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About the Trust

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. It became a Foundation Trust in December 2010.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 3,800 individual members of staff. Our turnover was £343.4m in 2019/20 with a financial surplus of £1.2m.

The Trust provides a whole range of services across its hospital sites. 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.

A history of both hospitals can be found by clicking here.


Our vision and strategy

We successfully launched our new Trust Strategy: "Together We Care" in May 2018. This strategy was developed within the national and local context of a clear need for collaboration and partnership working to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes for local people.

It is consistent with local and specialist commissioning strategies and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Although published afterwards in January 2019, there is significant alignment between NHS Long Term plan and our new strategy,


Our refreshed vision

‘to provide an outstanding experience and best outcomes for patients and the team’


Our mission

‘to ensure the provision of high quality, sustainable healthcare services to the communities we serve’


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 main hospital sites as follows:


Ashford Hospital

Day-case surgery
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 (provided through the Surrey and Berkshire Pathology Service)


Woking Community Hospital

Inpatient Neurorehabilitation services
Outpatient Services


We run a wide range of specialist clinics in the community. These include Cobham Community Hospital, West Byfleet Health Centre, the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, Teddington Memorial Hospital and others – providing more accessible care, closer to where our patients live. We also have Early Supported Discharge Teams (for stroke) based at Ashford and Milford hospitals (providing services across much of West Surrey). Dermatology services are provided from Royal Surrey County Hospital, Haslemere Hospital and Cranleigh Health Centre.


Our Policies

As part of our belief in openness and accountability, Ashford and St Peter's is committed to putting our corporate documents in the public domain.

You can find our Trust policies along with other documentation on our Freedom of Information website at


We’ve been busy in 2019/20 …

Over the last year we have:

  • Treated 33,500 emergency admissions
  • Admitted 44,500 people for planned inpatient and day case treatment
  • Seen 111,000 people in our A&E department
  • Treated 446,000 patients in our outpatient clinics
  • Treated 26,000 through virtual clinics
  • Helped deliver over 3,570 babies
  • Had a turnover of £343.4m with a financial surplus of £1.2m


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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