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New Elective Centre - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Develops New Elective Centre

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

A major project to increase surgical capacity at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) has been announced with plans to create a new dedicated elective centre at Ashford Hospital, Surrey.

Remarkable Tale of Recovery - Read the article


David Pennant Reveals a Remarkable Tale of Recovery

Friday, 12 January 2024

Appreciative patient David Pennant has penned an engaging and heartfelt memoir ’36 Days in Intensive Care’, which shines a light on the exceptional care provided by our dedicated healthcare professionals at St Peter's Hospital.

Hospitals Thank Staff and Community - Read the article


Hospitals Thank Staff and Community for Support During Industrial Action

Monday, 15 January 2024

In response to the recent extended period of industrial action by junior doctors, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were able to minimise disruption and look after patients thanks to a team of incredibly dedicated staff working alongside our community partners and patients choosing services wisely.

Abbey Wing Decked Car Park - Read the article


Abbey Wing Decked Car Park

Tuesday, 16 January 2024

Please be advised that the top deck of the Abbey Wing Car Park (Public car park) will close from tonight, Tuesday 16th January 2024 for a period of 3 days, so that essential repairs can be carried out by a Trust Appointed Contractor. The car park will be re-opened on the afternoon of Friday 19th January 2024. We apologise in advance of any inconvenience this may cause.

Cassie’s Half Marathon for ICU - Read the article


Cassie’s Half Marathon for St Peter’s Intensive Care Unit

Friday, 19 January 2024

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.

Story of St Peter’s Hospital - Read the article


Chertsey Museum Bringing to Life the Story of St Peter’s Hospital

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

This year Chertsey Museum will begin capturing the history of St Peter’s Hospital through a selection of personal accounts from staff past and present, volunteers, patients, and the wider community.

Maternity Star Awards 2023 - Read the article


Maternity Star Awards 2023

Thursday, 25 January 2024

The Maternity Star Awards recognises staff members who go above and beyond in their role to provide high quality care and support for our patients and colleagues.

NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award - Read the article


NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has been recognised for the support we provide for our internationally educated nurses and midwives. The NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award is part of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s International Recruitment Programme. The programme supports NHS organisations to increase and develop their international recruitment plans.

Junior Doctors Industrial Action - Read the article


Junior Doctors' Industrial Action: 24 - 28 February

Friday, 23 February 2024

The British Medical Associated (BMA) has announced that industrial action by junior doctors is planned to take place between 7am on Saturday 24 February to 11:59pm on Wednesday 28 February.

Planned Electrical Works - Read the article


Planned Electrical Works at St Peter’s Hospital

Friday, 08 March 2024

The Trust has planned electrical works taking place from Wednesday 13 March to Tuesday 19 March at St Peter’s Hospital. This means there may be short periods of power loss in certain areas of the hospital. These periods of power loss will occur overnight when the hospital is less busy, and we have carried out extensive planning to ensure that we minimise disruption during this time.

Weekend Closure of M25 - Read the article


Weekend Closure of M25 Between Junction 10 and Junction 11 in Both Directions

Friday, 08 March 2024

There is a planned closure of the M25 between Jct 10 and Jct 11 in both directions from 9pm Friday 15 March to 6am Monday 18 March. If you are visiting the hospital over that weekend, please be aware of the diversions that will be in place and that there is likely to be considerable congestion in the local area.

Neonatal and Paediatric Teams Shortlisted - Read the article


Neonatal and Paediatric Teams Shortlisted at this Year’s PAFTAs

Monday, 11 March 2024

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric teams at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were delighted to be shortlisted for three awards in this year’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTAs). One member of the team also took home the award for the category they were shortlisted in.

Student Midwife Shortlisted for Two Awards - Read the article


Student Midwife Shortlisted for Two Awards

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

A student midwife at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2024 Student Nursing Times Awards.

Road and Car Park Closures - Read the article


Road and Car Park Closures at St Peter’s Hospital 22-25 March 2024

Thursday, 21 March 2024

From 6pm on Friday 22 March until the early hours of Monday 25 March 2024, we will be closing the main access roadway into St Peter’s Hospital site in order to carry out essential resurfacing works. Diversions will be in place during this time, and all vehicles, except buses, will be diverted to the alternative entrance on Holloway Hill. Public transport will remain fully operational and will operate to normal timetables - buses will still be able to enter and exit via the A320 roundabout entrance.

