News and events


Temporary enhanced primary care hub to open at Queen Mary’s Hospital from 1 December – accessed via GP referral or NHS 111

The new temporary enhanced primary care hub at Queen Mary’s Hospital will be opening on 1 December 2020. The service will provide up to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week for local people and will be open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. We would like to …

27 Nov 2020


Kent ward goes platinum!

Well done to the team on Kent ward, who have secured their third consecutive gold rating in our ward accreditation scheme. Kent ward at St George’s – which cares for patients with neurological conditions from across the region – was inspected earlier this month, and staff were informed of their …

27 Nov 2020


“Our governors have a huge breadth of expertise, so it’s fantastic to work with them” – interview with Jenni Doman, staff governor

We have been meeting with our governors to learn more about the important role they play at the Trust. Jenni Doman is one of our staff governors and has represented non-clinical staff on the council of governors since St George’s became a Foundation Trust in 2015. We met with Jenni …

27 Nov 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Journey of Life…

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 in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.

18 Nov 2020


St George’s check-in system shortlisted for three Health Service Journal awards

Our emergency department’s new check-in system has been shortlisted for three Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards. EDck.in (‘ED Check-In’) lets patients check-in to the emergency department (ED) virtually when they arrive. Patients complete a brief questionnaire about their health problem on their own smartphone, and can see their real-time queue position …

18 Nov 2020


St George’s launches study on the impact of carbon monoxide on the brain

St George’s examines the neurological effects carbon monoxide (CO) exposure has on the brain in a new study launching in December. 

13 Nov 2020


Freedom to Speak Up Month at St George’s

Throughout the month of October, staff at the Trust have been marking Freedom to Speak Month. The awareness month encourages all staff to feel confident to speak up if they have concerns. Activity over the month included: #SpeakUp campaign We launched our #SpeakUp campaign at the beginning of the month. …

29 Oct 2020


111 First programme launches in our emergency department at St George’s

St George’s is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative in our emergency department (ED) – 111 First. Patients that call NHS 111 and need to attend ED can now be allocated a time slot to attend ED for their treatment. This will apply only to patients that …

28 Oct 2020


Building works underway to improve Emergency Department at St George’s

This week (26 October 2020) our estates and facilities team have started building works designed to improve the experience of patients visiting our Emergency Department, and staff based there. The works will take approximately eight weeks to complete, and transform areas of the department to keep staff and patients safe, …

27 Oct 2020


“Black History Month helps me learn about the impact Black people have had on our nation.”

October is Black History Month, and we’re asking some of our staff members to give their thoughts on the importance of the month. Biomedical Engineer Khalid Khan tells us what Black History Month means to him. Khalid Khan I’m a Biomedical Engineer at Queen Mary’s Hospital. I started working at …

23 Oct 2020


London’s NHS celebrates inspiring Black Londoners

To mark Black History Month, the NHS in London has today revealed 36 individuals to be ‘the faces’ of NHS Trusts in the capital. These inspiring people were nominated by Trust staff and all have a connection with the Trust or its local community. Their stories have been added to …

22 Oct 2020


‘I broke both my wrists cycling, but I’ll get back on my bike thanks to St George’s’

Even in a pandemic, the NHS is here to treat much more than Covid-19. Emergency care for patients has not stopped, and that’s something Simon Hawkes understands after his first trip to an emergency department with two broken wrists.

21 Oct 2020


Joint public statement regarding Justin Nowell, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the Trust

On 9 August 2018, the Trust excluded Mr Nowell from his employment within the cardiac surgery unit of the Trust. The exclusion did not relate to patient safety concerns or to Mr Nowell’s skills or competence. In excluding Mr Nowell, the Trust accepts that it failed to correctly follow its …

21 Oct 2020


Wear because you care: St George’s staff launch mask campaign

Since July, all staff, patients and visitors have been required to wear a face mask or covering at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals, as well as at community services provided by St George’s.

21 Oct 2020


“The true heroes of this pandemic” – interview with Alfredo Benedicto, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke to Alfredo Benedicto. Alfredo is one of our appointed governors, representing HealthWatch Merton. Tell us a bit about who you represent on our council of governors? “I am the appointed governor on behalf of HealthWatch Merton, an …

21 Oct 2020