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



St. Peter’s A&E Receives Patients from Motorway Coach Crash

Four injured passengers from the coach crash near Heathrow Airport at 23:45 on Wednesday 3rd January were brought by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency Department at St. Peter’s Hospital, CHERTSEY, Surrey.


Published: 04 January 2007

Motorway Coach Crash

Two injured passengers from the coach crash near Heathrow Airport at 23:45 on Wednesday 3rd January remain at St. Peter’s Hospital, CHERTSEY, Surrey.


Published: 05 January 2007

Staff Reflect on Major Incident

Following the coach crash near Heathrow Airport at 23:45hrs on Wednesday 3rd January staff on duty in Accident and Emergency (A&E) that night have reflected on their experiences.


Published: 08 January 2007

Trust Announces Plans to Vacate the West Wing at Ashford Hospital

Plans to vacate the old West Wing at Ashford Hospital are now in their final phase and the moves out of the old building will be complete by the end of May 2007. Some areas have already moved – in November the Equipment Library moved to Keats Ward and Phlebotomy joined them on 8th December and the arrangements for the January moves are well advanced.


Published: 11 January 2007

Valentines gifts with a difference!

Give the one YOU love a limited edition Chelsea Football signed by the first team or a cricket bat signed by Ian Botham OBE


Published: 11 January 2007

Trust Announces 2007 Board Meeting Dates

The Board of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust meets regularly in public on both hospital sites and the Trust has announced that it will be holding Board meetings as follows during 2007.


Published: 19 January 2007

Car Parking at St. Peter’s could be eased

Patients, visitors and staff all know how difficult parking can be at St. Peter's Hospital at peak times. Over the past few years Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has tried many ways to help alleviate some of the pressures.


Published: 24 January 2007

Chairman Reappointed at Hospitals

Clive Thompson CBE has been reappointed by the Appointments Commission as Chairman of the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust for a further year until 31st March 2008. Mr Thompson has been Chairman at the Trust since March 2002.


Published: 26 January 2007

Ramadan Raises £30,000 for Hashim Welfare Hospital

Charitable giving during Ramadan in October 2006 has raised more than £30,000 for the Hashim Welfare Hospital, a UKand Pakistan based charity, which provides hospital and community health services in Pindi Hashim, Kharian, Pakistan. The Hospital is affiliated with Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust in England and covers Woking, Surrey where over half the money was raised. A significant donation came from the Blackburn area. Founder and Chairman of theHashim Welfare Hospital, Dr Idrees Awan will be using his holiday to visit the project from 15th February to 7th March 2007.


Published: 26 January 2007

Your chance to find out more about Diabetes

Last year’s ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ organized by The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal, Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust, was a day of information and inspiration for those with diabetes, their carers, parents, partners and friends. The 2007 event, taking place on Saturday 28th April at Sir William Perkins’s School in Chertsey (where Stephanie was a student), is on target to deliver an even fuller programme of talks, demonstrations and exhibitors addressing all aspects of diabetes care. There will be an impressive line up of speakers, ending with Douglas Smallwood, CEO from Diabetes UK addressing Clinical Developments and the Way Forward. Places are limited and booking in advance is highly recommended.


Published: 29 January 2007



Medical High Dependency Unit – one year on

The Medical High Dependency Unit (MHDU) at St. Peter’s Hospital has been up and running for 12 months. (Feb 1st) And the staff have much to celebrate, and although it is not in their nature to sing their own praises they are happy to mark the event knowing that many families they have helped would wish them to do so.


Published: 01 February 2007

Patient tells of care in new unit

For the staff of the Medical High Dependency Unit the patient’s emotional well being, and the support they can give their loved ones, is also an important part of their work. For Mrs Evelyn Gray and her husband, Tony, the opening of the Medical High Dependency Unit (MHDU) in February last year could not have been timelier.


Published: 01 February 2007

Ashford and St. Peter’s Re-Structure Management Team

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Antonia Ogden-Meade, Director of Business Development and Performance, is moving to Worthing and Southlands NHS Trust to become Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Service Delivery. She will leave Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust on 9th February 2007.


Published: 02 February 2007

Car Park Planning at St. Peter’s Approved

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed the news that the planning application for a ‘deck’ over car park one, outside the main entrance at St. Peter’s Hospital, has been approved by the Planning Committee at Runnymede Borough Council.


Published: 05 February 2007

Whopping gift for tiny babies!

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust - where intensive care for premature and sick babies across Surrey and beyond is provided - has received a donation of £10,000 from the T5 Charity at Heathrow.


Published: 06 February 2007

First Birthday for Ashford Hospital Walk-in Centre

Since the publication of this press release, from the 1st July 2009, the walk-in centre at Ashford Hospital became part of the new Ashford Health Centre, run by Greenbrook Healthcare, a GP-led organisation which already manages six practices in close-by Hounslow. Please visit their website for more information about contact details and opening times.


Published: 13 February 2007

Hot Flush! Step out for the Stephanie Marks Appeal

Don’t miss the chance to see a special Charity performance of the outrageous new musical "Hot Flush” which is a Celebration of the wonderful world of HRT" The performance is on Monday, April 23rd at Woking's New Victoria Theatreand best available seats are £15 instead of the usual £18-£24. Hot Flush stars Rula Lenska, Marti Webb, Sheila Ferguson, Rachel Izen and Sam Kane. Enjoy a fantastic night out, save money on seat prices and help the Stephanie Marks Appeal raise money to improve the delivery of diabetes care throughout Surrey and West Middlesex.


Published: 19 February 2007

Chelsea FC kicks off with nearly £11,000 to help fight diabetes

Following a match day corporate raffle, monies donated from participating in the FA community shield (formerly the charity shield), and auctioning a limited edition Chelsea Football Club football signed by the first team, a fantastic £10,785 has been raised to support The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal, a Chertsey based charity working to improve the diabetes service for Surrey and Middlesex.


