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



New Year Day Babies 2009

The first baby to be born at St. Peter’s Hospital in the New Year arrived at exactly one minute after midnight on 1st January, 2009! A baby girl was born to Shradha Shilpa of Sunbury, weighing 4lbs 7oz. (2.040kg.)


Published: 02 January 2009

Managing the cold weather

The current spell of cold weather has resulted in the Accident Centre at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust seeing a higher than usual volume of elderly patients with respiratory problems.


Published: 07 January 2009

Ashford and St. Peter’s welcomes new Chief Executive

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust welcomes their new Chief Executive, Andrew Liles, who took up his appointment at the beginning of last week on Monday 5th January.


Published: 09 January 2009

Dreamers bring pleasure to children receiving hospital treatment

Winter and summer for 18 years, The Golfing Dreamers have come up trumps for youngsters receiving treatment at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 14 January 2009

C difficile infections continue to fall at Trust

C. difficile infections are continuing to fall, as the latest quarterly statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) published this week show, and this is reflected in the reducing number of infections reported by Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 16 January 2009

Recruitment Event in Emergency Services

Emergency Services at Ashford and St. Peter’s are going through an exciting time of major growth and expansion, recruiting for Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses, Sisters/Charge Nurses and Staff Nurses in the three key areas of Medical Assessment Unit, Surgical Assessment Unit and Accident and Emergency.


Published: 16 January 2009

Thoughtful gift for Breast Cancer Patients

Hair loss following chemotherapy could be a thing of the past for some cancer patients, thanks to a donation that has enabled the Breast Care Unit at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust to purchase special cool cap equipment designed to reduce the risk of the sometimes distressing side-effect.


Published: 16 January 2009

Classes specially for fathers-to-be!

Men who are expecting to become a Dad in 2009 might like to know about the special classes that absolutely no women, except a midwife, are allowed to attend!


Published: 19 January 2009

Breathing Sensors donated to NICU

The family of an Ashford lady who was an active supporter with the charity Save Children in Pain (SCIP) have made a donation in her memory that has enabled two highly sensitive breathing monitors to be bought for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 16 January 2009

Nutrition Volunteers to Provide Vital Support

In line with the Department of Health Nutrition Action Plan, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Trust has implemented a number of initiatives to make mealtimes a more enjoyable occasion for patients. One of these initiatives is the introduction of the Nutrition Support Volunteer. These volunteers are people who have expressed an interest in assisting patients at breakfast, lunch or supper time any day of the week.


Published: 26 January 2009

Celebrating Success!

Thanks to overwhelming support from staff and patients in the Trust, the wider community and our dedicated and committed supporters, the Stephanie Marks Appeal is proud to announce that it has succeeded in reaching its financial target of raising over £1m.


Published: 26 January 2009

Family donate for a third time

For the third time in as many years the Mills family of Addlestone have made a £2,000 plus donation to the Early Births Fund (EFB) of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 27 January 2009

Student Receives Top UK Midwifery Award

A midwifery student from Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has received a top UK midwifery award. Laura Carr, also a student with the University of Surrey has won a student vision award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).


Published: 27 January 2009



Fielding Ward re-opens at Ashford Hospital

In order to improve services for patients and offer additional bed capacity, last week Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust re-opened Fielding ward at Ashford Hospital.


Published: 03 February 2009

Extreme weather cancels routine appointments

All outpatient appointments at both Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are cancelled today because of the extreme weather conditions, and a decision will be made later today regarding appointments tomorrow. Only a small number of planned operations are taking place today, and the Trust is contacting individual patients by telephone to let them know. The overall message from the Trust is, please don’t ring our switchboard unless absolutely necessary, but wait for us to call you.


Published: 02 February 2009

Research driven by the need to know!

For patients who have had hip replacement surgery one of the big questions frequently asked as they recover is: "When can I drive again?"


Published: 02 February 2009

More than 40 years helping patients

Just weeks after leaving school, 17-year-old Sheila Boakes won herself a place on the orthopaedic nursing training programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where she gained her Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate. From then until her retirement this week (Jan 30) her nursing career has been focussed on providing patients with the best nursing and social support available so they can regain as much independence as possible.


Published: 03 February 2009

Eye specialist sees improvement for his patients

Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Arun Gupta has successfully operated on the first two patients to be treated at the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust following approval of the drug Lucentis, for use on people suffering from Macular Degeneration.


Published: 02 February 2009

Helping other mothers

Staff in the Women's Directorate at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust have raised a magnificent £2,035 for use in Africa for the benefit of expectant mothers.


