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“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 …


Join us for St George’s Question Time!

Join us for St George’s Question Time!

News & events| 28 Jan 2020

We’re holding a series of events for you to tell us what you think about St George’s and the services we provide. The events are a chance to meet your Governor representatives and hear from a member of our Trust Board. Everyone is welcome to attend. Our Governors play an …


Sarah Wilton, Non-Executive Director – “The commitment of staff, and the ethos of St George’s, is unparalleled.”

Sarah Wilton, Non-Executive Director – “The commitment of staff, and the ethos of St George’s, is unparalleled.”

News & events| 27 Jan 2020

Later this month, Sarah Wilton, the Trust’s longest serving Non-Executive Director, steps down from the role she has held for nine years. As a member of the Trust Board for just under a decade, Sarah has seen the organisation undergo a huge amount of change during that time. We caught …


St George’s haematology team receives prestigious award

St George’s haematology team receives prestigious award

News & events| 11 Dec 2019

Congratulations to our haematology department at St George’s which has been awarded a Clinical Service Excellence Programme (CSEP) accreditation from Myeloma UK – making us the second Trust in London to achieve this. The team were presented with the award in November. The CSEP accreditation, set up by Myeloma UK, …


St George’s critical care team launches new outreach service

St George’s critical care team launches new outreach service

News & events| 9 Dec 2019

Our critical care team have launched a new outreach service, offering support for our deteriorating acutely unwell adult patients. The critical care outreach team (CCOT) has been introduced to ensure acutely ill adult patients on our wards receive the care they need in a timely manner, supported by staff trained …


Giving our cancer patients a Voice – patient user group case study

Giving our cancer patients a Voice – patient user group case study

News & events| 9 Dec 2019

Voice is the St George’s cancer patient user group set up to represent the views of patients and help to improve the patient experience. Since launching at the Trust, over 10 years ago, Voice has been able to act as an invaluable channel of communications between patients and staff for …


Governor elections – nominations now open

Governor elections – nominations now open

News & events| 3 Dec 2019

Our Governors are representatives of our membership and the communities served by the Trust, and they play an important role in the governance of the hospital. You can find out more about our Council of Governors here. We have vacancies for public Governors from Merton (x3), Wandsworth (x3) and the …


Gold accreditation for our cardiac theatres

Gold accreditation for our cardiac theatres

News & events| 28 Nov 2019

A huge congratulations to our cardiac theatres team for achieving gold in its first ever ward accreditation scheme! Stephanie Sweeney, Divisional Director of Nursing  for Surgery, Neurosciences, Theatres and Cancer, said: “Achieving gold in the accreditation scheme is a fantastic achievement, so a big congratulations to Jacqui, Ewa, Sandra and …


Medical Examiner role introduced at St George’s

Medical Examiner role introduced at St George’s

News & events| 25 Nov 2019

Dr Nigel Kennea, Consultant Neonatologist, has been appointed Lead Medical Examiner at St George’s. We spoke to Nigel about his new role and why it’s important for our patients and staff. The Medical Examiner (ME) system is being introduced in acute Trusts, and across the NHS. It aims to improve …