News and events

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

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