Members’ Update

On this page, we have links to our archived Members’ Update.

You can find out more about becoming a member, our governors, health events, and more on our Trust website.

We also produce a quarterly magazine for staff and members called “Aspire”. Past editions and articles can be found here.


Click to read the May 2024 edition May 2024

  • Rishi Sunak visits Woking Community Hospital
    The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak visited Woking Community Hospital on Thursday 11 April 2024 with Woking MP, Jonathan Lord, to meet with staff and learn more about the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) which is due to be fully operational later this year.
  • Katie Fisher joins Trust as Interim Chief Executive
    Katie Fisher has begun her role as Interim Chief Executive at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals this month.
  • Tree Planting Ceremony
    St Peter’s Hospital welcomed National charity Doctors in Distress for a tree planting ceremony last month.
Click to read the March 2024 edition March 2024

  • Developing a surgical centre of excellence at Ashford Hospital
    A major project to increase surgical capacity at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) is underway to create a new dedicated elective centre at Ashford Hospital, Surrey.
  • MyCare
    Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust jointly launched a new secure patient information portal called MyCare in February.
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Teams Shortlisted at this Year’s PAFTAs
    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric teams at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals were
    delighted to be shortlisted for three awards in this year’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTAs).
Click to read the December 2023 edition December 2023

  • Woking Community Hospital gets planning consent for new diagnostic centre
    Woking Community Hospital has received planning consent to further develop a community diagnostic centre at the hospital site, providing residents with a vibrant and modern health facility.
  • Trust holds first Community Open Day at Ashford
    Following the success of our Community Day at St Peter’s Hospital earlier this year, we were delighted to open the doors to Ashford Hospital on Saturday 25 November, and welcomed our local community to join us. Teams offered dedicated tours of different areas of the Hospital including our surgical theatres and
    offered health and wellbeing advice.
  • New Sensory Garden comes to St Peter’s Hospital
    An award-winning sensory garden from the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival has been relocated to St Peter’s Hospital.
  • Recognising World Prematurity Day 2023
    World Prematurity Day takes place on 17 November each year to raise global awareness of premature birth and highlights the impact on families.
Click to read the October 2023 edition October 2023

  • 2023 Staff Achievement Awards
    The Staff Achievement awards took place at the Hilton Hotel in Cobham on Wednesday 25 September to celebrate and recognise long-standing staff and the exceptional contributions and dedication of those staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond.
  • Trust holds second successful Community Open Day
    St Peter’s Hospital opened its doors on Saturday 15 July for the Trust’s second Community Open Day; the first one since the COVID pandemic. T
  • Tim Spencer award at Brooklands Innovation Academy
    On 3 October 2023, the Trust presented students from across North West Surrey with the Tim Spencer award in partnership with the Bourne Education Trust at the Brooklands Innovation Academy.
  • Allied Health Professionals Day celebrations 2023
    Colleagues from NHS Surrey Heartlands, North West Surrey Alliance and students celebrated Allied Health Professionals Day in style.
NHS 75th Birthday - Click to read the August 2023 edition August 2023

  • NHS 75th Birthday
  • Community Day 15 July
  • Quality Improvement Event
  • Good Luck to our International Nurses
  • Early Study Supported by ASPH Shows Promising Results
  • Ellen Bull Appointed as Interim Chief Nurse
  • Simon Devonshire OBE is Appointed as New Non-Executive Director
  • New Drugs Preparation Room
  • Fundraising Roundup
  • Hospitals Receive Over £1,000 from Salesian School to Celebrate NHS 75th Birthday
Community Day 15th July - Click to read the July 2023 edition July 2023

  • Community Day 15th July
  • Caroline Warner Joins the Trust as New Chair
  • Noah Performs at St Peter’s
  • Dementia Team Join NHS 75 Birthday
  • Junior Doctor Industrial Action
  • ASPH in Bloom Garden Competition
  • Samsung Volunteers at St Peter’s
  • Congratulations to Kerry Eastwood
  • Sterile Services – Excellent Feedback Once Again
  • Over £1,000 Donation for St Peter’s Children’s Wards
  • Dietitians Week
  • Carers Week
  • “SLEEPY Eyes” Launch
  • Armed Forces Week
  • Chief Nurse Joins NHS South East England Regional Team
Coronation Celebrations - Click to read the June 2023 edition June 2023

