Media enquiries

The communications team provides a point of contact for journalists working in all areas of the media.

We are also responsible for coordinating filming and photography requests, as well as finding and putting you in contact with experts who can act in an advisory capacity or perform interviews about specialist topics.

St George’s takes patient responsibility extremely seriously and the communications team strictly enforces patients’ rights when managing filming and photography on all of our sites.

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, please email where a member of the team will evaluate and action your request. You can also call us on 020 8266 6128.

If you have an urgent media query outside working hours and on weekends and bank holidays please call the duty press officer on: 07920 114426.

Filming requests

St George’s receives documentary, location and live news broadcast filming requests on a daily basis – we consider all proposals on an individual basis and will try to accommodate proposals where possible, if appropriate.

No photography or filming is permitted without prior arrangement and agreement. Our patients always come first and we have a duty to protect their safety and confidentiality.

Anyone found filming or taking photographs on the Trust premises without the permission of the Trust’s communications team will be asked to leave by the security department and may face prosecution.

All approved filming and photography requires consent from staff, patients and visitors captured – nobody should be captured without their consent while on Trust premises.

If the Trust approves commercial filming or photography on site, there will be an associated location charge depending on the nature of the project.

If you are interested in filming at St George’s, please email with detailed information so we can swiftly consider and come back to you.

Condition checks

If you are calling the communications team for a condition check without a patient name and date of birth, there is little we can do to support your enquiry. Please bear in mind that our emergency department alone sees in excess of 300 patients a day.

When we receive requests for information about patients, it is our duty to seek consent from the patient or the patients’ relatives. Without consent, no patient information can be disclosed.

Fast facts about St George’s

  • We have 9000 staff
  • We serve a population of 3.5 million people across south west London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and beyond
  • We are the largest healthcare provider, major teaching hospital and tertiary centre for south west London, Surrey and beyond – and one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK
  • Our main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research
  • We are one of 11 adult and children major trauma centres in the UK
  • We are one of eight hyper acute stroke units – and the first 24/7 thrombectomy centre in the UK
  • We are one of the busiest of the eight heart attack centres in London
  • We are an accredited centre of excellence for trauma, neurology, cardiology, cancer and blood pressure services
  • We are the national centre for family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases.

Each year at St George’s:

  • 5000 babies born
  • 150,000 people seen in our emergency department
  • 650,000 outpatient appointments
  • 50,000 patients admitted for unplanned care
  • 50,000 planned operations