Welcome Working together to provide the best care

On these pages, you will find out more about our vision for a merged organisation as well as frequently asked questions and other useful resources.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and the Royal Surrey County Hospital have long and distinguished histories. Our proposed merger to create a new Trust will build on our successes to provide first class patient care through effective team work.

These are your hospitals. We want you to get involved, have your say, and play a part in our future.

Update on our Proposed Merger

The Boards of Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts have decided to pause their proposed merger planning to allow more time to focus on the financial position.

In the light of the significant pressures on the NHS nationally, both financially and operationally, both Trusts have work to do on their own individual areas of challenge. In addition, both Trusts need to ensure that we take account of the national and regional policies as they change and become clear.

Current predictions however mean that the merger plans – as they are currently described – would not be able to realise the anticipated benefits needed to make the merger viable, and thus the benefits to patients. The deteriorating financial position at Royal Surrey is a significant contributing factor, which both Boards have taken into account as part of their review of the current situation … read the full press release


Keeping you informed

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Our Hospitals

In this section, you can read about our three hospitals and the current services we provide … read more

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Our Plans

In this section, we have information about the timetable of the proposed merger as well as how it will benefit staff and the local healthcare communities … read more

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Latest News

Follow our merger progress in the news archive … read more

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, we have answers to questions you may have about the proposed merger … read more

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Our plans for developing our new, merged organisation are being managed through a Merger Programme. This is a widespread programme of work that covers all the elements needed to bring our two organisations together … read more

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Your Voice

In this section, you can add your comments, ideas, and suggestions. We shall also be adding links to our discussion boards … read more


Keeping you involved

Both hospital trusts are keen to engage with members of the local community, to share information about some of the latest developments at both Trusts and to hear what people think about their local hospital services.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 9th March 2016
    Holiday Inn,
    GU2 7XZ
    6.30 – 8.00 pm


  • Thursday 17th March 2016
    Chiddingfold Village Hall
    Coxcombe Lane
    GU8 4QA
    6.30 – 8.00 pm

  • Monday 21st March 2016
    Bramley Village Hall,
    Hall Road, Bramley
    GU5 0AZ
    7.00 – 8.30 pm