News and events


Richard Mycroft appointed Lead Governor

Richard Mycroft has been elected as the new Lead Governor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Richard, who has represented South West Lambeth as a St George’s Governor since 2017, takes over from Kathryn Harrison in the role. Governors have an important role in making Foundation Trusts better …

18 Jul 2019


Families saving lives through deceased organ donation at St George’s

New figures reveal there were 40 lifesaving deceased organ donors at St George’s last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. As a result of these donations, 97 people received a life-saving transplant.

18 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Fix you…

During this episode – Fix you – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

16 Jul 2019


Isobel Connolly, Dietician in paediatric gastroenterology, wins prestigious dietitian recognition award

Isobel Connolly, Dietician in paediatric gastroenterology, has won a prestigious dietitian recognition award from Dr Falk-Pharma and Guts UK charity. She has been awarded this for her workplace initiative: the establishment of a dietetic-led clinic for the management of paediatric patients with coeliac disease (CD), and evaluation of the service …

15 Jul 2019


Dr Penny Neild awarded top honour

Congratulations to Dr Penny Neild, one of our Consultant Gastroenterologists, who was presented with the President’s Medal at the recent British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) annual conference. The President’s Medal recognises a member of the profession for their outstanding contribution to the field of gastroenterology. Penny, who has worked at …

10 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The kids are alright…

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series is back with its 18th series on Channel 4. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. During this …

9 Jul 2019


St George’s launches new membership strategy

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has this week launched a new membership strategy designed to encourage more local people to have a voice in the running of the services the Trust provides.

5 Jul 2019


Trust celebrates Armed Forces Day

The 26 June saw some of the Trust’s reservists and former members of the armed forces get together to celebrate Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day. Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday 29 June, and this celebration was organised as a way for the Trust to show their support …

4 Jul 2019


Rosie gets her St George’s dog-umentation!

Many of you will have seen Rosie, our resident pets as therapy dog, out and about at St George’s over the past few months. Last week she received a specially made Trust ID badge, from our Estates and Facilities team, as well as a Values Award for her and her …

4 Jul 2019


St George’s sees outstanding growth in research

St George’s has finished fourth in a national league table for increasing the number of clinical research studies it supports. In the last three years St George’s has grown its portfolio of research studies by 27%, according to new figures from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). In 2018/19, …

2 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You before me…

This episode – You before me – explores selflessness and parental sacrifice as two families come to terms with life-changing events. 

2 Jul 2019


NHS Big Tea proves a big success!

Last Friday (21 June) saw the return of the NHS Big Tea at St George’s! The Big Tea was held last year to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday, and St George’s Hospital Charity were keen to bring together Trust staff, patients and the public to mark the birthday once again. …

28 Jun 2019


First ever total wrist replacement at St George’s

Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …

27 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Outsiders…

St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.

25 Jun 2019


CanChat: New support line for St George’s patients living with cancer

Cancer patients at St George’s can now get confidential phone support from trained volunteers. CanChat is for patients who are worried about money, work, or treatment, or would just like to talk to someone who knows what they are going through. Members of Voice, the St George’s cancer patient user …

19 Jun 2019