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



Valentine’s Ball

Love is in the air so celebrate in style by joining the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Elmbridge, Councillor Martin Schofield, at the Valentine’s Charity Ball in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Appeal on behalf of Asthma UK, Stephanie Marks Appeal and The Mayor of Elmbridge Trust Fund. Tickets are £50 per head which include a reception drink, a three course meal (a vegetarian option available) and dancing till 1.00 a.m. to the Perry Parsons Big Band.


Published: 17 January 2005

Clean Your Hands Campaign Launched

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust have signed up to become part of the second wave of hospitals to join the national ‘CleanYourHands’ campaign. The campaign, starting today will encompass all areas of the Trust’s two hospitals at Ashford, Middlesex (nr Staines) and Chertsey, Surrey and will feature posters, leaflets, badges and stickers as well as more alcohol gel rub hand lotions.


Published: 17 January 2005

Planning Permission Sought

Planning permission for major changes at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey have been submitted to Runnymede Borough Council as a prelude to the service changes consulted on during 2004.


Published: 19 January 2005



Good Progress on Agenda for Change

Ashford and St. Peter’s is making good progress on Agenda for Change (A4C) – the programme to modernise pay and conditions for NHS staff – Board members heard at the Trust Board meeting on Thursday 27th January 2005. Reporting the progress Project Lead and Assistant Director of Human Resources, Anne Edwards said: “At the end of January we moved a small group of nursing staff – around 100 – over to the new Agenda for Change pay system. We are the first Trust in Surrey and Sussex to move staff onto the new scheme.”


Published: 02 February 2005

NICU Refurbishment Going Well

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust is currently undergoing a £1.2m expansion to make it one of the largest Intensive care units for sick babies in Surrey and Sussex.


Published: 04 February 2005

Chief Nursing Officer at Ashford Hospital

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Christine Beasley, will be visiting Ashford Hospital, near Staines on Wednesday 9th February to speak at a major regional conference on clinical benchmarking. Hosted jointly with Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust the conference with around 100 participants will hear from both Ms Beasley and John Lancaster MBE, Programme Director, Essence of Care about the future of clinical standard setting in the NHS. The conference will also be addressed by former Essence of Care Programme Director, John Badham.


Published: 07 February 2005

Successful Patient Panel

A panel of patients set up to monitor and advise on the work of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has had a very successful first year.


Published: 08 February 2005

98% A&E Target Hit

Despite a significant increase in activity Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals and local Walk-In Centres have hit the national end of year target for 98 per cent of patients to be seen, treated, admitted or discharged from A&E or a Walk-in Centre within four hours. The performance has continued at that level into January.


Published: 09 February 2005

ASPH Supports Surrey Skills Festival

Staff from Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust flew the flag for healthcare at the recent Surrey Skills Festival. As part of an on-going programme of proactive and outreach recruitment events Ashford and St. Peter’s strongly supports events such as the Surrey Skills Festival and was the only NHS organization to be involved.


Published: 14 February 2005

Essence of Care Conference Success

Over 100 people were present at Ashford (Middlesex) Hospital to hear Chief Nursing Officer for England, Christine Beasley set out the future of clinical benchmarking and standard setting for the NHS. Speaking to an audience of 100 health care staff from acute and community Trusts from across the south-east she encouraged individuals to never hang back but to go forward and make a difference.


Published: 15 February 2005

New NHS Playscheme opens at Ashford

A new play scheme for the children of NHS staff has been formally opened at Ashford (Middlesex) Hospital. The ‘Hop, Skip and Jump’ scheme, which has been a year in development, was opened by Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust Non Executive Director, Mary Riley. The £180,000 building was put in place by building contractor Sweeney and was registered by Ofsted in time for a play scheme to be in operation all this week during half term. The scheme cost £5,000 to equip and staffing costs are £8,000 per year.


Published: 21 February 2005

Oxygen Tanks in place at St. Peter’s

Oxygen tanks weighing 21 tonnes empty and which will contain 26 tonnes of liquid oxygen between them, were successfully lifted into place at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey earlier this week (Tuesday 22nd February). The storage vessels were transported overnight from BOC’s Preston site and lifted into place by cranes provided by Ainscough Group Ltd.


