read more

 

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Hospital staff invited to “Adopt a Grandparent”

Many people, especially older patients, are bored and lonely during a stay in hospital. Even if relatives and friends call in at visiting times, there are long periods during the day when staff are busy and other patients may be disinclined to chat.

 

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Celebrating our Volunteers

Last week Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals gave thanks to their 320 volunteers for the fantastic contributions to the Trust, during a special annual National celebratory week - Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June 2016).

 

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Trust maintains significant improvements for inpatients

The 2015/2016 National Inpatient Survey, sent to adult patients who spent at least one night in our hospitals last summer, show promising results for the second year running.

Suzanne's Message

Challenging times ahead but we are on the right course

Following on from last week’s message, I wanted to update you after our meeting with NHS Improvement yesterday which was focused on our four hour performance and recovery plan. This was an important meeting, where we had the opportunity to describe our progress to the regulator, and most importantly to convince them of our ability to meet and sustain our improvement plans. These can be testing meetings but thanks to all of you, we were able to walk into the room with confidence and a good deal of pride, thank you ... read more