News and events


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Mother’s Courage

This episode – Mother’s Courage – focuses on a Mother’s role in different family units.

19 Nov 2018


Trust brings in new cardiac surgeon to lead service at St George’s

St George’s has brought in a new cardiac surgeon, Mr Steven Livesey, from outside the organisation to provide leadership for the service.

19 Nov 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Value of Life…

The first episode of the sixteenth series of 24 Hours in A&E – Value of Life – airs tonight (Monday 12 November) at 9pm on Channel 4.

12 Nov 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e Emergency Department


The future of St George’s (2019-2024) – give your views

We’re developing a new clinical strategy (2019-2024) for St George’s. It will be agreed in March 2019, and will drive everything we do going forward – from the range of healthcare services we provide, to how we invest our resources. Following initial events in July, we are holding a second …

5 Nov 2018


Three St George’s consultants named in Progress 1000

Three St George’s consultants were named in the prestigious Evening Standard Progress 1000, made up of the top 1000 most influential people in London.

22 Oct 2018 | Tags: Evening Standard London influence Progress 1000


Baby who survives after heart stops beating for 22 minutes turns one

A baby born more than three months prematurely, and whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes in emergency surgery at five days old, celebrates her first birthday today (17 October).

17 Oct 2018


St George’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) service celebrates 25 year anniversary

This week marks the 25th year of our Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) service, which treats patients with a genetic condition that causes tumours in different parts of the body. Tuberous Sclerosis affects around 1 million people worldwide. It causes mainly non-cancerous (benign) tumours to develop, which can lead to multiple problems …

12 Oct 2018


Who Cares Wins award nomination for St George’s surgeon

Well done to Zahid Mukhtar, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George’s, on being nominated for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards. Zahid unfortunately lost out in the Best Neonatal Specialist category at the ceremony on Monday 10 October, but to even be nominated is a huge achievement. He was nominated for …

10 Oct 2018


St George’s Emergency Department to offer life-saving HIV testing

From Monday 1 October, St George’s Emergency Department (ED) will be offering HIV testing to all patients, aged 18-59, as part of their routine blood tests.

28 Sep 2018


New platelet donors needed in London to help cancer patients

NHS Blood and Transplant needs more than 500 new platelet donors at donor centres in London, including the blood centre based at St George’s Hospital.

24 Sep 2018 | Tags: blood donation Tooting Blood Centre


Find out about the great opportunities for nurses at our Open Day

Whether you’re a Band 5 or Band 6 Registered Nurse, Newly-Qualified, or qualifying in 2018-19, please consider St George’s as a great place to develop your career. A special Nursing Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 27 October 2018, from 9am – 3.30pm will showcase the many opportunities for nurses. Attendees will discover why St George’s is a great place …

20 Sep 2018


St George’s appoints new Chief Medical Officer

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Richard Jennings as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr Jennings will join St George’s from Whittington Health NHS Trust, where he has been Executive Medical Director since June 2014. As a practising physician, Dr Jennings specialised in infection and acute …

20 Sep 2018


Hear patient Libby speak on how her face was rebuilt after an accident: Thursday 27 September 2018

Come along to our Annual Members’ Meeting to hear from Libby Keating and her story. St George’s Hospital, Thursday 27 September, from 17:30. Click for more details.

17 Sep 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Love’s Young Dream…

This episode – Love’s Young Dream – features three men who are all at varying stages of their lives and relationships and who are all supported in A&E by their partners.

12 Sep 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Emily Roberts, Sister, pictured with her aunties.

Auntie’s dinners are a winner in St George’s ED!

Emily Roberts works as a Sister in St George’s Emergency Department (ED). Four years ago she was working the New Year’s Eve shift and her Aunty Mary and Aunty Jill wanted to make sure she didn’t miss out on the celebrations. They decided to deliver Emily a home cooked meal …

12 Sep 2018