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In this section, you can read the news articles published during the year.


Norovirus Update- Read the article


Norovirus Update

Updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2020

Due to high levels of patients with Norovirus at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals last week, we took the difficult decision to restrict visiting to all inpatient areas.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to completely lift this restriction on inpatient visiting across the Trust.


 Tea-riffic party for patients - Read the article


St Peter’s holds a tea-riffic party for patients

Added: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Patients on the Senior Adult Medical Services (SAMS) Wards were surprised and delighted when healthcare workers laid on a Valentine’s Day tea party complete with the swooning notes of classic love songs which reverberated through the ward during the afternoon.


Changes to accessing Saint Peter’s Hospital - Read the article


Changes to accessing St Peter’s Hospital from Monday 24th February

Added: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

As part of the ongoing Transformation works at St Peter’s Hospital, there will be some temporary changes to how the main entrance of the hospital is accessed. As of Monday 24th February, for eight weeks, there will be no access for patient or visitor drop off at the front entrance. If you are being dropped off by car or taxi, please go to the Duchess of Kent entrance and access the hospital this way.


Trust win Armed Forces award - Read the article


Trust win Armed Forces award for collaborative recruitment

Added: Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were delighted to win an award for Collaborative Recruitment of the Armed Forces Community at the first Step into Health awards last week.

The Step into Health programme connects NHS organisations to talent from the Armed Forces community. The awards celebrate the work of employers who support the Step into Health programme and acknowledge the successes of individuals who have been through the programme.


COVID-19 patient thanks staff - Read the article


COVID-19 patient Andrew Hodge thanks staff at St Peter’s

Added: Monday, 6 April 2020

COVID-19 patient Andrew Hodge has paid tribute to the ‘phenomenal and attentive’ team at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, who treated him during his 10-day admission.


ASPH partner with BMI Runnymede and Nuffield - Read the article


ASPH partner with BMI Runnymede and Nuffield Health Woking to ensure Trust is prepared to meet COVID demand

Added: Thursday, 9 April 2020

Over the past few weeks, much has been seen and heard about communities, businesses and local organisations all coming together to help and support one another-the ethos of ‘we’re all in this together’ has never been more prevalent.


Clap for Carers - Read the article


Hospitals are joined by emergency services partners and BBC to #ClapforCarers

Added: Friday, 17 April 2020

Last night, 16th April, staff from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals’ were joined by some of our local emergency services partners for a very special #ClapforCarers, an initiative that began a few weeks ago as a display of thanks for key workers across the country.


Transformational changes - Read the article


Transformational changes at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Added: Thursday, 1 May 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made significant changes to the way we work at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals’, enabling us to continue to deliver excellent care. We're really proud of the team for everything they have accomplished in such a short space of time.


Countess of Wessex visit - Read the article


The Countess of Wessex supports ‘Nourish our Nurses’ with visit to St Peter’s

Added: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, spent the morning volunteering for NHS voluntary group ‘Nourish our Nurses’ and meeting nurses and midwives at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey on Tuesday 12th May to mark International Nurses Day. The day coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale on 12th May 1820.


10 Year Anniversary of Diabetes Centre - Read the article


The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre Reaches its 10 Year Anniversary

Added: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre celebrates a decade of patient care since it was officially opened on the 20th May 2010 by Sir Ian Botham OBE.


New Coronavirus study - Read the article


Trust joins fight against Coronavirus in ground-breaking new study

Added: Friday, 22 May 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals’ has joined the fight against Coronavirus by recruiting COVID-19 patients to participate in a ground-breaking new study of the disease performed by the partnership between the GenOMICC Study Consortium (led by the University of Edinburgh) and Genomics England.


Ground-breaking COVID-19 clinical trial - Read the article


Trust awarded up to £1.5 Million for ground-breaking COVID-19 clinical trial

Added: Friday, 29 May 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals’ in collaboration with researchers in China, and with funding from LifeArc, is set to commence a clinical trial of using Leflunomide, a drug licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis – in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.


Keeping patients in touch with families - Read the article


St Peter’s Hospital finds new ways of keeping patients in touch with families

Added: Thursday, 11 June 2020

The Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) team has introduced a new way of keeping in touch with parents of babies being treated at St Peter’s Hospital. vCreate is a secure video messaging service that enables staff in Neonatal units to send photo and video updates to parents of premature and sick babies, for times when they are unable to be with their baby in the unit.


Patient-centric digital innovation - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s and Royal Surrey Hospitals join forces to deliver patient-centric digital innovation

Added: Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The local hospitals are working together to implement an electronic patient record solution setting the scene for joined up care across the county.

Surrey Safe Care consists of a series of software applications that bring together and digitalise clinical and administrative data to replace paper-based records. The system, provided by Cerner Corporation UK, will improve processes and increase safety and efficiency for patients.


Virtual consultations - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s successfully shifts to virtual consultations

Added: Thursday, 2 July 2020

Thousands of patients have been able to attend their appointments during lockdown without having to leave home, thanks to the growing use of virtual consultations.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to decreasing face-to-face appointments in order to reduce travel mileage, improve patient care and increase efficiency and capacity of outpatient services.


