A hospital trust serving the people of Elmbridge is meeting essential standards of care, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Trust had an unannounced visit by inspectors on January 12 and 13, which focused on the maternity, paediatric and accident and emergency departments.

The inspectors looked particularly at care and welfare of patients, how the hospitals look after vulnerable adults and children, what support is given to staff and the trust’s governance processes.

The report, published on February 22, deemed care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that ensured people’s safety and welfare and that staff delivered care to an appropriate standard.

Suzanne Rankin, chief nurse at the trust, said: “This is really good news for local people and demonstrates the high quality care we continue to give patients across our hospitals.

“The report highlights very positive patient feedback and comments on good team working across our clinical disciplines and on the effective systems and processes we’ve put in place to manage patient care.

“I’m very proud of the continued hard work our staff undertake on behalf of patients, every day, and would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to them all.”