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New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Miracles…

The award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns with a compilation of some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed at St George’s in south west London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.
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13 Oct 2020


St George’s nurse in Black History Month documentary

We were so proud to see Charmaine Case, Breast Screening Clinical Nurse Specialist, feature in a new ITV documentary this week to mark Black History Month. Presented by Alison Hammond, the programme shines a light on influential black figures from British history. Charmaine, who is also the secretary of The …
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9 Oct 2020


Local film-makers show amazing work of Douglas Bader Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital

The work of the Douglas Bader Unit at Queen Mary’s has been captured in a new short film created by two local men, advertising writer Simon Bere and corporate film maker Paul Lucas.
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9 Oct 2020


“It’s about taking the extra step to recognise what we don’t see every day”.

October is Black History Month, and we’re asking some of our staff members to give their thoughts on the importance of the month. Karis Quaye I am one of the new matrons in our emergency department (ED) here at St George’s. I’ve been in the role around four months and …
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8 Oct 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Show Must Go On…

74-year-old Barbara is rushed to St Georges with a dangerously high heart rate having become dizzy whilst out shopping. 79-year-old John is brought to resus with a suspected stroke. Meanwhile over in the Urgent Care Centre, 61-year-old Suzy has come to A&E after being bitten on the hand by a dog.

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7 Oct 2020


“They will keep you safe” – patient’s message to others as routine operations restart

Following his recent knee replacement, patient Tony Edmonds is reassuring other St George’s patients who are due to have a planned operation or procedure.
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2 Oct 2020


“Black History Month is about celebrating the often forgotten stories”.

St George’s midwife Adebola Aroboto tells us what Black History Month means to her.
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1 Oct 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Ever Decreasing Circles…

54-year-old James is rushed to St George’s after a head-on car crash which leaves him with the threat of life changing injuries. 88-year-old Margret has fallen at her care home and in the waiting room, two much younger patients have two very different injuries.
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30 Sep 2020


Trust staff to celebrate Black History Month

October is Black History Month, and staff across the Trust will be celebrating the occasion with a range of activities. Our theme this year is to recognise and raise awareness of Black history and culture. This is inspired by a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon …
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29 Sep 2020


“The team are looking to continuously improve and it’s our role as governors to support them.” – Interview with Nasir Akhtar, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke with Nasir Akhtar. Nasir represents the borough of Merton and was elected in January 2020. Why were you interested in becoming a governor?  “I was interested in the role as I have been using the Trust services …
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28 Sep 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Skin Deep

14-year-old Alicia is rushed to St George’s after falling head first over the handlebars of her push bike, whilst 56-year-old Geoffrey is also in resus after struggling to breath from a severe infection. In the urgent care centre, 27-year-old Plasterer Jonny has a deep wound in his hand after an accident at work.
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23 Sep 2020


St George’s runs England’s first ever international thrombectomy trial

The stroke research team at St George’s is the first to launch a new international research trial called SWIFT-Direct, for stroke patients – making us the key coordinating centre for this study. The SWIFT-Direct trial investigates whether patients experiencing a stroke caused by a blockage in one of the major …
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18 Sep 2020


St George’s supports Keep You Safe campaign

Staff at St George’s have contributed to a short film to help reassure patients and members of the public that we will Keep You Safe when accessing healthcare. If you are coming to St George’s or Queen Mary’s Hospital for treatment, we will keep you safe, and our teams have …
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16 Sep 2020


St George’s nursing recruitment campaign shortlisted for award

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2020 for our work to recruit new Band 5 nurses and improve the recruitment experience for applicants. Our recruitment campaign is up against the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for the Nursing Recruitment Marketing Campaign of the Year …
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16 Sep 2020


St George’s nurse shortlisted for Rising Star in the Nursing Times Awards 2020

Congratulations to Edi Lorusso, Thrombosis Clinical Nurse Specialist at St George’s, who has been shortlisted for the Rising Star award in the Nursing Times Awards 2020. Edi is one of twelve nurses from across the country who have been shortlisted for the award, which aims to recognise a nurse working …
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16 Sep 2020