News and events


New Non-Executive Directors appointed at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to announce that three new Non-Executive Directors (NEDS) have been appointed to our Board of Directors. Ann Beasley CBE and Stephen Collier joined us on 13 October. Gillian Norton, who has been an interim Non-Executive Director at the Trust for the last five months, has also been …

21 Oct 2016


St George’s Hospital’s thrombectomy service first in UK

St George’s is now the first hospital in the UK to have a fully staffed 24/7 thrombectomy service for acute stroke.

The service the Trust provides covers the south London area, as well as parts of Surrey and Kent.

Thrombectomy is a surgical procedure to remove blood clots blocking blood flow to the brain and restore blood flow to the affected area.

20 Oct 2016


Improving maternity experience through Whose Shoes? #MatExp

At the end of September staff from the Neonatal Unit (NNU), Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Theatres and Maternity worked with patients to successfully explore ways to improve patient experience, using an innovative workshop approach – ‘Whose Shoes?’

13 Oct 2016


Maternity services at St George’s

There is extensive coverage in the media today about potential changes to the way we look after patients from overseas who access our maternity services at St George’s. We want to briefly explain what changes are being proposed, and the steps we are taking to ensure patients continue to receive …

11 Oct 2016


Former patient reveals new art exhibition ‘New Directions’ at St George’s

Former patient Nigel Murray has revealed his latest art exhibition ‘New Directions’ at St George’s. After a few weeks on Ruth Myles Ward, Nigel decided that instead of focusing on his illness he would do what he knows best: get creative. He saw his time in hospital as an opportunity …

6 Oct 2016


A big cut for an even bigger cause!

Imagine having to cut your 15-inch long locks after years of growing them? Well that’s exactly what 12 year old Alissa Demmen did on Saturday, 30 July 2016 after seeing poorly children on television with no hair following chemotherapy. Alissa managed to raise over £2000 for charity by letting go …

20 Sep 2016


Save the date, St George’s Annual Members’ Meeting, Wednesday 12 October, from 5:30pm

You are invited to attend the Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 12 October from 5:30pm at St George’s Hospital.

19 Sep 2016 | Tags: Annual Members' Meeting Annual Report and Accounts Chair chief executive Foundation Trust Members st george's hospital


Nigel Murray’s New Directions Art Exhibition

This event will run between 16 – 21 October Ingredients Restaurant, first floor, Lanesborough Wing To retain a sense of normality and creativity during his time as an inpatient on Ruth Myles ward, Nigel Murray used his time to create collaged imagery using magazines brought by his visitors and other materials he found …

19 Sep 2016


St George’s Archive Project

Elisabeth Thurlow is the first professional archivist at St George’s, University of London, and has been tasked with organising and developing the archive to enable it to be used as an academic resource for research and to engage people with our shared history, in a post supported by the St …

15 Sep 2016


St George’s leading the way in lipoedema research

St George’s lymphoedema and lipoedema service has received funding of £300,000 from the Lipedema Foundation to find the genetic cause underlying the condition. Lipoedema is a chronic condition where abnormal fat progressively accumulates in the limbs. The subsequent swelling becomes so great that sufferers have great difficulty in moving about …

13 Sep 2016

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Ideal time to deliver twins is discovered

New data points way to improving survival rates for twins and multiple births Data1 published today in a clinical paper in the BMJ suggests that survival rates for twins and multiple births could be significantly improved if twins were delivered after 36 weeks rather than earlier. The study was a …

9 Sep 2016

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Turning ends into beginnings

St George’s Hospital calls for Tooting residents to help turn an end into a beginning.

9 Sep 2016 | Tags: #OrganDonoation #YesIDonate

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Bringing a little magic to the children at St George’s

Magic FM brought their own little bit of magic when they visited St George’s Paediatric unit to see the sensory play trolley bought by them for the ward. When they saw the joy and happiness it brought to kids on the ward they were so impressed that they promised to …

18 Aug 2016 | Tags: Magic FM Magic FM Radio Magic Radio Nick Snaith


Meet some of our #LeftHanded superstars as St George’s celebrates International #LeftHandersDay

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Kim Basinger, Pierce Brosnan, Lewis Carroll, Sir Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Prince William and Paula Radcliffe have in common? Yes, you guessed it, they are all left handed!

13 Aug 2016

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Dad makes phenomenal effort to raise money for fetal medicine department!

Craig is raising money for the New Kit Appeal on behalf of the Fetal Medicine Department at the hospital. The kit costs £25,000 and Craig has raised £2,500 towards it. Craig’s twin sons were delivered safely two years ago when they needed an operation in the womb to allow blood to flow equally to both twins. Without the operation and expertise of the Fetal Medicine team, one or both babies could have died.

5 Aug 2016 | Tags: #ForTheBoysTTS; St George's Hospital Charity

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