Published: 22 February 2007

Mesothelioma: Vigilance needed against cruel disease

Electrician, plumbers and carpenters in the building trade need to be vigilant to reduce their risk of developingMesothelioma – the type of cancer that has no cure.


Published: 26 February 2007

UK Based Company Awarded Contract

A very important document that brings correspondence from the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust right up-to-date in the digital age was signed in traditional style on Monday (26-02-07) when the Trust entered into a three-year contract for a clinical correspondence digital transcription service.


Published: 27 February 2007

New Associate Director for maternity Services appointed

The new Associate Director for Maternity Services at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to her new role – a role where she will have responsibility for a service that delivers approximately 4,000 babies a year.


Published: 28 February 2007



Off he jolly well goes!

While some people look forward to a quieter pace of life in retirement it certainly won’t be the case for medical support worker Peter Jolley.


Published: 01 March 2007

Red Nose Events at ASPH

Food and fun are the key elements of support from Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals staff for the 2007 Comic Relief Red Nose Day. ‘First Steps’ Nurseries and ‘Aspects’ Cafes, located on both sites, are supporting the fundraising.


Published: 12 March 2007

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line GIVES to Ashford Hospital

Staff from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – owner of the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands - came to Ashford Hospital in Middlesex on Saturday 10th March as part of their annual Get Involved, Volunteer Everywhere (G.I.V.E) event. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary and being the first year that Royal Caribbean staff outside of America have been able to participate, the G.I.V.E day provided the company with a fantastic chance to give a little something back to the community in a fun, valuable and rewarding way.


Published: 12 March 2007

National Science and Engineering Week: Deadly Water

The role of hospital pathology departments in the identification of waterborne and water related diseases will be discussed next week during National Science and Engineering Week (9th – 18th March 2007). The theme for the week is ‘Water’ and local schools have agreed to hear about how these serious diseases are diagnosed by biomedical scientists working in hospitals.


Published: 12 March 2007

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2007

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and it is important that every woman is aware of the key facts, signs and symptoms of this important subject.


Published: 12 March 2007

Coping as a Couple

Are you a couple affected by cancer, perhaps as a patient or as a partner? Or are you affected by some other life-threatening illness? If so, you may appreciate the support that can be found at a weekend workshop aimed at couples who find themselves facing such a situation.


Published: 12 March 2007

Hospitals Support For Smoke Free Public Spaces

Staff at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are looking forward to more public places going ‘smoke free’ in July. The two hospitals, which went smoke free in March last year, are much cleaner and better places for the absence of second hand smoke, the invisible killer. However some people still flout the smoke free rules and the Trust is looking forward to more pressure being brought to bear on people who are in effect killing themselves and others through their addiction to smoking.


Published: 13 March 2007

British 10K – Reserve your place now

Now in its 7th year, the British 10k is a key event in the London sporting calendar and attracts 20k runners annually. Therace route takes runners through the heart of London - on roads closed to traffic - passing many of the worlds most famous historic and iconic landmarks. This is the 3rd year the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal will take part having secured 24 places. Over £3,000 was raised last year to help improve the delivery of diabetes care throughout Surrey and West Middlesex. If you would like to get fit and help a local good cause please reserve your place NOW!


Published: 16 March 2007

Public Welcome at March Trust Board Meeting

The Board of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust meets regularly in public on both hospital sites. The next meeting is at 2.00p.m. on Thursday 29th March in the Dining Room, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital.


Published: 19 March 2007

Red Nose Day at the Trust

Over £1,000 has been raised for Red Nose Day during fundraising activities at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals. Food and fun were the key elements of activities organised by ‘First Steps’ Nurseries and ‘Aspects’ Cafes, and a spur of the moment raffle was organised by Secretaries in the Elderly Care Department.


Published: 19 March 2007

Parking Charges at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals

Car parking meters at both Ashford and St. Peter’s are an essential part of the parking programme. At both sites they provide funding to pay for the upkeep of the car parks, and to employ security patrols to ensure that patients and visitors vehicles are safe, while they visit the hospitals, as well as supporting patient care.


Published: 20 March 2007

Trust welcomes publication of Clinical Options Report

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed the publication of the Clinical Options Report by Surrey Primary Care Trust (PCT). Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Medical Director, Dr Mike Baxter, comments: “This is a welcome development. My medical colleagues at this and other trusts have sought to determine the key issues and drivers forreorganisation of healthcare across Surrey."


Published: 27 March 2007

What a Quacking Good Idea!

Carol’s gone quackers again!!!! Hersham hairdresser Carol Kavanagh first saw the little knitted chicks at a friend’s home. She loved them so much she knew they would be a winner! She was right, these cute chicks, each filled with a crème egg, literally ‘flew’ out of their nest raising £2,100 for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal. The knitted Easter chicks are on sale for £1 each from the Stephanie Marks Shop at St. Peter’s Hospital, NOW!


Published: 27 March 2007

Appeal Chairman Returns from Pakistan

Urological Surgeon and Chairman of the Hashim Welfare Hospital Appeal, Idrees Awan, has returned to the UK after his recent fact finding mission to Pakistan.


Published: 28 March 2007



Diabetes - Your chance to find out more

Last year’s ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ organised by The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, was a day of information and inspiration for those with diabetes, their carers, parents, partners and friends. The 2007 event, taking place on Saturday 28th April at Sir William Perkins’s School in Chertsey (where Stephanie was a student), is on target to deliver an even fuller programme of talks, demonstrations and exhibitions addressing all aspects of diabetes care.


Published: 02 April 2007

Eggs TV and cash for children's wards

In just over three years trainee prison officers from Feltham Prison and Young Offenders Institute have raised £40,000 for the children’s wards at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust and, to top it all, they have just made another special delivery of £941, two TV and DVD sets and stacks of Easter Eggs!


Published: 02 April 2007

Maternity Matters!

