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RCN Award win for St George’s staff member

On Saturday 13 May, the Royal College of Nursing held their annual congress and awards ceremony, and one St George’s member of staff took home one of the prestigious prizes! Nicki Parry, a Practice Educator at Balham Health Centre who has recently joined the Trust, won the award for Learning Representative of the …

26 May 2017

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International Nurses Day winners announced

It was a day of celebration on Friday 12 May as nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants gathered at St George’s Hospital for our annual International Nurses Day Awards ceremony. There were presentations, dance breaks, sing-a-longs, and the all-important awards – presented by Avey Bhatia, our Chief Nurse and Director of …

19 May 2017

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St George’s receives epilepsy research grant

St George’s has been awarded one of seven new research grants to advance our understanding of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research UK has funded the 12-month pilot scheme – ‘recording brain activity using electrodes placed in the nose’ – at St George’s to assess a new minimally invasive method to monitor brain activity.

19 May 2017 | Tags: award consultant neurologist epilepsy grant national epilepsy week Research

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St George’s welcomes President of the Scoliosis Research Society

Professor Kenneth Cheung, the President of the Scoliosis Research Society, today (Friday 19 May) paid a visit to St George’s to speak at a special symposium on the treatment of paediatric scoliosis deformity. Professor Cheung, who became the first non-American President of the Scoliosis Research Society last October, currently heads …

19 May 2017 | Tags: Professor Kenneth Cheung scoliosis Scoliosis Research Society St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Important information regarding NHS cyber-attack: St George’s not affected

Trust emails were suspended temporarily as a precaution, however we can confirm they are now restored to normal.

14 May 2017

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Public events about death, dying and bereavement: 8-10 May

St George’s is proud to be involved with Dying Matters Awareness Week and there are four events that patients and the public can attend. The aim of the week is to help people talk more openly about death, dying and bereavement, and the theme this year is What Can You …

2 May 2017 | Tags: Dying Matters Awareness Week end of life care

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Team of 22 save woman and her unborn baby at St George’s

A 22 strong team has saved the life of a mother and her unborn baby after a major heart and aortic defect was detected during screening.

2 May 2017 | Tags: caesarean cardiac emergency Intensive care neonatal unit surgery

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Dr Mark Hamilton awarded a GenerationQ fellowship

Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement and Clinical Transformation at St George’s, Dr Mark Hamilton, has been selected for the Health Foundation’s GenerationQ leadership programme. He is one of 18 senior health care professionals in the UK to join the prestigious fellowship, designed to develop a new generation of skilled and …

28 Apr 2017 | Tags: Associate Medical Director Dr Mark Hamilton GenerationQ leadership Medical Director senior health care

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Fendi Fashion House donates artwork to St George’s

Earlier this month, the Spiritual Care Centre at St George’s unveiled a stunning new piece of art, donated by artist Chris Wood and the Fendi Fashion House. The Italian luxury designer brand commissioned Chris to create a series of artworks to be displayed in their shop windows around the world. …

28 Apr 2017 | Tags: Art artwork Fendi Spiritual Care Centre St George's Hospital Charity

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Harbhajan Singh Brar appointed as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Harbhajan Singh Brar as its new Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Harbhajan will join St George’s next week on Tuesday, 2 May. He joins St George’s from Sodexo UK, where he has been Director of Human Resources since 2011. Harbhajan has …

27 Apr 2017

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St George’s cardiac team gets Royal seal of approval at London marathon

Experts from St George’s Hospital were on hand at the London Marathon last weekend to deal with any medical emergencies as over 40,000 runners took part in Britain’s largest sporting event.

26 Apr 2017

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Andrew Grimshaw appointed St George’s new Chief Financial Officer

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Andrew Grimshaw as its new Chief Financial Officer. Andrew is currently Director of Finance at London Ambulance Service (LAS), a position he has held since January 2013. He has also been Acting Chief Executive at LAS since January this year. Prior …

21 Apr 2017

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James Friend to join executive team at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed James Friend as Director of Delivery, Efficiency and Transformation.

James joins St George’s from the Department of Health, where he is currently an advisor to the Secretary of State for Health.

19 Apr 2017

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St George’s leads the way in new treatment for stroke patients

An emergency treatment for stroke patients used at St George’s Hospital is being rolled out to other centres across the UK, benefiting an estimated 8,000 patients.

11 Apr 2017 | Tags: nhs st george's hospital Stroke stroke rehabilitation thrombectomy

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A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Candle in the Wind”

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world. It’s a place where stories of life, love and …

10 Apr 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE Channel 4 st george's hospital

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