News and events


Sarah Wilton, Non-Executive Director – “The commitment of staff, and the ethos of St George’s, is unparalleled.”

Later this month, Sarah Wilton, the Trust’s longest serving Non-Executive Director, steps down from the role she has held for nine years. As a member of the Trust Board for just under a decade, Sarah has seen the organisation undergo a huge amount of change during that time. We caught …

27 Jan 2020


Anaesthetic department re-accredited by Royal College of Anaesthetists

Our anaesthetic department at St George’s has been re-accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for the fifth year running. The accreditation scheme, organised and run by the Royal College requires anaesthetic departments to uphold 193 quality standards. The standards range from how well our anaesthetic teams maintain privacy and …

24 Jan 2020


Paediatric consultants’ charity bike ride funds new equipment

Well done to some of our paediatric consultants who took part in the London to Brighton – 55 mile cycle last year, to raise funds for St George’s Hospital Charity. The team raised a total of £3778.50, which enabled the charity to purchase two AirvO2 Optiflow systems which help to …

24 Jan 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Live and Learn…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twentieth 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 – under more pressure than ever.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and …

21 Jan 2020


St George’s Hospital Charity funds new equipment for The Dragon Centre

St George’s Hospital Charity have funded the installation of a treadmill and an exercise bike for our paediatric outpatients’ department (also known as The Dragon Centre). These pieces of equipment will make a huge difference to the treatment of a wide range of our patients with respiratory conditions. The installation …

17 Jan 2020


New Director of Medical Education appointed

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director of Medical Education here at St George’s. Dr Indranil Chakravorty has been appointed to the position, and takes over the role vacated by Dr Jonathan Round, who held the post for a number of years before stepping down …

17 Jan 2020


Crafting for a cause: St George’s sewing club makes pouches for Australian wildlife!

From thousands of miles away, members of the St George’s sewing club are doing their part to help animals that have been burnt by the wildfires in Australia. As the fires keep going, more and more animals need help and it has prompted knitters, sewers and crafters from across the …

16 Jan 2020


Patient story: The ‘full circle’ of support helped me to feel alive

George Norton was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of 23. Below he talks us through his treatment journey at St George’s and how a chance meeting with Suzanne Ruggles in 2005 – who later founded the Full Circle Fund in 2015 – played a key role in …

16 Jan 2020


Nurses invited to discover opportunities at St George’s on 25 January Recruitment Day

Nurses looking for their first job after qualifying, a new challenge, or flexible working and shifts, are all invited to our special Nursing Recruitment Open Day here at the home of ‘24 Hours in A&E, from 9am on Saturday 25 January. As one of the UK’s biggest, busiest and most …

15 Jan 2020


Celebrating 20 series of 24 Hours in A&E!

The brand new 20th series of 24 Hours in A&E filmed in our emergency department will be broadcast at 9pm on Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday 14 January).

14 Jan 2020


Heberden ward refurbishment is really making waves!

Heberden ward at St George’s Hospital, which cares for older patients, has been renovated with help from St George’s Hospital Charity funds. The transformation sees a larger staff base area; colourful beach-themed patient bays and side rooms; new patient showers; a day room; tea and ice cream stations, new flooring; …

10 Jan 2020


St George’s publishes new five year research strategy

Having published its organisational strategy ‘Delivering Outstanding Care, Every Time’ in April, the Trust is now developing long-term plans in a range of areas to achieve its ambitions. Research is one of these areas, and a new five year research strategy has been approved by its Trust Board. Supporting research …

8 Jan 2020


VR headsets relaxing patients during surgery at St George’s

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are being worn for the first time by patients at St George’s Hospital to change the way they experience anxiety during wide-awake surgery. The headsets, funded by St George’s Hospital Charity, are being worn by patients as part of a pilot study led by Miss Shamim …

26 Dec 2019


Praise for St George’s team after rare cyst removed from newborn baby

A baby with a large rare cyst growing in its mouth has been safely delivered at St George’s. Marian Bayley, 31, was transferred to St George’s for specialist care from her local hospital after her five month scan when they realised that the baby had a mass growing in his …

23 Dec 2019


Local football heroes surprise children at St George’s!

Players and staff from AFC Wimbledon, including their much-loved mascot Haydon the Womble, visited St George’s yesterday to surprise some of our young patients. They delivered gifts to patients on all of our paediatric wards. Justine Makin, Lead Health Play Specialist at St George’s, said: “It was absolutely brilliant – …

18 Dec 2019