News and Events

Stay safe and well during the cold weather

With temperatures set to plummet below freezing for the first time since last winter, St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Group is advising people to take steps to stay warm and well. The Met Office has issued a cold weather warning for much of the country, including the South …

7 Dec 2022

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Council of Governors elections – open until 27 January

Participating in the elections is a great way to show your support for the Trust and influence how we work.

6 Dec 2022

Scarlet fever and Group A strep

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain higher than we would typically see at this time of year.

6 Dec 2022

NHS HIV testing rollout helps Londoners get treatment at earlier stage

Over 150 people with HIV not receiving treatment have been found by the NHS in London in just six months, following the roll out of routine testing in Emergency Departments (EDs). Routine testing for blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) in all EDs across London started in …

1 Dec 2022

St George’s keeps allergic children safe with national first emergency allergy bag scheme

A life-saving scheme providing adrenaline autoinjectors – or ‘EpiPens’ – to 140 primary and secondary schools in south London is the first of its kind in the UK.

In addition to launching the emergency bags, St George’s doctors and nurses are urging parents of children with allergies to remember to provide schools with their allergy management plan and emergency medications.

29 Nov 2022

St George’s hosts visit from Government Minister

We recently welcomed Nick Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, to St George’s. Our Managing Director, Kate Slemeck, led the visit which included a tour of our Emergency Department and the Urgent Treatment Centre. The visit focused on digital innovation in …

28 Nov 2022

Greening anaesthetics at St George’s: Phasing out Desflurane

St George’s is taking a whole host of steps to provide healthcare as sustainably as possible. This is in line with the NHS aim of having a net zero carbon footprint by 2040. One of the most recent developments has been to phase out Desflurane in theatres. Desflurane is an …

23 Nov 2022

Homelessness Inclusion Team GP, Danielle, tells us more about her role

Hi, and thanks for talking to us. Who are you and what is your role? I’m Danielle Williams, a GP and Clinical Lead for the Homelessness Inclusion Pathway Team at St George’s. And who else is in the team at St George’s? We take a multi-disciplinary team approach (MDT). As …

21 Nov 2022

Home from hospital – how we have reduced the wait for discharge

Part fixer, part go-between, part … detective, patient discharge facilitator Georgina Arnold (pictured below) helps get people out of hospital when they’re well enough to go home – which is better for them. Georgina’s is one of three roles created in April at St George’s Hospital, to speed up the …

17 Nov 2022

Diana Doherty for Occupational Therapy Week 2022

Diana Doherty is a Major Trauma Occupational Therapist, currently covering Acute Paediatrics at St George’s. She gives us an insight into her personal journey going into this career field and just why Occupational Therapy is so important: “As a young girl I could never have imaging ending up in the …

8 Nov 2022

South London Press reader leaves £5K to former St George’s paediatric patient who beat cancer

A boy who beat cancer will get to see his family in Thailand again after an unbelievable gift from a South London Press reader, who is leaving him £5,000 in his will after reading about his battle with cancer in the newspaper. Earlier this year, 10-year-old Patrick McCarthy beat cancer …

7 Nov 2022 | Tags: children paediatric

Council Chief Executive visits Children’s services at St George’s

We recently welcomed the new Chief Executive of Wandsworth and Richmond Councils, Mike Jackson, to St George’s.  He has an interest in how the council and our hospital work together to provide health and social care services, and was keen to learn more about our facilities and the expertise the …

7 Nov 2022

Health Secretary receives vaccinations at St George’s

We recently welcomed the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP to St George’s for his flu and Covid vaccinations. He praised the professionalism of our team and also took the opportunity to encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated to keep …

7 Nov 2022

St George’s becomes one of the first NHS Trust to link patient appointment data with the NHS App

St George’s patients can now access their appointment information from both the St George’s MyCare App and the NHS App. With over 30 million people signed-up, the NHS App is fast becoming the digital ‘front door’ to the NHS. As one of the first participating Trusts in England to increase digital access for …

4 Nov 2022

Help us to improve stroke care

The Trust will soon be taking part in a national survey to find out what patients think about their stroke care. All NHS stroke patients who received treatment and/or therapy between 16 May 2022 and 16 September 2022 will receive a copy of the survey. This is part of a …

4 Nov 2022