the gazette

the gazette is the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust magazine.

the gazette aims to keep readers up-to-date with the latest news at the trust, through big interviews with leading staff, department-based features, and coverage of VIP visits and events.

Note: We are now making the gazette available online only to reduce expenditure. We will return to a print version as well if we can secure advertising revenue to contribute to printing and postage costs.

the gazette – Foundation Trust Special Edition, 2015

In this edition of the gazette we celebrate our recent achievement of foundation trust status and recognise the contributions of some of the staff who have helped make this happen. There’s also a timeline showing our illustrious past and some of our plans for the year ahead. Also, don’t miss out on our prize draw for the chance to win ££s of shopping vouchers just for completing a 10-minute survey. Closes on March 4th 2015. Click on the image below to read the digital flip version of the newsletter, which you can share with friends and family in a click. Below that is a PDF version.

Gazette Foundation Trust Special Edition 2015 PDF version

Gazette – Edition 1, 2015

In this edition of Gazette, read an inspiring letter from a volunteer at the trust and learn about a matron who has worked with us for 28 years – just what has kept her here for so long? Discover also the work of our immunisation team and our successful bid to be a partner in the ground-breaking 100k Genomes Project. Find out also how you can get involved in clinical research and read about some special guests who dropped in to delight our younger patients before Christmas. The digital version below is in a flip book style – you can flick through the pages and share it via social media. Alternatively, download the PDF version further below which has a linked content list.

Edition 1, 2015 – digital version

 

Edition 1, 2015 – PDF version

The Gazette
Autumn 2014
STG gazette winter 2014 Read about the official opening of our new helipad with The Mayor, Boris Johnson, our path to becoming a Foundation Trust, the completion of filming for Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ and discover the often unseen work that goes on behind the scenes, such as in the pharmacy, the hospital play room and HMP Wandsworth. You will also read some touching stories about organ donation and a couple who have used a personal tragedy to launch a charity for the benefit of bereaved families.
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Winter 2013/14
STG gazette winter 13-1 The winter edition of the gazette introduces your new elected governors. Our 2013 Special Achievement Awards section celebrates some of the outstanding contributions of our employees this year. We also feature an insight into the use of robotic equipment in assisting surgeons today and we look at the work of Dr Emmanuel Baikie at HMP Wandsworth and our mortuary department.
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August-September 2013

This month's edition celebrates the incredible staff that work at St George's trust. We take a look at the hospital food and catering for our patients needs. We put the spotlight on bereavement services and what they offer to relatives. Find out what it is like to be a long term patient at St George's living with Turner syndrome.
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April 2013

April13We take a look at the new emergency department and pre-operative care as they both officially open, what it is to become a foundation trust. The spotlight is on porters and their hard work at the hospital. Finally, find out what it is like to be a renal patient at St George's.
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February 2013

feb13This month we reflect on the Christmas cheer that was brought to paediatrics and the neonatal this holidays. We take a look at our amputee rehabilitation services. The spotlight is placed on our pain management programme team, find out who and what they do. Our annual staff awards celebrates staff achievement at St George's.
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November-December 2012

novdec12A big announcement is made as South London's first hospital helipad gets underway at St George's. This edition of the gazette we focus on nutrition and its effects on patients. We take a look at what it is like to be looked after by the neonatal or maternity services.
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June 2012

june12The edition of the gazette is our Going for gold: Olympic special, we take a look at some of those involved in the big games.Take That star opens the new children's garden. The spotlight this month is on our emergency planning and liaison officer, find out what is involved in the role. Find out what it is like to be a urology patient here at St George's.
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March 2012

march12This edition we separate the fact from fiction on diabetes. Daybreak pay a very special visit to St George's hospital. We shed a light on the importance of patient identification, and find out what it is like to be a cardiac patient at St George's. We put the spotlight on the sewing room, and share the importance of their role in a busy hospital environment.
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December 2011

dec11Sophie Rainworth celebrates her new neonatal unit role with St George's. We take a look at MITIE and their passion for quality. The spotlight is placed on hospital security, find out what they do and why they do it. We celebrate a first for St George's as mum receives daughters kidney
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October 2011

nov11This month's edition we take a look at community services Wandsworth: one year on. We also mark the history of CT scanning as it celebrates its 40 years. The spotlight this month is on consultant plastic surgeon and clinical director for surgery. Find out more about enhanced service for births at home.
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July 2011

july11We are celebrating nurses day, taking a look at the hard work done by our nursing teams. Check out what happened at the St George's community open day. Find out how we are developing MITIE people to work in our trust. We also put the spotlight on the divisional directors of operations, and find out their role in the hospital.
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May 2011

aprilmay11Disney pay a special trip to our children's wards and brighten up peoples day. We review iClip - twelve months on. We take a look at the mortuary team, the multi-disciplinary team and the palliative care team and their roles in the hospital.
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February 2011

feb11St George's is commended for its emergency training innovation, we take a look at what they have been doing. New technology in the radiology department is enhancing patients lives. We take a look at Wandsworth prison's head of healthcare services. Plus we celebrate the five year anniversary for Ronald McDonald House.
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October 2010

oct10This month's edition we take a look at pathology testing and its need to cut down unnecessary testing. We put the spotlight on general intensive care unit consultant. The celebrate the stroke services being rated best in the country and a nurse who has been honoured for her Afghanistan rotation of work. We also take a look at the expanding role for pain management services.
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July 2010

july10St George's launches its foundation trust application, take a look at the work leading up to this point. Comedian raises smile on international nurses day, we also celebrate St George's day. We put the spotlight on consultant in medical microbiology and the leaf for infection control.
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May 2010

may10A first for St George's, as a key hole op for acute appendicitis is performed. We place the spotlight on consultant haematologist and the clinical lead for bone marrow transplant. We take a look at improving patient safety and the new approach to procurement.
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February 2010

feb10New year: new website, we celebrate the launch of our new public website. We take a look at the expert care given in the heart of the community. The prime minister takes a visit to St George's hospital. We also take a look at the new health and safety law.
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October 2009

nov09This edition looks at the launch of the new health and social care network. We reveal First Touch charities new rebranding, and celebrate the change in maternity. Plus we put the spotlight on the head of academic centre for infection.
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August 2009

aug09St George's consultant gets an official knighthood. MP opens up the new St John's therapy centre. We take a look at the newly refurbished child development centre officially opened by Damon Hill, OBE. The spotlight is placed on the trust's consultant nurse in learning disabilities.
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June 2009

june09The grosvenor wing is now officially opened. We celebrate the 500,000th pacemaker implant milestone and international nurses day. We put the spotlight on Macmillan nurse specialist in urological cancers.
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February 2009

march09This month's edition we take a look at the new stroke and trauma plans. We discuss safer surgery for patients. The dragon centre for children goes digital, take a look at the new changes. Plus the health minister pays a visit to St George's.
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January 2009

jan09We say goodbye to Bolingbroke hospital, whilst we take a look at A&E's new makeover. We put the spotlight on hospital porters and their role in the hospital. Plus we are working in unison, read more to find out what this means.
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