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



Every Penny Counts as Addlestone Singers Donate Proceeds of their Christmas Concert

“Our sincere thanks to everyone who took part and attended the Addlestone Singers Christmas concert raising £94 for The Stephanie Marks DIABETES Appeal”, says Claire Daniels, Fundraising Manager at Ashford & St. Peter’s NHS Trust. “Special thanks to the regular accompanist and for performing a saxophone solo on the night, Hannah Stanley, a pupil at Sir William Perkins’s School – who knew of Stephanie Marks.”


Published: 05 January 2004

Keep Well, Keep Warm this Winter

Spring may be round the corner but we all know that some of the coldest weather of the winter can hit us between now and early April.


Published: 21 January 2004



Board Meetings for 2004

Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has set the dates for its further Board Meetings for 2004.


Published: 02 February 2004

BBC 2 "Daily Politics" to Broadcast Live from Maternity Unit

Maternity services provided by Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are being featured on BBC 2 TVs ‘Daily Politics’ tomorrow, Wednesday 4th February 2004.


Published: 03 February 2004

Raising Money for Diabetes by Going Green

All you need to do is let Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust have your old mobile telephone or used printer cartridges.


Published: 09 February 2004

What a Quacking Good Idea

When Carol Kavanagh first saw the little chicks at a dear friends home, she loved them so much, she knew they would be a winner and help to raise funds towards The Stephanie Marks Appeal.


Published: 13 February 2004



Trust Supports Reconfiguration Option 3b

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust Board, meeting yesterday evening, Tuesday 9th March, agreed to support Option 3b of the proposals in ‘Shaping the Future of Your Local Health Services’.


Published:10 March 2004

"Little Oaks" Opened at St Peter's

A local Unit for children being treated for cancer has been opened at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey.


Published: 15 March 2004



Local Surgeon is Visiting Professor at Mayo Clinic

Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr. Ravi Kulkarni was invited to The Mayo Clinic as Visiting Professor recently.


Published: 16 April 2004

Lands End to John O'Groats in Aid of Diabetes

Peter Sier, Assistant Patient Administration System (PAS) Manager at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is taking to the road in aid of The Stephanie Marks Appeal. On May 22nd, Peter will set off from his home in Chobham and drive to Lands End. There he will begin his solo cycle ride attempting the 1,000 miles challenge to cover the length of Great Britain up to John O’Groats.


Published: 16 April 2004

Drifters Perform Charity Concert in Aid of Diabetes

Don’t miss 50 years of classic Drifters hits packed into one dazzling concert. Save the Last Dance for Me, Under the Broadwalk, Kissing in the Back Row of the Movies and many more.


Published: 19 April 2004



Auction of Promises Aids Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal

Sir William Perkins's School recently held a fundraising Auction of Promises. Ranging from cookery lessons, cakes and meals, to holidays in Spain, the evening was a tremendous success with thanks going to Wellers Auctioneers in Chertsey.


Published: 10 May 2004

‘Dillington’ Opens its Gate in Aid of Diabetes

Thanks to the Lyne Wives & Mothers Union, their husbands, family & friends, Jim & Anita Farrer were delighted to welcome over 300 guests to a most delightful Garden Afternoon. ‘Dillington’ opened its gate to reveal three acres of inspiring beauty.


Published: 20 May 2004

Trust Welcomes 2004 Good Hospital Guide

Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed publication on Sunday 16th May of the 2004 Good Hospital Guide by the Sunday Times based on data supplied by Dr Foster.


Published: 23 May 2004

New Studios Planned for Hospital Radio Wey

Hospital Radio Wey, the charity radio station which broadcasts to hospitals in North West Surrey and Middlesex, have announced plans to build brand new studios at St Peters hospital next year and are launching a major fundraising appeal to make it happen.


Published: 26 May 2004

Volunteers Week 2nd - 9th June

“Everyone’s a winner” – that’s the feeling about volunteers at Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 29 May 2004



Half Way There!

A few weeks ago we published details of Peter Sier, Assistant Patient Administration System (PAS) Manager at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, who set off on the challenge of a lifetime – cycling solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Diabetes.


Published: 01 June 2004

Stephanie's Appeal Hits £100,000

Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust launched The Stephanie Marks Appeal in June last year to significantly raise awareness of diabetes as well as raise £2.5 million to provide a specialist diabetes service spanning the Trust’s 450,000 people catchment area.


Published: 11 June 2004

Stephanie Marks Appeal Chosen by Mayor of Elmbridge

Elmbridge`s new Mayor, Councillor Martin Schofield, today launched his Charity Appeal at local company Cargill`s Cobham office. The Mayor has decided to have a theme for his term of office the “Good Health and Well-being of the Borough” and thanked Cargill for its generous donation of £3000, which will get the appeal off to a positive start.


Published: 29 June 2004



MRSA Rates Down at Ashford and St Peter's

National figures published this week ( show that rates of the so called ‘superbug’ MRSA have reduced significantly at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals. The figures show, according to Trust Directors and Consultants that action taken last year to curb hospital infections has started to work.


Published: 16 July 2004

Trust Delighted with Two Stars

“A good two is what we have been working towards and we are delighted with this result,” said Trust Chief Executive, Glenn Douglas, following the announcement of the 2004 NHS star ratings. “It is down to the dedication and hard work of our staff and volunteers that we have maintained and improved on our two star ranking. We narrowly missed three stars but last year was the first of two tough years for the Trust and we have proved, with nine out of nine key target areas achieved, that we can deliver.


