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Welcome

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.

 

Interim 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.

Katie Fisher, Interim Chief Executive

 

NHS Charities Together

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Our Latest Newsletter

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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.

 

Latest News

ASPH in Bloom
 

ASPH in Bloom Staff Garden Competition Continues to Grow

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) welcomed an expert judge from RHS Wisley to help decide the winners of the second annual ASPH in Bloom competition.

 

Cheers to 76 Years of the NHS!
 

Cheers to 76 Years of the NHS!

On Friday 5 July the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Charity hosted it’s NHS Big Tea event to mark 76 years of the NHS, whilst raising funds to improve patient experience and staff wellbeing at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Marathon Efforts for ICU
 

Marathon Efforts for ICU

St Peter’s Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has received over £12,000 in donations from two grateful patients and their families.

 

Frimley Health Charity Donation
 

Frimley Health Charity Donation

Earlier this year, St Peter’s Hospital’s (SPH) Little Roo Neonatal Fund went out to local NHS Hospital Trusts to request their support in contributing to the purchase of a new milk pasteuriser for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s (NICU) human milk bank.

 

New Artwork for Cardiology
 

New Artwork for Cardiology

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.

 

Tough Mudder Challenge
 

Tough Mudder Challenge

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 Waiting Room Chairs
 

New Waiting Room Chairs

We would like to say thank you to the Ashford Hospital League of Friends for donating funds which has allowed us to buy new waiting room chairs for the Ashford Hospital X-ray department. The chairs were delivered last week and are a welcome addition to department and patients while they wait for their treatment.

 

Half Marathons for the ASPH Charity
 

Fundraiser for our Palliative Care Team

The Butler family are doing the Middlin March, a sponsored walk, in memory of their amazing father and grandfather, Ron Butler, who they sadly lost last year after a tough battle with vascular dementia. They would like to give thanks and raise donations for our Palliative Care Team and Willow Ward, which is now May Ward.

 

Half Marathons for the ASPH Charity
 

Half Marathons for the ASPH Charity

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.

 

Mike's Running for St Peter's ITU
 

Mike's Running for St Peter's ITU

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 ...

 

The London Landmarks Half Marathon
 

The London Landmarks Half Marathon

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.

 

Cassie’s Half Marathon
 

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

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
 

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."

 

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