News and events


Crafting for a cause: St George’s sewing club makes pouches for Australian wildlife!

From thousands of miles away, members of the St George’s sewing club are doing their part to help animals that have been burnt by the wildfires in Australia. As the fires keep going, more and more animals need help and it has prompted knitters, sewers and crafters from across the …

16 Jan 2020


Patient story: The ‘full circle’ of support helped me to feel alive

George Norton was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of 23. Below he talks us through his treatment journey at St George’s and how a chance meeting with Suzanne Ruggles in 2005 – who later founded the Full Circle Fund in 2015 – played a key role in …

16 Jan 2020


Nurses invited to discover opportunities at St George’s on 25 January Recruitment Day

Nurses looking for their first job after qualifying, a new challenge, or flexible working and shifts, are all invited to our special Nursing Recruitment Open Day here at the home of ‘24 Hours in A&E, from 9am on Saturday 25 January. As one of the UK’s biggest, busiest and most …

15 Jan 2020


Celebrating 20 series of 24 Hours in A&E!

The brand new 20th series of 24 Hours in A&E filmed in our emergency department will be broadcast at 9pm on Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday 14 January).

14 Jan 2020


Heberden ward refurbishment is really making waves!

Heberden ward at St George’s Hospital, which cares for older patients, has been renovated with help from St George’s Hospital Charity funds. The transformation sees a larger staff base area; colourful beach-themed patient bays and side rooms; new patient showers; a day room; tea and ice cream stations, new flooring; …

10 Jan 2020


St George’s publishes new five year research strategy

Having published its organisational strategy ‘Delivering Outstanding Care, Every Time’ in April, the Trust is now developing long-term plans in a range of areas to achieve its ambitions. Research is one of these areas, and a new five year research strategy has been approved by its Trust Board. Supporting research …

8 Jan 2020


VR headsets relaxing patients during surgery at St George’s

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are being worn for the first time by patients at St George’s Hospital to change the way they experience anxiety during wide-awake surgery. The headsets, funded by St George’s Hospital Charity, are being worn by patients as part of a pilot study led by Miss Shamim …

26 Dec 2019


Praise for St George’s team after rare cyst removed from newborn baby

A baby with a large rare cyst growing in its mouth has been safely delivered at St George’s. Marian Bayley, 31, was transferred to St George’s for specialist care from her local hospital after her five month scan when they realised that the baby had a mass growing in his …

23 Dec 2019


Local football heroes surprise children at St George’s!

Players and staff from AFC Wimbledon, including their much-loved mascot Haydon the Womble, visited St George’s yesterday to surprise some of our young patients. They delivered gifts to patients on all of our paediatric wards. Justine Makin, Lead Health Play Specialist at St George’s, said: “It was absolutely brilliant – …

18 Dec 2019


Kind-hearted siblings spread festive cheer in Tooting

Siblings Isabella and Alessandro visited our paediatric patients to spread festive cheer and give presents for the second Christmas in a row! Isabella and Alessandro, the children of one of our nurses, visited the paediatric playroom on Saturday 7 December to donate pyjamas and socks that they sourced themselves from …

18 Dec 2019


St George’s maintains requires improvement rating by CQC, and recommends Trust be taken out of quality special measures

Trust commended for ‘significant improvement’ by the CQC  CQC recommends Trust be taken out of special measures for quality of services                      Services for children and young people rated outstanding St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated requires …

18 Dec 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A life less ordinary…

This episode – A life less ordinary – features three patients who are seen within the same 24 hour period.

16 Dec 2019


St George’s haematology team receives prestigious award

Congratulations to our haematology department at St George’s which has been awarded a Clinical Service Excellence Programme (CSEP) accreditation from Myeloma UK – making us the second Trust in London to achieve this. The team were presented with the award in November. The CSEP accreditation, set up by Myeloma UK, …

11 Dec 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: In Love and War…

This episode focuses on families who have made extraordinary sacrifices for the people they love.

9 Dec 2019


St George’s critical care team launches new outreach service

Our critical care team have launched a new outreach service, offering support for our deteriorating acutely unwell adult patients. The critical care outreach team (CCOT) has been introduced to ensure acutely ill adult patients on our wards receive the care they need in a timely manner, supported by staff trained …

9 Dec 2019