News and events


McEntee ward at St George’s re-opens after major refurbishment

McEntee ward at St George’s Hospital has re-opened after a major refurbishment, courtesy of funding from St George’s Hospital Charity. The ward was first established in 1988 at the height of the HIV and AIDS pandemic as a purpose built infectious diseases unit, the first of its kind in south …

13 May 2020


Student nurses deployed to wards at St George’s as part of Covid-19 response

This week, we are delighted to welcome over 90 nursing and midwifery students to St George’s as part of our response to Covid-19. The second and third year students will provide care and support for patients on our wards, including those treating patients with Covid-19. The group of student nurses …

12 May 2020


St George’s first ever 3D custom printed bone graft

St George’s trauma and orthopaedic team have carried out their first ever 3D custom printed bone graft in a limb-saving operation. Russell Neighbour, 60, was the first patient to have the procedure at St George’s after he fell from a ladder in December 2018. His fall caused an open fracture …

11 May 2020


Andrew Asbury appointed new Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

St George’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Asbury as its new Director of Estates and Facilities. Andrew joins St George’s from University College London (UCL) where he has been Director of Estate Strategy. At UCL, he worked closely with the universities’ NHS partners on a variety of …

11 May 2020


Queen Mary’s nursing team supporting Emergency Department at St George’s

Last month, emergency nurse practitioners normally based in the Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital re-located to St George’s. The team from Queen Mary’s are now staffing the minors area of the Emergency Department at St George’s. As a result of Covid-19, and to keep patients safe, the chest …

30 Apr 2020


Ken Lambatan, cardiac research nurse

We are very sorry to confirm the sad news that one of our colleagues, Ken Lambatan, has sadly died. Ken (pictured) was based in the cardiology department at St George’s Hospital, but also worked closely with colleagues in the Clinical Research Facility – so had strong links with both the …

28 Apr 2020


Send a message to your loved one in our hospitals

To help keep patients and staff safe from Covid-19, we have been restricting visitors to our hospitals since March 2020. You can read our latest guidance on the visiting restrictions on our website here. We know how hard this has been for patients and their relatives, and we appreciate how …

27 Apr 2020


Heart attack survivor urges others to continue accessing care during Covid-19 pandemic

A patient treated successfully at St George’s Hospital after a heart attack has urged others to continue seeking urgent care and treatment if they become seriously unwell during the Covid-19 pandemic. Keith Bell, 74, was taken to his local hospital by ambulance early on Thursday morning last week after waking …

24 Apr 2020


Professor John Norris – a tribute

We were very sad to hear the news that Professor John Norris (pictured), Emeritus Professor of Neurology at St George’s, passed away late last week. Professor Norris pioneered the development of stroke services in Canada, before moving to work at St George’s Hospital in south London, where he was based …

13 Apr 2020


St George’s surgeon and soldier twin brother on COVID-19 front line

Twin brothers, one a surgeon the other a soldier, have joined forces on a mission to save lives at the new NHS Nightingale London hospital.

11 Apr 2020


Emergency care at St George’s

We would like to reassure you that our Emergency Department (ED) at St George’s Hospital remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone requiring emergency care. Our ED staff are able to safely care for anyone that requires treatment, and a number of steps have been …

9 Apr 2020


Dr Dominic Spray takes up Clinical Director role

Dr Dominic Spray has this month taken up the role of Clinical Director for Adult Critical Care services at St George’s. Dr Spray, a Consultant Intensivist at St George’s, takes over the role from Dr Rafik Bedair, who has been Clinical Director for the service since 2018. In this role, …

9 Apr 2020


Heart surgery at St George’s – information for patients and relatives

On Thursday, 26 March 2020, a review examining the deaths of 202 patients who underwent heart surgery at St George’s Hospital between 2013 and 2018 was published.

This webpage has been created to provide current patients, their relatives and members of the public with further information about the heart surgery review, and how to access advice and support. We hope you find it helpful.

26 Mar 2020


Heart surgery at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (Thursday 26 March) responded to the publication of the independent cardiac surgery mortality review commissioned by NHS Improvement.

26 Mar 2020


How to thank our staff: Donate to the St George’s Coronavirus Thank You Appeal  

Like hospitals across the country, we’ve been bowled over by the support shown to our staff by patients, the public, and local partners and businesses during this period. We’ve had so many donations – particularly food, and while we are so grateful for these kind offers, it is getting more …

24 Mar 2020