We are the dedicated charity for Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals. We aim to enhance our hospitals environment by providing supplementary equipment or additional services that are above and beyond what the NHS can provide.
The Ashford and St. Peter’s Charitable Fund comprises several individual funds, each designated to a medical theme, such as cancer, neonatal care or haematology, or to a specific ward, campaign project or hospital location.
The overall ASPH Charity is governed by the Charitable Funds Committee and the ASPH Trust Executive. The charity administers the funds (under the direction of the Charitable Fund Committee) and ensures that public donations go to where the donor intended. Charitable funds are not used to replace existing services and equipment that should be provided by the NHS.
Chief Executive's Statement
Our vision, “to provide an outstanding experience and best outcome for our patients”, is how we want every patient and relative visiting our hospitals to feel. It’s about the care and treatment being given, together with the environment in which it is delivered.
Our charitable funds are used to help us achieve this by providing additional equipment, and enhanced surroundings that are above and beyond what the NHS can currently provide.
On rare occasions charitable funds can also be used towards research and to trial new procedures. Improved facilities to receive chemotherapy, overnight accommodation in the neonatal unit, an additional mammography scanner to enable faster diagnosis and restful green courtyards are just a few examples.
Your donations really do make a massive difference, as do the considerable number of hours our fundraisers put in to raise these valuable funds.
May I take this opportunity to say a personal thank you for helping us to achieve our vision.
Happy Birthday NHS!
Our beloved NHS celebrated 75 years on 5 July 2023 and we would like to invite you to join us on the celebrations by fundraising for our children’s unit ... read more about NHS 75 activities
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Our Latest Newsletter
We wanted to use this newsletter as an opportunity to look back over some of our highlights as last year was a particularly important year for the NHS, as we celebrated it’s 75th birthday! Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals’ Charity (ASPH Charity) has been overwhelmed with the support that we received in 2023, and we would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated, fundraised, volunteered or helped raise our profile. Our work is made possible because of you.
On 21 December 2023, my Dad suffered a major heart attack followed by cardiac arrest. After nearly an hour of CPR and 11 shocks to the heart, Dad finally had a regular heart rhythm and was rushed to a specialist cardiac unit at St Peter's Hospital.
New Matrix Treadmill for Patient Rehabilitation
ASPH Charity are delighted to have supported the purchase of a new Matrix treadmill for patient rehabilitation for the Ashford Hospital’s Physiotherapy Gym. Ash Cornford, our Physiotherapy technician has said that "The new treadmill will make a massive difference to our patient’s recovery, to their health and well-being."
We received a visit from three 2nd year students from Brooklands College last week. They brought with them gift bags filled with presents for our senior patients who will spend Christmas Day in hospital.
The Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Appointments Team at Rowley Bristow Unit had their office room refurbished this Autumn. Another project made possible with charitable donations.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) received a kind donation of £1,500 from United Living, to support the Trust’s “Here 4 You Champions” initiative.
In partnership with Employee Volunteering CiC, a not-for-profit organisation, we were joined by a group of 20 volunteers from Smiths Group, the engineering company, on 31st October keen to spruce up the front of Ashford Hospital ready for Community Day.