  • Community Day 15th July
  • Coronation Celebrations
  • Integrated Stroke Delivery Network
  • Healing Arts Staff Garden Opens
  • Ashford Colleagues Awarded Care Certificates
  • Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day
  • Hospital to Home
  • World IBD Day
  • NHS 75 Birthday Celebrations on 5th July
Abbey Birth Centre - Click to read the May 2023 edition May 2023

  • Entonox
  • CQC publishes report on maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital
  • Junior Doctors Industrial Action
  • Easter Cake treats and support during industrial action
  • Wellbeing Hub opens for Ashford Hospital staff
  • Bereavement Café opens at Chertsey House
  • Wearing Masks no longer mandatory
  • New surgical robot comes to St Peter’s Hospital
  • Quality Improvement event returns!
  • Good luck to our international nurses
  • International day of the midwife
  • Wisley community day
  • World Hygiene Day on 5 May
Woking Diagnostic Hub - Click to read the November 2022 edition November 2022

  • Upcoming Event – Annual Members’ Meeting
  • Woking Diagnostic Hub
  • Remembrance Day 2022
  • Optivo Launch New Housing Development for Nurses and Key Workers
  • Ashford and St Peter’s are recognised by The Ministry of Defence for supporting the Armed Forces in the Workplace
  • Staff Achievement Awards 2022
  • Trust wins Healthcare Caterer of the Year at Foodservice Cateys Awards 2022
  • AHP Day 2022
  • Ashford Hospital Opened New Wobble Room
  • ITU Outdoor Space Opens at St Peter’s
  • Healing Arts Live Music Programme – Volunteers Needed!
Royal Visit - Click to read the July 2022 edition July 2022

  • Trust Welcomes New Chief Executive – Julie Smith
  • Healing Arts – The Eternal Garden and Light Boxes
  • Research and Development – ASPH’S Contribution to International Covid Research During the Pandemic
  • Surrey Safe Care Launches
  • ASPH Celebrates New Staff Restaurant
  • Veteran Accreditation
  • Wellbeing Hub Launches
  • Covid Star Medals and Yearbooks
Royal Visit - Click to read the May 2021 edition May 2021

  • Council of Governors’ Election
  • Reflections of the pandemic
  • Vaccination Hub at Chertsey House
  • Developing our sites – St Peter’s Hospital
  • Developing our sites – Ashford Hospital
  • Supporting the wellbeing of Team ASPH
  • ASPH New Year’s Honours 2021
Royal Visit - Click to read the July 2020 edition July 2020

  • Members’ Update
  • Adapting the way we work
  • Attend Anywhere – Virtual Appointments
  • Support from local community and partners
  • Providing exceptional patient care
  • Looking after Team ASPH
  • COVID Workplace Safety
  • Restoring services
  • Annual Members’ Meeting and Members’ Events
Face Mask - Click to read the April 2020 edition April 2020

  • Coronavirus
  • Temporary Trust Leadership Change
  • Members Meetings
  • Introducing the New Governors
  • How to exercise while staying at home
  • Patient Panel Invite
Flu Jabs - Click to read the November 2019 edition November 2019

  • Staff Achievement Awards
  • ASPH Transformation Programme Update
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Flu 2019/2020
  • Council of Governor Elections – Reminder to Vote
Community Day -Click to read the June 2019 edition June 2019

  • All Welcome at our Community Open Day
Christmas Party - Click to read the February 2019 edition February 2019

  • Council of Governors’ Election
  • Dates for the Diary
  • Christmas 2018 at Ashford and St Peter’s
  • Update on West Site
  • Transport Snack Packs at Ashford and St Peter’s
Theatre Team - Click to read the October 2018 edition October 2018

  • Council of Governor Elections
  • ASPH VTE Prevention commended for outstanding practice
  • Dr Peter Reynolds wins national “Who Cares Wins Health Award”
  • Parents Charity Ball raises £10,000 for NICU
  • CQC report
  • Mayor opens refurbished parents accommodation on NICU
  • Staff awards
  • Urgent care workshops
Governor Elections - Click to read the September 2018 edition September 2018

  • Governor Election 2018
  • Organ Donation Week: 2 – 9 September 2018
  • Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis wins two awards
  • Quads born at St Peter’s Hospital Maternity Unit
  • High Sheriff visits St Peter’s Hospital
Octopus Toys - Click to read the March 2018 edition March 2018

  • Premature Babies are helped by ‘Octopus’
  • Council of Governors Elections 2018
  • Dates for the diary
  • Congratulations to our Childcare Apprentices
  • Urology team launch new ‘virtual’ service
  • Mouth Care Matters
Membership Recruitment - Click to read the January 2018 edition January 2018

