News and events


Announcement regarding St George’s Acting Chief Executive

As a result of serious allegations being made against her, Dr Paula Vasco-Knight has been suspended from her role as Acting Chief Executive at St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The allegations are financial in nature and relate to her work at a previous employer. The Trust Board has asked the …

3 May 2016


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Support Grace in her Marathon run!

If you enjoyed reading about Grace Harvard (see 19 April) then look / listen out for her on Monday morning when she will reveal what it is really like to run the Marathon. Catch Grace at: 0740 hours – Celebrity Green Start Point – BBC Breakfast 0840 hours – Red …

22 Apr 2016 | Tags: Grace Harvard; Marathon;


Announcement from Sir David Henshaw, Chair of St George’s Hospital

Miles Scott steps down as St George’s Chief Executive Officer Miles Scott will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer in order to take up a secondment to NHS Improvement where he will take a senior role leading national priorities. Miles has been Chief Executive Officer of …

22 Apr 2016


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Junior doctors’ industrial action 26th and 27th April: Information for patients

As you may be aware, the British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 8am until 5pm on Tuesday 26th April and Wednesday 27 April. We will need to cancel and reschedule non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments. We apologise for any inconvenience this …

21 Apr 2016 | Tags: junior doctors strike


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Marathon effort to save Grace

Grace Havard is running the London Marathon on Sunday (24th April) – just two years after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a road traffic accident.

19 Apr 2016 | Tags: Grace Havard London Marathon 2016 major trauma centre marathon physiotherapy Queen Mary's Hospital rehabilitation St George's Hospital Charity


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Congratulations to all the HSJ Value Awards Finalists

St George’s has been shortlisted in three categories in the HSJ Value Awards 2016. South West London Pathology (a pathology partnership set up by St George’s, Croydon and Kingston Hospitals) has also been shortlisted for an award. The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seeks to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency …

11 Apr 2016


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Urogynaecology service update

In June 2015 a decision was taken to temporarily suspend the provision of the urogynaecology sub-specialty service at St George’s due to safety and governance concerns. The trust undertook a consultation process in order to understand future options for the re-provision of this service.

11 Apr 2016


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Coming Home

We say goodbye to 24 Hours in A & E tonight but a new series is planned and we will be back towards the end of the year. In this last episode, a 43-year-old cyclist John is brought to A&E after crashing face first into a car. His injuries are …

9 Apr 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


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St George’s welcomes appointment of new Chair

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome Sir David Henshaw to the post of Interim Chair of the trust. Sarah Wilton, Acting Chair, said of the appointment, “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Henshaw as the trust’s new Interim Chairman to lead the …

8 Apr 2016 | Tags: new chair; sir david henshaw;david henshaw


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Recovery at Home – giving people what they want

St George’s has recently launched a new Recovery at Home service (RaH) which provides patients with the same level of excellent care they would receive at St George’s but in the comfort of their own homes. Not only is this something patients have been requesting but there is also evidence …

7 Apr 2016 | Tags: recovery; recovery at home;RaH


Coming Home

One last episode till the next series! 43-year-old cyclist John is brought to A&E after crashing face first into a car. His injuries are so severe that he was put in an induced coma at the scene. Doctors send John for scans, suspecting that the impact may have caused serious …

7 Apr 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


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Patient services (6th till 8th April 2016)

As you are aware the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that their junior doctor members were prepared to take part in further strike action in relation to their proposed new contracts.

5 Apr 2016


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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer yet it’s a disease which is often overlooked and diagnosed too late. Every year around 16,000 people die of the disease.

4 Apr 2016


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Through Thick and Thin – 24 Hours in A&E

The penultimate episode of series 10 of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is on at 9pm tonight  on Channel 4. Will you be watching with us and tweeting @StGeorgesTrust under the hashtag #24HrsAE? Join us as we tweet during the live show. 13-year-old Tom is rushed to …

23 Mar 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


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A look into the Recovery at Home service

The service, which was launched in January 2016, has already supported over 20 patients and saved 206 acute hospital bed nights. The team consists of specially trained nurses, physiotherapists and healthcare support workers (and will in the future also include an occupational therapist).

22 Mar 2016

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