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed the publication by the Department of Health of ‘Maternity Matters’ which sets out a number of national choice guarantees which will be available for all women by the end of 2009.


Published: 05 April 2007

Living with Diabetes Day – There’s still time to attend!

If you have diabetes, know someone who has or simply want to find out more, then this year’s ‘Living with Diabetes Day’organised by The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, is for you. The 2007 event, takes place on Saturday 28th April at Sir William Perkins’s School in Chertsey (where Stephanie was a student). The day will deliver a full Programme of talks, demonstrations and exhibitions addressing all aspects of diabetes care.


Published: 19 April 2007

Trust Supports Surgery Closer to Home

Consultants and managers at Ashford and St. Peter’s have welcomed the report ‘Saws and Scalpels to Lasers and Robots – Advances in Surgery’ published on 17th April by the Department of Health. The hospitals Trust, which carried out over 22,000 day case surgical procedures in 2005/06, recognises that in the future specialist in-patient surgery will be more centralised but the vast majority of procedures will be undertaken as day cases.


Published: 24 April 2007

Bushell for Barbados

Tracey Bushell, a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse employed by Surrey Primary Care Trust and working within the Diabetes Team at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, is heading for the Caribbean island of Barbados where she will devote some of her time on a voluntary basis helping to educate people with diabetes about their condition. She will be inBarbados from 3rd May to 26th July, a total of 12 weeks. Unfortunately her departure arrangements mean that she will miss the Living With Diabetes Day on Saturday 28th April which over 100 people have now signed up to attend.


Published: 26 April 2007

Education Is the Way Forward for Diabetes Care

The clear message from the second annual ‘Living With Diabetes Day’ organised by the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal in association with Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals is that education is the way forward for diabetes care. With an explosion in the number of people with diabetes supporting individuals to care for themselves is an important element in plans for the future. Over 150 people attended the event which was sponsored by pharmaceutical company NovoNordisk and the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Published: 30 April 2007



Have you seen a wheelchair?

They’re like London buses – when you want one there’s none, when you don’t want one they’re lined up. Wheelchairs are a bit like that but it doesn’t help when 30 go missing! That is what has happened at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals over the last 18 months. The cost of each chair is £250 which the hospitals can ill afford to pay out time and again.


Published: 01 May 2007

Be Sun Smart says Doctors

Dermatologists at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are concerned that with the unusually good weather experienced so far in 2007, and the summer fast approaching, local people need to take care more than usual about their exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.


Published: 01 May 2007

D&V Outbreak at St. Peter’s Hospital

It is not unusual for hospitals to be affected by occasional outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting (D&V) in both patients and staff. The Trust has taken the precautionary measure of closing to new admissions. In addition to the temporary closure we are escalating our infection control measures to bring this under control and have opened additional beds.


Published: 03 May 2007

Trust Opens Further Additional Beds To Manage D&V Problem

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is opening further additional capacity this afternoon to help manage the current problem with diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V). The problem, which has been ongoing since Wednesday 2nd May, is now affecting nine ward areas at St. Peter’s – around 150 beds - which have been closed to new medical admissions over the bank holiday weekend.


Published: 08 May 2007

Action on Use of Mixed Sex Bays

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has taken action on the issue of mixed sex bays (areas within wards) with the support of the Patient and Public Involvement Forum (PPI), who monitor the activities of the hospitals NHS Trust and the Trust’s own Patient Panel.


Published: 10 May 2007

Public Welcome at May Board Meeting

The Board of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust meets regularly in public on both hospital sites. The next meeting is at 2.00p.m. on Thursday 31st May in the Lecture Room, Conference Centre, Ramp, St. Peter’s Hospital.


Published: 15 May 2007

Hospitals Make Progress on Containing D&V Infection

“This outbreak of D&V appears to be particularly virulent and difficult to contain but we are making progress,” says Director of Nursing and Operations, Michaela Morris. “We have been deep cleaning infected areas but unfortunately the infection has been sporadically reappearing. It is prevalent in the local community and it is difficult to prevent it coming into the hospital without a total ‘lockdown’.”


Published: 15 May 2007

Trust Welcomes Patient Feedback

“Feedback from patients is vitally important if we are to improve our services,” says Head of Customer Affairs at Ashford and St. Peter’s, Jill Down. “Picker, the independent organisation who undertake the inpatient survey for us, indicate that we have improved in a number of areas over the last year. This is welcome but we need make sure that we take note and respond to the areas where patients tell us we can do better. In particular we are focusing new efforts on noise from other patients and mixed sex bays."


Published: 15 May 2007

British 10k – Sunday 1st July 2007 - Hyde Park, London

If you would like to run the British 10k on behalf of the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal you had better be quick as there are only TEN (10) remaining places. The charity is raising money to improve the quality of diabetes care in Surrey and West Middlesex. There is still time to get fit and run on behalf of this very worthwhile cause - but hurry, put on your running shoes and book your place NOW!


Published: 21 May 2007

No wards are closed at St. Peter's

The assistance of your newspaper in keeping local residents informed about the D&V problem at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has been welcome but the headline ‘More wards are closed as bug lingers at St. Peter’s’ (16th May) and the opening paragraphs last week were incorrect.


Published: 21 May 2007

The Tweenies visit children at St. Peter's

Children on Oak and Ash Ward and in the children’s outpatients at St. Peter’s Hospital were ready to play and were enthralled by a visit from CBBC’s Tweenies on Thursday 24th May.


Published: 29 May 2007

15 Years of Partnership Working Celebrated

The benefits of working in partnership have resulted in a massive £395,965 profit share for a local NHS organisation. The money for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is the result of a long standing partnership with the BMI Runnymede Hospital which is co-located on the St. Peter’s Hospital campus at Chertsey, Surrey.