Published: 11 February 2009



Just what friends are for!

The St. Peter’s Hospital League of Friends has spent £50,000 on equipment for the ear, nose and throat department which will be used in the diagnosis of ENT patients.


Published: 03 March 2009


Over 200 people gathered at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey on Monday, 2nd March 2009 for the third annual Lunch4Life. The proceeds of this charity luncheon, amounting to over £35,000, will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care (registered charity number 207994) and the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals Breast Unit.


Published: 05 March 2009

The very best of Friends!

For more than half-a-century St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey has had the enviable and unwavering support of a loyal group of supporters who have freely given of their time and energy for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.


Published: 05 March 2009

First in the country!

The intensive care unit at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is first place in an NHS acute hospital to have installed the latest technology bringing Heliox piped gas to a patient’s bed space.


Published: 05 March 2009

UK launch of Bladder Cancer Awareness Day on our doorstep!

Consultant Surgeons at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust who specialise in treating patients with bladder cancer are launching what is thought to be the first BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS DAY in the UK on Wednesday, March 11.


Published: 11 March 2009

Life saving, but life changing experience

It’s just two years since “Ann” had a life-saving operation at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.


Published: 11 March 2009

The big cigar and the big C

Bill began smoking cigars when he was in his mid-30’s. By the time he retired he had bladder cancer. Like the vast majority of the population Bill had never known that many thousands of people die in the UK each year as a direct result of smoking.


Published: 11 March 2009

It’s a fact - smoking causes bladder cancer

Can you imagine what it is like to never feel the urgency to “spend a penny” again? Bladder cancer does away with that sensation because, to have a chance of surviving the disease, the bladder has to be removed. From that operation onwards life will never be the same again.


Published: 11 March 2009

New Non-Executive Director Appointed at Ashford and St Peter’s

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has recently appointed Sue Ells as a new Non-Executive Director. Sue joined the Board on 11th February and her term of office will be for 4 years.


Published: 02 March 2009

Shining Example of their Generation

Ten years after successfully completing her adaptation course enabling her to work as a staff nurse in the United Kingdom Claire Ellson-Credo has been appointed team leader in the day surgery unit at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.


Published: 18 March 2009

Matron recommends nursing as a career

When Delores Thomas began her training she knew that nursing would give her more than the average experience of the theatre of life – but she little dreamt that she would become Matron in Theatres and Day Surgery at St Peter’s Hospital - and that her devotion to duty would lead to tea at Buckingham Palace!


Published: 18 March 2009



Amongst the country’s top performing hospital trusts for stroke care

In a recent report by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party for the Royal College of Physicians, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has been rated amongst the top 25% of trusts in the country for stroke care.


Published: 06 April 2009

Need to know new knee expert!

Anyone who has had a sport-related injury affecting a knee may be interested to know that a new surgeon with a special interest in such problems has been appointed to the consultant staff at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 23 April 2009

New Pool Makes Waves!

Yesterday Olympic rower Andy Triggs-Hodge MBE opened the newly refurbished physiotherapy hydrotherapy pool at Ashford Hospital. Rower Andy is of course no stranger to water. Amongst many other rowing achievements Andy stroked Oxford to victory in the 2005 Boat Race, has twice won the rowing world championships and last year in the Beijing Olympics stroked the coxless fours GB team to a gold medal.


Published: 27 April 2009

Consulting on a Surrey kidney unit

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust very strongly welcomes the plans from NHS Surrey to commission a kidney unit for Surrey. NHS Surrey is currently running a public consultation asking Surrey residents for their views, and we would encourage local people to get involved.


Published: 27 April 2009

Man on a Mission!

William Britton is on a mission! Some people may think his cause a little unusual but he has an answer for that! He is passionate about housekeeping – and for him HOUSEKEEPING comes in capital letters!


Published: 30 April 2009



Grateful father raises money for St Peter’s Hospital

Tom Ford raised money for the St Peter’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by participating in the Reading Half Marathon.


Published: 05 May 2009

ASPH on the BBC

Some of you may have recognised the St Peter’s car park on the BBC “The One Show” last night (06/05/09). This was filmed for a story about hospital car park charging. The programme compared Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals with the Royal Marsden Hospital. Our patients receiving regular treatment in the oncology and haematology day clinics are given free parking.


Published: 07 May 2009

Listening to our patients

“Improving the patient experience is a top priority for us at Ashford and St. Peter’s,” said Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Liles. “And that’s why, in response to this year’s inpatient survey results, we are publishing the plan of improvements we intend to make over the coming year and then to give updates on our progress."


