News and events

Surgeons save man’s hand after seventeen hours of surgery

Plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved a man’s hand following seventeen hours of surgery, after a chop saw accident resulted in a double-level amputation.

27 Aug 2019

Dr Jane Evans appointed Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jane Evans, Consultant in General Medicine, has been appointed as the new Divisional Chair of our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences division. Jane will take over the role next month from Dr Lisa Pickering, who is moving to a new position at the Royal …

27 Aug 2019

Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2019: hear how our team saved baby Lacey and get a free health check up

The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at St George’s Hospital, with all welcome to attend. From 5pm, our teams will be providing free health checks for attendees, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests, as well as giving out health information and tips. We …

22 Aug 2019

Jacqueline Totterdell appointed Chair of CRN South London Partnership Board

Jacqueline will take up the new role in addition to her current role as Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Research …

21 Aug 2019

Baby born after five blood transfusions in the womb

A baby with haemolytic disease of the newborn, who received five intrauterine blood transfusions from 20 weeks gestation, has been safely delivered at St George’s.

20 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Saving Grace…

This episode features patients who overcome hardship in life by drawing strength and solace from the people they love.

20 Aug 2019

World championship win for St George’s registrar

Congratulations to Dr Lawrence Hayes, Specialist Registrar in Neurorehabilitation, on winning gold at the Aquabike World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain earlier this summer. The championships were organised by the International Triathlon Union and involves a 1.5km swim followed by a gruelling 113km bike ride. Competing against athletes from all over …

16 Aug 2019

Junior doctors welcomed to St George’s

190 new junior doctors joined the Trust yesterday (7 August) – our largest ever intake. Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive, greeted the juniors at their medical induction, and spoke about the importance of patient safety as well as the learning culture at the Trust. Dr Sophie Vaughan, Associate Director of Medical …

16 Aug 2019

Interview with Richard Mycroft, our new Lead Governor

Last month we announced the election of Richard Mycroft as the Trust’s new Lead Governor. We spoke to Richard to learn more about his background, what he thinks is unique about St George’s, and what the role of Lead Governor involves. Tell us a bit about your background and your …

16 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Children of Men…

In this life-affirming episode, we meet George who is rushed to St George’s with a bleed on the brain, Bridget who is in our Urgent Care Centre and Kezia who has a gymnastics injury.

13 Aug 2019

100% success rate for St George’s pre-reg pharmacists

St George’s Pharmacy team is celebrating all 13 of our pre-registration pharmacists passing their assessment exams last month. They can now go on to register as fully qualified pharmacists – well done to them and our Pharmacy team!

12 Aug 2019

St George’s Viral Hepatitis Team is leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C

With help from St George’s, a Richmond drug service has become the first in England to achieve ‘micro elimination’ of hepatitis C. The most common route for transmission of hepatitis C in the UK is through intravenous drug use, but treatment within a hospital setting can prove challenging for people …

12 Aug 2019

St George’s patient awarded for living with type 1 diabetes for 70 years

David Rice, 77, from Wandsworth has been awarded with the John Macleod Diabetes UK medal, in recognition of his courage and perseverance of living with diabetes. David was diagnosed with diabetes in July 1949 aged 7 – one year after the NHS was established. He received no dietary advice and …

12 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Call of duty…

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

6 Aug 2019

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

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

30 Jul 2019