News and events

St George’s Wins £98,796 To Deliver Net Zero Emissions NHS Through ‘Dora’ System for Cancer Patients

Tooting based St George’s Hospital has been awarded £98,796 by SBRI Healthcare to support an historic drive to deliver a net zero NHS. ‘Dora’ won St George’s the funds, it is an autonomous clinical assistant that can telephone hospital patients as an alternative to clinical visits, meaning patients don’t have …

26 Jan 2022

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation is the second episode of series 26 of 24 Hours in A&E. This episode explores the ingenious techniques the medical staff at St George’s use to communicate complex information to their patients. We see how they transcend every obstacle from dealing with dementia patients to language barriers. 49-year-old …

25 Jan 2022

19-year-old patient and Tik-Tok influencer thanks St George’s for new life-saving Covid treatment

Nineteen-year-old Tik-Tok star Katie was among the first patients in the UK to receive the new antiviral Covid treatment, Sotrovimab, when St George’s began offering the treatment in December. The treatment is a monoclonal antibody infusion which allows people who test positive for Covid-19 and are immunosuppressed, meaning they would …

24 Jan 2022

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Legacy

This episode – the first of the 26th series – looks at our accomplishments and our experiences and how they shape the people we become and ultimately the legacies we leave behind.  

18 Jan 2022

St George’s nurse nominated for National Lifetime Achievement Award

St George’s nurse, Ediscyll Lorusso is, so rightfully so, in the running for Our Health Hero’s ‘National Lifetime Achievement’ Award. Ediscyll’s achievements, particularly at the age of just 44, are remarkable. Ediscyll joined St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust as a newly qualified nurse when she was 21, back in …

17 Jan 2022

New site management team for St George’s

Following our new group executive team announcement in December, we have now appointed to the site management team at St George’s. The team will be responsible for the day to day running and operational decision making of St George’s and its services, working closely with their counterparts at Epsom and …

14 Jan 2022

Vaccines are the greatest gift this Christmas

The greatest gift this Christmas is being vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect yourselves and loved ones while supporting the NHS over the festive period. The Covid-19 vaccine is estimated to have saved around 127,000 lives in the UK thanks to 47.2 million people being fully vaccinated – but St George’s …

24 Dec 2021

Great British Bake Off star officially opens new scoliosis scanner at St George’s

Bake Off star Alice Fevronia – who had scoliosis as a teenager – officially opened a new scoliosis scanner and judged a charity bake off event raising £437 at St George’s Hospital last week. Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side causing a progressive …

23 Dec 2021

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Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visits St George’s vaccine clinic and CMDU

Wednesday 22 December was a special day for St George’s University Hospital, as our Trust was visited by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Dr Richard Jennings, Chief Medical Officer, and Robert Bleasdale, Chief Nursing Officer, gave the Secretary of State a tour around our new …

23 Dec 2021

“We can help staff understand the things that are important for younger patients” – Interview with Josei Kobayashi from our Children and Young People’s Council

Josei Kobayashi, 15, is one of the founding members of our Children and Young People’s Council at St George’s. The council was established in January 2021 as a way for patients aged 10-18 to have their say and help improve our children and young people’s services. We met with Josei …

20 Dec 2021

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Keep Calm and Carry On

This episode follows the stories of three people and was filmed in 2019, before the covid-19 pandemic.

14 Dec 2021

Find the best place to get treatment this winter

Our Emergency Department at St George’s will always be there for anyone who needs care, but this winter, we want to make sure patients know how to access quicker, safer treatment in the right environment. A lot of patients visit our Emergency Department without being aware of the other healthcare …

10 Dec 2021

Former journalist urges south Londoners to join vaccine studies and end the COVID-19 pandemic

A retired journalist is urging south Londoners to help end the COVID-19 pandemic, by taking part in ongoing vaccine research into the virus. Ben, 64, who lives in Kingston upon Thames, took part in the Oxford/AstraZeneca trial of the ChAdOx1 NCoV-19 vaccine at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust …

9 Dec 2021

St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals group announces new executive team

A new executive team has been announced to lead St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospital Group from 10 January 2022.

9 Dec 2021

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: In The Wars

This episode follows the stories of three people and was filmed in 2019, before the covid-19 pandemic.

9 Dec 2021