St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey)
|St Peter's Hospital|
|Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Location||Chertsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||District General|
|Affiliated university||Imperial College London
St George's, University of London
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
St. Peter’s Hospital is an NHS district general hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, England. It has 400 beds and a wide range of acute care services, including an Accident & Emergency department. It is operated by Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust.
St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, is situated in 52 acres (21 ha) of Metropolitan Green Belt parkland between Woking and Chertsey near junction 11 of the M25 motorway. It is 30 miles (48 km) south west of central London and 10 miles (16 km) from Heathrow Airport. The hospital is the main acute services hospital for the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Spelthorne and the western part of Elmbridge. Largest towns in these boroughs are Woking, Staines, Chertsey and Walton on Thames.
Originally St. Peter’s Hospital was built to serve casualties of the Second World War. Over the years, the hospital has been rebuilt, developed and extended to include maternity services, a departmental and clinic area, and a new theatre complex. In the early 1990s, the Duchess of Kent Wing, which includes a Postgraduate Education Centre and modern well-equipped wards, was opened. A new building for the Accident & Emergency, ITU and Orthopaedic Unit opened in the summer of 1998. In 2006 two new wards were built onto the Duchess of Kent Wing.
In addition, comprehensive HIV and genitourinary medicine services are offered including erectile dysfunction in which there is particular expertise. The unit, the Blanche Heriot Sexual Health Unit, offers a walk-in service, as well as treatment for all sexual infections.
The hospital radio station, Radio Wey started broadcasting to patients and staff from St. Peters in 1965 and continues to the present day.
St Peter's Hospital is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) SSW of Chertsey railway station and has regular bus services to a wide range of towns. A free shuttle service is also available for patients, staff and visitors between Ashford Hospital and St Peter's Hospital.
- Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Hospital radio station - Radio Wey
- The Blanche Heriot Unit