News and Events

Demand in hospitals expected to continue into third May Bank Holiday weekend

Thousands of NHS staff will be working tirelessly over the bank holiday weekend to care for those in urgent need in Surrey and south west London. Doctors, nurses, porters, and cleaners are among the 3,000-plus staff working on Monday at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health …

26 May 2023

Celebrating the magic of milk, sharing love and saving lives!

May 19 it is World Breastmilk Donation Day; a global celebration of the importance of milk banks. The staff on the neonatal unit at St George’s refer to human breast milk as “liquid gold” and “medicine”.  Containing a complete spectrum of nutrients and immune-system compounds not present in formula milk, …

18 May 2023

Celebrating our ODP’s, meet Eric Intrepide

On 14 May each year, we celebrate our Operating Department Practitioners, better known as ODP’s. ODP’s play a vital role in our theatres, without them our surgery would not be possible. For ODP day, we caught up with Eric Intrepide, who’s been part of St George’s since 2009. How did …

17 May 2023

Family of hospitals join up to deliver improved care to local people

Hospitals launch new five-year strategy committing to providing outstanding care, together, for the people of south west London, Surrey and beyond.

15 May 2023

An insight into a career in nursing from our gesh nurses

For International Nurses Day 2023, we give you an insight into a career in nursing from our St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospital Group (gesh) nurses. Kalai, Pre-Assessment Diabetic and Practice Educator Nurse, St George’s University Hospital How did you get into your current role? I qualified as a …

12 May 2023

UK’s most senior internationally-trained nurse thanks colleagues on International Nurses Day

An array of celebrations will recognise the thousands of incredible nurses and midwives working across St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals group. Free breakfasts, an awards ceremony, and drop-in sessions are among the events taking place today (Friday 12 May) to mark International Nurses Day. Group Chief Nurse Arlene …

12 May 2023

First Group Board meeting takes place for St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

The first Group Board meeting with executive directors and non-executive directors of both St George’s and Epsom and St Helier hospitals, took place this morning (Friday 5 May) at St Helier. While the Group has been sharing a Chairman, Group CEO and executive directors for some time, this is the …

5 May 2023

Five-year-old leukaemia survivor reaches the end of treatment marking it ‘St Jackson’s Day’

Five-year-old Jackson celebrated ringing the bell to end his almost life-long chemotherapy journey with cheers of support from family, friends, St George’s Hospital staff – and a celebrity video message, marking it ‘St Jackson’s Day’. Footballer and reality star Ashley Cain, who raised £1.6million for his daughter who sadly died …

4 May 2023

Hospitals celebrate King’s Coronation while urging public to use NHS services wisely

“Use NHS 111 first, unless you are in a medical emergency” – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group as it gears up for a busy bank holiday weekend alongside the Coronation of King Charles III.

4 May 2023

Hospitals prepare for a challenging bank holiday weekend and strikes

Up to 2,000 nurses at St George’s are entitled to strike this bank holiday weekend leaving services severely disrupted across south west London. Members of the public are urged to come forward for care in life threatening situations, but others are advised to use NHS 111 first to be directed …

28 Apr 2023

Update on proposed new locations for children’s cancer centre for London and south east England  

NHS England – London is planning a new Children’s Cancer Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) covering the current PTC catchment area of south London, Kent, Medway, Surrey, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove. To make sure that everyone who wants to can share their view on the new centre, NHS England – …

28 Apr 2023

2pm 25 April: Issues affecting all incoming and outgoing telephone calls at St George’s Hospital

We would like to inform you that there are issues currently affecting all incoming and outgoing telephone calls at St George’s Hospital. The St George’s switchboard may not be able to answer your call. If you have a direct number for the service or department you require, please use this …

25 Apr 2023

“This kit could save your life” St George’s joins forces with ITV this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Over one million people across the UK tuned in to ITV’s Lorraine and saw a live broadcast from St George’s bowel screening team highlighting the importance of screening as part of ITV’s No Butts campaign this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this morning (Monday 24 April).

24 Apr 2023

“I will always be grateful” – meet the runners taking on the London Marathon to raise funds for our hospitals

The London Marathon 2022 raised more than £58m for charity, and for the 2023 London Marathon, St George’s, Epsom and St Helier are set to have a slice of the pie thanks to runners like Ricky, Joanna and Claire who are running and raising funds for the hospital group this …

21 Apr 2023

Getting to know the signs and symptoms this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

“Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cause of cancer deaths so it’s so important, now more than ever, that we continue to encourage eligible patients to take part in their Bowel Cancer Screening Tests.” That’s the message from Lisa-Lyna Ofosu-Asare, Health …

17 Apr 2023