News and events


St George’s paediatric venous access service draws international recognition

St George’s is one of only two Trusts in the UK to offer a nurse-led, ultrasound guided venous access service for children, an innovation that Brian Carey Paediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, has developed over the last three years. Using ultrasound vein-finder technology in children has meant our nurses now have …

1 Dec 2017 | Tags: paediatric oncology venous access


Survival rates for lung cancer buck national trend at St George’s

One year survival rates for patients that have undergone lung cancer surgery at St George’s are higher than the majority of other centres in the country, according to data published this month. The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland has recognised St George’s as a ‘positive outlier’ …

1 Dec 2017 | Tags: cardiothoracic surgery lung cancer surgery survival rates


Parents filled with ‘comfort and pride’ raise awareness for children’s organ donation

Professor Hannah Cock, Consultant Neurologist at St George’s, and husband Martin Scott said that being able to donate Alfie’s organs brought them ‘great comfort and pride’.

29 Nov 2017 | Tags: donor organ donation transplant tree of life


Stephen Jones appointed new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s

Stephen Jones has been appointed as the new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Stephen is currently Chief of Staff and executive lead for corporate governance at the General Medical Council. Prior to this, Stephen worked as Stakeholder Engagement Director on Co-operation and Competition …

27 Nov 2017 | Tags: board Director of Corporate Affairs executive director governance new appointment


St George’s Hospital first in UK to install latest Swiss birthing pools

Our midwife-led Carmen Suite has had two state-of-the-art birthing pools installed into its newly refurbished rooms – providing a tranquil environment for mothers and babies. We spoke to Emma Spillane, Head Midwife on Carmen Suite, about the benefits these new pools offer to the hundreds of women who give birth …

24 Nov 2017


HSJ Award win for our BP Home Monitoring Team

Congratulations to St George’s Pregnancy BP Home Monitoring Team who won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award on Wednesday (22 November).

23 Nov 2017 | Tags: blood pressure Dr Asma Khalil HaMpton home monitoring HSJ Award Maternity win


Twiddle muffs, made in Spain, and sent with love to St George’s!

Agueda Gota, Older Person’s Assessment and Liaison Nurse at St George’s, mentioned to her mum that our dementia patients were in need of new twiddle muffs, which are specially made hand-warmers that keep them from picking at IV lines and clothing. Agueda’s mum Nati, 75, decided to help out and …

22 Nov 2017 | Tags: alzheimer's dementia Spain twiddle muffs


St George’s neo-natal unit rated ‘best place ever’ to train

Our Neo-natal unit at St George’s has been rated as the best place for junior doctors to train and learn new skills.

17 Nov 2017


Our Maternity Unit outperforms national average

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published a report on NHS maternity services across the country, and our Maternity Unit was shown to be outperforming the national average in a number of key areas.

16 Nov 2017


Cancer patients benefit from role of support workers at St George’s Hospital

It’s the two year anniversary of a cancer care partnership between St George’s and Macmillan Cancer Support, and patients at the hospital are continuing to benefit. One of the ways the partnership is improving care for patients, is by increasing the time they are able to spend with a Clinical …

6 Nov 2017


St George’s staff recognised as academic promotions announced

Seven members of St George’s staff, and 22 people in total including St George’s, University of London staff, have been recognised in the annual academic promotions.

1 Nov 2017


Vietnam mission ‘resounding success’ for St George’s Consultants

A team of four consultants from St George’s spent one week in Vietnam last month to lead the first targeted mission to treat children and young adults with a range of orthognathic conditions. The mission was carried out with the charity Facing the World which helps to treat children in …

1 Nov 2017 | Tags: anaesthetics Charity consultants maxillofacial surgery mission orthognathic orthondontics vietnam


Payment for copies of baby scans at St George’s – media coverage today (28 October, 2017)

There are reports in the media today about the alleged misuse of monies collected from pregnant women and/or their partners paying for printed copies of baby scans at St George’s Hospital (Tooting). In light of these reports, we would like to make the following points clear: All baby scans for …

28 Oct 2017


St George’s youngest ever surgical patient turns one this week

Abi Peters, the youngest ever patient to undergo an operation at St George’s, turns one this week.

23 Oct 2017 | Tags: baby birthday neonatal unit paediatric surgeon world first youngest ever patient


St George’s staff honoured at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Peace Conference

Last Friday (13 October), staff from St George’s were presented with a prize as a thank you from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Tooting, for all the work our staff do in the community. The staff who picked up the award (pictured right), were Theo Ackah-Yensu (Facilities), Ben Miller (Security) and Luke Mangion (Security). …

20 Oct 2017 | Tags: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association award community