Published: 30 May 2007

Trust Makes Commitment to "Go Green"

As a major local employer with a turnover of £174m the two hospitals create 417 tonnes of domestic waste and 514 tonnes of clinical waste each year. Around half a million patients, relatives and visitors make a journey to the hospitals each year. Although Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has over the years had a number of ‘green’ initiatives, in the light of recent concerns it has decided to make a clear commitment to ‘go green’. This commitment was set out in a paper to the Trust board meeting on 31st May.


Published: 31 May 2007



Hospitals' Healthy Finances

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that the Trust achieved a surplus of £1.1m for the financial year 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007 (2006/07).


Published: 01 June 2007

Trust Gears Up for Faster Future

Projects to support faster and better patient care at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are being introduced over the next year.


Published: 04 June 2007

Trust Thanks Staff for Tremendous Response to D&V Outbreak

The response of staff at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals to the recent outbreak of Norovirus, better know as ‘winter vomiting disease’ has been praised at the Trust Board meeting held on 31st May.


Published: 04 June 2007

“Future Hospital” Report Welcomed

The Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed the publication of the latest report in the ‘FutureHospital’ series from the Institute of Public Policy Research (ippr). ippr’s previous report, published in January, set out the case for progressive change in hospital services. The report calculated that if heart attack care was re-organised, nationwide 500 extra lives could be saved every year and there would be 1,000 fewer repeat heart attacks and 250 fewer strokes. This latest report – ‘The Future Hospital ;The politics of change’ - deals with some of the reasons many people do not believe hospital consultations to be genuine and how they could be better organised.


Published: 05 June 2007

Letter to Editor: 10 mile circles around A&Es are nonsense

Both Professor Marks and the unnamed Surrey A&E specialist should know better and your report, ‘The ‘black hole’ left by A&E closure’ (Surrey Advertiser, 25th May, Camberley Mail, 29th May; and The Rush, 31st May) is nonsense and scaremongering at its worst.


Published: 05 June 2007

Patient says “Thank you” to Surgeon

When Anne Twells was diagnosed as having a tumour on her tongue she might have been forgiven for feeling a little bit sorry for herself. But she didn’t! She wondered how her family would cope without her, and she set her sights on beating cancer.


Published: 07 June 2007

Happy with Two Volunteering Roles

For 23 years Beryl Comer was a familiar face to users of the Alliance and Leicester’s Ashford branch. But when the branch closed in 2004 Beryl knew that she would miss meeting people if she just decided to stay at home. Her husband, Barry, was already a volunteer gardener with Age Concern in Spelthorne and when Beryl heard that Ashford Hospital was looking for volunteers she decided to offer her services.


Published: 07 June 2007

Poster pin-up!

“I pin-up posters in the NHS!” That may sound a little flippant, but a sense of humour in appropriate circumstances is always a useful attribute for a hospital volunteer like Peter Maskell.


Published: 07 June 2007

From Nurse to Volunteer

Beryl Round had just turned 17 when she began her nurse training. Little did she think that it would lead to a lifetime of devotion to duty and that at 81 she would still be involved in serving the health of her local community! But that’s just what Beryl is doing – as a volunteer at St. Peter’s Hospital.


Published: 07 June 2007

Sister was right!

At the age of 62 Pam King, of Feltham, may have been very grown-up and used to making her own decisions, but she still paid attention to what her big sister told her – and she’s very glad she did because her sister was right!


Published: 07 June 2007

Came for help – and stayed to help!

Josie Rothwell was on one of her regular outpatient visits to St. Peter’s in October 1992 when she saw a notice in the League of Friends shop window appealing for volunteers. She enquired – and got the job!


Published: 07 June 2007

More than just help ... a treasure!

Ashford Hospital volunteer Daphne Witham is a “treasure” as far as her colleagues are concerned. Said medical secretary Maggie Smythe: “Daphne will do anything, she’s a real treasure. She’s very reliable, very conscientious and she gets on well with everyone and does whatever she can to help us.”


Published: 07 June 2007

Volunteers span all ages

The Health Sciences Library at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is a good example of how people can enjoy the role of “volunteer” whatever their age. June is traditionally the month when the work of the volunteers in the UK is recognised and the Trust likes to highlight their valuable contribution to the running of both hospitals – and encourage other people to considering becoming a volunteer.


Published: 07 June 2007

Critical Care Summer Barbecue Raffle Set to Fly

Return airline tickets from the UK to the USA are the top prize in the raffle for the summer barbeque to raise funds for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals and the recently established West Surrey Internal CardiacDefibrilator Club (ICDC). The economy class tickets have been generously donated by American Airlines and will make it possible for the winner of the raffle to choose a flight (subject to terms and conditions) to anywhere in the United States that American Airlines fly to, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Miami.


Published: 08 June 2007

Small Changes Lead to Big Differences

“Making small changes can lead to big differences,” says Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Diabetologist Dr Mike Baxter says, endorsing the theme for Diabetes UK’s National Diabetes Week. “For the increasing number of people who suffer with diabetes it is important that they change their habits. Even the smallest changes can result in a significant improvement in their long term health.”


Published: 08 June 2007

Patient Choice

Missed appointments are a constant drain on NHS resources, reducing efficiency and costing the NHS an estimated £100 million a year. A recent study conducted by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust found that the introduction of Choose and Book significantly cut the number of missed hospital appointments and reduced patient waiting times and related costs to the Trust.


Published: 18 June 2007

Sir William Perkins’s School Rowers Raise Revenue for Appeal

The Ball Committee for the Sir William Perkins’s School Rowing Club were thrilled to bits when their first fundraising endeavour generated a huge £1,000 donation for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal. Held in March at Royal Holloway,University of London, 120 people had a great time dancing the night away. 11 pupils from the School worked with the Ball Committee during the evening to make the occasion an overwhelming success.


Published: 20 June 2007

All Welcome at Hashim Welfare Hospital Appeal AGM

Members of the public are invited to attend the annual general meeting of The Hashim Welfare Hospital Appeal and bring themselves up-to-date on both the progress of improving healthcare for the impoverished community in north Pakistan and the follow up work after the 2005 earthquake.


