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St George’s pharmacy and therapy teams are “highly commended”

St George’s was proud to see both our pharmacy and therapy teams represented at this year’s national Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) conference. Principle physiotherapist Jennifer Willis gave a presentation to 100 attendees discussing the extended roles of the St George’s therapy team in both our emergency department and acute …

19 May 2015 | Tags: acute medicine unit awarded intervention pharmacy Research SAM conference therapy


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Show us your talent Tooting and you could win tickets to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Are you a fan of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’? Ever dreamt of soaking up the atmosphere at a LIVE show? Then this is the competition for you! Last month Stephen Mulhern visited St George’s to film a music video up on our helipad. We were pretty impressed with his rapping …

15 May 2015 | Tags: Britain's Got Talent ticket competition Tooting Talent


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St George’s is the leading trust for organ donation in the UK

Ian Trenholm, chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant paid St George’s a visit last month. He was here to meet our organ donation team and congratulate them on another successful year.

13 May 2015 | Tags: donors NSH Blood and Transplant organ donation transplant tree of life trust visit


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St George’s celebrates International Nurses’ Day

St George’s marked International Nurses’ Day with the trust’s annual nursing awards. The awards identify and celebrate the nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and mentors in the trust who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care.

12 May 2015 | Tags: healthcare assistant International Nurses' Day mentor midwifery nursing awards


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St George’s and Mitie are helping young people into work

St George’s and Mitie, our facilities management company, are working together to help young people with learning difficulties gain vital employment skills. Mitie’s healthcare cleaning team has been supporting three young people through Project SEARCH, an international training programme aimed at guiding young people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities …

12 May 2015 | Tags: disability employment learning disabilities Mitie Project SEARCH training


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St George’s working with Monitor to address our deficit

NHS finances have been extensively documented in the media. St George’s, like many other trusts, has encountered a deficit. In April we reported a £16m deficit for 2014/15 (on a turnover of £740m) having planned a small surplus. As a major trauma centre, we have been particularly affected by the …

11 May 2015 | Tags: finance Monitor NHS pressures reduce deficit


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St George’s opens a new cancer ward

The Gordon-Smith Ward was officially opened by Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS England’s Regional Director for London, and is the second step of investment in the trust’s cancer services.

11 May 2015 | Tags: Anne Rainsberry cancer Gordon Smith haematology new ward oncology


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Nepal earthquake appeal

Buddhi Pant grew up in the Gorkha district in Nepal. His hometown, Simley, and surrounding villages were all destroyed by the earthquake that you will have heard about on the news.

1 May 2015


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Restricted vehicle access at St George’s – Saturday 25th April

If you are travelling to St George’s Hospital this weekend please note there will be restricted access for vehicles within the site between 08:00 and 13:00.

24 Apr 2015


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First Touch transforms the neonatal ‘Quiet Room’

The St George’s neonatal unit is a level three centre, meaning it takes care of the sickest and most premature babies across South West London, and sometimes beyond. The ‘Quiet Room’ is an important space within the unit where staff can take parents and relatives to sensitively explain the treatment …

24 Apr 2015 | Tags: First Touch fundraising neonatal quiet room


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St George’s Day competition winners announced!

Last week we launched a special St George’s Day competition asking for people to tell us why St George’s Hospital is special to them. We were inundated with entries from staff, friends, relatives, past and present patients. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to make a submission. …

24 Apr 2015 | Tags: competition helipad patient stories St George's Day staff examples winners


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Redthread Youth Violence Intervention at St George’s

Hundreds of teenagers fall victim to gang-related violence every year with some becoming trapped in a cycle of violence. Two Redthread specialist youth workers will now be based in St George’s ED to help break this cycle.

22 Apr 2015 | Tags: Emergency Department gang violence Kings Hospital mayor initiative Redthread specialist youth workers


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Tell us why St George’s is special to you and you could win a helipad tour!

To mark St George’s day we’re asking you to tweet, Facebook or email us with your stories, poems or photos of why St George’s is special to you…

16 Apr 2015 | Tags: Celebrate competition helipad St George's St George's Day


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An emotional award for Edi

At St George’s we share a vision of improving the health of our patients and local community. We keep patients at the heart of everything that we do with our values designed to inspire our staff: Kind • Look after our patients as we would like to be looked after …

10 Apr 2015 | Tags: awards Miles Scott patient experience values


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Nick’s moonwalk to recovery

In December 2014 St George’s purchased an anti-gravity treadmill to help better treat patients like Nick. The machine is designed to enable patients to exercise at reduced gravity meaning there is less weight being placed on their injured limb. It can be set-up anywhere between 20-100% gravity with 20% being likened to walking on the moon.

7 Apr 2015 | Tags: a&e anti-gravity treadmill Motorbike physiotherapy Sky Crisis Sky1 trauma

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