News and Events

St George’s mother helped save the life of her premature baby with Kangaroo Care

Elsie Dutton’s family had an agonising wait before they could hold her, but it was worth the delay. The Duttons are now thrilled to have premature Elsie home from St George’s Hospital, where she spent her first five months battling for life. The family’s hugs have extra significance for Elsie … Continue reading

15 Jun 2022

24 Hours in A&E compilation episode: Always by your side

The award-winning 24 hours in A&E returns with a series of compilations featuring some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed since 2011 at King’s College Hospital and St George’s in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode features three patients … Continue reading

13 Jun 2022

Springer publish St George’s consultants Renal Cancer book

St George’s consultants Mehran Afshar and Chris Anderson’s new book on Renal Cancer has been published by one of the most prestigious publishers in the world, Springer. ‘Renal Cancer: Current Status and Innovations’ includes useful information on the fundamental basics and latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for Renal Cancer. With … Continue reading

10 Jun 2022

Research finds endurance exercise could impact body’s largest artery differently in men and women

Older male athletes could be at higher risk of heart and circulatory diseases than female competitors of a similar age, according to new research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester. The study, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), … Continue reading

7 Jun 2022

Public urged to use NHS services wisely as south west London saddles up for Jubilee and Derby weekend

Please do not visit A&E unless it is an emergency – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group as it gears up for a very busy bank holiday of Jubilee celebrations and one of the world’s biggest horse-racing festivals. Continue reading

1 Jun 2022

St George’s Covid Medicines Delivery Unit within the best in the country

St George’s CMDU team proudly welcomed the Antivirals and Therapeutics Taskforce from the Department of Health and Social Care last Thursday (26 May) to discuss their day-to-day experience working in the unit, case studies and what worked well. Continue reading

31 May 2022

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Side by side

This episode features three patients filmed at St George’s Hospital who are all in immediate need of different types of care. Continue reading

31 May 2022

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Turning Over A New Leaf

This episode features three patients filmed at St George’s Hospital who are all in immediate need of different types of care.   Continue reading

24 May 2022

“At times I wanted to make myself smaller” – Group Chief Nurse Arlene Wellman speaks at St George’s World Cultural Diversity and Dialogue Day event

Saturday 21st May is World Cultural Diversity and Dialogue Day and St George’s Hospital in Tooting held a celebration event in advance on Thursday 19th May. Group Chief Nurse of the St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Group, Arlene Wellman, attended the event giving a keynote speech on her … Continue reading

20 May 2022

Please follow these guidelines if you have monkeypox symptoms

The UK Health Security Agency has reported that a very small number of people in the UK have been diagnosed with monkeypox. If you are attending the Emergency Department with a fever and rash or have had contact with any person known to have a monkeypox infection, put on your … Continue reading

19 May 2022

Mothers share their appreciation for donated breast milk this World Milk Donation Day

St George’s Hospital in Tooting hosts a human milk bank on the neonatal unit, generously supported by Neonatal Unit charity, First Touch. Human breast milk is collected, pasteurised and distributed to St George’s, Kingston and Croydon Hospitals, thanks to generous donors who make this work possible. Naomi gave birth to … Continue reading

19 May 2022

St George’s welcomes charity partner Momentum to celebrate their 18th birthday

This May Momentum Children’s Charity, a local charity which partners with St George’s hospital in Tooting to support families with seriously ill children, will be celebrating their 18th birthday. Momentum Children’s Charity provides personalised support to families who have a child with cancer or life-challenging illness. They offer a wide … Continue reading

16 May 2022

A big thank you to nursing and midwifery staff on International Nurses’ Day

A day of celebrations to mark International Nurses’ Day takes place today starting with a free breakfast for hard-working staff at George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group. A packed programme of events will take place to recognise the amazing work that the thousands of nurses and … Continue reading

12 May 2022

International Day of the Midwife at St George’s

Thursday 5th May marked the annual International Day of the Midwife, and St George’s hosted a whole range of activities to celebrate midwifery teams. St George’s welcomed Kate Brintworth, Chief Midwife for London to their celebrations to cut the ribbon to officially open the brand-new maternity education room, which the … Continue reading

6 May 2022

Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2022

In the UK 6,000 children are born every year with a genetic condition likely to remain undiagnosed. Families affected by a syndrome without a name face living with no answers to a myriad of questions, such as:  Will my child walk? Will they talk? Will they have a shorter life … Continue reading

29 Apr 2022