Published: 25 February 2005



Lets Get Quacking

Carol’s gone quackers again!!!! Hersham hairdresser Carol Kavanagh first saw the little knitted chicks at a dear friend’s home. She loved them so much she knew they would be a winner! She was right, last year they literally ‘flew’ out of their nest. Proceeds from the sale of knitted Easter chicks filled with a crème egg amounted to £1,200 for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal.


Published: 07 March 2005

Diabetes Appeal goes Oriental

The Desborough Hotel Group will be hosting an “Oriental Evening” as part of its commitment to help The Stephanie Marks Appeal raise £2.5 million to build and equip a dedicated Diabetes Resource Centre.


Published: 07 March 2005

‘Think Clean’ Initiative a Success

Staff at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals showed their commitment to fighting MRSA by participating in a week of ‘Think Clean’ activities between Monday 28th February (national ‘Think Clean’ day) and Friday 4th March.


Published: 07 March 2005

Business Case for NHS Changes Published

The business case for major changes to services at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals, has been published by Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 15 March 2005

Statement re Chobham Incident

In relation to the firearms incident at Pennypot Lane, Chobham, Communications Manager, Andy Hollebon said: “At 10:00a.m. today (Wednesday 16th March) a private car pulled up outside the Accident and Emergency Department at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey. The car contained a 45 year old man who had earlier been critically injured. Staff transferred the man to the resuscitation area of the A&E Department and, despite doing everything possible to resuscitate him, he was declared dead at 10:36a.m."


Published: 16 March 2005

Staff Numbers Increased

Total staff numbers at the Trust have increased over the four years from 2,739 to 3,061- an increase of 322 Between September 2001 and September 2004 there has been a 14% (304) per cent increase in whole time equivalent posts, across all staff groups.


Published: 24 March 2005

Barclays Donation to Ashford Hospital

Barclays employees from their Heathrow branch have recently been putting together some Easter goodie bags for Ashford Hospital patients.


Published: 24 March 2005



A&E Tsunami Aid for Sri Lanka

Over the last two months Accident & Emergency staff at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals have raised £900 to support Tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka. Nurse Shoba Mooneeram has organised all the events which have included a New and Nearly New Sale on 17th February, a Social Evening with buffet meal on 4th March; a Takeaway International Lunch for Staff on 17th March and a Grand Prize Raffle on 24th March.


Published: 04 April 2005

When Harry met Sally for Stephanie

The New Victoria Theatre, Woking is once again supporting The Stephanie Marks Appeal by allowing tickets to be sold for a special charity performance of the irresistible comedy When Harry Met Sally. This funny and touching show starring Gaby Roslin and Johnny Wrather has been faithfully adapted from the Academy Award winning film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Tickets for this special performance, which takes place on Monday 13 June at 8 pm, are £17 for ‘best available seats’. A donation from each ticket will be made to the Stephanie Marks Appeal.


Published: 12 April 2005

Devizes to Westminster for Appeal

David Stansbury and Sam Barclay undertook the Devizes to Westminster Canoe race, over the Easter Weekend. This is an international Kayak race which attracts many of the world’s best canoe clubs. It is a grueling 125 mile four day event, with three night stops. The boys, both under 18, competed in the junior category and undertook the race on behalf of the Stephanie Marks appeal. David, who lives in Oxshott in Surrey aims to raise £700 from sponsorship. Both are pupils at Marlborough College, Wiltshire.


Published: 15 April 2005

Travelling to the Hospitals

Responding to suggestions about car parking at St. Peter’s Hospital from readers of the Woking News & Mail Rex Cassidy, Facilities General Manager said: “Over the last two years we have taken action in a number of areas to improve travel to hospital arrangements. We surveyed patients and visitors and found that around 10 per cent have a difficulty with travel to hospital. As a result we have expanded the inter-site ‘Hospital Hopper’ service; increased the number of car parking spaces; and improved the signposting."


