Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals' Charity exists to enhance the facilities, and provide equipment that is above and beyond what the NHS can currently provide.
Our patients come from the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.
We are proud to have been rated as one of the most efficient NHS Trusts in the country and in 2018 have again been rated as GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.
Our Latest Newsletter
Our first newsletter came out in August 2021, informing you about our Charity, who we are and how it works. The main focus is to improve the experience for our patients, their families and our staff at ASPH in a wide variety of ways. Our aim is to enhance the environment of our hospitals and provide supplementary equipment to benefit patients and staff. The Charity comprises 55 individual funds and is governed by the Charitable Funds Committee and the ASPH Trust Executive.
Our Fundraising Goal
Our fundraising activity has one aim - to enhance our patients' experience in hospital and to provide additional pieces of medical equipment that is above and beyond what the NHS can currently provide. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our donors are given advice about what their donation will be used for, and helping them through the process.
If you are interested in fundraising for us, please get in touch at the same email address or phone 07825 680120.
Thank you from us.
If you would like to make a donation towards a piece of equipment or purchase an item from our Paediatric Play Team Wishlist, please visit our Wishlist page to find out more.
The Eternal Garden is a calming and private garden, which provides a dedicated space for loved ones to spend precious moments with their family or friends whilst receiving end-of-life care at St Peter’s Hospital.
The Eternal Garden can also be used by parents under our Maternity and Neonatal services whose babies have sadly died or are receiving end-of-life care, by colleagues who are having difficult conversations with patients, patients who would value being in this space with their loved ones as part of their admission, be this to come to terms with a new and challenging diagnosis, or a patient with dementia or as they move towards the end of life.
The Eternal Garden, which was opened in April 2022, is the third garden of this kind in the country and has been designed by award-winning garden and landscape designer, Rae Wilkinson. Its name signifies time without end and how things endure beyond life.
The transformation of this space was funded by the Friends of St Peter’s Hospital as their final project, after several decades of ongoing support for the hospital. The Eternal Garden is part of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Healing Arts programme, which is introducing more visual art, music and performance into the hospitals and improving the architecture and green spaces across the Trust.
For more information, please visit our Healing Arts pages.
The expansion of surgical activity at Ashford Hospital has created the need to be able to transfer products without delay between St. Peter’s and Ashford sites.
The solution came from Andy Hyatt, Assistant Hotel Services Manager who suggested a bespoke, high speed motor bike that would be the fastest way to transfer bloods to and fro. We were delighted when an anonymous donor approached us, offering to purchase it on our behalf, at a cost of £10,999.01!
The charity has been fortunate to have received several large donations and grants from the Captain Sir Tom Moore Fund (managed by NHS Charities Together).
With the funds we received during the pandemic, we were able to increase wellbeing support for teams at the Trust as well as create new spaces for our staff to relax and unwind in, before and after shifts or during their breaks. With these funds, we built a new staff relaxation area at our St Peter’s site, with a state-of-the-art retractable canopy allowing staff to be ‘outside’ in all weather conditions.