Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is committed to supporting working parents to achieve a good work life balance. This policy sets out the Trust’s arrangements for supporting employees during pregnancy and maternity and whilst undergoing fertility treatment.

The policy sets out the provisions for maternity leave and pay and for paid fertility treatment leave. The policy sets out flexible, fair, and supportive arrangements and is part of a suite of policies providing support and benefits to employees with parenting or caring responsibilities.



This policy applies to all pregnant employees, employees who have recently given birth or taken maternity leave, employees who are breastfeeding, employees undergoing fertility treatment and employees providing support to a partner undergoing fertility treatment.

This policy applies equally to every employee, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Employee Relations Team and Deputy Director of HR
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: January 2023
Date Issued: January 2023
Review Date: January 2026
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Employee Relations Manager, HR Business Partners, and HR Advisors


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