Published: 21 June 2007

All Welcome at AGM

Members of the public are invited to attend the annual general meeting of The Hashim Welfare Hospital Appeal and bring themselves up-to-date on both the progress of improving healthcare for the impoverished community in north Pakistan and the follow up work after the 2005 earthquake.


Published: 21 June 2007

Birth of Tiny Miracles!

Tiny Miracles is a new support group that has been set up by Cassandra Donovan and Tilly Foley. Both had pre-term babies that were in St. Peter’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)in the spring of 2006, and they have become firm friends. Cassandra, of Sunningdale had Thomas 23 weeks prematurely in late February and Tilly, of EnglefieldGreen, had twins Tom and Jack 14 weeks early in March. They realised they were an immense source of support for each other and wanted to offer this support to other parents who found themselves in a similar situation.


Published: 21 June 2007

Menzies makes money for Stephanie Marks Appeal

Egham based Accountancy firm Menzies Bolton Colby clearly demonstrated its entrepreneurial flair by raising £2276 for The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal at its annual Charity Quiz Night. Held at The Thames Club Function Room in Staines, 30 teams of 4 people put forward from local companies and groups such as, Staines Round Table, Surrey Chamber of Commerce; Barclays Bank PLC; HSBC and many others competed against each other in a fun, yet extremely challenging evening!!! The money was raised through ticket sales, a raffle and very generous donations from quiz team members.


Published: 21 June 2007

Joined-up walking for a good cause!

Anyone who has had an operation will have a list of questions that they want answering as accurately as is humanly possible. Probably among the top of the list will be: “Am I likely to get a blood clot?” and for motorists: “When can I drive again?”


Published: 27 June 2007



Double Urology Success

Two Urology Nurse Practitioners at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust have become the second nurses in the country to successfully achieve a qualification designed for doctors.


Published: 04 July 2007

Beacon of Community Co-Operation is Praised

“The Hashim Welfare Hospital Appeal is a beacon of community co-operation amidst a difficult time;” said Clive ThompsonCBE, Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. Speaking at the Appeals AGM on the day after failed terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow, Mr Thompson said: “Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are proud to be associated with the success of the Hashim Welfare Hospital and all it has achieved to provide healthcare and education for rural people inPakistan. The Appeal has brought together the areas major healthcare provider with an important local community to work for the common good.”


Published: 10 July 2007

Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project

A report published today shows that cardiac care at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is among the best in the country with above average scores across the board.


Published: 13 July 2007

New Surgical Suite Opens

With the increasing volume of work for the Oral & Maxillofacial department of the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust the surgical and consulting rooms have been upgraded.


Published: 13 July 2007

Big Hearted Gift to Coronary Care

American Airlines provided the top prize for a fundraising barbeque earlier this month and their generosity contributed to a magnificent £1,200 being raised for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme at Ashford Hospital and the recently formed West Surrey Internal Cardiac Defibrillator Club (ICDC). This is the only support group of its type in Surrey.


Published: 17 July 2007

He came to listen to TALK!

The members of the recently formed TALK speech therapy workshop for recoverers from stroke had a visit from Leonard Levy of the Department of Health’s Vascular Programme on Tuesday. (July 17)


Published: 18 July 2007

Thousands of Satisfied Customers

For cup of tea, read cup of comfort! That could be the maxim of St. Peter’s Hospital League of Friends café manageress, Sally Murray, who has been providing tea and hundreds of other “lines” for 25 years. Sally, of Station Road, Addlestone, had not long moved into the area with her family when she found she had time on her hands and she became a volunteer at St. Peter’s Hospital.


Published: 24 July 2007

Picnic Sandwiched between Showers!

The rain may have fallen but the happy sound of children enjoying themselves outshone any attempts of the weather to put a damper on the annual Twins and Triplets Picnic at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, at the weekend! (21/07/07). The event is organised by Parent Education Co-ordinators and midwives Naomi Warrington and Rose Cooper.


Published: 25 July 2007

Healthy Interest in the NHS

The end of the academic year provided an ideal opportunity for 17 Surrey youngsters from nine different schools to spend a week in one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in Surrey.


Published: 25 July 2007

Gardeners known for their magic

A group staff from the two BUPA offices in Staines ignored the poor weather and kept their promise to transform the overgrown garden attached to the children’s wards and playroom at St. Peter’s Hospital recently.


Published: 25 July 2007

NHS Trusts to Explore the Benefits of a Possible Merger

The Boards of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have decided that there is substantial value to be gained from exploring the possibility of a full merger of their two organisations. This could lead to the formation of a new, larger, organisation with the potential to significantly improve the quality of care and range of services offered to patients in Surrey and other parts of the catchment area.


Published: 31 July 2007



Health Minister returns to her roots

Recently appointed as a Minister at the Department of Health, Ann Keen MP, was enthusiastic to visit her old stomping ground at Ashford Hospital recently. On Tuesday 31st July Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed the former nurse on one of her first visits as a minister.


Published: 03 August 2007

Three Decades of Service

More than three decades after she began work at Ashford Hospital Mrs Gera Alongi has retired. She is well known throughout the hospital and has worked in virtually every ward area, including the old wards before the new hospital was built in the early 1990s.


Published: 03 August 2007

Patient’s Panel Significant Contribution

A group of residents from the Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals catchment area have been making an important contribution to the running of north west Surrey’s two local hospitals. The Patient’s Panel – a group of volunteers who have been meeting and supporting the work of the hospitals for nearly four years – has had an eventful year during 2006/07.


Published: 06 August 2007

Honour for Chief Paediatric Dietician

A Camberley woman and Chief Paediatric Dietician at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has been elected to chair the paediatric group of the British Dietetic Association. Catherine Jenkins has worked at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002 and was appointed Chief Paediatric Dietician in 2003.