Birthday visit - Read the article


Birthday visit from local councillors

Added: Tuesday, 7 July 2020

To celebrate the NHS turning 72 on Sunday, Team ASPH welcomed three local councillors to Ashford Hospital, Cllr Sue Doran, Cllr John Doran and Cllr Robert Evans all from the Stanwell constituency.


Ready for Pregnancy Campaign - Read the article


#ReadyforPregnancy Campaign Launch in Surrey

Added: Tuesday, 4 August 2020

A 12-month campaign has been launched across Surrey to encourage women to get fit and healthy before they try for a baby. Launched on 3 August, #ReadyforPregnancy aims to raise awareness of how women’s health when they get pregnant affects them and their baby not only throughout their pregnancy, but also at birth.


Physiotherapy service - Read the article


Patients urged to contact physiotherapy service through local GP Practices to tackle aches and pains

Added: Thursday, 13 August 2020

People suffering from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, such as back and neck pain, are being encouraged to contact their GP practice for direct access to a physiotherapist for expert advice.


10 minute coronavirus test - Read the article


Trials start at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals for new 10 minute coronavirus test

Added: Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has started trials for a new test which could tell if a person has coronavirus in as little as 10 minutes.


Fundraising during Lockdown - Read the article


Two children raise £500 for hospitals throughout lockdown

Added: Friday, 28 August 2020

Bill Gray and Ella Cooper, from Chobham, have raised £500 for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals during lockdown. The two friends decided they wanted to put smiles on the faces of local residents whilst raising money for their local hospital, St Peter’s.


Physiotherapy nomination - Read the article


Physiotherapy Team nominated for NHS Parliamentary Award

Added: Friday, 04 September 2020

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been nominated for the Future NHS Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.


Andy Field Re-appointed - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s re-appoints Andy Field as Chairman

Added: Thursday, 24 September 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the re-appointment of Andy Field as their Chairman. Andy joined the Trust three years ago and brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to his role.


Andrea Lewis appointed - Read the article


Ashford and St Peter’s appoints Andrea Lewis as Chief Nurse

Added: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that Andrea Lewis has been appointed as Chief Nurse. Andrea has joined the Trust over three years ago and was appointed as Interim Chief Nurse in December 2019.


COVID Treatment - Read the article


COVID Convalescent Plasma Treatment

Added: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Seven patients at Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have now received COVID convalescent plasma treatment.


Better Nutrition - Read the article


New Program launches for Better Nutrition in Care Homes in North West Surrey

Added: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

A new training program called the Better Nutrition in Care Homes (BeNCH) Project has been launched in North West Surrey to help improve the assessment and nutritional management of residents in adult care homes.


Baby Loss Awareness Week - Read the article


Recognising Baby Loss Awareness Week at Ashford and St Peter's

Added: Friday, 16 October 2020

The Maternity Wing at St Peter’s Hospital will be lit up in blue and pink from 9-15 October 2020 to recognise Baby Loss Awareness Week, remembering those babies’ who have sadly died.


Staff Member is awarded a BEM for their work during Covid-19 - Read the article


Staff Member is awarded a BEM for their work during Covid-19

Added: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Maciel Vinagre, Assistant Manager Hotel Services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 for services to the NHS during Covid-19 with a British Empire Medal (BEM).


New Car Park - Read the article


An update on parking at St Peter’s Hospital

Added: Thursday, 29 October 2020

We’re pleased to be opening levels 2 and 2.5 of our new multi deck car park for patients and visitors as of Friday 30th October.


Achievements of maternity service - Read the article


England's most senior midwife celebrates achievements of maternity service at St Peter’s Hospital

Added: Friday, 13 November 2020

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, the first Chief Midwifery Officer for England, has visited St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey, which is part of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The country’s most senior midwife was able to see first-hand how the Trust is working to provide better care for mothers and babies and celebrate the outstanding contribution of staff.


Recite Me - Read the article


Recite Me - Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar

Added: Thursday, 19 November 2020

We’re pleased to share that as part of the Accessible Information Standard (AIS), we have added the Recite me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to help make the content accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. This is done by using innovative technology that makes our site more accessible via a unique range of features on all devices.


Holly and Dexter - Read the article


St Peter’s Hospital lights up the Abbey Wing purple for World Prematurity Day

Added: Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Tuesday 17th November 2020 was World Prematurity Day, a day which aims to raise global awareness of premature birth and highlight the impact that it can have on families. Around one in 13 babies born in the UK will be born prematurely.


MSK Physio Team


MSK Physiotherapy Team are announced as regional winners in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Added: Friday, 27 November 2020

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been named the South East regional winner for The Future NHS Award category in the NHS Parliamentary Awards.


Sean Fitzpatrick


COVID-19 patient Sean Fitzpatrick returns home after eight months in hospital

Added: Friday, 27 November 2020

We are delighted to be able to share the story of Sean Fitzpatrick, who this week has been discharged after spending eight months in hospital at St Peter’s and the Bradley Unit in Woking.




Supporters of our hospitals end the year with a unique heirloom for the future

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

During the Covid Pandemic a local group of our hospital supporters made scrubs for our staff out of coloured and patterned material. One of these ladies has since gone one step further, gathering the leftover scraps and converting them into this stunning double quilt. It took 3 ½ weeks to make!



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