News and events

By George, it’s George!

George Gouveia, Senior IT Trainer, has worked at St George’s for more than 20 years. He joined the Trust as a hospital porter in the 90s. What brought you to St George’s? My dad was a night porter here for 30 years and I followed in his footsteps. I worked …

17 May 2019

St George’s first hospital in London to offer pampering sessions to men with cancer

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at St George’s have begun to provide pampering sessions for men with metastatic prostate cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. In partnership with Look Good, Feel Better – an international cancer support charity – the sessions aim to boost the physical and emotional wellbeing …

17 May 2019

Hello my name is… Chris Pointon visits St George’s

Chris Pointon, co-founder of the international #hellomynameis campaign, gave a talk to staff on Monday as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Chris (pictured with our Chief Executive Jacqueline Totterdell) spoke about the conception of the #hellomynameis campaign, and how it has begun to revolutionise patient care across the world. …

17 May 2019

“Gruelling” and “complex” procedure saves patient’s life

In April, our cardiac team saved the life of a seriously ill patient, Steve Tanner, who was rushed to St George’s after an unsuccessful six-hour operation at his local hospital in Wolverhampton. Our cardiac team, including surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses, assessed Steve’s situation and performed a complex, 10-hour, life-saving surgical …

17 May 2019

St George’s team launches UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day

Our Chronic Pain Self-Management Team at St George’s launched the UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day on 1 May.

16 May 2019

International Clinical Trials Day at St George’s

On Monday 20 May, Clinical Research delivery teams at St George’s will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day. They will be holding an open day in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which our staff and the public are welcome to attend. International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world …

15 May 2019

International Nurses’ Day award winners announced!

International Nurses’ Day was marked at the Trust last Friday (10 May), with celebration events at St George’s and Queen Mary’s. Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, addressed a packed Hyde Park Room at St George’s to wish everyone a happy International Nurses’ Day. She …

14 May 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Leap of faith…

This episode – Leap of faith – features patients Aydigul and Winnie as they are brought to St George’s for emergency treatment.

14 May 2019

eRedbook to launch at St George’s

The eRedbook app is set to launch at St George’s this month, ensuring all new parents can access a copy of their child’s health records through their smartphone or online. eRedbook has been introduced by the maternity team at St George’s after being used successfully at a number of other …

10 May 2019

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