Published: 13 May 2009

Opening of Multi-Faith Centre

National and local speakers from different faiths and backgrounds gathered together at Ashford Hospital this week (11-05-09) to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s Multi-Faith Centre and to share their experiences and answer questions from almost 100 people attending the event.


Published: 14 May 2009

On the journey towards becoming a Foundation Trust

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust will be consulting local people, patients and staff, on becoming a Foundation Trust from Monday 1st June. Following a rigorous Board-to-Board meeting with the Strategic Health Authority on Wednesday the Trust was given the “Green Light” to proceed to the next stage of their application.


Published: 22 May 2009

Heartfelt Thanks to the American Women of Surrey

The American Women of Surrey (AWS) have donated their time and energy to the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Cancer Unit through their contribution of 125 heart-shaped pillows to bring comfort to breast cancer patients.


Published: 26 May 2009



Jenny Values Playful Penny

Penny Merritt has been volunteering for the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust (ASPH) since March in the Oak Ward Play room, looking after children and supporting the Hospital Play Service Team. On an average day that she volunteers she distracts the little ones before an operation or procedure. Penny walks around the ward and tells the kids about the play room. If they can’t make it to the play room, she offers toys for them to play with in their bed.


Published: 02 June 2009

Volunteering can be a pleasure

After a career that has included nursing and later the Civil Service, Pauline Hallaways has enjoyed the last 12 years as a volunteer in the National Health Service.


Published: 02 June 2009

Peter, the Porting Volunteer

Peter Jordan has been volunteering for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust (ASPH) and Weybridge Hospitals for the past 10 years after being made redundant from his factory job. He had been working for the Porters Service in ASPH for seven years, but after retiring, he found that he wanted to do something with his free time.


Published: 02 June 2009

20 years volunteering and still, Jill is eager for more

Jill Mills has been volunteering at the Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Hospital Trust, working with both the Hospital Radio Wey for 20 years and the Chaplaincy team for the last 10 years and she is loving it. Although she is soon to take a step back from DJ-ing, she is still very much involved with the Chaplaincy.


Published: 02 June 2009

Volunteers deliver a very valuable service

The valuable work of volunteers at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Hospital Trust (ASPH) is being celebrated, recognising those that generously give their time. The range of activities carried out by these volunteers and the contributions that they make to the patients, visitors and staff are much appreciated by all at ASPH.


Published: 02 June 2009

Lunch4Life £10,000 cheque presentation

Lorna Ponti and the Lunch4Life committee raised £10,000 this March for the Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Hospital Trust (ASPH) at a fundraising lunch, where over 200 people gathered for Lunch4Life. A cheque was presented to the Breast Care Consultant Ms Sunita Shrotria by Lorna to go into the Breast Care Fund which will help fund research, buy equipment and send ASPH staff on Breast Cancer training days.


Published: 04 June 2009

New Maternity Reception officially open

The newly refurbished area for the maternity unit at Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Hospital is now officially open! After five months of on-going work and an investment of £80,000, the area was opened by the new Chief Nurse Caroline Becher. Over 20 people gathered for the cutting of the ribbon, with one special guest, Isaac Simmonds, son of a maternity nurse here at the Trust. The renovated area has a brighter look and feel, with a more welcoming reception, extra storage for the medical records and a larger entrance with automatic doors so patients and visitors don’t have to struggle with the door.


Published: 04 June 2009

Parents accommodation gets a new look

The parent’s accommodation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Abbey Wing of the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust has been repainted by a team of volunteers from a local company and all in one day! This follows on from an award NICU won earlier this year from the same company, GSK.


Published: 12 June 2009

Thank you for saving my life!

“Thank you for saving my life!” - that’s the message from Jacqui Hollick to the medical staff at St. Peter’s Hospital and “Thank you for all that you do” is her message to the rest of the staff she has seen going about their daily work during her treatment.


Published: 15 June 2009

Award winning hospital staff

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has been recognised across the South East Coast area, with one winner and one finalist selected out of more than 230 nominations in the South East Coast Best of Health Awards, held on Tuesday 16th June in Brighton.


Published: 19 June 2009

Stroke unit experts helping India

Experts from the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust stroke unit have been invited to India to give advice on setting up the country's first ever stroke unit.


Published: 23 June 2009

All Welcome at Hashim Welfare Hospital AGM

The work of the Hashim Welfare Hospital in taking relief and medical aid to displaced people in Pakistan will be highlighted at the charities Annual General Meeting on Sunday 5th July. The annual meeting starts at 3.00p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey and is open to everyone.


