News and Events

Junior doctor strikes, 14-17 June: information for patients

The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA), the trade unions for doctors in the UK, have announced that their members will be participating in strike action for 72 hours from 7am on Wednesday 14 June until 7am on Saturday 17 June.    The strike … Continue reading

9 Jun 2023

Hospitals issue warning as weekend’s weather forecast looks more South of France than South London

Summer looks like it’s here at last – but with a surge in temperatures also meaning a surge in people visiting emergency departments, members of the public are urged to stay safe in the sun. Earlier this week the UK Health Security Agency and Met Office issued their first heat-health … Continue reading

9 Jun 2023

Demand in hospitals expected to continue into third May Bank Holiday weekend

Thousands of NHS staff will be working tirelessly over the bank holiday weekend to care for those in urgent need in Surrey and south west London. Doctors, nurses, porters, and cleaners are among the 3,000-plus staff working on Monday at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health … Continue reading

26 May 2023

Celebrating the magic of milk, sharing love and saving lives!

May 19 it is World Breastmilk Donation Day; a global celebration of the importance of milk banks. The staff on the neonatal unit at St George’s refer to human breast milk as “liquid gold” and “medicine”.  Containing a complete spectrum of nutrients and immune-system compounds not present in formula milk, … Continue reading

18 May 2023

Celebrating our ODP’s, meet Eric Intrepide

On 14 May each year, we celebrate our Operating Department Practitioners, better known as ODP’s. ODP’s play a vital role in our theatres, without them our surgery would not be possible. For ODP day, we caught up with Eric Intrepide, who’s been part of St George’s since 2009. How did … Continue reading

17 May 2023

Family of hospitals join up to deliver improved care to local people

Hospitals launch new five-year strategy committing to providing outstanding care, together, for the people of south west London, Surrey and beyond. Continue reading

15 May 2023

An insight into a career in nursing from our gesh nurses

For International Nurses Day 2023, we give you an insight into a career in nursing from our St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospital Group (gesh) nurses. Kalai, Pre-Assessment Diabetic and Practice Educator Nurse, St George’s University Hospital How did you get into your current role? I qualified as a … Continue reading

12 May 2023

UK’s most senior internationally-trained nurse thanks colleagues on International Nurses Day

An array of celebrations will recognise the thousands of incredible nurses and midwives working across St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals group. Free breakfasts, an awards ceremony, and drop-in sessions are among the events taking place today (Friday 12 May) to mark International Nurses Day. Group Chief Nurse Arlene … Continue reading

12 May 2023

First Group Board meeting takes place for St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

The first Group Board meeting with executive directors and non-executive directors of both St George’s and Epsom and St Helier hospitals, took place this morning (Friday 5 May) at St Helier. While the Group has been sharing a Chairman, Group CEO and executive directors for some time, this is the … Continue reading

5 May 2023

Five-year-old leukaemia survivor reaches the end of treatment marking it ‘St Jackson’s Day’

Five-year-old Jackson celebrated ringing the bell to end his almost life-long chemotherapy journey with cheers of support from family, friends, St George’s Hospital staff – and a celebrity video message, marking it ‘St Jackson’s Day’. Footballer and reality star Ashley Cain, who raised £1.6million for his daughter who sadly died … Continue reading

4 May 2023

Hospitals celebrate King’s Coronation while urging public to use NHS services wisely

“Use NHS 111 first, unless you are in a medical emergency” – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group as it gears up for a busy bank holiday weekend alongside the Coronation of King Charles III. Continue reading

4 May 2023

Hospitals prepare for a challenging bank holiday weekend and strikes

Up to 2,000 nurses at St George’s are entitled to strike this bank holiday weekend leaving services severely disrupted across south west London. Members of the public are urged to come forward for care in life threatening situations, but others are advised to use NHS 111 first to be directed … Continue reading

28 Apr 2023

Update on proposed new locations for children’s cancer centre for London and south east England  

There has been an update to this story, which can be read here. NHS England – London is planning a new Children’s Cancer Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) covering the current PTC catchment area of south London, Kent, Medway, Surrey, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove. To make sure that everyone who … Continue reading

28 Apr 2023

2pm 25 April: Issues affecting all incoming and outgoing telephone calls at St George’s Hospital

We would like to inform you that there are issues currently affecting all incoming and outgoing telephone calls at St George’s Hospital. The St George’s switchboard may not be able to answer your call. If you have a direct number for the service or department you require, please use this … Continue reading

25 Apr 2023

“This kit could save your life” St George’s joins forces with ITV this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Over one million people across the UK tuned in to ITV’s Lorraine and saw a live broadcast from St George’s bowel screening team highlighting the importance of screening as part of ITV’s No Butts campaign this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this morning (Monday 24 April). Continue reading

24 Apr 2023