News and events


Announcement from Sir David Henshaw, Chair of St George’s Hospital

Miles Scott steps down as St George’s Chief Executive Officer Miles Scott will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer in order to take up a secondment to NHS Improvement where he will take a senior role leading national priorities. Miles has been Chief Executive Officer of …

22 Apr 2016


Junior doctors’ industrial action 26th and 27th April: Information for patients

As you may be aware, the British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 8am until 5pm on Tuesday 26th April and Wednesday 27 April. We will need to cancel and reschedule non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments. We apologise for any inconvenience this …

21 Apr 2016 | Tags: junior doctors strike


Marathon effort to save Grace

Grace Havard is running the London Marathon on Sunday (24th April) – just two years after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a road traffic accident.

19 Apr 2016 | Tags: Grace Havard London Marathon 2016 major trauma centre marathon physiotherapy Queen Mary's Hospital rehabilitation St George's Hospital Charity


Congratulations to all the HSJ Value Awards Finalists

St George’s has been shortlisted in three categories in the HSJ Value Awards 2016. South West London Pathology (a pathology partnership set up by St George’s, Croydon and Kingston Hospitals) has also been shortlisted for an award. The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seeks to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency …

11 Apr 2016


Urogynaecology service update

In June 2015 a decision was taken to temporarily suspend the provision of the urogynaecology sub-specialty service at St George’s due to safety and governance concerns. The trust undertook a consultation process in order to understand future options for the re-provision of this service.

11 Apr 2016


Coming Home

We say goodbye to 24 Hours in A & E tonight but a new series is planned and we will be back towards the end of the year. In this last episode, a 43-year-old cyclist John is brought to A&E after crashing face first into a car. His injuries are …

9 Apr 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


St George’s welcomes appointment of new Chair

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome Sir David Henshaw to the post of Interim Chair of the trust. Sarah Wilton, Acting Chair, said of the appointment, “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Henshaw as the trust’s new Interim Chairman to lead the …

8 Apr 2016 | Tags: new chair; sir david henshaw;david henshaw


Recovery at Home – giving people what they want

St George’s has recently launched a new Recovery at Home service (RaH) which provides patients with the same level of excellent care they would receive at St George’s but in the comfort of their own homes. Not only is this something patients have been requesting but there is also evidence …

7 Apr 2016 | Tags: recovery; recovery at home;RaH


Patient services (6th till 8th April 2016)

As you are aware the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that their junior doctor members were prepared to take part in further strike action in relation to their proposed new contracts.

5 Apr 2016


Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

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 around 16,000 people die of the disease.

4 Apr 2016


Through Thick and Thin – 24 Hours in A&E

The penultimate episode of series 10 of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is on at 9pm tonight  on Channel 4. Will you be watching with us and tweeting @StGeorgesTrust under the hashtag #24HrsAE? Join us as we tweet during the live show. 13-year-old Tom is rushed to …

23 Mar 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


A look into the Recovery at Home service

The service, which was launched in January 2016, has already supported over 20 patients and saved 206 acute hospital bed nights. The team consists of specially trained nurses, physiotherapists and healthcare support workers (and will in the future also include an occupational therapist).

22 Mar 2016


It’s all about “Heartbreak” in tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Tonight’s episode of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is on at 9pm on Channel 4. Follow @StGeorgesTrust and #24HrsAE as we tweet during the live show. 75-year-old Gerry is rushed to A&E with a dangerously high heart rate of over 250 bpm. “A heart rate of 200-250 is a genuine medical emergency,” …

16 Mar 2016 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E


Well done team oncology and their award-winning poster for Prostate Cancer UK Summit

Last year physiotherapists Alison Kelly and Helen Ricketts from the Oncology and Haematology team, and clinical nurse specialist Diane O’Connell, teamed up to start a pilot rehabilitation group with an educational component. It’s aimed at men with metastatic prostate cancer to help improve function, mobility and the management of their cancer related symptoms.

11 Mar 2016 | Tags: Alison Kelly Diane O’Connell Helen Ricketts metastatic prostate cancer oncology Prostate Cancer UK summit


Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 is nearly upon us

St George’s has signed up once again to support the internationally renowned awareness campaign – Nutrition and Hydration Week – across the trust.

11 Mar 2016 | Tags: Come Dine With Me Guinness World Records Jenni Doman Nutrition and Hydration Week