About the Trust
Established in 1998 from the merger of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, the Trust has been on a long journey of development and improvement to its current position as the largest provider of acute hospital services to Surrey residents. It became a Foundation Trust in December 2010.
Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking, and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 4,400 individual members of staff. Our turnover was £429 million in 2022/23.
The Trust provides a whole range of services across its hospital sites. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford Hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St. Peter’s Hospital.
You can read more about the history of both hospitals.
Our vision and strategy
The health and care sector has undergone significant change since our Together We Care strategy was published in 2018. It is clear, that if we are to meet the challenges faced by today’s NHS, how we deliver health and care needs to be updated and modernised.
New policy developments will provide us with more opportunities to collaborate with other local health and care providers and local authorities to improve population health, care quality and efficiency, as well as the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers. This will also support us to deliver our mission, values and aims, which have not changed.
Delivering high-quality care and sustainable services to the community we serve continues to be our top priority. Quality improvement at all levels, including financial management, is critical to a sustainable NHS, so we will continue to grow and develop as a place of learning and improve and embrace new advances in clinical techniques and digital innovation.
Our vision is to provide an outstanding experience and the best outcome for patients and the team.
We provide the following hospital and community based health services to our catchment population:
- Admitted patient care for planned surgery and emergency medicine and surgery
- Accident and emergency services
- Critical care
- Outpatient services, both in the hospitals and across a number of community settings
- Community midwifery services
Services are split across our three main hospital sites as follows.
Outpatients (including paediatrics) and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, and MRI scans
Outpatient Midwifery hub
St Peter’s Hospital
Emergency surgical and medical care
Elective and day-case surgery
Orthopaedics (Rowley Bristow unit)
Paediatric services (children’s services)
Neonatal intensive care unit which provides care for acutely ill babies
Outpatients and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, CT scans, endoscopy (using cameras to look inside the body) and MRI scans
Pathology services (provided through the Surrey and Berkshire Pathology Service)
Woking Community Hospital
We run a wide range of specialist clinics in the community. These include Cobham Community Hospital, West Byfleet Health Centre, the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, Teddington Memorial Hospital and others - providing more accessible care, closer to where our patients live.
We also have Early Supported Discharge Teams (for stroke) based at Ashford and Milford hospitals (providing services across much of West Surrey). Dermatology services are provided from Royal Surrey County Hospital, Haslemere Hospital and Cranleigh Health Centre.
As part of our belief in openness and accountability, Ashford and St Peter's is committed to putting our corporate documents in the public domain.
You can find our Trust policies along with other documentation on our Freedom of Information website at www.ashfordstpeters.info.
We’ve been busy in 2022/23 …
Over the last year we have:
- Treated 42,014 emergency admissions
- Admitted 37,948 people for planned inpatient and day case treatment
- Seen 118,922 people in our A&E department
- Treated 453,962 patients in our outpatient clinics
- Delivered 3,213 babies
- Had a turnover of £429m
- 95,925 patients seen in virtual outpatient clinics
January 2022: CQC publishes reports on surgical and medical care services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals
I wanted to update you following a recent CQC (Care Quality Commission) visit to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. I am pleased to announce that overall the Trust continues to be rated as good following this inspection.