News and events


Update on the temporary closure of the outpatient x-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting)

Message timed at 2.45pm, Tuesday 18 July Due to a significant water leak in the St James Wing X-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting), the unit will remain closed to routine walk-in, GP or Outpatient X-ray patients for the rest of today (18 July) and tomorrow morning. All outpatient x-ray appointments scheduled for tomorrow …

18 Jul 2017


Temporary closure of day surgery unit at St George’s

Today (Wednesday, 12 July), we have taken the decision to temporarily close our day surgery unit at St George’s Hospital (Tooting). There is currently a problem with the water supply to the unit so, as a precautionary step, we have closed the unit until further notice. The patient daycase services …

12 Jul 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Special Relationships’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. This episode explores ‘special relationships’. 36-year-old Lee is rushed to St George’s after being involved in a high-speed road traffic collision. Staff are concerned about what to expect as …

12 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E


Cancer patient pens praise for occupational therapy

We often share patient stories and feedback at St George’s. Here, we have the story of Paul, 51, who was diagnosed with Plasma Cell Leukaemia in March 2013 and has been in and out of hospital receiving treatment ever since. During his most recent hospital stay, in Gordon Smith Ward …

11 Jul 2017 | Tags: cancer Gordon Smith Ward Leukaemia occupational therapist occupational therapy plasma cell leukaemia therapy


St George’s undertakes world’s first twin growth chart scan

The world’s first scan using twin growth charts has taken place at St George’s – marking a monumental moment for multiple birth families across the country.

6 Jul 2017 | Tags: Consultant Obstetrician fetal medicine unit growth charts multiple births Tamba twins world first


Professor Ciaran Bolger visits St George’s

Professor Ciaran Bolger of Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, became the latest Visiting Professor to speak at an event organised by St George’s Trauma and Orthopaedics department. Professor Bolger, who is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the Beaumont Hospital, is well respected in his field and St George’s was delighted to welcome …

5 Jul 2017 | Tags: Professor Ciaran Bolger St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Trauma and Orhopaedics


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Lost and Found”

This episode explores how loss and grief can test even the strongest marriages and how finding love for a second time can save you.  

5 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24rsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


British Airways pilot advises St George’s Cardiology Clinical Academic Group

Graham Shaw, a Senior First Officer Training Pilot for British Airways, visited St George’s to observe our safety practices and offer feedback on our systems.

30 Jun 2017 | Tags: aviation cardiac academic group cardiology catheter labs GAPS Centre medical education pilot simulation


Annual Tree of Life event recognises organ donors

This year’s event takes place on Saturday 1 July to thank, pay tribute to and remember the many people who have donated life-saving organs and tissues over the last year.

29 Jun 2017 | Tags: Atkinson Morley Wing event lead governor organ donation organ donor register tissue tree of life


Our website will be unavailable between 5pm and 7pm today (29 June) whilst we carry out some essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please contact the St George’s switchboard on 020 8672 1255 if you require any information during this time.

29 Jun 2017


St George’s signs up to new ‘red bag’ initiative

The Trust has signed up to a new ‘red bag’ initiative designed to improve the transfer of patients from local care homes to hospital.

28 Jun 2017 | Tags: care home emergency red bag Wandsworth CCG


Patient inspired to work in healthcare after being treated at St George’s

Laura Mattei travelled to London from Italy in 2013 to start a new life with her husband. After an appointment with her GP, she was referred to St George’s Hospital in September 2015 at which point she was diagnosed with the condition Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Laura got in touch with St …

21 Jun 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Road to Freedom’

Tonight’s episode explores the value of freedom, and what it means to be faced with the possibility of it being taken away.

21 Jun 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma


Paediatric Nurse Recruitment Open Day

We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals, committed to excellent patient care, to join our team. We would like to recruit both newly qualified and experienced children’s nurses into our various specialties: Medicine, Surgery, Neuroscience, Oncology, Haematology, Infectious Disease, Emergency Department and Paediatric Intensive Care.

21 Jun 2017


St George’s Chairman Gillian Norton awarded OBE

Gillian Norton, Chairman of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Gillian, who became Chairman of St George’s in April this year, receives the award for her services to Richmond upon Thames and local Government. Gillian Norton was Chief Executive of Richmond …

19 Jun 2017 | Tags: Chair Chairman Gillian Norton non-executive director obe Queen's Birthday Honour List