Since the opening of the original St George’s Hospital on Hyde Park Corner in 1733, St George’s has built an international reputation for quality of care, education, research and medical advances.
Our main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.
Our organisation is large – with more than 9,000 staff – but retains a strong sense of community. We have strong links with the local populations we serve but are also recognised nationally and internationally for being a leader in research and innovation. This enables us to attract staff from all corners of the globe.
Six years ago, in February 2015,St George’s became an NHS Foundation Trust. As the largest healthcare provider in south west London, our two hospital sites at St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton serve a population of 1.3 million across south west London.
As a provider of many tertiary services, such as neurosciences and paediatric medicine, we also offer care for significant populations in Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. Even further afield, we provide care for patients from across the south west of England in specialties such as complex pelvic trauma.
Other services are even more specialist, and our family HIV care service and expertise in bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases mean we treat people from across the country.
St George’s is one of the four major trauma centres for London, and home to hyper acute stroke and heart attack centres. We operate one of London’s four helipads, which means we treat some of the most unwell and severely injured patients from across the south of England.
We are a major centre for cancer services: St George’s Hospital is one of only two designated children’s cancer centres in London, and the seventh largest centre for cancer surgery/chemotherapy in London.
We are one of London’s largest children’s hospitals, with one of only four paediatric trauma units in London. St George’s Hospital also hosts the only paediatric intensive care unit in south west London. We are one of the top three centres for specialist paediatric surgery in London, and a centre of excellence in foetal medicine.