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At Ashford and St. Peter’s we are proud of the excellent care we provide for our patients and of our role as an important local employer.

We were licenced as a Foundation Trust from December 1st, 2010.


What is a Foundation Trust?

NHS Foundation Trusts are membership organisations and are run differently. All the 3,600 staff of Ashford & St. Peter’s are members of the Foundation Trust and members of the public can become members, too. Currently, there are nearly 11,000 members in total.


Foundation status gives the Trust the opportunity to take control of its own destiny to the benefit of patients, staff and members. Ashford & St. Peter’s is not only my workplace, it is also my local hospital. I need and want it to be the best.
Staff Governor


As a NHS Foundation Trust we have greater freedom and scope to provide even better services for our patients and the communities that we serve.

We have greater financial freedom and are now able to keep and invest any money we generate in new services, equipment and buildings.


We are able to look at new commercial initiatives and partnerships to support and develop patient care.

As a NHS Foundation Trust we will continue to build on our 4 values, the ‘4 Ps’:

  • Patients first;
  • Personal responsibility;
  • Passion for excellence; and
  • Pride in our team.


You can find out more about the Foundation Trust process on the NHS Improvement website.


Formal Documentation


More documentation can be found on these pages as well as our Trust resource centre.


Become a Member

If you live in one of our local authority wards, you can become a member by completing our online application form.