About the Trust

Established in 1998 from the merger of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, the Trust has been on a long journey of development and improvement to its current position as the largest provider of acute hospital services to Surrey residents. It became a Foundation Trust in December 2010.

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 4,400 individual members of staff. Our turnover was £387.3 million in 2020/21.

The Trust provides a whole range of services across its hospital sites. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford Hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St. Peter’s Hospital.

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


Our vision and strategy

Our Trust Strategy: ‘Together We Care’ was launched in May 2018 and was developed within the national and local context of there being a clear need for collaboration and partnership working in order to ensure strong foundations for creating and benefiting from strategic opportunities. It is consistent with the local strategies and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy and, despite being published before publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019, there is a significant degree of alignment between the national priorities set out in the Plan and our own strategy and vision.


Our vision

To provide an outstanding experience and best outcomes for patients and the team


Our mission

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


Our Services

We provide the following hospital and community based health services to our catchment population:

  • Admitted patient care for planned surgery and emergency medicine and surgery
  • Accident and emergency services
  • Critical care
  • Outpatient services, both in the hospitals and across a number of community settings
  • Community midwifery services

Services are split across our three main hospital sites as follows.


Ashford Hospital

Day-case surgery
Elective surgery
Outpatients (including paediatrics) and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, and MRI scans
Inpatient Rehabilitation
Outpatient Midwifery hub


St Peter’s Hospital

Accident and emergency services
Intensive care
Emergency surgical and medical care
Elective and day-case surgery
Orthopaedics (Rowley Bristow unit)
Maternity care
Paediatric services (children’s services)
Neonatal intensive care unit which provides care for acutely ill babies
Outpatients and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, CT scans, endoscopy (using cameras to look inside the body) and MRI scans
Pathology services (provided through the Surrey and Berkshire Pathology Service)


Woking Community Hospital

Inpatient Neurorehabilitation services
Outpatient Services


We run a wide range of specialist clinics in the community. These include Cobham Community Hospital, West Byfleet Health Centre, the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, Teddington Memorial Hospital and others - providing more accessible care, closer to where our patients live.

We also have Early Supported Discharge Teams (for stroke) based at Ashford and Milford hospitals (providing services across much of West Surrey). Dermatology services are provided from Royal Surrey County Hospital, Haslemere Hospital and Cranleigh Health Centre.


Our Policies

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

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


We’ve been busy in 2020/21 …

Over the last year we have:

  • Treated 31,500 emergency admissions
  • Admitted 28,176 people for planned inpatient and day case treatment
  • Seen 88,656 people in our A&E department
  • Treated 41,042 patients in our outpatient clinics
  • Helped deliver over 3,340 babies
  • Had a turnover of £387.3m
  • Treated 204,373 through virtual clinics
  • Administered 25,500 COVID vaccinations
  • We cared for over 1,700 COVID patients


January 2022: CQC publishes reports on surgical and medical care services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals

I wanted to update you following a recent CQC (Care Quality Commission) visit to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. I am pleased to announce that overall the Trust continues to be rated as good following this inspection.

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