News and Events


Greening anaesthetics at St George’s: Phasing out Desflurane

St George’s is taking a whole host of steps to provide healthcare as sustainably as possible. This is in line with the NHS aim of having a net zero carbon footprint by 2040. One of the most recent developments has been to phase out Desflurane in theatres. Desflurane is an …

23 Nov 2022


Homelessness Inclusion Team GP, Danielle, tells us more about her role

Hi, and thanks for talking to us. Who are you and what is your role? I’m Danielle Williams, a GP and Clinical Lead for the Homelessness Inclusion Pathway Team at St George’s. And who else is in the team at St George’s? We take a multi-disciplinary team approach (MDT). As …

21 Nov 2022


Home from hospital – how we have reduced the wait for discharge

Part fixer, part go-between, part … detective, patient discharge facilitator Georgina Arnold (pictured below) helps get people out of hospital when they’re well enough to go home – which is better for them. Georgina’s is one of three roles created in April at St George’s Hospital, to speed up the …

17 Nov 2022


Diana Doherty for Occupational Therapy Week 2022

Diana Doherty is a Major Trauma Occupational Therapist, currently covering Acute Paediatrics at St George’s. She gives us an insight into her personal journey going into this career field and just why Occupational Therapy is so important: “As a young girl I could never have imaging ending up in the …

8 Nov 2022


South London Press reader leaves £5K to former St George’s paediatric patient who beat cancer

A boy who beat cancer will get to see his family in Thailand again after an unbelievable gift from a South London Press reader, who is leaving him £5,000 in his will after reading about his battle with cancer in the newspaper. Earlier this year, 10-year-old Patrick McCarthy beat cancer …

7 Nov 2022 | Tags: children paediatric


Council Chief Executive visits Children’s services at St George’s

We recently welcomed the new Chief Executive of Wandsworth and Richmond Councils, Mike Jackson, to St George’s.  He has an interest in how the council and our hospital work together to provide health and social care services, and was keen to learn more about our facilities and the expertise the …

7 Nov 2022


Health Secretary receives vaccinations at St George’s

We recently welcomed the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP to St George’s for his flu and Covid vaccinations. He praised the professionalism of our team and also took the opportunity to encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated to keep …

7 Nov 2022


St George’s becomes one of the first NHS Trust to link patient appointment data with the NHS App

St George’s patients can now access their appointment information from both the St George’s MyCare App and the NHS App. With over 30 million people signed-up, the NHS App is fast becoming the digital ‘front door’ to the NHS. As one of the first participating Trusts in England to increase digital access for …

4 Nov 2022


Help us to improve stroke care

The Trust will soon be taking part in a national survey to find out what patients think about their stroke care. All NHS stroke patients who received treatment and/or therapy between 16 May 2022 and 16 September 2022 will receive a copy of the survey. This is part of a …

4 Nov 2022


St Georges Hospital supports Stand Up To Cancer in memory of brave patient Dylan James

The courage of families who stand up to cancer has been praised by a top cancer doc in a children’s hospital rated outstanding by CQC. Dr Sijo Francis, Clinical Director of Children’s Services at St George’s Hospital, praised mum Ally and dad Warren who sadly lost their son Dylan-James to …

28 Oct 2022


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25 Oct 2022


St George’s recognised for success in transforming Same Day Emergency Care services

A Consultant and a Transformation Manager from St George’s were recently invited to speak at a prestigious conference – Urgent & Emergency Care: Preparing London for Winter 2022/23 – to share their experience of setting up an innovative new emergency surgery pathway. Coming up with innovative solutions to make patient …

21 Oct 2022


BBC award win for St George’s cancer support worker

A St George’s Hospital cancer support worker has been awarded a top honour by the BBC. Estelle Le Galliot, the Macmillan Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, has been recognised at this year’s BBC Radio London ‘Make a Difference’ Awards, for her outstanding work supporting cancer patients throughout the pandemic. Winning in …

20 Oct 2022


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: My Happy Place

Filmed in the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty ninth 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 …

17 Oct 2022


Hospital Group CEO who ‘nearly died’ from flu urges NHS staff to get jabbed

“I thought I would die,” said hospital Group CEO Jacqueline Totterdell, in an emotional video appeal to staff to get vaccinated. The former paediatric nurse – who has worked for the NHS for 40 years – spent three weeks in hospital in 2019 when she fell seriously ill with flu. …

13 Oct 2022