Trust Summer Ball Raises £4k Towards New Diabetes Centre

The 2007 Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Summer Ball has raised £4,000 towards a new diabetes resource centre for patients. Over 240 people attended the Ball, held at the end of July at Wentworth, which was organised by the junior doctors committee at St. Peter’s Hospital.


Published: 13 August 2007

Proud of his Profession

Nursing is a good profession for any young man or woman who has a caring attitude and a love for humanity – this is the message from a man who joined the National Health Service as a nurse in 1969 when he arrived in England from Mauritius.


Published: 14 August 2007

Trust Board Approves New Mortuary Plan

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has approved the building of a new mortuary and associated facilities on the St Peter’s Hospital site at Chertsey, Surrey. The Trust is seeking to replace mortuary facilities built in the 1940’s on the edge of the hospital site and build a new facility more central to the main hospital buildings on the St Peter’s Hospital site. This project forms part of ongoing plans to reconfigure and re-provide healthcare services on the St Peter’s Hospital site. The new mortuary development is part of the Trust’s plans to develop and enhance the hospital services in the area.


Published: 20 August 2007

Award for Pain Team

For the second year running the Acute Pain Team at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has won an NHS award for teaching excellence.


Published: 22 August 2007



Parents Helping other Parents

The parents of a baby who was cared for in the St. Peter’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Chertsey, Surrey, were so grateful to be able to stay in accommodation within yards of where he was being treated, they have returned with a cash donation to mark their appreciation.


Published: 03 September 2007

Golden anniversary - with a difference!

When Margaret Lawlor was a young woman she saw a golden opportunity to fulfil her desire to help others – little thinking that years later it would lead to a Golden Anniversary!


Published: 03 September 2007

“Thank you” on both sides of the coin!

“Thank you!” “Thank you!” have been the words flying around recently at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Breast Unit. Grateful patients have been thanking their surgeon, and the grateful surgeon has been thanking the patients for a £2,145 donation!


Published: 05 September 2007

Sunil shines at cleaning!

Anyone who has ever spent hours cleaning knows that what you hope for is a brilliant finish! House-keeping assistant Sunil Punnoose shines – quite literally - in that department and his enthusiasm for his job and the end result has not gone unnoticed!


Published: 06 September 2007

Max Clifford - Cash for Questions

Max Clifford has been in the business of public relations protecting and promoting a wide variety of clients for well over 40 years. Join him at Foxhills on Wednesday evening, 14th November when he will host ‘Cash for Questions’ to mark ‘World Diabetes Day’. This will be a ‘black tie’ charity event with a difference! After a mouth-watering three course dinner, in a closed room with no media, a select number of people will have the opportunity to donate cash to ask Max a question on any subject or about any celebrity. Prepare to be shocked!


Published: 17 September 2007

Interesting Times in the NHS!

After 26 years in the NHS, Liz Thomas can recommend it as a place to find an interesting job. After leaving school Liz worked and trained as a hairdresser but marriage and family life brought about a career change and she joined the central sterile supply department at St. Peter’s Hospital. As well as clerical work her job involved packing instruments and delivering them to the maternity unit.


Published: 18 September 2007

Trust Welcomes “Fit for the Future” Proposals

Welcoming the publication of Surrey PCTs ‘Fit for the Future’ proposals Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals said: "We have maintained all along that Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals have a central role to play in plans to improve provision of healthcare services in Surrey. These go beyond maintaining A&E, the Walk-In Centre, Maternity and Children's services."


Published: 21 September 2007

Surgical Assessment Unit Celebrates Year of Success

The Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey is celebrating it’s first birthday. The new SAU was one of the last parts of the planned reconfiguration of services across the Trusts’ two sites at Ashford and Chertsey, which has been ongoing since initial consultation in late 2004 and early 2005. The unit was formally opened on 21st August 2006.


Published: 24 September 2007

Successful One Stop Job Shop for Emergency Services

Emergency Services at Ashford and St. Peter’s have recruited (subject to references) five new nurses to the Trust following a ‘one stop job shop’ held on Friday 21st September.


Published: 24 September 2007

Refreshing New Start for Friends

The Ashford Hospital League of Friends have opened a new Refreshment Bar and Shop in the Main Entrance at Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Middx near Staines. This replaces the League’s old Tea Bar which was located in the now closed West Wing. The formal ribbon cutting ceremony was carried out by Consultant Cardiologist and Hon. President of the League of Friends, Dr Peter Wilkinson. He said: “The Friends at Ashford Hospital carry out a very important role. Their activities are many and varied and they have always adapted to circumstances. The opening of this new refreshment bar marks an important new stage in the support the Friends provide to the Hospital and Trust as a whole.”


Published: 24 September 2007

Sponsored walk steps up fund-raising!

Sponsorship money has been coming in following the “Joined-Up Walk” organised by the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust orthopaedic department recently.


Published: 25 September 2007

Music to their ears!

Hospital Radio Wey has been successfully test broadcasting on the internet for several months now, and with the help of Whitegates Nursing Home in Laleham, who have agreed to be a pilot site for a new initiative, they are now using this advance in technology to live up to their station’s Constitution.


Published: 25 September 2007

Local Wound Care Expert meets International Expert

The Senior Specialist Nurse in Wound Management at the Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Trust is to fly to America this month (October) to meet internationally recognised wound care experts.


Published: 02 October 2007



Chief Executive to Assist Kent Hospitals Trust

It has been announced that Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive, Glenn Douglas, will be seconded part time to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to lead them following the departure of their Chief Executive.


Published: 08 October 2007

Ramadan Update for Hashim Hospital Supporters

Supporters of the Hashim Welfare Hospital have been updated on the progress of the appeal during this years holy month of Ramadan.


Published: 09 October 2007

Pink Calendar girls flush with success

The digital mammography machine appeal at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals Breast Unit looks set to get a welcome Christmas Box boost if sales of the 2008 “In The Pink” calendar take off!


