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Care Quality Commission (CQC)

October 2018: Care Quality Commission Report shows significant improvements at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has retained their rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second consecutive time.

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Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin, said: “I am delighted with the outcome of this inspection and that we have maintained our overall Trust rating of ‘Good’ since the last inspection in 2015. I’m particularly proud to see some fantastic improvements – the overall rating for St Peter’s Hospital and for our Children and Young People’s service is now ‘Good’ and our Critical Care service classed as ‘Outstanding’.

In the current context of the pressures we face, which include very high demand on our services, challenging staffing levels, difficulties in recruitment and in some circumstances working with some very old infrastructure – this is a fantastic achievement. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of the team at both Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and in addition, provides important regulatory assurance on the quality of our services to the local population we serve.” ... read more


January 2018: Trust response following recent CQC unannounced inspection at St Peter’s Hospital

Following a recent unannounced inspection at the Trust by the CQC, Chief Nurse Sue Tranka, commented:

“We are always very open to visits by the CQC and welcome their feedback and report. Whilst we recognise there are areas for improvement, we were encouraged to see many good areas of practice noted by the inspectors.

We were particularly pleased to read their description of our ‘caring’ staff and to hear that patients feel they are treated with kindness and their privacy and dignity is well respected. This is, of course, the standard of care we expect, but it’s heartening to have the reassurance that it’s happening across our wards consistently. The other good news is that staff on all of the wards visited by the CQC said they felt well supported by their managers and described an open and transparent culture where they are able to raise concerns ... read more


May 2017: Trust rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission

The independent health care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has rated Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as ‘Good’ following their inspection in December 2016.

Suzanne Rankin, Ashford and St. Peter’s Chief Executive said: ‘I am absolutely delighted with this result which reflects very well on our Trust and is testament to the hard work, care and commitment shown by our staff, not just during the inspection but on a daily basis as they go about their work caring for our patients ... read more


You can read our individual hospital rating reports below:

Ashford Hospital Rated as Good
St Peter’s Hospital Rated as Requires Improvement


Our registration details

Each Trust has to register with the Care Quality Commission on an annual basis.

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is registered in respect of the following regulated activities:

  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Family planning
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983


Recent Reports

The CQC website has a section for the Trust and both hospitals. It can be reached via this link: www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RTK.

You can download many of the reports that have been produced including:


Action Plan

  • Currently being updated.


Recent Patient Surveys

The following reports are available on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RTK/surveys. Our provider code is RTK - with the hospitals coded RTK02 (for Ashford) and RTK01 (for St Peter's).