News and events


St George’s welcomes charity partner Momentum to celebrate their 18th birthday

This May Momentum Children’s Charity, a local charity which partners with St George’s hospital in Tooting to support families with seriously ill children, will be celebrating their 18th birthday. Momentum Children’s Charity provides personalised support to families who have a child with cancer or life-challenging illness. They offer a wide …

16 May 2022


A big thank you to nursing and midwifery staff on International Nurses’ Day

A day of celebrations to mark International Nurses’ Day takes place today starting with a free breakfast for hard-working staff at George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group. A packed programme of events will take place to recognise the amazing work that the thousands of nurses and …

12 May 2022


International Day of the Midwife at St George’s

Thursday 5th May marked the annual International Day of the Midwife, and St George’s hosted a whole range of activities to celebrate midwifery teams. St George’s welcomed Kate Brintworth, Chief Midwife for London to their celebrations to cut the ribbon to officially open the brand-new maternity education room, which the …

6 May 2022


Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2022

In the UK 6,000 children are born every year with a genetic condition likely to remain undiagnosed. Families affected by a syndrome without a name face living with no answers to a myriad of questions, such as:  Will my child walk? Will they talk? Will they have a shorter life …

29 Apr 2022


Jacqueline Totterdell named in HSJ’s Top CEOs of 2022

Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group has been named as one of the Top 50 leaders of NHS Trusts by the Health Service Journal (HSJ). The HSJ has compiled the Top 50 CEOs list annually for the last eight …

21 Apr 2022


Frontline staff urge Londoners to use NHS services appropriately this Easter

Staff at St George’s are urging south west Londoners to take extra care and only attend the emergency department in genuine emergencies over the coming Easter weekend.

12 Apr 2022


How to access care this Easter

Find out how to access health care, mental health care, pharmacy advice, GP appointments, urgent dental treatment or coronavirus advice over the Easter weekend.

12 Apr 2022


Taking the carbon out of hospital menus

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is the first Trust in the country to decarbonise their patient menu, saving 23 tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of planting 30 acres of forests. The Trust has reduced the carbon footprint of its patient menu by over eight per cent, the equivalent of charging …

7 Apr 2022


Group Chief Nurse awarded MBE in recognition of her contribution to nursing

England’s most senior, internationally trained, Acute Trust Chief Nursing Officer, Arlene Wellman, has been awarded an MBE for her career in nursing. She was presented with the award yesterday by HRH Charles, Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Arlene came to the UK more than …

31 Mar 2022


Parents to learn lifesaving skills to care for their seriously ill children at home thanks to new hospital training facility

Parents in south-west London are being offered training to care for their very ill children in a brand-new suite – the first of its kind in London – at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. The suite is funded by WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children. Parents will be …

29 Mar 2022


24 Hours in A&E compilation episode: Someone to stand by me

The award-winning 24 hours in A&E returns with a series of compilations featuring some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed since 2011 at King’s College Hospital and St George’s in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode features three patients …

28 Mar 2022


MyCare St George’s Patient Portal launches

MyCare St George’s patient portal gives you the ability to view information about your care. Once registered, you can use MyCare 24/7 on your computer, mobile or tablet. You will be able to provide key information ahead of your appointment, helping us to better prepare for your appointment. In some …

28 Mar 2022


St George’s nurse Edi Lorusso wins national lifetime achievement award

44-year-old St George’s nurse Edi Lorusso has scooped a lifetime achievement award at the sixth annual Our Health Heroes Awards sponsored by NHS Employers (part of NHS Confederation). Despite tough national competition, Edi secured nearly 60% of the public vote, with her impressive track record of achievement leading her to …

25 Mar 2022


Chief Executive thanks staff on National Day of Reflect to mark second anniversary of covid lockdown

Jacqueline Totterdell has reflected upon the last two years in a special video message to St George’s, Epsom and St Helier staff today on the National Day of Reflection (23 March). The National Day of Reflection marks the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. During that …

23 Mar 2022


One stop shop clinics for cancer speed up diagnosis for south west Londoners

Hundreds of south west Londoners are benefiting from NHS clinics that have opened to speed up diagnosis for people who do not have ‘alarm symptoms’ for a specific type of cancer. Rapid diagnostic cancer clinics – one stop shops designed to make assessments quicker – have been rolled out across …

23 Mar 2022