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“I was asked to be a governor by the consultant who saved my life” – interview with Mia Bayles, Governor

“I was asked to be a governor by the consultant who saved my life” – interview with Mia Bayles, Governor

News & events| 23 Jun 2020

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke with Mia Bayles, who represents the rest of England. Mia has been a governor since 2013 and was one of the first people elected following our move to Foundation Trust status. She told us about why she …


Praise for our Messages to Loved Ones service

Praise for our Messages to Loved Ones service

News & events| 27 May 2020

In April, we launched our Messages to Loved Ones service, to help friends and family stay in touch with patients in our hospitals. We spoke to Hilde Zarter, whose husband Rolf is a patient at St George’s, about why she started to use the service and why it’s proved so …


“The staff make it a special place to work” – interview with Stephen Sambrook, Governor

“The staff make it a special place to work” – interview with Stephen Sambrook, Governor

News & events| 18 May 2020

As well as being a volunteer at St George’s, Stephen Sambrook is one of our public governors, representing the rest of England. Stephen told us a bit more about his history with St George’s, his role as a governor and what he thinks is special about our staff. What is …


New Director of Midwifery appointed

New Director of Midwifery appointed

News & events| 14 May 2020

The Trust is delighted to welcome Janet Bradley as our new Director of Midwifery. Janet will join us from University College London Hospital where she worked as both the Deputy Head of Midwifery and more recently the Interim Head of Midwifery. Before joining UCLH in 2017, Janet worked at Homerton …


Andrew Asbury appointed new Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

Andrew Asbury appointed new Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

News & events| 11 May 2020

St George’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Asbury as its new Director of Estates and Facilities. Andrew joins St George’s from University College London (UCL) where he has been Director of Estate Strategy. At UCL, he worked closely with the universities’ NHS partners on a variety of …


Send a message to your loved one in our hospitals

Send a message to your loved one in our hospitals

News & events| 27 Apr 2020

In March we took the difficult decision to restrict visitors to our hospitals as a result of Covid-19. We know how hard this has been for patients and their relatives, and we appreciate how valued any contact from a loved one is for our patients. To address this, we are …


Professor John Norris – a tribute

Professor John Norris – a tribute

News & events| 13 Apr 2020

We were very sad to hear the news that Professor John Norris (pictured), Emeritus Professor of Neurology at St George’s, passed away late last week. Professor Norris pioneered the development of stroke services in Canada, before moving to work at St George’s Hospital in south London, where he was based …


Emergency care at St George’s

Emergency care at St George’s

News & events| 9 Apr 2020

We would like to reassure you that our Emergency Department (ED) at St George’s Hospital remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone requiring emergency care. Our ED staff are able to safely care for anyone that requires treatment, and a number of steps have been …


“We have a world class institution…and it’s a privilege to be associated with it” – interview with Hilary Harland, Governor

“We have a world class institution…and it’s a privilege to be associated with it” – interview with Hilary Harland, Governor

News & events| 25 Feb 2020

Hilary Harland is one of our public governors, representing the Merton constituency. We spoke to her to learn more about her role and why she wanted to get involved with the Trust. Tell us about your connection with the Trust? “I’ve lived in Merton most of my life. My three …


New governors elected to the Trust’s Council of Governors

New governors elected to the Trust’s Council of Governors

News & events| 4 Feb 2020

Congratulations to our six new public governors on their election to the Trust’s Council of Governors. Our Governors play an important role in representing the interest of our members and the local communities we serve. Joining the Council of Governors are: Nasir Akhtar (Merton) Nasir Javed Khan (Merton) Sandhya Drew …