News and events


Mobile operating theatres to open at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton  

The new facility – opening in the Spring – will support faster treatment for local patients waiting for day-surgery as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

26 Feb 2021


St George’s cardiologists implant world’s smallest pacemaker

Cardiologists at St George’s have implanted the world’s smallest pacemaker, known as the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, in a first for the hospital.

25 Feb 2021


“It’s something I’ll have forever”

St George’s Head Gardener John Greco has been given his own spot on an illustration of Tooting drawn by London artist Ben Poultney.

24 Feb 2021


“St George’s is an awe-inspiring place” – Interview with Ataul Qadir Tahir, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke with Ataul Qadir Tahir, who represents the borough of Wandsworth. Why did you want to become a governor? “Having spent a couple of decades as a community leader in Tooting and Balham, I often had people living …

24 Feb 2021


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Learning Curve…

An 88-year-old female is rushed to St George’s after collapsing at home, 23-year-old Robert is in A&E after a beer barrel fell on his leg and law student Jamie is having treatment after a recent operation.

23 Feb 2021


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Going the Distance…

This episode follows the story of a young boy with dreams of competing at the Olympics as well as a father’s struggle to give his children a better upbringing than he had – both stories feature patients who have had to change their goals due to the hurdles and obstacles life presents.

16 Feb 2021


St George’s extends Covid-19 vaccine study to children

St George’s is one of four sites participating in a new study to assess the safety and immune response of the Oxford-AstraZenaca jab – known as the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine – in healthy children aged 6-17 years old.

16 Feb 2021


Members of staff at St George's

Join us for our Merton Question Time event – 8 March 2021, 5.30pm (via Microsoft Teams)

We’re holding a virtual event, hosted by our governors, for our Merton members and local residents to tell us what you think about St George’s and the services we provide. The event is a chance for you to meet your Merton Governor and hear from a member of our executive …

15 Feb 2021


“It was so unexpected”

Hannah Packham, Junior Sister in our Acute Dependency Unit, was sent a gift by a member of the public last week after she appeared in a BBC report at the start of the year.  

12 Feb 2021


Building and demolition works at St George’s

We are demolishing some disused buildings on our St George’s Hospital site – and constructing a new modular building.

12 Feb 2021


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Field of Dreams

This episode explores fatherhood and the fundamental role a father plays in a child’s life.

9 Feb 2021


Celebrities say ‘thank you’ to St George’s staff

From Lorraine Kelly and Susanna Reid to Ashley Roberts and Paul Hollywood, a huge number of celebrities jumped at the chance to send a special thank you message to our staff.

8 Feb 2021


“We are blessed to have got married in St George’s chapel.”

A couple who tied the knot in the chapel at St George’s Hospital have thanked the staff who organised their wedding day.

5 Feb 2021


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Enduring Love…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty third series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode …

2 Feb 2021


Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in trial led by St George’s

St George’s was the lead UK site for the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine trial which today, Friday 29 January, published data showing the vaccine to be 89.3% effective in preventing Covid-19 infection.

29 Jan 2021