Published: 30 June 2009



Best Ever Patient Environment Scores

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has achieved their best ever results in this year’s patient environment and action team inspection. Conducted on behalf of the National Patient Safety Agency this year’s inspection, published earlier this week, gave the Trust an ‘excellent’ score for food, and ‘good’ scores for both environment and patient privacy and dignity at both Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals.


Published: 10 July 2009

Coronary Care Unit delighted with donation

Staff in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, were pleased to receive a generous donation from relatives and friends following the funeral of George Mathieson, a patient on the unit last year.


Published: 10 July 2009

West Surrey Osteoporosis Group Donation

Since 2006, the National Osteoporosis Society's West Surrey Support Group have raised a total of £31,600 to improve local osteoporosis services and presented their latest donation of £10,000 to the Ashford and St Peter's NHS Hospital Trust on 13th July 2009.


Published: 14 July 2009

UK Acute Hospital Shares Expertise with India

India's first ever stroke unit looks set to become a reality thanks to the specialists from an acute hospital Trust on the London - Surrey borders.


Published: 15 July 2009

Maternity Unit Wins User Award

Tamba are please to announce that Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust is the first maternity unit in the UK to win two Gold Tamba Maternity Excellence Awards. They won their first Gold Award in 2006 and learnt in July 2009 that they have been awarded another Gold standard.


Published: 15 July 2009

Emer Delivers Quality Care

Midwife Emer Kelly not only delivers babies but is on the road to teaching other aspiring midwives how to deliver quality care to mothers at all stages of their pregnancy, the baby's birth, and in the first few days of life.


Published: 16 July 2009

Maternity Services - Moving On

Every working man and woman knows what it is to have to "deliver" - and sometimes the pressure means that, regrettably, job satisfaction has to be scaled-down in order to achieve that goal! But in the maternity unit at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust not only is delivery is a 24/7 event, but the job satisfaction of seeing Mum and baby happily going home is immensely rewarding.


Published: 16 July 2009

Two Careers - One Commitment

Ally and Ruth Lallmahomed retire from the Trust today (24-07-09) and although they are looking forward to their new life their commitment to using their skills to serve others has not come to an end! They will have a break and catch-up with visiting people and places they have wanted to see for a long time and then they may look at small project work, or undertaking voluntary work abroad.


Published: 24 July 2009

Swine Flu Advice

Medical Director at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Mike Baxter, has the following advice: “St Peter’s hospital is seeing increasing numbers of patients presenting at A&E with flu-like symptoms, and most don’t need to come to hospital at all. In order to limit the spread of the illness and to relieve pressure on the department, we would ask those who have flu-like symptoms not to come to A&E unless they are very ill. Similarly we would ask people not to telephone A&E directly for advice. Instead you should seek advice from either the new National Pandemic Flu Line or, if you have other serious underlying health conditions, from your GP.


Published: 27 July 2009

It’s not too late to join!

Come and join up as a member – it’s not too late! That’s the message from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust as the Trust approaches 23 August - the end of the 12 week period of public consultation on the Trust’s plans to become a Foundation Trust.


Published: 10 August 2009

Experience of mothers ‘significantly better’ at St Peter’s Hospital

Results just in from a survey of maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey show a significant improvement in the experience of mothers compared with two years ago.


Published: 14 August 2009

Foundation Trust application up-date

Support for Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust’s application to become a Foundation Trust has been gathering momentum as the 12 week Public Consultation process draws to a close. (August 23)


Published: 18 August 2009

90 junior doctors start at local hospital Trust

This week, 90 junior doctors have joined Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. They will complete a one year programme across a variety of departments, including medicine, surgery, A&E, intensive care, paediatrics, maternity, anaesthetics, radiology and psychiatry.


Published: 11 August 2009

New Chief Nurse “Means Business”

Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed a new Chief Nurse, Caroline Becher, in June. Over the past few weeks Caroline has been visiting different wards and departments within the hospitals and meeting staff and patients to get their views on patient care and where improvements can be made.


Published: 20 August 2009

St Peter’s welcomes a special guest

On Friday 21st August, the maternity department at St Peter’s Hospital enjoyed a visit from Dame Christine Beasley DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England.


Published: 21 August 2009

Local hospital is going green

Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust has just launched a new chemical free cleaning trial at St Peter’s hospital in Chertsey. For the next few weeks patients on Elm Ward will see the housekeeping team cleaning in a different way to normal, using more environmentally friendly equipment which is proven to be even more effective in the fight against infection than traditional methods.


Published: 27 August 2009



Family Heart Disease Study

A unique service aimed at preventing death or illness from heart disease – where there is a family history of the disease - has been launched at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.