Published: 20 July 2004

Trust Rewarded with £100k for Exceptional A&E Performance

Health Minister Rosie Winterton has announced that Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is to receive £100,000 extra capital to develop services across the Trust. The money had been awarded because the Trust has consistently seen 95 per cent of patients in and out of A&E within four hours or less.


Published: 27 July 2004



Join Local Schools to Help Fight Diabetes

Local schools are joining forces to help raise the awareness of DIABETES – a condition that now affects more than 1.4 million people in the UK with predictions that this figure will double, potentially treble, by 2010.


Published: 13 August 2004

Trust Appoints 100th e-Recruit

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals is celebrating its new e-recruitment service following the appointment of the 100th person recruited on-line. Alexander Bristow, a painter and decorator, applied on-line to join the Trust and started work in June 2004. To celebrate this Alexander joined our Hospital Transfusion Practitioner Dorothy Kasibante, an early e-recruitee, to receive a bottle of champagne each from Trust Recruitment and Retention Manager Cathy Dennis.


Published: 24 August 2004

Increased Transport Between Ashford and St Peter's to be Piloted

A free bus service between Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals is to pilot increased services in response to comments made by patients, visitors and staff.


Published: 27 August 2004



Pub People Rally Behind HRW

Hospital Radio Wey's New Studio Appeal continues to gather new supporters, with Woking-based pub operators SFI joining those lending their support.


Published: 01 September 2004

HR Team Celebrates at Hospitals

The Human Resources Department at Ashford & St. Peter’s is celebrating today following the announcement yesterday evening (9th September) that Siân Thomas, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Ashford and St. Peter’s is the United Kingdom NHS HR Director Of Year.


Published: 10 September 2004

Cardiac Staff Support BHF Windsor Walk

Three staff from Cardiac services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are supporting the British Heart Foundation’s Windsor Park Walk on Sunday 19th September 2004.


Published: 10 September 2004

HRW Welcomes SCC Donation

Hospital Radio Wey has welcomed the announcement that Surrey County Council’s Local Committee for Runnymede are allocating £10,000 to Hospital Radio Wey’s New Studio Appeal to pay for a new reception area for the radio station’s volunteers.


Published: 15 September 2004

"Shark Tale" Charity Premiere

In connection with the Mayor of Elmbridge, tickets are available to a charity premiere of Shark Tale (PG) in aid of The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal and Asthma UK. This will take place at Esher cinema on Saturday 9th October. Michael Aspel and other celebrities will be amongst the Mayor’s guests. All tickets must be booked in advance from the Appeal office on 01932 722330 as they are not available from the cinema. Both adult and child admission are just £5 - all funds going towards the charities.


Published: 15 September 2004

Walking the South Downs Way Solo for Diabetes

Since the age of two, Peter Davies, Head of Design & Technology at Sir William Perkins’s School, Chertsey, has been insulin dependant. This has meant daily injections of insulin and regular blood tests to maintain a normal lifestyle. Soon to reach 50 years of age, Peter is about to embark on a 105 mile challenge to raise funds for diabetes care and needs your help!


Published: 15 September 2004

Any Requests?

Hospital Radio Wey is on the lookout for people who can make a hospital stay that little bit brighter for NHS patients in North West Surrey and Middlesex. The Chertsey based broadcaster will be recruiting in October for people to join its 70 strong team of volunteers.


Published: 23 September 2004

Walking for Steph Raises £3000 for Improved Diabetes Care

Local schools joined forces to help raise the awareness of DIABETES – a condition that now affects more than 1.4 million people in the UK with predictions that this figure will double, potentially treble, by 2010.


Published: 23 September 2004

Jesus Christ Superstar Supports Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal

The New Victoria Theatre, Woking is supporting The Stephanie Marks Appeal by allowing tickets to be sold for the classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Top price tickets are available through the charity for the evening performance on Wednesday, 17 November.


Published: 30 September 2004



Peter Davies Completes South Downs Solo Walk

Since the age of two, Peter Davies, Head of Design & Technology at Sir William Perkins’s School, Chertsey, has been insulin dependant. This has meant daily injections of insulin and regular blood tests to maintain a normal lifestyle. At the age of 50, Peter decided to embark on a week long, 105 mile challenge to raise funds for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal. He successfully achieved his goal and raised £6,000 in the process. What an achievement!


Published: 15 November 2004

The Desborough Players Present a Charity Performance of Aladdin

The Mayor and Mayoress of Elmbridge will be attending the charity performance of Aladdin staged by the Award winning Desborough Players. Don’t miss this magical musical evening of fun, laughter and first class entertainment to raise funds for The Stephanie Marks Appeal. The performance will take place at The Playhouse Theatre, Hepworth Way, Walton on Thames on Wednesday, 5th January at 7.30 p.m. This pantomime will be a treat for the entire family as The Desborough Players NEVER disappoint – oh no they don’t!


Published: 23 November 2004



Hospital Advice for the Festive Season

Staff at the Emergency Department at Ashford Hospital and the Accident and Emergency Department at St. Peter’s Hospital hope that everyone has a happy and enjoyable festive season.


Published: 21 December 2004

Cheers - Have a Happy (and Safe) New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals!


Published: 24 December 2004


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