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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.
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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.  
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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29 Apr 2022


Jacqueline Totterdell named in HSJ’s Top CEOs of 2022

Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group has been named as one of the Top 50 leaders of NHS Trusts by the Health Service Journal (HSJ). The HSJ has compiled the Top 50 CEOs list annually for the last eight …
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21 Apr 2022


Frontline staff urge Londoners to use NHS services appropriately this Easter

Staff at St George’s are urging south west Londoners to take extra care and only attend the emergency department in genuine emergencies over the coming Easter weekend.
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12 Apr 2022


How to access care this Easter

Find out how to access health care, mental health care, pharmacy advice, GP appointments, urgent dental treatment or coronavirus advice over the Easter weekend.
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12 Apr 2022


Taking the carbon out of hospital menus

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is the first Trust in the country to decarbonise their patient menu, saving 23 tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of planting 30 acres of forests. The Trust has reduced the carbon footprint of its patient menu by over eight per cent, the equivalent of charging …
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7 Apr 2022


Group Chief Nurse awarded MBE in recognition of her contribution to nursing

England’s most senior, internationally trained, Acute Trust Chief Nursing Officer, Arlene Wellman, has been awarded an MBE for her career in nursing. She was presented with the award yesterday by HRH Charles, Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Arlene came to the UK more than …
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31 Mar 2022


Parents to learn lifesaving skills to care for their seriously ill children at home thanks to new hospital training facility

Parents in south-west London are being offered training to care for their very ill children in a brand-new suite – the first of its kind in London – at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. The suite is funded by WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children. Parents will be …
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29 Mar 2022