The Pastoral and Spiritual Care service is available to support not only patients and visitors but staff and volunteers too. They can be contacted via the hospital switchboard 01932 872000.
- Ashford - The Multi-Faith Centre can be found on the ground floor, near main reception.
- St Peter’s - The Multi-Faith Centre is located on level 3 near the Duchess of Kent entrance.
Lead Chaplain: Rev. Laurence Gamlen.
HeartBeat support is a registered charity, offering support to heart patients while they are still in hospital, by visiting our CCU and Birch wards and when they return home to the community.
They aim to provide:
- A social environment in which to offer support and encouragement to patients, their partners and relatives with, or who have experienced cardiac problems.
- Endorse the benefits of continued exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
- Provide current information and practice in cardiac after-care.
- Promote the group’s activities so as to achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the potential risks of heart disease and the associated conditions.
- When funds permit, to support St. Peter’s Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Group, to help provide additional equipment to aid patient recovery.
For further information, please visit their website: www.Heartbeat-Support-Woking.org
League of Friends
The League of Friends, Ashford and St. Peter’s are registered charities supporting ASPH. The Ashford Friends were founded in 1962 and St. Peter’s Friends were founded in 1953. Both charities are important in helping to make life for patients more comfortable and for their fundraising activities which provide equipment for the hospitals. They assist in the provision of amenities for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.
The Friends of St. Peter’s Hospital would like to welcome new Committee members. They meet monthly, usually on the first Tuesday of each month when they review requests from the hospital to support various projects.
If you would like to learn more about their activities, please contact them at:
The Friends of St. Peter’s Hospital, c/o Friends Shop, St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ
The Ashford Hospital League of Friends has a shop on site selling greetings cards, stamps, hand knitted and crocheted items, toiletries, as well as new, or good as new, bric-a-brac, books, puzzles and jewellery.
The shop is open weekdays from 10a.m. to 4.00p.m. and run entirely by volunteers. Donations suitable for sale are most welcome during these times.
The League is also involved with internal and external fundraising activities and help with these, or with the shop, is always most appreciated.
If you would like to learn more of the League’s aims and activities please collect a leaflet from the shop or call 01784 884794 (Shop) or 01784 249205 (Secretary). Alternatively the address is as follows:
Ashford Hospital League of Friends, Ashford Hospital, London Road, Ashford TW15 3AA.
Hospital Radio Wey is a registered charity, and provides a broadcasting service to both St. Peters and Ashford Hospitals, as well as hospices, care homes and/or similar groups, and wherever possible, provides a similar service to the community to assist patients receiving ‘Care in the Community’. Its focus is working with the hospital and community.
It is run entirely by volunteers who have a passion for good radio and offers a range of programmes including request shows, specialised music programmes, drama, local sports coverage and magazine programmes. There are 70 members with an age range from 17 to 70+ and from all walks of life.
It started 46 years ago offering programmes to local hospitals and as technology has developed, it has extended its output to the internet
Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) is a volunteer organisation that focuses on helping older people remain independent and get more out of life.
They provide a relaxing and friendly café/shop in Abbey Wing at St. Peter’s Hospital and a trolley service to the wards. Surplus proceeds from their services are used to support a number of projects for older people. i.e. – befriending & good neighbour schemes, home from hospital, community transport, community centres, social & lunch clubs, meals on wheels, books on wheels.
The Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.
For further information please speak to a volunteer in the café/shop or visit their website www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk