News and events


“The team are looking to continuously improve and it’s our role as governors to support them.” – Interview with Nasir Akhtar, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke with Nasir Akhtar. Nasir represents the borough of Merton and was elected in January 2020. Why were you interested in becoming a governor?  “I was interested in the role as I have been using the Trust services …

28 Sep 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Skin Deep

14-year-old Alicia is rushed to St George’s after falling head first over the handlebars of her push bike, whilst 56-year-old Geoffrey is also in resus after struggling to breath from a severe infection. In the urgent care centre, 27-year-old Plasterer Jonny has a deep wound in his hand after an accident at work.

23 Sep 2020


St George’s runs England’s first ever international thrombectomy trial

The stroke research team at St George’s is the first to launch a new international research trial called SWIFT-Direct, for stroke patients – making us the key coordinating centre for this study. The SWIFT-Direct trial investigates whether patients experiencing a stroke caused by a blockage in one of the major …

18 Sep 2020


St George’s supports Keep You Safe campaign

Staff at St George’s have contributed to a short film to help reassure patients and members of the public that we will Keep You Safe when accessing healthcare. If you are coming to St George’s or Queen Mary’s Hospital for treatment, we will keep you safe, and our teams have …

16 Sep 2020


St George’s nursing recruitment campaign shortlisted for award

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2020 for our work to recruit new Band 5 nurses and improve the recruitment experience for applicants. Our recruitment campaign is up against the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for the Nursing Recruitment Marketing Campaign of the Year …

16 Sep 2020


St George’s nurse shortlisted for Rising Star in the Nursing Times Awards 2020

Congratulations to Edi Lorusso, Thrombosis Clinical Nurse Specialist at St George’s, who has been shortlisted for the Rising Star award in the Nursing Times Awards 2020. Edi is one of twelve nurses from across the country who have been shortlisted for the award, which aims to recognise a nurse working …

16 Sep 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Dear Father…

77-year-old John is rushed to St Georges with a suspected ruptured aortic aneurysm, while 29-year-old motorcyclist Jamie is in resus after colliding with a car on a motorway slip road. Meanwhile, 62-year-old Noel has severed his hand and partially amputated his thumb using a bandsaw at work.

15 Sep 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Sound of My Voice…

65-year-old Kin, who has motor neurone disease, is rushed to St George’s with suspected sepsis, whilst 57-year old-Steve has amputated three of his fingers on a power tool. Meanwhile in The urgent care centre, 19-year-old Jordan has come back into A&E after being injured in a recent car crash.

9 Sep 2020


Staff help create UK’s only ‘recipe book’ of anaesthetic improvement methods

Our anaesthetic team have made significant contributions to the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Quality Improvement Compendium, which was published this week. The text book includes a set of 136 ‘recipes’ giving audit standards and quality improvement guidance across the whole of anaesthetic practice. This includes managing blood pressure in the intensive care …

8 Sep 2020


St George’s Hospital Charity spreads the love this September!

Throughout September, staff, patients and the public can nominate their #TeamGeorges Heroes as part of a new awards initiative from St George’s Hospital Charity. There are four categories to choose from, and the charity will be looking for nominations on social media. The four categories are: Coronavirus Pandemic Hero – …

2 Sep 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Missing…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-third series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.

1 Sep 2020


Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting: Thursday 10 September

The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting is taking place on Thursday 10 September, 6pm-7.30pm. This year’s meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams, with all welcome to attend to hear about our progress over the last 12 months and the outstanding work of teams across the Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic. …

28 Aug 2020


St George’s anaesthetic team re-accredited for high quality patient care

Our anaesthetic team at St George’s have been re-accredited under the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme. ACSA is the RCoA’s peer-reviewed scheme that promotes quality improvement and the highest standards of anaesthetic service. To receive accreditation, departments are expected to demonstrate high standards in …

27 Aug 2020


Father donates kidney to son in first for St George’s after transplant operations resume

Alistair Dow was the first patient to undergo a kidney transplant at St George’s when the hospital’s transplant programme resumed last month. The service was temporarily paused in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but safely restarted in June with the first kidney transplant performed on Wednesday 24. Alistair, 28, …

10 Aug 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Survivors…

The award-winning 24 hours in A&E returns with a series of compilations featuring some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed since 2011 at King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.

4 Aug 2020