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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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Trust shortlisted for National Patient Experience Awards

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has two quality improvement projects shortlisted for the 2017 National Patient Experience Network Awards (PEN).

 

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MS Team Wins Prestigious Award

Our MS Specialist Nurses, Natalie Thompson and Emily Whisker, have won a prestigious QuDos in MS Award – in the category of ‘Innovation in practice: outstanding use of information and shared decision making in MS care’.

 

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A&E Consultant scoops WOW! Award

Dr Asim Nayeem, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has scooped the top award in the ‘Supporting the Front Line’ category of the 2016 WOW! Awards.

 

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‘Time to Move’ on Cherry Ward

Patients on Cherry Ward, the Older Patients’ Short Stay Unit at St Peter’s Hospital, are being urged to ‘Keep Moving’ to raise their awareness of the importance and value of physical activity during a hospital stay and beyond.

Suzanne's Message

Upon further inspection

Many of you will remember that it’s just over two years ago since the CQC came and did their full hospital inspection. We were rated as ‘Good’ overall which was a fantastic achievement, particularly as the inspection took place during a really tough winter in terms of demand and capacity issues ... read this week's message