News and Events

Trust members and staff turn out for our Annual Members’ Meeting

The Trust’s 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 26 September, with members and staff attending to hear about the last 12 months at St George’s. Before the meeting, a health check-up and information marketplace was organised so attendees could get a blood sugar and blood pressure test, as well …

27 Sep 2019

St George’s Neonatal Unit shortlisted for national award!

St George’s Neonatal Unit has been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Team Care’ at the Butterfly Awards – an annual event which honours survivors of baby loss and celebrates the work of those who support them. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Warwickshire on Saturday 19 October, following a …

27 Sep 2019

“The NHS is a leveller for everyone” – Interview with Anneke de Boer, Governor

As part of a new series of interviews getting to know the Trust’s governors, we met with Anneke de Boer. Anneke has been a governor since 2013 and was one of the first people elected following our move to Foundation Trust status. She told us why she wanted to get …

27 Sep 2019

St George’s named Innovative Trust of the Year by the Health Innovation Network

St George’s has been named Innovative Trust of the Year by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) at their annual awards ceremony.

27 Sep 2019

Nursing Times Workforce award win for St George’s

St George’s was presented with a Nursing Times Workforce award, beating eight other shortlisted Trusts from across the country to win in the ‘Best Recruitment Experience’ category.

27 Sep 2019

Kidney transplant patient still thriving after 50 years

A patient cared for by the renal department at St George’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his kidney transplant. Villy, 72, from West Byfleet, is the longest surviving kidney transplant patient on record at St George’s and one of the longest in the UK, after receiving the gift of …

24 Sep 2019

Silver Award highlights commitment to Armed Forces

St George’s has been recognised for its commitment to providing and promoting NHS career opportunities to Armed Forces leavers. The Trust has been named as a Silver Award winner in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Just 34 employers across the private and public sector in Greater London are …

23 Sep 2019

St George’s secretary celebrates 10 year ‘cancerversary’!

Debbi Ashley, 61, who works as a medical secretary at St George’s, will be taking to the catwalk at the annual Breast Cancer Care Show – ten years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Debbi, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, will be sharing the stage with 31 …

19 Sep 2019

St George’s hosts second ever European clinical meeting

St George’s hosted a European VASCERN primary and paediatric lymphoedema clinical meeting this month with representatives attending from all over Europe.

19 Sep 2019

Patient celebrates end of cancer treatment at St George’s

A 9-year-old patient has thanked friends and family in a heart-warming speech to mark the end of his cancer treatment at St George’s. In December 2015, Roberto was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – a type of cancer in which the bone marrow releases large numbers of white blood cells, …

13 Sep 2019

Burpee challenge raises £17k for new life-saving equipment at St George’s

St George’s has received new equipment for fetal surgery thanks to St George’s Hospital Charity and fundraiser Craig Peters, also known as ‘The Burpee Guy’! In 2016, Craig set himself the challenge of completing over 67,000 burpees to help raise money for our Fetal Medicine Unit, after they saved the …

11 Sep 2019

Mini Tesla will allow children to ‘drive’ to surgery

A mini Tesla car has been donated to St George’s so children can ‘drive’ themselves to theatre. The electrically powered car – a Tesla Model S Radio – will make our younger patients’ stays more fun and will help ease their anxiety. The Tesla Owners Club UK and the Christian …

11 Sep 2019

Meet Louise, our Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation

Louise Mahon is part of the South East Organ Donation Services Team, which provides a service to 18 NHS Trusts across the region and the Channel Islands. She tells us a bit more about her role below. What does a typical day look like for you? I guess the most common …

4 Sep 2019

Double delivery for St George’s midwife!

Congratulations to Charlotte Day, a St George’s midwife, on the birth of her baby boy Milo! Charlotte gave birth just 10 hours after finishing work on the delivery suite at St George’s. On Wednesday 14 August, Charlotte left work after delivering a baby at 7.30pm. Seven hours later at 3am, …

3 Sep 2019

St George’s urges local community to support Organ Donation Week

During Organ Donation Week, September 2 to 8, NHS Blood and Transplant and St George’s are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by a transplant. Next year, the law around organ donation is …

2 Sep 2019