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About the Trust

Originally established in 1998 from the merger of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, the Trust has been on a long journey of development and improvement to its current position as the largest provider of acute hospital services to Surrey residents, and having become a Foundation Trust in December 2010.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of over 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs 3,700 individual members of staff and in 2014/15 our turnover for the year was £263 million.

The Trust provides a whole range of services across its two hospital sites in Surrey - Ashford Hospital, situated along the A30 close to the border with Hounslow, and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St Peter’s Hospital.


Our vision and strategy

Our vision ‘Creating excellent joined up patient care’ captures our ambition to join up care within our hospitals and care into and out of hospital, stressing the need for excellence and putting patients at the centre of everything we do.

This year we revised our Trust strategy and key objectives to deliver this vision, with two over-arching missions:

  • To develop integrated care for our local population – working to join up care pathways with primary, community and social care
  • Deliver high quality specialist services in Surrey – with our aim to become an Emergency Centre for Surrey

These are underpinned by our four strategic objectives; Best Outcomes; Excellent Experience; Skilled, Motivated Teams; and Top Productivity.


Our Services

We provide the following hospital and community based health services to our catchment population:

  • Admitted patient care for planned surgery and emergency medicine and surgery
  • Accident and emergency services
  • Critical care
  • Outpatient services, both in the hospitals and across a number of community settings
  • Community midwifery services

Services are split across our two main hospital sites as follows:


Ashford Hospital

Day-case surgery
Stroke and rehabilitation care
Elective orthopaedic surgery
Outpatients (including paediatrics) and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, and MRI scans


St Peter’s Hospital

Accident and emergency services
Intensive care
Emergency surgical and medical care
Elective and day-case surgery
Orthopaedics (Rowley Bristow unit)
Maternity care
Paediatric services (children’s services)
Neonatal intensive care unit which provides care for acutely ill babies
Outpatients and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, CT scans, endoscopy (using cameras to look inside the body) and MRI scans
Pathology services
Paediatric services


We run many specialist clinics in the community - for example at Woking, Weybridge, Walton and Cobham Community Hospitals, at the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, Teddington Memorial Hospital and others – providing more accessible care, closer to where our patients live.


We’ve been busy …

Over the last year we have:

  • Treated 25,000 emergency admissions
  • Admitted 36,000 people for planned inpatient and day case treatment
  • Seen 94,000 people in our A&E department
  • Treated over 380,000 patients in our outpatient clinics
  • Helped deliver over 4,000 babies
  • Had a turnover of £263m with a financial deficit last year of just under £1million


October 2018: Care Quality Commission Report shows significant improvements at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

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.

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