Published: 15 April 2005

Ian Botham hits Diabetes for Six

Heartfelt pleas to support the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal were made yesterday (Wednesday 27th April) by the parents of Stephanie Marks and Cricketing legend Ian Botham OBE and his wife Kathy. They are supporting a £2.5m appeal for a dedicated resource centre and satellite clinics to improve diabetes care across north Surrey and south west London. Over £230,000 has already been raised by public support for the initiative towards the £500,000 public support target. A further £2m is now sought from corporate donors, research and development companies and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.


Published: 28 April 2005



Radio Wey does well in National Awards

Hospital Radio Wey has scooped two national awards at the National Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards recently – the Hospital radio equivalent of the Sony Awards, judged by people working in the media.


Published: 03 May 2005

National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

National Breastfeeding Awareness Week takes place between 8th and 14th May this year, and is co-ordinated by the Department of Health. The aim is to draw attention to the enjoyment and health protection that breastfeeding gives mothers and babies. Support from family, friends and health professionals is very important for new mothers. Research has shown that the partner's active support is invaluable in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.


Published: 03 May 2005

£36k Boost for Appeal

The Stephanie Marks Appeal received its largest single donation to date when £36,180 was presented by The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Martin Schofield at the end of his year of office. Sue Marks, Stephanie’s mother, beamed as she visualized her daughter’s dream move one step closer to reality. The incoming Mayor, Cllr Graham Winton and Avril Surridge, member of the Stephanie Marks Appeal committee member and chair of Diabetes UK St. Peter’s and District Group also attended the presentation which took place on Monday 23rd May, in the recently refurbished reception area at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.


Published: 24 May 2005

Sarah Runs for Stephanie

Olympic Golf Medalist Sarah Webb will lead a breakfast fun run on Sunday, 12 June in conjunction with David Lloyd, Brooklands to mark the start of National Diabetes Week, and raise money for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal. The route has been specifically selected as it gives participants the chance to choose whether they want to run 3k or 5k. Supporters who are unable to run are invited to walk – everyone is welcome - young and old. This is a chance to get fit, enjoy some fresh air, have fun and support this worthwhile cause!!!


Published: 31 May 2005



Coterminus Degree Launched

June 2005 saw the launch of an Applied Biomedical Science Degree (ABMS); delivered through the University of Surrey, in partnership with Surrey & North Sussex Pathology Network. This major new development is designed to produce effective graduates in the field of biomedical science, who will be sufficiently skilled on graduation to work as registered Biomedical Scientists (BMS).


Published: 01 June 2005

Eyes Right “Riverside Ramble”

Members of the public, patients and staff from Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals will be aiming to raise money for the St. Peter’s Hospital Eye Clinic this coming Sunday with a ‘riverbank ramble’ along the Thames.


Published: 03 June 2005

Challenging Targets Met

During 2004/05 Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals achieved all its key access targets under the NHS Plan including a further reduction in waiting lists.


Published: 07 June 2005

Mountain Rescue go the Whole Hog

Lyne’s very own mountain rescue team is donating £1,500 from their popular Hog Roast to Hospital Radio Wey’s new studio appeal.


Published: 07 June 2005

National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week - 12th to 18th June - is an important week for the Stephanie Marks Appeal.


Published: 08 June 2005

Radiology Runners

The Radiology Runners, led by Kathryn Williams, Radiology Development Facilitator, will be the biggest part of the huge team of 24 people running The British 10k on behalf of The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal. Last year our team of 9 runners raised well over £1000 between them - a fantastic result. Every step they ran has brought us further down the road of building a dedicated Diabetes Resource Centre to serve our entire catchment area. This year many have taken up the challenge again and are determined to beat their previous records.


Published: 08 June 2005

Chris Tarrant visits SPH

As part of national volunteer’s week, St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey today (Wednesday 8th June) received a visit from TV and Radio presenter Chris Tarrant.


