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February 2019

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Council of Governors' Election
Have you got what it takes to be a Governor? Enthusiasm and support for Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals are the requirements for any would-be Governor. Would you like to have more of a say in how Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust develops it services? If so, would you be interested in standing for election as a Governor of the Trust?

We are holding elections this autumn for:

Public Constituencies
  • Elmbridge (3 positions)
  • Hounslow, Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond-upon-Thames (2 positions)
  • Spelthorne (3 positions)
  • Woking and Guildford (3 positions)

How to apply

This summer we will be arranging an Open Evening (7th August 6-8pm) when you can learn more about the role of Governor and talk with existing Governors. If you are interested, please look out for further information on the Open Evening and how to apply over the next couple of months.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Kind regards

Anu Sehdev
Membership and Engagement Manager

Dates for the Diary
Members' Events

Dementia Services on Tue 28 May - 2.30-4.30pm in the Postgraduate Education Centre at St Peter's Hospital

End of Life on Tue 11 June - 2.30-4.30 in the Postgraduate Education Centre at St Peter's Hospital

Council of Governor Meetings

Wed 6 March 6-8pm, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital

Wed 5 June 4-6pm, Chertsey House, St Peter's Hospital

Annual Members' Meeting

Tue 16 July 6-8.30pm in the Education Centre at Ashford Hospital

If you would like to attend any of the above, please contact Anu Sehdev, Membership and Engagement Manager at

Paediatric staff in Christmas clothing
Christmas 2018 at Ashford and St Peter's
Christmas doors

Christmas was a busy time here at ASPH with a range of festive events for everyone to get involved with. Our 'Decorate a Door' competition broke records, not only in the number of entrants received but in the quality, innovation, and creativity on display throughout the Trust. Holly Ward and the Patient Pathway Team were joint winners with their Three Kings and 18 Steps to Christmas themes with the Endoscopy Team coming in third place with their Christmas tree door complete with patient comments. This year we also decided to award a special accolade for creating a fabulous environment for patients in hospital at this time of year. The award was given to Paediatric Wards Ash and Oak for providing a very special experience for the children and families taking them from the 'Wardrobe' door to the wonderful world of Narnia.

Volunteers Christmas Lunch

Volunteers Christmas Lunch

We also had a fabulous volunteers Christmas Lunch at Aspects restaurant to celebrate and thank the fantastic volunteers who work across the Trust. Our chairman, Andy Field said, "Thank you all so much for your invaluable support to our hospitals and our patients."

A Christmas Visit

A Christmas Visit

On Christmas Eve we were visited by the High Sheriff of Surrey, Jim Glover and the Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Dolsie Clarke and Consort, Dr. Brian Perry who were complimentary and appreciative to the teams and the work they do particularly over the festive period. Another highlight of the visit was to the Abbey Birthing Wing - a fabulous facility for families, mums-to-be and new-borns. The High Sheriff was delighted to learn that these facilities were for the benefit of NHS patients.

West Site Development Display
Update on West Site
The Boards of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and Surrey and Borders Partnership are pleased with the decision taken by Runnymede Borough Council on 7th February 2019 to issue planning consent for the redevelopment of the St Peter's Hospital Healthcare Campus

This included approval of new housing for staff, a multi storey carpark, central staff carpark and other facilities at St. Peter's Hospital.

This allows us to move forward in securing the sale and development of excess land on the West of the site, to fund exciting new developments in the services we provide to patients in the future.

>Transport Snack Packs
Transport Snack Packs at Ashford and St Peter's
Sometimes babies are born prematurely or unwell in hospitals that do not have facilities to provide the appropriate level of care. In these cases it may be necessary to transport them from one hospital to a specialist unit in another - such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Peter's Hospital (the only one in Surrey). To enable babies to be transported as safely as possible, a dedicated neonatal transport service has been developed. To read more click here.