Published: 10 October 2007

Maternity Matters at Ashford and St. Peter’s!

Maternity Matters is a national Health Policy to be implemented across all areas of England & Wales by the end of 2009. The policy emphasises choice, access and continuity of maternity care in a safe service.


Published: 10 October 2007

NHS Hospital Boards continue to explore Merger Potential

Discussions about a possible merger of Frimley Park Hospital and Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are still on track following a successful meeting between the Boards of both hospital trusts on 2nd October.


Published: 11 October 2007

Four talks in one session!

How does your local ambulance service work? Would you like to know more about Microbiology and Infection Control? How is Ashford and St. Peter’s progressing? How do the League of Friends support Ashford Hospital?


Published: 11 October 2007

Dedicated Hospital Manager Appointed for Ashford

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Elaine Inglis as Hospital Manager with overall responsibility for the management and development of Ashford Hospital.


Published: 12 October 2007

Two Years of Progress and Success

St. Peter’s Hospital has been the designated centre for complex pelvic surgery for urological cancer since 2005 and is celebrating two years of progress and success this year. The north Surrey cancer network for Urological cancers – which encompasses Ashford (Middx) Hospital; Frimley Park Hospital near Camberley; Royal Surrey County Hospital at Guildford and North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke – refer patients into the Urology Department at St. Peter’s Hospital atChertsey where Urological Consultants Mr Ravi Kulkarni and Mr Robin Cole are recognised as specialists in major pelvic surgery undertaking around 70 pelvic cancer operations each year including cyststectomies and radical prostatectomies.


Published: 15 October 2007

Police called to A&E

Police were called to St. Peter’s Hospital Accident Centre on Thursday night (11-10-07) after a drunken woman went on the rampage causing havoc in the waiting area. No patients or staff were injured.


Published: 16 October 2007

Annual Health Check 2007 Statement

Clive Thompson CBE, Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust, said: “At a first reading of this years ‘Healthcheck’ it appears to reflect an adverse turn in the booking performance and appointment arrangements for some of our services but does not represent an adverse turn in the quality of the patient care provided.


Published: 18 October 2007

Ashford Hospital League of Friends AGM

The Ashford Hospital League of Friends have been praised as a “rock of stability” whilst change is going on all around them.


Published: 20 October 2007

Grandpa’s Little Star!

Little Monty Elden-Ford is the youngest member of a vaulting team that currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most vaults in one hour – and Monty is only one-year-old! That may seem exceptional, but Monty had an exceptional beginning in life!


Published: 22 October 2007

The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Centre – The Final Push

The Board of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust and the Trustees of the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal unveiled the design for the new diabetes Resource Centre at a buffet lunch generously hosted by The Ship Hotel, Weybridge on Monday, 22nd October.


Published: 22 October 2007

Local NHS Staff take part in Fifth Annual National Survey

National Health Service (NHS) staff working for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are being asked what they think about their working lives. The Trust is sending out questionnaires to over 3,000 employees as part of the fifth national NHS staff survey.


Published: 25 October 2007

Hospital Mortuary Development

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust have been given full planning consent by Runnymede Borough Council for their new £4.89m mortuary development on the St Peter’s Hospital site in Chertsey, Surrey. The Trust has been working with Costain under the ProCure21 programme, to achieve an agreed target cost for this development and Costain will start work on site on 12th November 2007.


Published: 29 October 2007

Early detection saves lives says consultant nurse

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and lung cancer is the UK’s biggest cancer killer in both men and women. Every 15 minutes a new patient is diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK – that's more than 100 people a day and around 37,000 people a year.


Published: 30 October 2007

Hospital hosts final exams for future physicians

The past weekend (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2007) has seen medical consultants from across England at Ashford Hospital to examine thirty (30) junior doctors in their final exams before they become Physicians. The exams were held in the Rheumatology & Physiotherapy Departments and the Hospital’s Education Centre served as a base for the twelve (12) examiners. Education Centre Manager Lynn Moran says: “Hosting the exams is a real honour for the Trust and Ashford Hospital. The exams have been such a success at Ashford over the last four years that we have been asked to host two sets of exams in February 2008.”


Published: 30 October 2007



MRSA down and C. Difficile under control at Ashford and St. Peter’s

The number of MRSA bacteraemia reports for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals for the latest quarter published by the Health Protection Agency shows a reduction of seven (7) cases compared to the same quarter last year. The total count for 2006/07 was 31 and the first quarter of 2007/08 shows that there were only four (4) cases.


Published: 02 November 2007

Hospitals want to know what patients think!

Following a successful pilot, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are launching a new Patient Comments card on all adult inpatient ward areas. The new Patient Comments card seeks the views of patients or their carers on a range of issues including satisfaction with doctors and nurses, explanations about tests and treatment, and whether services were provided in privacy. Other areas covered are cleanliness and food.


Published: 02 November 2007

Male nurse's wedding on TV

A&E Staff Nurse Sam Ollerenshaw and his fiancé Katy were given £14,000 to spend on their wedding – the only catch was that Sam had to organise every detail, had only four weeks from start to the big day and a TV company were going to film him every step of the way!


Published: 05 November 2007

Voluntary Services Magazine for 2007 Published

“Volunteers are an essential part of this Trust,” says Trust Chairman Clive ThompsonCBE in his introduction (page 3) to the newly published 2007 Voluntary Services Magazine for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals. The magazine recognises the invaluable role played by the 500 volunteers who give their time freely to support patients, visitors and staff at the two hospitals. Clive goes on: “We highly value the work volunteers do, in the wards, with the trolleys, in the chaplaincy, clinic support, porters and receptionists. And through other activities volunteers bring funds and support to the Trust to do things the NHS cannot do. A big thank you to all our volunteers!”


Published: 05 November 2007

Trumpet the news!