Published: 03 September 2009

Keen to continue bringing expertise to the NHS

Four years after being appointed to the Board of Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-Executive Director Norman Critchlow has been re-appointed for a further four years, from 1st November, 2009.


Published: 09 September 2009

Sterile air system for orthopaedic operations

With autumn and winter just around the corner and the likelihood of people slipping on wet leaves or falling on icy surfaces the chances are that the orthopaedic staff will be kept very busy at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust!


Published: 16 September 2009

Grateful patient gets on his bike to say “Thank you!”

Just five months after major surgery for bladder cancer motor mechanic Pete Smith will soon be cycling to raise money for the Centre for Complex Major Pelvic Cancer Operations for Surrey , where he had his successful operation in April, 2009.


Published: 17 September 2009

AGM attracts record numbers

More than 230 people packed into Ashford Hospital on Thursday evening (24-09-09) for the Annual General Meeting of the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust. Many of those attending had signed up as members in the summer to support the Trust’s application for Foundation Trust status.


Published: 29 September 2009



Financial performance of local hospital improving

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is one of only four NHS trusts in the South East area to improve its financial performance and Auditors’ Local Evaluation score since last year. The evaluation is carried out annually by the Audit Commission, an independent watchdog responsible for ’protecting the public purse’ by auditing public services and reviewing the quality of their financial systems.


Published: 01 October 2009

Neonatal Transfer Service Extends its Hours

The Neonatal Transfer Service is delighted to announce that from 5th October 2009, the current 12 hour service will be extended to a 24 hour service. The new service will enable mothers and babies to be as close to their homes as possible whilst receiving the level of care required.


Published: 02 October 2009

Thank you - on behalf of the babies!

The tiny, fragile babies who need highly skilled nursing by the staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, also need something else – mother’s milk.


Published: 05 October 2009

Trust Improves Care Quality Commission Performance Ratings

Quality of patient care at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has been rated as ‘good’ for the second year running by the Care Quality Commission. In today’s performance ratings, the Trust has also been rated as ‘good’ for its financial management, which is an important improvement from last year when their financial performance was rated as ‘fair’.


Published: 15 October 2009

Leading the way in the fight against cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 35 years old. Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust is doing all it can to support the prevention of this terrible disease through its improved cervical screening service.


Published: 19 October 2009



Opening our newly refurbished wards

Ashford Hospital today welcomed Mr David Wilshire, MP for Spelthorne, who officially opened four newly refurbished wards. The improvements on Chaucer, Wordsworth, Dickens and Fielding wards are part of a major ward improvement programme across both Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, due for final completion in 2010.


Published: 17 November 2009

Insight into Pathology for Local Students

The pathology lab at St Peter's Hospital recently hosted a special open day for students from four local schools and colleges to show how their services are at the heart of modern healthcare. Over 70% of diagnoses made in the NHS involve pathology - yet few people know much about this vital 'behind the scenes' service and tend to think of hospital care in terms of more visible staff like doctors and nurses.


Published: 19 November 2009



Dr Foster reports low mortality rate for Trust

About the recent information published in the Dr Foster 2009 Hospital Guide, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust Medical Director, Dr Mike Baxter, said: “This year’s guide shows that the Trust is ranked in the top third of Trusts nationally and underlines our commitment to offering high quality care with the safety of our patients as an absolute priority.”


Published: 02 December 2009

Cheque it Out!

As 2009 draws to a close, this year in particular has proved to be an exceptional 12 months for the League of Friends of St Peter’s Hospital. Over the last year, the Friends have donated or committed record sums of money totalling £406,000 to St Peter’s.


Published: 14 December 2009

Dream is a reality for Midwife Louise

For most people having to work on Christmas Day might not be ideal, but for Louise Higgs it is almost a dream come true!


Published: 16 December 2009

Purr-fect end to a day!

Tommy the Cat, a sparkling fairy and the “Lord Mayor of London” all brought a smile to the faces of children and staff when they visited the children’s wards of Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust on Tuesday. (15-12-09)


Published: 16 December 2009

Warfarin Study at the Trust

The Cardiac Research team at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust has contributed to a two-year study involving 951 clinical centres in 44 countries that could lead to the use of a new drug as an alternative to Warfarin for some patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter.


Published: 17 December 2009

Christmas Day Babies

Christmas Day saw the birth of nine babies locally – eight of them at St. Peter’s Hospital. Five boys and four girls were born between 02.44hrs and 23.28hrs. The first, a girl, was born in the early hours to a Woking family.


Published: 29 December 2009

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