News and events


New scheme aims to help locals with cancer get active in 2017

A new programme has launched in Wandsworth that will help local people living with cancer, including patients at St George’s, get more active to help manage symptoms and improve overall health. The programme, called Move More Wandsworth, is a new initiative set up by Macmillan Cancer Support and Enable Leisure …

19 Jan 2017 | Tags: cancer Macmillan Macmillan Cancer Support Move More Wandsworth people living with cancer Wandsworth


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A sneak peek in to tonight’s 17 Jan 24hrs in A& E episode “Made of Steel”

This episode focuses on the family bonds that carry people through tough times.

64 year old Mohammed is rushed to St George’s after being hit by a pizza delivery motorbike. Consultant Will is concerned he may have a pelvic fracture, which could seriously affect his mobility and if the fracture hits a major artery, can be life threatening. His son Tom went to see his father at the scene of the accident and followed his father to St Georges to be by his side. Tom reflects ‘when you are younger you think your Dad is superhuman. When this happens, you realise he isn’t invincible…’

17 Jan 2017


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Premature babies at St George’s benefit from state of the art incubators

Our neonatal team now has two brand new incubators which have been paid for through charitable funds.

17 Jan 2017 | Tags: Charity First Touch incubators neonatal premature


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Read a sneak peek in tonight’s Tuesday 10th episode of “you raise me up”

This episode focuses on how love can pull you through the hardest of times. 54 year old Michelle is airlifted to St George’s after being involved in a car crash with her husband in Surrey. Their daughter Toni had just left them when she heard about the accident “we ran …

10 Jan 2017


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Radiology department hosts Recruitment Open Day at St George’s

The radiology department will open its doors for a special open day on Saturday 28 January from 10am – 3pm at St George’s Hospital.

9 Jan 2017 | Tags: breast imaging service development diagnostics jobs mammographers open day radiographers radiography radiology recruitment Rose Centre sonographers


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Message to our patients: transport related industrial action from Sunday 8 January

There will be two transport related industrial actions taking place from Sunday 8 January which may affect your journey to your appointment with us. Please leave more time than usual to arrive in time as tube services, roads and buses will be busier than usual. If you are unable to …

6 Jan 2017 | Tags: industrial action Southern Rail TfL trains Transport for London tubes


On the helipad at St George's hospital. L-R: Daryl - Charge Nurse, Jai - Consultant, Leela - Emergency Care Nurse, Becky - Nurse Practitioner, Matt - HEMS doctor, Will - Consultant, Sobi - Junior Doctor, Rhys - Consultant, James - Consultant and Anthony - Porter.

24hrs in A&E is now broadcast every Tuesday 9pm Channel 4 – Read a sneak peek into tonights episode “In Sickness and in Health”

This episode focuses on the bond between married couples in the face of testing circumstances. 27 year old Corey is rushed to St George’s after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game of ice hockey. His teammates administered CPR for 25 minutes on the ice before doctors and paramedics finally …

3 Jan 2017


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Avey Bhatia appointed Chief Nurse at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Avey Bhatia as its new Chief Nurse. Avey will replace St George’s existing Chief Nurse Suzanne Banks, who will be stepping down from her current role at the Trust on 31 January next year. Avey will join the Trust as Chief …

19 Dec 2016


On the helipad at St George's hospital. L-R: Daryl - Charge Nurse, Jai - Consultant, Leela - Emergency Care Nurse, Becky - Nurse Practitioner, Matt - HEMS doctor, Will - Consultant, Sobi - Junior Doctor, Rhys - Consultant, James - Consultant and Anthony - Porter.

A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 14th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Times Arrow”

61 year old Nicky is airlifted to St George’s by helicopter after a car mounted the pavement and ran her over whilst out walking

14 Dec 2016


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A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 7th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Time of Our Lives”

This episode focuses on the bond between families and what holds them together through thick and thin. 84 year old John is rushed to St George’s after losing control of his car and crashing into a road sign. His wife Gwynaeth was having a meal out with the WI when she was told the news of his accident “I was asked to go to the desk to see somebody, and the somebody was this police officer”. After bullseyeing his car windscreen, John’s blood pressure drops dangerously low and doctors declare a “Code Red,” giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

6 Dec 2016


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St George’s Renal Unit receives Outstanding Service award

The Trust’s Renal Unit was among charity workers and community heroes honoured at an awards night held by the Balham and Tooting Community Association.

5 Dec 2016


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A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 30 November heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Never say Die”

Eighty-year-old Frances is rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after she fell from a height of three metres into her empty swimming pool while gardening. Consultant Rathan is concerned that a significant wound to her head caused by the depth of her fall may conceal a bleed on her brain that could have life changing consequences.

29 Nov 2016


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St George’s study into aortic aneurysm repairs published

A study led by a team at St George’s has shown that surgeons in England operate significantly less often on aortic aneurysms in the population than in the US, and that the death rate here in the UK for the condition is over twice that in the States.

The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which is one of the most influential medical journals in the world.

25 Nov 2016


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Non-emergency patient transport services at St George’s – 19-20 January 2017

Our non-emergency patient transport services are provided by G4S, an external company.

G4S provide non-emergency patient transport services for patients accessing treatment at St George’s, St John’s Therapy Centre and Trevelyan House

The GMB Union is planning three days of industrial action next week from 00.01 hours on Tuesday 22 November through to 23.59 hours on Thursday, 24 November.

21 Nov 2016


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A sneak peek in to this week’s episode “Dear Heart”

Wednesday 23 November Channel 4 at 9pm see’s fifty two year old Mark rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after a road traffic collision that threw him from his motorbike and left him suffering a cardiac arrest. Emergency doctors fight to keep him alive and when he arrives in A&E, Consultant Paul escalates his condition to ‘Code Red’ giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

21 Nov 2016

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