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‘Severe disruption’ warning ahead of junior doctors’ strikes

A fresh wave of junior doctors’ strikes will hit NHS services this weekend – less than a week after a trio of emergency departments saw one of their busiest days this winter. St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group is warning of severe disruption when the …
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22 Feb 2024


Strike action during February: Information for patients

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will take part in strike action from 7am on 24 February 2024 until 11.59pm on 28 February. The strike action will impact services at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. This means that some planned …
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16 Feb 2024


‘Incredible’ medics ‘gift another life’ to patient after two cardiac arrests

A St George’s patient who was ‘gifted another life’ after having two cardiac arrests has praised ‘incredible’ medics. Sue Whitham, 62, was placed in a medically-induced coma for several weeks after being rushed to hospital in an ambulance. She has now recovered and has thanked the team at St George’s …
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15 Feb 2024


Leukaemia survivor eases back into normal life after cancer journey

Little Jackson Hall finished his cancer treatment 10 months ago – marking the end of an almost life-long journey. He was treated by an “amazing team” at St George’s Hospital after being diagnosed with leukaemia in February 2020 at the age of two. His mum Sam said: “Everyone has been …
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15 Feb 2024


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Mum praises ‘loving’ team who gave ‘lifesaving’ care to daughter with rare cancer

Little Grace was just two when she diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and treated at St George’s Hospital by a “loving” team.. Now aged four, she’s finished her treatment – with her family praising the “lifesaving” care she received. Her mum, Fatimo Abdulkadir-Martins, said: “The care Grace got …
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15 Feb 2024


St George’s patient features in Netflix documentary about adults learning to swim

Maria Gbeleyi was just seven months old when she was diagnosed with the genetic health condition sickle cell anaemia. Now in her thirties, and a south London resident, Maria receives treatment at St George’s Hospital for her condition which predominately affects people from the Black community – and features in …
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12 Feb 2024


New and refurbished support centres open for cancer patients

Cancer patients at St George’s and Queen Mary’s hospitals will have access to more support, thanks to funding from the national charity Macmillan. The charity has opened a new hub inside Queen Mary’s and refurbished the current one at St George’s to continue offering support to cancer patients and their …
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12 Feb 2024


Mothers rate our Maternity Units as top two in London

Dedicated maternity teams at Epsom and St Helier have received the best scores in London by new mums. Hundreds of mums took part in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey where maternity staff at Epsom and St Helier were praised for their care of women and babies. The maternity services …
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9 Feb 2024


Cancer patients who are running out of hope to be offered ‘revolutionary’ treatment

People with blood cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options will soon receive a “game-changing” therapy that has the potential to beat their illness. The “revolutionary” treatment – which uses a person’s own cells to attack their cancer – is being offered at St George’s Hospital to eligible patients …
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2 Feb 2024


Hospitals face their busiest day in months as cold weather bites

More than a thousand people visited one of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier’s emergency departments (EDs) on Monday, as demand for care soars.
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24 Jan 2024


St George’s neuromuscular service receives national recognition for outstanding care

St George’s Hospital has been recognised for providing outstanding care to people with muscle-wasting and weakening conditions across South West London and Surrey. The hospital’s Atkinson Morley Neuromuscular Centre has been given a Centre of Excellence award from leading national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK to acknowledge the care it provides …
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23 Jan 2024


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Council of Governors Elections 2023/24 results published

Voting in the 2023/24 elections to the St George’s Council of Governors closed at 5 pm on Wednesday 22 December 2023. Thank you to all of those who stood in this year’s elections and to all of our members who voted, and congratulations to all of the successful candidates. Election …
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10 Jan 2024


Festive fever: Record-breaking doctors’ strikes disrupt patient care

Severe disruption to NHS services is expected over the coming days as junior doctors prepare to strike amidst a storm of winter pressures.
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2 Jan 2024


Number of emergency department visits at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals set to top 300,000 in 2023

It’s been another busy year for St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group – with 34 people, on average, going to one of our emergency departments (EDs) every hour. 2023 has also seen the birth of about 7,600 babies across our three hospitals, and the number …
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28 Dec 2023


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21 Dec 2023