Super Saturday - Read the article


Super Saturday - Increasing Surgical Capacity at Ashford Hospital

Thursday, 28 March 2024

Colleagues at Ashford Hospital had an incredibly productive weekend, treating 50 surgical patients and undertaking a range of procedures on Saturday 23 March. Teams utilised six theatres including Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI), Urology, and Ophthalmology.

The London Landmarks Half Marathon - Read the article


The London Landmarks Half Marathon

Tuesday, 02 April 2024

Coming up this Sunday, 7th April 2024, we will have 15 runners in the fun and fabulous London Landmarks Half Marathon! It takes place through central London and passes by some of our capital city’s most iconic landmarks.

Diarrhoea and Vomiting - Read the article


Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Wednesday, 03 April 2024

The Hospital is experiencing an increase in the number of patients with diarrhoea and vomiting. This is likely due to a viral infection, such as Norovirus. In most people, this is a mild infection that resolves without any complications after a few days. We are taking precautions to prevent the infection spreading to others. For this reason, we are restricting visiting to wards with an increase in diarrhoea and vomiting over the next few days.

Running for St Peter's ITU - Read the article


Mike's Running for St Peter's ITU

Monday, 08 April 2024

On the 2nd of June 2023, I headed out for my afternoon run. This was very usual for me - I was fit, healthy and unaware of any underlying health issues. Little did I know, this run would be life changing ...

Half Marathons for the ASPH Charity - Read the article


Half Marathons for the ASPH Charity

Monday, 08 April 2024

Congratulations and thank you to our 14 runners who completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday, 7th April 2024. We are so incredibly proud of you and thank you to Nuno Pina for arranging.

Katie Fisher Appointed as Interim Chief Executive - Read the article


Katie Fisher Appointed as Interim Chief Executive

Thursday, 11 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that following a thorough and competitive recruitment process, Katie Fisher has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and is due to join the Trust on 7 May 2024.

Escalator Maintenance - Read the article


Escalator Maintenance

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Please be aware that the escalators at the main entrance of St Peter’s Hospital are currently out of service. These will be repaired over the coming weekend (20th / 21st April). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause; we do have accessible lifts for patient use.

The Prime Minister with team at CDC - Credit - Picture by Simon Walker No 10 Downing Street - Read the article


The Prime Minister Visits Woking Community Hospital

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak visited the Woking Community Hospital on Thursday 11 April 2024 with Woking MP, Jonathan Lord, to meet with staff and learn more about the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) which is due to be fully operational later this year.

Tree Planting Ceremony - Read the article


Tree Planting Ceremony

Thursday, 18 April 2024

National charity Doctors in Distress were welcomed at St Peter’s Hospital for a tree planting ceremony to remember healthcare workers across the country who have taken their own lives.

Access to Woking Community Hospital - Read the article


Access to Woking Community Hospital from Monday 22 April

Friday, 19 April 2024

The front entrance of Woking Community Hospital will be closed will be closed from Monday 22 April 2024 as work continues to develop a community diagnostic centre at the hospital site.

Call a Midwife is Changing - Read the article


Call a Midwife is Changing

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

The Call a Midwife service is changing and will now provide a 24/7 telephone triage line for anyone over 16 weeks pregnant with urgent maternity concerns. This means that you’ll get a fast response to any maternity concerns that need immediate midwifery advice and a plan for further assessment if that’s what you need.

New Interim Chief Executive - Read the article


New Interim Chief Executive Joins Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Monday, 13 May 2024

We are delighted to welcome Katie Fisher who joined Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals last week as Interim Chief Executive. Katie is an experienced Chief Executive with 20 years Board level experience in the NHS, charity, and private sectors.

New Suite Opens - Read the article


New Suite Opens as Part of Diagnostic Centre Development in Woking

Friday, 17 May 2024

A new Cardio and Respiratory Diagnostic Suite opened on Thursday 16 May 2024 at Woking Community Hospital and will provide high-quality care in a vibrant and modern facility for people living in North West Surrey.

Tough Mudder Challenge - Read the article


Tough Mudder Challenge

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Congratulations to 74 inspiring and tough team members of our ASPH NHS staff and friends who took on and completed the Tough Mudder challenge in Henley-on-Thames this past weekend.

 New Artwork for Cardiology - Read the article


Jeff Schmidt Creates New Artwork for Cardiology Department

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

A new piece of artwork has been unveiled in the Cardiology Department at St Peter’s Hospital, which will help to improve the waiting area for patients, their family and staff working in the department.


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