News and events
Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …
27 Jun 2019
St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.
25 Jun 2019
Cancer patients at St George’s can now get confidential phone support from trained volunteers. CanChat is for patients who are worried about money, work, or treatment, or would just like to talk to someone who knows what they are going through. Members of Voice, the St George’s cancer patient user …
19 Jun 2019
This episode – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department.
18 Jun 2019
Lauren West, 23, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition – Fanconi anaemia – has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds. Having fanconi anaemia reduces the chance of having a baby to 15%, which is further reduced after having a bone marrow transplant, as Lauren did, to less than 8%.
17 Jun 2019
TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn joined staff at St George’s to raise a cuppa and celebrate the launch of the NHS Big Tea campaign.
14 Jun 2019
This episode – I’ll stand by you – features stories of human compassion and kindness, in the most challenging circumstances and from the most unexpected sources.
11 Jun 2019
This episode – Mother’s little helper – displays the strength of unconditional love between parents and children.
4 Jun 2019
This week, St George’s Hospital Charity approved three research grants at St George’s totalling £426,286! After a rigorous application process, the Charity was delighted to be able to award funding to three areas of specialisation across the hospital. Dr Kate Tatton-Brown, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Professor in Clinical Genetics and …
30 May 2019
St George’s celebrated five years since the official launch of its helipad in May after its official launch on 29 May 2014 by former Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Since then, five air ambulance providers have brought a total of 783 critically ill or injured patients to St George’s.
30 May 2019
A unique partnership between the Trust’s Vocational Rehabilitation Programme, based at the Wolfson Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital, and Barclays Bank has seen more of our neurorehab patients get back into work. The partnership was formed after Dr Shai Betteridge, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Melony Trott, Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, …
29 May 2019
This episode – The extra mile – features the stories of two patients and one of the hospital’s longest standing members of staff.
28 May 2019
As part of Dementia Action Week, Transport for London and St George’s have worked together to improve the experience of people living with dementia.
24 May 2019
St George’s recruited over 13,000 patients to clinical trials during 2018/19 – by far and away the most ever during a 12 month period. Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March this year, a total of 13,140 patients took part in a range of clinical trials across nearly 30 different …
23 May 2019
Last Friday (17 May) saw the launch of the NHS Rainbow Badge on our paediatric wards. The badge, which signifies openness and inclusivity for anyone that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those of all identities (LGBT+), was given to the over 60 members of staff who signed up. …
21 May 2019