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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


Patient services on Thursday 10 March

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. As a result, three further dates of industrial action are planned for: 9 – 11 March 2016 Emergency care only …

8 Mar 2016 | Tags: junior doctors junior doctors contract junior doctors strike


It’s all “work hard play hard” in tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

37-year-old IT project manager Robert was travelling to work on his motorbike when he collided with a car. Robert is confused and has injuries to his face and head, he’s taken straight for a CT scan to assess their severity.

2 Mar 2016 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E


New Hybrid Theatre at St George’s Hospital to enhance patient care

St George’s has opened a new hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre, where state of the art imaging enables less invasive surgery which is safer for patients.

1 Mar 2016 | Tags: advanced scanner Associate Medical Director catheters hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre Matt Thompson Professor of Vascular Surgery radiology Renate Wendler St James wing vascular surgery


A sneak peak from today’s filming of BBC’s One Show featuring St George’s innovation in neurosurgery

BBC’s One Show interviews Mr Matthew Crocker, neurosurgeon, before he operates on a patient with a broken back. This new type of surgery cuts down tremendously the recovery time. Likelihood is that the patient will start walking tomorrow. This used to take a couple of months previously.

Look out for the piece on the BBC One Show.

29 Feb 2016 | Tags: BBC One Show matthew crocker neurosurgery press officer Tim Jones


Visit from NHS England Chief AHP Officer, Suzanne Rastgrick

Last month an event was held at St George’s where allied health professionals (AHPs) showcased a series and examples of innovative practice and research. The event, attended by Suzanne Rastgrick, NHS England Chief AHP Officer, was opened by Jennie Hall, Chief Nurse, on behalf of Miles Scott in conjunction with Jenny …

26 Feb 2016 | Tags: AHPs Jennie Hall Jenny Higham Miles Scott NHS England Chief AHP Officer STAR Suzanne Rastgrick