Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has retained their rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second consecutive time.

Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin, said: “I am delighted with the outcome of this inspection and that we have maintained our overall Trust rating of ‘Good’ since the last inspection in 2015. I’m particularly proud to see some fantastic improvements – the overall rating for St Peter’s Hospital and for our Children and Young People’s service is now ‘Good’ and our Critical Care service classed as ‘Outstanding’.

In the current context of the pressures we face, which include very high demand on our services, challenging staffing levels, difficulties in recruitment and in some circumstances working with some very old infrastructure – this is a fantastic achievement. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of the team at both Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and in addition, provides important regulatory assurance on the quality of our services to the local population we serve.”