Fancy an evening of stirring music, interspersed with some of the first carols of the festive season? Then make your way to St. Hilda’s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, at 7.30pm on Saturday 24 November and for £6 you can listen to the Staines Brass Band, sing along with them and enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments.


Published: 07 November 2007

Bringing solace to bereavement

When Jacintha Crudden began her nursing career 27 years ago at the Silverlands Nurse-Training Education Centre – part of St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, - she had no idea that she would find fulfilment in specialising in the care of the dying and supporting their loved ones. As an Ashford and St, Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust Macmillan nurse Jacintha will be familiar to many families in the area but is now leaving to take up a new job in London.


Published: 07 November 2007

Deep Clean Team Starts at St. Peter’s Hospital

The fight against infections in local hospitals has been stepped up this week with the introduction of a team of cleaners who have been specially trained to carry out deep cleans and provide a rapid response. Hotel Services Manager William Britton said: “Cleaning at Ashford and St. Peter’s was brought back in-house in 2006 and this has enabled us to integrate our cleaning staff into ward based teams. Now we are introducing a rapid response service with staff who have been specifically trained to carry out an extensive in-depth cleaning program.”


Published: 12 November 2007

Doing it the e-Wey

Take the girls at Radio Wey, tell them you need to raise funds for a new studio and what do you get? A lot of chat and a really good idea … The recently launched, online magazine which promotes and features all that is good about the Local Community is adding a major new fundraising idea. The Chertsey based radio station be operating a great new LOCAL AUCTION site! - further enhancing their fast growing community presence. All you need to do is simply log-on, select an item and tell us how much you want to pay.


Published: 12 November 2007

In the right place, at the right time!

Seventy-seven year-old Leonard Willett was visiting his brother Frederick, 85, in St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, when Leonard suffered a heart attack and “died.”


Published: 12 November 2007

World Diabetes Day

The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal is hosting Max Clifford: “Cash for Questions” event at Foxhills on Wednesday, 14th November to celebrate the first United Nations observed World Diabetes Day. On December 20 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a landmark Resolution recognising diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease. The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day campaign is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.


Published: 13 November 2007

Max Clifford reveals all for Stephanie Appeal

On 13 March 1986 The Sun carried as its main headline: FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER. Was that true? This was one of the many questions asked of Max Clifford as he spilt the beans at his “Cash for Questions” evening in aid of the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal.


Published: 20 November 2007

Satisfaction Levels with Maternity Services Good

Mums who had their babies at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust between January and February 2007 and participated in the biggest ever survey have shown that satisfaction with services at the Trust is high.


Published: 26 November 2007

Professor Brian Ellis retires from the Trust

Consultant Urological Surgeon Prof. Brian Ellis, leaves the Trust this week after 25 years of service. He joined Ashford Hospital in the early 1980’s after completing his medical training at St Mary’s Hospital, London. He already knew Ashford having spent a year there in 1976 as a Registrar.


Published: 28 November 2007

Big step forward for vulnerable asthma patients

Thirty years of specialist work dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with breathing difficulties has seen a very significant development for Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, Professor Mark Britton. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) announced on Wednesday 28th November that the drug Xolair (Omalizumab) be recommended for the treatment of severe persistent allergic asthma.


Published: 28 November 2007



Paul’s loss is NICU’s gain

When Paul Cunningham’s son, James, was born seven weeks prematurely he weighed 4lbs.14oz. A year later his Dad had shed a magnificent 46lbs and raised £3,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, where James had spent the first 22 days of his life.


Published: 07 December 2007

Adding a little Fizz to the Christmas Celebrations

The chaps from Coca Cola brought a little Christmas cheer to the reception areas and corridors of St. Peter’s Hospital on Monday (10-12-07) when they spent the morning decorating the areas and setting up Christmas trees – starting with three trees in the main outpatient reception area!


Published: 10 December 2007

D&V at St. Peter’s Hospital

Staff at St. Peter’s Hospital have been coping with an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting since Friday 30th November but the worst now appears to be over. During this period around 50 patients and 12 staff have been affected. It is, however, of note that the majority of staff affected have not been able to work because a member of their family has been suffering from D&V caught elsewhere and our advice to staff, in such circumstances, is that they should report this and refrain from attending work.


Published: 11 December 2007

Staff Praised in Hospital Awards

Over 60 staff and 12 teams have been recognised for their efforts over the past year in the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust annual Appreciation Awards – the awards for hospital heroes. The Awards are designed to demonstrate the Trust’s appreciation of employees and volunteers who have made a sustained and exceptional contribution to the work of the Trust and its community, and those members of staff who have completed 25 years service.


Published: 18 December 2007

All Wards now open at St. Peter’s

Following the outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting (see attached press statement issued on 11th December) Director of Nursing and Operations at Ashford and St. Peter’s issued the following message to staff on Friday 14th December 2007.


Published: 18 December 2007

Hospitals win Award for Environmental Practice

Staff at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals are celebrating the recognition of their efforts to ‘go green’. The Trust won the Environmental Practice Award at the recent Health Business Awards.


Published: 19 December 2007

Student Studies Suggest Success

Imperial College Medical School students and senior civil servants studying at the National School of Government at Sunningdale last week spent time reviewing services and developments at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals.


Published: 21 December 2007

Family support continues for baby unit

For the second year running an Addlestone family have held a major fundraising event that has resulted in more than £2,000 being donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Peter’s Hospital.


Published: 24 December 2007

Burst Water Main fails to Dampen Christmas

A burst water main at the front of the Abbey Wing at St. Peter’s Hospital has failed to dampen the Christmas spirit. The burst water main was reported at 02:30hrs on Christmas Day, 25th December. The hospital’s on call facilities staff assessed the problem and made sure that staff and patients had access to hot and cold water for washing and bottled water for drinking. Three Valleys Water, who supply water to the St. Peter’s Hospitals site, attended and provided advice.


Published: 28 December 2007

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