In this section, we have copies of the Voluntary Services newsletter as well as recent press releases.


Inspire Newsletter

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Inspire Newsletter - Spring 2014

Welcome to the Spring 2014 edition of Volunteers’ Inspire.

We hope that you all stayed safe and dry during the recent severe flooding and would like to express sincere thanks to all the ward support volunteers who offered additional help to staff and patients directly affected by the floods ... read more


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Inspire Newsletter - Summer 2013

Welcome to the Summer 2013 edition of Volunteers’ Inspire.

My dear friends, this is me signing off for the last time. I will be leaving the hospital soon. But I can’t go without saying how much I have enjoyed my role at ASPH and will miss you all. I like to think that you were all friends and that I was honoured to work with such a magnificent group of volunteers ... read more


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Inspire Newsletter - Spring 2013

Welcome to the Spring 2013 edition of Volunteers’ Inspire.

At the moment there are over 320 of you working in various clinics / departments. Work patterns vary and commitments in terms of hours spent at the hospital vary, but whatever you do your help is greatly valued by staff and patients alike ... read more


News Articles


Staff Achievement Awards

The contribution of volunteers Bill Harniman and Robin Wickens was celebrated in style at a Champagne Tea at the Oatlands Park Hotel on 1st April.

Bill and Robin were recognised for their exceptional contribution to the Trust. Bill volunteers in three St.Peter’s departments: the Library, A&E and the Discharge Lounge and Robin in the beautiful DSU garden in Ashford.

Bill and Robin are pictured above together with Louise Dent and fellow volunteer Josie Armstrong.


A day of two palaces for Hospital Trust volunteers

Four volunteers from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, June 6.

Sheila Knight, Christine Taylor, Peter Lynn and Eldon Sandys were the lucky winners of the ballot to represent all of the 380 volunteers at the two hospitals in recognition of the Trust receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012 ... read more


The Queen’s Award presented to Ashford and St Peter’s Volunteers

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was presented to the volunteers of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, in a ceremony at Painshill Park, Cobham, on Thursday (September 6).

Volunteer Eldon Sandys accepted the award on behalf of all 380 Trust volunteers – with around 150 volunteers attending the ceremony. Other guests included Woking MP Jonathan Lord (who officially supported the original nomination) and civic leaders from the Boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge, Vice-Chairman of Surrey County Council Health Scrutiny Committee, Zully Grant-Duff, Queen’s Award Assessor Jenny Griffiths and Tony Duhig, who nominated the Trust’s volunteers for the award. ... read more