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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 ranked 3rd in the country for advanced endometriosis surgery

The Trust’s Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (CEMIG) is the third busiest in the country for the number of advanced endometriosis surgery performed in 2015.


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Trust prepares for two full walk out strikes

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been making preparations for the two full walk out strikes proposed by the British Medical Association (BMA) next week on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April from 8am to 5pm.


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Owl room refurbishment to reduce paediatric anxiety

Beautiful colourful images of Momentum children’s charity’s Mo the Owl mascot and his friends now adorn the walls of the Isolation Cubicle in the Paediatric Unit at St Peter’s Hospital.

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Reducing the reliance on hospital care is the right thing to do

As we look ahead to the new financial year, we should take time to reflect on how well we have ended the current year. Unlike many Trusts we have ended 2015/16 in a financially stable place with a small deficit of £0.6 million - actually £0.6 million better than our plan ... read more