Published: 08 June 2005

Supporting Breathe Easy Week

As part of Ashford and St. Peter’s Month, ‘Breathe Easy Spelthorne’ have been at Ashford Hospital this week publicising national Breathe Easy Week – 11th to 18th June – and the work of the British Lung Foundation and its local group.


Published: 09 June 2005

Trust Recruitment Event

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals’ recruitment event is all set for take off on Wednesday 22nd June.


Published: 13 June 2005

Friends Move into New Café and Shop

Another milestone in the development of the new entrance at St. Peter’s Hospital will be achieved next week when the Friends of St. Peter’s move into their new café and shop premises.


Published: 13 June 2005

Don’t throw away your cartridges

Just about to throw away your old ink-jet printer cartridge? Don’t, is the plea from Hospital Radio Wey volunteers.


Published: 15 June 2005

Sarah Runs for Stephanie

Around 20 runners and walkers joined Olympic Golf Medalist Sarah Webb at a breakfast fun run / walk at the weekend to mark the start of National Diabetes Week. The event was organised and hosted by David Lloyd, Brooklands to raise money for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal.


Published: 15 June 2005

Dr Foster shows Trust Efficiency

Independent data analysts Dr Foster and The Guardian have published an analysis today which shows that Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is leading the way on efficiency in the health service.


Published: 15 June 2005

Trust Welcomes Acinetobacter Guidance

Following publication of guidance on Acinetobacter by the Health Protection Agency, Ashford and St. Peter’s Consultant in Infection Control, Clive Grundy said: “There are no cases of Acinetobacter at Ashford or St. Peter’s hospitals at present. It is however of great concern to us on the rare occasions we do find it. Good ward cleanliness is important in limiting its spread, as well as good hand hygiene. The new guidance from the Health Protection Agency is a welcome reinforcement of the measures we take to combat this and other infections.”


Published: 16 June 2005

Hospital Executive Team Changes

Changes to the Executive Team at Ashford and St. Peter’s were announced recently as part of the move towards Foundation status for the hospitals Trust.


Published: 17 June 2005

Summer BBQ at Warren Lodge

The Desborough Hotel Group will be hosting a Summer BBQ as part of its on-going commitment to help The Stephanie Marks Appeal raise £2.5 million to build and equip a dedicated Diabetes Resource Centre.


Published: 21 June 2005

Ashford League of Friends badge on E-bay

Recently, an Ashford Hospital League of Friends Badge was released for bidding on the popular on-line auction site, eBay. The badge was originally made to be sold in aid of the League of Friends but fell in to the hands of a confused but slightly pleased seller from Berkshire who mentions on eBay: “We bought this badge with some other items and therefore do not know anything about it. The badge was eventually sold after 10 bids for £31.52.


Published: 22 June 2005

Trust to take further action to reduce infection rates

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that it is take further action to reduce MRSA and other healthcare infection rates. National data showing that year on year the MRSA bacteremia rate has not fallen at the Trust has prompted this tougher action.


Published: 23 June 2005

Eamonn Holmes opens new entrance

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford of ITV’s morning news show GMTV, were the special celebrity guests opening the newly revamped main entrance at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey yesterday (22nd June 2005).


Published: 23 June 2005

Bishops Visit

The Bishop of Guildford, the Rt. Rev Christopher Hill has made a special visit to St. Peter’s Hospital. Last Thursday, 23rd June, at the invitation of St. Peter’s voluntary services manager, Freda Larham the Bishop came to tour the A&E and see the work that is undertaken by the 70 strong team of chaplaincy volunteers. 2005 is the year of the volunteer and so to visit the chaplaincy volunteers was extra special but also the visit was planned to coincide with the “Spotlight on Ashford and St. Peter’s Month” which has been highlighting many areas of the Trust that often go unseen throughout June.


Published: 27 June 2005

Wound Management Formulary Launched

A new formulary for wound management at the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust has been launched today (28th June 2005), after nearly two years of planning and editing.


Published: 28 June 2005



Countess of Wessex Opens Neonatal ICU

HRH Countess of Wessex has today formally opened the £1.2m expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust. The expansion makes it one of the largest Intensive care units for sick babies in Surrey and Sussex.