  • Christmas Membership Recruitment Drive
  • Happy New Year
  • Dates for the diary
  • Visit by Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves to our play room
  • Volunteers Christmas Lunch
  • Angel Tree gifts for children visiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Local charity book author has nothing but praise for the NHS
  • ‘HANDi’ Paediatric App Launched
  • Bumps and Pumps – new support group launched for mums with Type 1 Diabetes
  • All change! Care of the Elderly is now the Senior Adult Medical Service
Going Purple - Click to read the December 2017 edition December 2017

  • St Peter’s goes purple for World Prematurity Day
  • Certificate of Distinguished Service Award for Mr Arun Gupta
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Digital step forward for maternity services
  • Be part of our patient panel
  • ‘Gold standard’ prostate biopsy now available
  • Make sure you choose the right health services this winter
  • Lunch4Life committee’s continuous donations to our Breast Clinic
  • Ashford and St Peter’s ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ scheme wins FAB NHS Award
Virtual Clinics - Click to read the October 2017 edition October 2017

  • Trust Introduces New Virtual Fracture Clinic
  • Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, visits Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals
  • Hospitals shortlisted for prestigious national award
  • Trust pledges to #EndPJParalysis
  • We are in the top rank for safe care of hip fracture patients
  • Planning Application Submitted for Redevelopment of part of St Peter’s Healthcare Campus, Chertsey
Farewell to Aileen - Click to read the August 2017 edition August 2017

  • Farewell to Aileen
  • Appointment of new Interim Chief Nurse
  • Pioneering hospitals lead the way to an agency-free NHS
  • British Healthcare equipment could soon be making Nigerian patients more comfortable
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Elderly patients enjoy songs on the wards
Day of Midwife - Click to read the May 2017 edition May 2017

  • St Peter’s Hospital marks International Day of the Midwife with mum, baby and midwife reunion
  • Consultant praises local students for creative A&E film
  • Mallinckrodt donates £100,000 to support Neonatal Care
  • Aileen McLeish commended by Institute of Directors
  • Ashford and St Peter’s named as one of the CHKS Top Hospitals 2017
Saint Peters Campus - Click to read the April 2017 edition April 2017

  • Have your say on redevelopment proposals for part of the St Peter’s Healthcare Campus
  • Generous patients boost Hematology Day Unit’s refurbishment fund
  • Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award
  • Members’ Event on Research and Development
Clinicians Talking - Click to read the February 2017 edition February 2017

  • Improving Stroke Services across West Surrey: Public Consultation Launched
  • Invite to Council of Governors’ Meeting
  • Members’ Event: Eye Health
Team Meeting - Click to read the January 2017 edition January 2017

  • Re-boot Week
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Book Now: Ophthalmology Event
  • Improving Local Gynaecology Services – We Need Your Help
  • Trust shortlisted for National Patient Experience Awards
  • Neonatal Unit Cash Boost!
Midwifery Pledge - Click to read the December 2016 edition December 2016

  • Head midwife at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals makes pledge to care for colleagues
  • A Message from the Chairman
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards
  • Significant improvement in care for our patients with cancer
  • Improving Cancer Care – join us on February 8th and find out how you can help
  • 5th Winter Colorectal meeting held at St Peter’s
Annual Meeting - Click to read the August 2016 edition August 2016

  • Annual General Meeting 2016
  • Are you a member and interested in becoming a Public Governor?
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Success of dedicated unit for elderly patients
  • How clean is your house? – The hospital version
  • Green fingered volunteers dig St Peter’s Hospital
  • Big drive against pressure ulcers at Ashford and St Peter’s pays off
Quality Improvement - Click to read the June 2016 edition June 2016

  • Quality Improvement at your Fingertips
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Upcoming Health Events
  • Giving premature babies a better start in life
  • Hayley Shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year
  • Specialist Cardiology Services
  • Wheelchair Gift for Ashford
  • Nutrition and Hydration Week
Trust Merger - Click to read the January 2016 edition January 2016

  • Next Steps for our Proposed Hospital Merger with the Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Merger Update Public Meetings
  • Memory Tree Unveiled to Commemorate Organ Donors
  • New Alcohol Liaison Nurse for the Trust
  • Trust Maintain Maternity Service Standards in Latest Survey
  • Help North West Surrey CCG Improve Your Local NHS Community Services
  • Stay Well This Winter