News and events


24 Hours in A&E is back

We are very pleased to announce that the first episode of the third series of ‘24 Hours in A&E’ filmed here at St George’s will air next Wednesday 16 November at 9pm on Channel 4.

With millions of viewers per episode and a growing international audience ’24 Hours in A&E still remains one of most popular TV shows in the UK.

16 Nov 2016 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E


Patricia McCutcheon awarded ‘Radiographer of the Year’

Congratulations to Patricia McCutcheon for winning the Radiographer of the Year Award for the London region at the Society of Radiographers Annual Radiographer Awards at the House of Commons.

11 Nov 2016


Statement regarding tram incident in Croydon on 9 November 2016

Update issued at 12pm on 10 November 2016 Yesterday (9 November), three patients seriously injured in the tram incident in Croydon underwent surgery at St George’s. All three patients left theatre yesterday, and are continuing to be looked after by our surgical and medical teams. We are not planning to …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s awarded three innovation grants at prestigious Innovation and Diffusion Awards

The awards are hosted by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) and highlight the very best in health, care and education, and support the spread and adoption of innovations across local communities in south London. The ceremony took place on 3 November with awards presented by health and science writer Vivienne …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s CQC inspection report published

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report – published today (Tuesday, 1 November) – follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016.

1 Nov 2016


St George’s bids to cut waiting lists by reducing number of missed appointments

St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is bidding to reduce its waiting lists by reducing the number of people who don’t turn up for Outpatient appointments. Last year, more than 105,000 people*, around one in seven outpatients, didn’t turn up for their appointments at St George’s – and failed …

26 Oct 2016


New Non-Executive Directors appointed at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to announce that three new Non-Executive Directors (NEDS) have been appointed to our Board of Directors. Ann Beasley CBE and Stephen Collier joined us on 13 October. Gillian Norton, who has been an interim Non-Executive Director at the Trust for the last five months, has also been …

21 Oct 2016


St George’s Hospital’s thrombectomy service first in UK

St George’s is now the first hospital in the UK to have a fully staffed 24/7 thrombectomy service for acute stroke.

The service the Trust provides covers the south London area, as well as parts of Surrey and Kent.

Thrombectomy is a surgical procedure to remove blood clots blocking blood flow to the brain and restore blood flow to the affected area.

20 Oct 2016


Improving maternity experience through Whose Shoes? #MatExp

At the end of September staff from the Neonatal Unit (NNU), Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Theatres and Maternity worked with patients to successfully explore ways to improve patient experience, using an innovative workshop approach – ‘Whose Shoes?’

13 Oct 2016


Maternity services at St George’s

There is extensive coverage in the media today about potential changes to the way we look after patients from overseas who access our maternity services at St George’s. We want to briefly explain what changes are being proposed, and the steps we are taking to ensure patients continue to receive …

11 Oct 2016


Former patient reveals new art exhibition ‘New Directions’ at St George’s

Former patient Nigel Murray has revealed his latest art exhibition ‘New Directions’ at St George’s. After a few weeks on Ruth Myles Ward, Nigel decided that instead of focusing on his illness he would do what he knows best: get creative. He saw his time in hospital as an opportunity …

6 Oct 2016


A big cut for an even bigger cause!

Imagine having to cut your 15-inch long locks after years of growing them? Well that’s exactly what 12 year old Alissa Demmen did on Saturday, 30 July 2016 after seeing poorly children on television with no hair following chemotherapy. Alissa managed to raise over £2000 for charity by letting go …

20 Sep 2016


Save the date, St George’s Annual Members’ Meeting, Wednesday 12 October, from 5:30pm

You are invited to attend the Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 12 October from 5:30pm at St George’s Hospital.

19 Sep 2016 | Tags: Annual Members' Meeting Annual Report and Accounts Chair chief executive Foundation Trust Members st george's hospital


Nigel Murray’s New Directions Art Exhibition

This event will run between 16 – 21 October Ingredients Restaurant, first floor, Lanesborough Wing To retain a sense of normality and creativity during his time as an inpatient on Ruth Myles ward, Nigel Murray used his time to create collaged imagery using magazines brought by his visitors and other materials he found …

19 Sep 2016


St George’s Archive Project

Elisabeth Thurlow is the first professional archivist at St George’s, University of London, and has been tasked with organising and developing the archive to enable it to be used as an academic resource for research and to engage people with our shared history, in a post supported by the St …

15 Sep 2016