News and events

Introducing George the octopus – the newest member of our paediatric emergency department!

Our paediatric emergency department has created a new mascot for children with complex needs. George the octopus works in a similar way to the dementia butterfly – and helps staff to identify children who may need additional support. Matron Anna McNeela explained: “When children have complex needs, they need to …

10 May 2019

24 Hours in A&E returns for 18th series with “From this day forward…”

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series returns for an 18th series on Channel 4 at 9pm on Tuesday 7 May.

It’s Royal Wedding Day during this episode and as Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot, the patients and their relatives reflect on the meaning of lifelong love, devotion and commitment.

7 May 2019

Kathryn Harrison to step down as Lead Governor

“I feel so proud to have been part of this organisation.” In May this year, Kathryn Harrison will step down from her role as Lead Governor at the Trust. As a Foundation Trust, St George’s has both staff and public Governors. All of our Governors are elected, and play a …

24 Apr 2019

60 seconds with Keith Fishpool, who has been with the Trust for 18 years

We speak to Keith Fishpool, as he marks his 18th year here at the Trust Keith, aged 37, tells us about his experiences of being a star of the TV series 24 hours in A&E, filmed at St George’s, plus his new role in our Blue Sky Centre. When did …

12 Apr 2019

Patient Emrose Ahmed shares his kidney transplant success

Five years ago, on his return from holiday in Vietnam, Emrose was admitted to St George’s with pneumonia. Within a week, he was diagnosed with serious kidney failure. Emrose, now 34, lives in Streatham with his wife and three young daughters. He said: “When I was first diagnosed, it was …

12 Apr 2019

Blue Sky Centre celebrates first birthday

The team at the Blue Sky Centre, our ambulatory care service for children and young people at St George’s, are celebrating their first year of being open full time this month. Since opening full time in April 2018, the centre has seen over 2,500 patients who would otherwise have been …

10 Apr 2019

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer yet it’s a disease which is often overlooked and diagnosed too late. Every year over 41,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and around 16,000 people die of the disease. To mark the awareness month, our Colorectal Cancer team, along with …

10 Apr 2019

World-first maternity project saves babies’ lives and reduces emergency Caesarean sections in multiple births

A pioneering project working with mothers of twins, triplets and more has reduced the number of caesarean sections and admissions to hospital during pregnancy.

5 Apr 2019

Good luck to The Garden Productions as 24 Hours in A&E nominated for a BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have shortlisted 24 Hours in A&E within the Factual Series category of this year’s awards ceremony.

The nomination is the end result of a huge amount of hard work involving our Emergency Department, plus staff and teams from across the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical.

3 Apr 2019

Patient visitors now welcome all day at St George’s and Queen Mary’s

From Monday 1 April, friends and family can visit their loved ones at our hospitals any time between 8am-8pm, any day of the week. The extension of visiting hours at both St George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton is designed to improve the experience of patients, …

2 Apr 2019

Inspirational Issy dancing again following paralysing stroke

Issy Dolby, 9, returned to dancing in January after being left paralysed from having a stroke last year.

29 Mar 2019

New NIPT quality standards to be developed by St George’s Professor

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, is part of a collaborative partnership to develop quality standards for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

26 Mar 2019

Teams across the Trust celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Last week (11-17 March) was Nutrition and Hydration Week, with teams across the Trust organising a variety of events and giveaways for patients, staff and visitors. The week aims to educate and engage people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social …

20 Mar 2019

Call for more living kidney donors on World Kidney Day

139 people in London have received a kidney transplant from a stranger in the last five years thanks to someone they didn’t know donating altruistically while they are still alive as part of the UK Kidney Sharing Scheme.

13 Mar 2019

UK first for trauma and orthopaedic team at St George’s

Our trauma and orthopaedic team became the first in the UK and second in the world to use the new T2 Alpha Stryker tibial nail in February.

8 Mar 2019