Published: 05 July 2005

Local Health Service Responds to Major Incident In London

Jacky Bush, responsible for major incident planning at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, commented: “Although the local health service was not put on major incident standby, staff made arrangements to receive patients from London hospitals where space was needed to treat those directly affected by these terrible attacks. Working with colleagues in Social Services, the community hospitals and primary care, beds were freed up locally to receive a handful of local people who were being treated in London.


Published: 08 July 2005

Vangelis supports Hospital Radio Wey

Hospital Radio Wey's project to broadcast 24 hours a day received a boost from the maestro of music, Vangelis. The composer, known for his award winning film scores for Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, 1492 Conquest of Paradise and Alexander, was said to be thrilled to have his music included in a late night slot for relaxing music as part of a new 24 hour scheduling at the station. The benefits of listening to music can greatly enhance relaxation and well being. The Greeks theorised about the physical effects that different musical modes could have on us but it's only recently that there's been any hard science to back these ideas up.


Published: 08 July 2005

Trust responds to Healthcare Commission re maternity service

Following publicity over the weekend, generated by Chairman of the Healthcare Commission Sir Ian Kennedy’s remarks about maternity services, Ashford and St. Peter’s has co-operated fully with local and national media to ensure that the turn-round achieved by the Trust is recognised.


Published: 15 July 2005

Stephanie Appeal at Communique Awards

The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal raised a record £5,750 as the official charity of this year’s Communiqué awards for Healthcare Public Relations and Medical Education, hosted this year by Graham Norton at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Tuesday 19th July 2005.


Published: 22 July 2005

Three Stars for Ashford and St. Peters

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded three (3) stars – the highest possible rating – in the latest annual health check by the Healthcare Commission. The Trust, which received a zero rating in 2001, has made sustained progress in recent years with one star in 2002 and two stars in 2003 and 2004. The detailed performance report for Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals is available on the Healthcare Commission’s website at


Published: 26 July 2005



Ashford Hospital Treatment Centre draws nearer

Initial agreement on the development of an Orthopaedic Treatment Centre at Ashford Hospital has been reached with Capio Healthcare. The creation of independent sector treatment centres is a government initiative which featured as part of the ‘Shaping the Future of Local Healthcare’ consultation on services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital in the autumn and winter of 2003 and was approved by North Surrey and other PCTs in March 2004.


Published: 01 August 2005

Balfour Beatty 1m man hours gives A&E £1,000

One million accident free man-hours worked on the M25 Junction 12 to 15 Widening and M25 Spur road into Heathrow Airport has prompted the UK’s leading road builder, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, to donate £1,000 to Accident and Emergency services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 01 August 2005

Hospital Radio Quiz Night

Hospital Radio Wey, the St Peter’s based hospital broadcaster is hosting a charity quiz night this Friday, August 5th, in aid of its New Studio Appeal.


Published: 01 August 2005

Bike Shelters at St. Peter's Hospital opened

Six cycle shelters at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey were formally opened today. The £20,000 investment by Surrey County Council and Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust will provide cyclists with dedicated facilities to secure their bikes during their visit to the hospital or for staff whilst they work.


Published: 05 August 2005

Cross Channel Swimmer

Cross channel swimmer Patrick Turner, has successfully completed his attempt to swim the channel and has completed the task in just 14.5 hours.


Published: 10 August 2005

Finance Statement

For the last two years Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has balanced it’s finances with agreed support from the NHS Bank. In 2004/05 this amounted to £13m. This support is not available to us in 2005/06.


Published: 17 August 2005

Music in the Atrium

Scott Elborn, 18, of Waters Drive, Staines, is helping to refresh the minds of staff and visitors to Ashford Hospital this week, with two hours of light piano music in the Atrium Cafe.


Published: 24 August 2005

Sian Thomas to leave Ashford and St Peters

It has been announced that Siân Thomas, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is to join NHS Employers on a two year secondment as Deputy Director from 1st December 2005.


