Advice for those concerned about the Infected Blood Inquiry

We understand that many people will have questions. A new national online resource for patients and the public has been set up to provide help and support, as well as answer some of these questions here.
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23 May 2024

Chief nurse left in freezing accommodation on arrival to UK launches app to help overseas health workers

England’s most senior internationally educated nurse has revealed she was left trapped in freezing accommodation with no lights or support when she arrived in the UK. Group Chief Nurse, Arlene Wellman MBE, St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group (gesh), had come from Trinidad on a …
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10 May 2024

Mum’s praises ‘caring’ team after son survives rare condition during pregnancy

A mum has praised medics at St George’s after her son survived a rare condition during pregnancy. Jessica Bruce was told she could lose her unborn babies from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) without treatment. The mum was referred to St George’s for specialist care and travelled 200 miles from her …
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26 Apr 2024

Caroline Wrixon was diagnosed with a brain tumour after a routine eye test

‘I went for a routine eye test and ended up needing a lifesaving operation’

When Caroline Wrixon booked an appointment with her optician she had no idea it would lead to lifesaving surgery. The 40-year-old project manager says she owes her life to the ‘brilliant’ team at St George’s after her eye test led to a brain tumour diagnosis. She said: “I’m so grateful …
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19 Apr 2024

Martin Tyler outside St George's Hospital

Commentator Martin Tyler gets his voice – and career – back thanks to NHS surgery and therapy

An “amazing” team of surgeons, doctors, nurses and therapists saved the voice of sports commentator Martin Tyler – and a career that has spanned more than 50 years to date. The prospect of losing your voice forever is frightening – especially when it has made you a living, as it …
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16 Apr 2024

Team of 50 carry out rare op at baby’s birth to save his life

A 50 strong team of specialist medics crammed into an operation theatre recently to carry out a globally rare procedure on a newborn baby and saved his life. Little Freddie Verschueren was delivered at St George’s hospital in South West London using the Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedure which delivers …
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11 Apr 2024

New report outlines top ten research priorities to improve outpatient services

Everyone has experienced an outpatient appointment at some point in their life, either as a patient or as a carer for a relative. Most of us have first-hand experience of trying to book an appointment to see a GP, receiving appointment letters, needing to reschedule appointments, attending hospital appointments and …
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9 Apr 2024

Easter weekend not looking so sweet for pressured hospitals

Members of the public are being urged to use NHS services wisely over the Easter bank holiday weekend – as stretched emergency departments continue to see winter-level pressures. St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group is very busy and experiencing high demand. On Monday more than …
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28 Mar 2024

Dedicated worker wins Renal Nurse of the year 2024 award

A dedicated nurse at St George’s has been named as the Renal Nurse of the year. Maria Fernandez, who is the Lead Nurse for renal transplant services, won the coveted title last Friday at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2024. The judges were inundated with nominations and were impressed …
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26 Mar 2024

St George's Hospital

Our response to NHS England’s decision on the future of children’s cancer services

A decision on the future location of children’s cancer care in the region has been announced – with services set to be moved from St George’s.
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14 Mar 2024

Maternity Perinatal Symposium 2024: Robson Ten Group Classification System

Join our Perinatal and Fetal Monitoring Group at St George’s for their biannual symposium to encourage open conversation and sharing best practice. The events focus on topical, cutting edge, ethical and controversial aspects of perinatology with each event being hosted by a different panel of special guests. Join us on …
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12 Mar 2024

Jack during a physio session with Elly

One-of-a-kind virtual-reality therapy aids major-trauma patients

Trauma patients with rib fractures, serious leg injuries and amputations are using virtual reality headsets during physio sessions to boost their recovery.   St George’s Hospital – the major trauma centre for South West London and Surrey – has been offering seriously-injured patients the chance to trial the technology as part …
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12 Mar 2024

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‘Severe disruption’ warning ahead of junior doctors’ strikes

A fresh wave of junior doctors’ strikes will hit NHS services this weekend – less than a week after a trio of emergency departments saw one of their busiest days this winter. St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group is warning of severe disruption when the …
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22 Feb 2024

Strike action during February: Information for patients

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will take part in strike action from 7am on 24 February 2024 until 11.59pm on 28 February. The strike action will impact services at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. This means that some planned …
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16 Feb 2024