News and events


Patient celebrates end of cancer treatment at St George’s

A 9-year-old patient has thanked friends and family in a heart-warming speech to mark the end of his cancer treatment at St George’s. In December 2015, Roberto was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – a type of cancer in which the bone marrow releases large numbers of white blood cells, …

13 Sep 2019


Burpee challenge raises £17k for new life-saving equipment at St George’s

St George’s has received new equipment for fetal surgery thanks to St George’s Hospital Charity and fundraiser Craig Peters, also known as ‘The Burpee Guy’! In 2016, Craig set himself the challenge of completing over 67,000 burpees to help raise money for our Fetal Medicine Unit, after they saved the …

11 Sep 2019


Mini Tesla will allow children to ‘drive’ to surgery

A mini Tesla car has been donated to St George’s so children can ‘drive’ themselves to theatre. The electrically powered car – a Tesla Model S Radio – will make our younger patients’ stays more fun and will help ease their anxiety. The Tesla Owners Club UK and the Christian …

11 Sep 2019


Meet Louise, our Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation

Louise Mahon is part of the South East Organ Donation Services Team, which provides a service to 18 NHS Trusts across the region and the Channel Islands. She tells us a bit more about her role below. What does a typical day look like for you? I guess the most common …

4 Sep 2019


Double delivery for St George’s midwife!

Congratulations to Charlotte Day, a St George’s midwife, on the birth of her baby boy Milo! Charlotte gave birth just 10 hours after finishing work on the delivery suite at St George’s. On Wednesday 14 August, Charlotte left work after delivering a baby at 7.30pm. Seven hours later at 3am, …

3 Sep 2019


St George’s urges local community to support Organ Donation Week

During Organ Donation Week, September 2 to 8, NHS Blood and Transplant and St George’s are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by a transplant. Next year, the law around organ donation is …

2 Sep 2019


Touching performance by spoken word artist, author and St George’s nurse, Molly Case

St George’s Hospital had the pleasure of listening to spoken word artist, author and St George’s nurse, Molly Case perform some of her poems and a short excerpt from her new book ‘How to Treat People’ last week. Molly performed a poem called ‘The Last 1000 Days,’ commissioned by NHS …

2 Sep 2019


Q&A with Dr Jane Evans, our new Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences

Last week, St George’s announced that Dr Jane Evans, Consultant in General Medicine, would shortly be taking up the role of Divisional Chair of our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences division. Jane will take over the role in the coming weeks from Dr Lisa Pickering, who is moving to a new …

2 Sep 2019


Surgeons save man’s hand after seventeen hours of surgery

Plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved a man’s hand following seventeen hours of surgery, after a chop saw accident resulted in a double-level amputation.

27 Aug 2019


Dr Jane Evans appointed Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jane Evans, Consultant in General Medicine, has been appointed as the new Divisional Chair of our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences division. Jane will take over the role next month from Dr Lisa Pickering, who is moving to a new position at the Royal …

27 Aug 2019


Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2019: hear how our team saved baby Lacey and get a free health check up

The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at St George’s Hospital, with all welcome to attend. From 5pm, our teams will be providing free health checks for attendees, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests, as well as giving out health information and tips. We …

22 Aug 2019


Jacqueline Totterdell appointed Chair of CRN South London Partnership Board

Jacqueline will take up the new role in addition to her current role as Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Research …

21 Aug 2019


Baby born after five blood transfusions in the womb

A baby with haemolytic disease of the newborn, who received five intrauterine blood transfusions from 20 weeks gestation, has been safely delivered at St George’s.

20 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Saving Grace…

This episode features patients who overcome hardship in life by drawing strength and solace from the people they love.

20 Aug 2019


World championship win for St George’s registrar

Congratulations to Dr Lawrence Hayes, Specialist Registrar in Neurorehabilitation, on winning gold at the Aquabike World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain earlier this summer. The championships were organised by the International Triathlon Union and involves a 1.5km swim followed by a gruelling 113km bike ride. Competing against athletes from all over …

16 Aug 2019