Published: 25 August 2005

Dickens Ward is MRSA free zone

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital has continued it’s programme of work to combat hospital acquired infections including MRSA by ‘ring fencing’ Dickens Ward on the Ashford Hospital site against MRSA. Before admission to Dickens Ward all patients are tested for MRSA. Only patients who test negative are admitted to the Ward. Patients who test positive are admitted to other Wards and where possible to single bedded side rooms.


Published: 26 August 2005

Statement re Clostridium Difficile

National data published today (Friday 26th August) shows that Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust reported 430 cases of Clostridium Difficile between January 2004 and December 2004 giving a rate per 1,000 bed days of 3.13. However the Pathology Laboratory at St. Peter’s Hospital handles tests for three local community hospitals at Walton, Weybridge and Woking, as well as tests for local GP practices and other healthcare providers. The tables recognise this and state that excluding these reports gives a rate of 2.16 per 1,000 bed-days but this does not take account of the fact that the original base figures reported were incorrect because they included some duplicates.


Published: 26 August 2005



Inaugural Lecture

Dr Sue Roberts, National Clinical Director for Diabetes, was guest speaker at the inaugural Stephanie Marks Appeal annual lecture, on September 6. Where she highlighted how the proposed Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre to be based at St. Peter’s Hospital Chertsey, will help deliver the standards of care set out in a national framework for Diabetes (NSF National Service Framework) to people in North Surrey, Middlesex and the wider region.


Published: 12 September 2005

NHS Careers Day

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding a special NHS careers event on Thursday 22nd September 2005 between 10:00a.m. and 3.00p.m. in the Main Entrance of St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey.


Published: 16 September 2005

Radio Wey Celebrates 40 Years

To celebrate 40 years of broadcasting, Hospital Radio Wey is hosting a birthday party at the Ship Hotel, Weybridge on Saturday 15th October.


Published: 26 September 2005



Three Legs raised funds for Diabetes

Stephanie Fisher recently joined 25,000 women in Hyde Park for the ‘5K Hydro Active Challenge’ (previously the ‘Flora Light’) to help raise money for the charity set up in her friends memory. Stephanie undertook the 5 km race with University College Oxford friend Becky Hewitson, and as an added twist they ran tied together and made it a three-legged race.


Published: 13 October 2005

Victoria Wine Halloween Extravaganza

Enjoy this Halloween extravaganza for all the family. Everyone will be in Halloween costume and you will have the chance to taste a fabulous selection of wines and cider, completely free. The festivities will go on from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, 29 October at Victoria Wine Company, 58 High Street, Weybridge next door to Waitrose. Try your luck in the raffle and have a go at apple bobbing for some great prizes.


Published: 24 October 2005



World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1991 with the aim of co-ordinating diabetes advocacy worldwide. Since then, it has become the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community. This year the emphasis for World Diabetes Day falls on foot problems caused by diabetes, one of the more serious and costly complications of the disease. The slogan for the 2005 campaign is: Put Feet First Prevent Amputations.


Published: 08 November 2005

Non-Executive Directors Appointed

Three Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the Board of Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust with effect from 1st November 2005. Two - Ms Aileen McLeish of Hampton and Mr Norman Critchlow of Egham - are new appointments. The third - Mrs Jenny Murray of Shepperton - has been re-appointed to the Board.


Published: 16 November 2005

Wordsworth Ward Formally Opened

The new-look Wordsworth Ward at Ashford Hospital has been formally re-opened by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mrs Patricia Weston. The ward has been refurbished and altered to fulfil its new role as a 21 bed rehabilitation ward. The ceremony took place on Thursday 24th November.


Published: 28 November 2005



Hansel and Gretel Raise Funds for Diabetes

A perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. This spectacular pantomime provides a magical feast of fun, music and laughter, and will be staged early in the New Year by the award-winning Desborough Players at the Playhouse in Walton-on-Thames. This special charity performance of Hansel and Gretel will be raising funds this year for the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal, and will take place on Thursday January 5th at 7.30pm.


Published: 02 December 2005

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