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New dishes fulfil Samuel’s wishes

New dishes fulfil Samuel’s wishes

News & events| 11 Jun 2015 | Tags: children children's ward Dietitians Week food menu Samuel's Charity

St George’s celebrated the launch of a new menu for the children’s ward this week. Children were invited to the playroom to enjoy a range of activities – including icing cakes, drawing their favourite meals and of course sampling the food on offer! The introduction of the new menu highlights …

An inspector calls …

News & events| 10 Jan 2014 | Tags: Care Quality Commission Foundation Trust helipad

2013 was quite a year for St George’s and 2014 promises to be equally exciting. In 12 months I hope to be blogging about becoming a Foundation Trust; our new helipad; plans for bigger and better facilities and a faster time for me than last year in the London marathon! …

Moving times

News & events| 9 Aug 2013

It’s said that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events. But when you compare that to a CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection I’m not so sure. We have another CQC visit coming soon so I can tell you in next month’s blog which experience I prefer! Like most married men, …

From PowerPoint to patient

News & events| 1 Aug 2013

What makes a good week for a hospital chief executive? Well, as I’ve just had one, here’s my view on some of the key ingredients. Learning what’s being done to drive up quality and then hearing from patients how great some of our services are is right up there in …

Francis report announced today

News & events| 29 Jul 2013

The trust welcomes the report by Robert Francis QC into the failings of Stafford Hospital which will be published later today. Every NHS organisation and every NHS professional must reflect on the report and on their own services to ask “could any aspect of the failings at Stafford Hospital happen …

Celebrating success in cardiothoracic surgery

News & events| 27 Nov 2012 | Tags: cardiothoracic

In his latest blog Miles shares some of the exceptional work the department of cardiothoracic surgery are doing in terms of clinical care, their dedication to research, training and education.

NHS Heroes and staff awards

NHS Heroes and staff awards

News & events| 3 Aug 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott NHS Hero

In his latest blog Miles discusses the opportunity the NHS Heroes awards scheme offers to recognise the people who go the extra mile to make a difference and who do great things every day.

Miles also discusses the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff values, the Living our Values Awards winners and how the trust celebrated International Nurses’ Day.

Patient safety

Patient safety

News & events| 6 Jul 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott safety

In his latest blog Miles discusses the inquest into the death of Kane Gorny, which colleagues may have read about in the media over the last week. Kane was admitted for an operation in 2009 with complex medical needs and we failed to care for him as we should have. Sadly he died as a result. Miles apologises on behalf of the trust for this failure in our duty of care, and discusses the action taken to protect other patients.

Putting patients first

Putting patients first

News & events| 1 Jun 2012

All of our performance indicators are important measures of how we are doing as a trust, but amongst the many performance indicators that NHS organisations have to report, I pay particularly close attention to are those that very clearly relate to patient experience. It is vital that we never stop …

Chief Executive’s Blog, introduction to

News & events| 31 May 2012

I’ll be using this blog to give our staff, patients, members and stakeholders a bit more of an insight into how St George’s Healthcare works. I hope to be able to shine a light on why and how decisions are made about the future of the trust as well as …