News and events


Bell ringing celebrations for our Pinckney ward and play team staff

Last week, staff on our Pinckney ward and in our play team celebrated with two young patients, Kareena, 3, and Duygu, 8, who both rang the bell to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Kareena was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, a type of kidney cancer, in October 2018, and …

20 Nov 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E – Series 19 launch: Endless Love…

This first episode of the new series follows the stories of three patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s.

18 Nov 2019


First major trauma centre to launch specialist clinic

St George’s has become the first major trauma centre in the UK to launch a fully multidisciplinary major trauma clinic for our patients.

18 Nov 2019


St George’s makes three appointments to its Trust Board

St George’s has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director to its Board.

14 Nov 2019


Minor injuries unit at Queen Mary’s achieves gold accreditation

A huge congratulations to our minor injuries unit (MIU) at Queen Mary’s Hospital for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme! The unit has improved from a silver rating in March 2019. Dr Jane Evans, Clinical Chair for our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences Division, said: “Achieving gold in the ward …

8 Nov 2019


Caps off to Dr Naz!

One of our anaesthetists, Dr Naz Hoque, is helping staff get to know each other better by creating personalised theatre caps.

8 Nov 2019


St George’s good samaritan Dee Dee

This week we’re recognising Dee Dee Devine, one of our wonderful receptionists, for the compassion and kindness she showed a homeless patient on Vernon ward. Dee Dee has worked here for twenty years and is also the Unison chair for St George’s. She first met the patient when he was …

7 Nov 2019


“The NHS is a wonder of the modern world” – Interview with John Hallmark, Governor

Our latest governor interview is with John Hallmark, who is one of our representatives for Wandsworth. John was elected in February 2018, and like many of our governors, was motivated by the desire to give something back to St George’s. Tell us a bit about your background “My background is …

28 Oct 2019


What it means to be a Patient Partner at St George’s

Nicholas Low is one of our Patient Partner’s at the Trust, serving on our Patient Partnership and Experience Group. The group brings together patients, clinicians and managers so that our patients have a voice and can get involved in helping us provide outstanding care, every time. We spoke to Nicholas …

23 Oct 2019


Thousands of Londoners receive life changing diabetes monitors

More than 3,000 people across London with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan – including St George’s patient Katie Young.

22 Oct 2019


Happy retirement to “St George’s legend” and head gardener Bob

Bob Holdawanski, the Trust’s head gardener, retired last week after 30 years of making the grounds of St George’s look grand! Bob’s career at St George’s began in October 1989 and he had a huge impact in making sure the grounds team did so much more than just pick up …

16 Oct 2019


Shining a spotlight on our Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

On Monday 14 October we celebrated National Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Day – an opportunity to recognise and reward our AHP colleagues for their contribution to the health and wellbeing of our patients. At St George’s there was a special presentation about the important role of our AHPs, a bake-off …

16 Oct 2019


Family of triplets support urgent need for multiple birth research

The parents of newborn triplets are supporting multiple birth experts from around the world who have identified where urgent research is needed to improve health outcomes for multiple babies.

11 Oct 2019


St George’s doctors save cyclist’s life

A team of ten paediatric consultants from St George’s cycled 55 miles from central London to Brighton last month (Sunday 15 September) to raise money for St George’s Hospital Charity. Eight miles in, three members of the team – Dr Morwenna Hodin, Dr Emma Sage and Dr Sophie Vaughan – …

10 Oct 2019


Mum praises St George’s for the surgery twins received in womb

Identical twins with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that had intrauterine laser ablation surgery have been safely delivered at St George’s. Olivia and Charlotte were born on 18 February 2019 after being diagnosed with TTTS at sixteen weeks gestation. The condition was discovered when mum, Alexandra, 38, had a scan showing an …

9 Oct 2019