News and events

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit receives gold accreditation!

A huge congratulations to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St George’s for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme! PICU has improved from a silver rating in December 2018, to gold now. The team scored 94.1% overall. The ward will be inspected again within the next four months. …

26 Jul 2019

New guides help patients with accessibility needs

This week, we launched our new AccessAble guides, which help patients, carers, relatives and staff access our hospital and community sites with confidence. The project, generously funded by St George’s Hospital Charity, is the end result of six months work, and involved a team from AccessAble accessing our various sites, …

26 Jul 2019

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to results of a new clinical trial involving five UK maternity units including St George’s.

24 Jul 2019

Non-Executive Director Professor Sir Norman Williams moves to new role as Chair of Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Professor Sir Norman Williams is stepping down as Non-Executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust later this year to become Chair of the Government’s Independent Reconfiguration Panel. Professor Williams has been a Non-Executive Director at St George’s since April 2016, but will step down from the role …

23 Jul 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You’re all I need to get by…

During this episode – You’re all I need to get by – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

23 Jul 2019

Fundraisers needed for charity skydive and Kilimanjaro trek

The charity supporting St George’s Atkinson Morley Wing is inviting people to take part in two once-in-a-lifetime fundraising events. The John King Brain Tumour Foundation fundraises for our Neurosurgery department. It was set up by Laura King whose husband John King sadly died following treatment for glioblastoma, a type of …

22 Jul 2019

St George’s trainee wins gold medal in national exams

Renna Mahsoub has recently completed her national orthodontic exam with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and scored the highest mark in her year. She has been awarded with a gold medal in recognition of her ‘outstanding and meritorious’ results. Since 2016, Renna has been on split rotation training with …

22 Jul 2019

Vascular Consultants Professor Peter Holt and Mr Paul Moxey elected to the council of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Congratulations to our Vascular Consultants Professor Peter Holt and Mr Paul Moxey who have recently been elected to the council of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET). This is a fantastic opportunity which allows Peter and Paul to be involved in shaping the future of the profession. BSET was …

22 Jul 2019

Congratulations to our Project SEARCH graduates

Congratulations to the seven graduates who completed their placements. They were presented with their certificates at a ceremony with mentors, friends and family. The graduates, aged between 18 and 25, started their placements at St George’s in September 2018 as part of Project SEARCH, a training programme that supports young …

22 Jul 2019

Professor Hannah Cock receives prestigious award

Congratulations to Professor Hannah Cock, who received the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) service award, for her outstanding contribution towards improvement and expansion of the educational activities of the EAN. Hannah is the first woman to have received the award since the EAN was founded in 2014 and she was …

22 Jul 2019

Richard Mycroft appointed Lead Governor

Richard Mycroft has been elected as the new Lead Governor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Richard, who has represented South West Lambeth as a St George’s Governor since 2017, takes over from Kathryn Harrison in the role. Governors have an important role in making Foundation Trusts better …

18 Jul 2019

Families saving lives through deceased organ donation at St George’s

New figures reveal there were 40 lifesaving deceased organ donors at St George’s last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. As a result of these donations, 97 people received a life-saving transplant.

18 Jul 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Fix you…

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

16 Jul 2019

Isobel Connolly, Dietician in paediatric gastroenterology, wins prestigious dietitian recognition award

Isobel Connolly, Dietician in paediatric gastroenterology, has won a prestigious dietitian recognition award from Dr Falk-Pharma and Guts UK charity. She has been awarded this for her workplace initiative: the establishment of a dietetic-led clinic for the management of paediatric patients with coeliac disease (CD), and evaluation of the service …

15 Jul 2019

Dr Penny Neild awarded top honour

Congratulations to Dr Penny Neild, one of our Consultant Gastroenterologists, who was presented with the President’s Medal at the recent British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) annual conference. The President’s Medal recognises a member of the profession for their outstanding contribution to the field of gastroenterology. Penny, who has worked at …

10 Jul 2019