News and Events

Cancer patient commends St George’s for ‘kindness, compassion and understanding’ post-surgery

John Organ was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in November 2022. He was operated on by a specialist team at St George’s just seven weeks later, and successfully had his cancer removed. From diagnosis right through to the operation, John was so grateful for his care. Ahead of World Cancer Day …

2 Feb 2023

#TeamStGeorges raise awareness for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

From 23 – 29 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2023, all week long the gynaecology team at St George’s have been raising awareness. In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are between the ages of 25 and 64, are registered as female with your …

27 Jan 2023

Thank you for taking care of my mum!

BBC News producer Sophie Tall says she was “incredibly grateful” for her mother’s emergency care at St George’s over the festive period. When Lorna Clark, Sophie’s mother, fell and shattered her wrist before Christmas, she visited St George’s Emergency Department where she was triaged and seen by a doctor within …

25 Jan 2023

St George’s surgeons’ pioneering surgery saves life of baby girl born with ultra-rare condition

When baby Connie was born with dead bowel, her devastated parents were warned she wouldn’t survive. But thanks to a team of paediatric surgeons at St George’s Hospital for “taking the risk that no one else would”, the tot has made a miraculous recovery. Deborah and Dominic La Spina say …

23 Jan 2023

Visit to our surgical ‘super-hub’ at Queen Mary’s

Kat Lay, Health reported for The Times, recently visited St George’s surgical ‘super-hub’ at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. The surgical hub is ringfenced to perform high volume, low complexity cases which allows the main site at St George’s to do high complexity, emergency, tertiary and specialist surgery. The surgical …

19 Jan 2023

‘Breast screening helps save lives’ Estelle from St George’s visits No 10

Estelle Le Galliot, Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for St George’s, attended No 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 11 January for a special breakfast reception held by Akshata Murty, PM Rishi Sunak’s wife. The event was held in aid of raising awareness of breast cancer screening for females aged 51-70. …

13 Jan 2023

Lt Col Jeyasankar Jeyanathan honoured with an OBE

Congratulations to Lt Col Jeyasankar Jeyanathan, St George’s Consultant In Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, who has received an OBE in His Majesty The King’s first New Year Honours List. Jey Jeyanathan, a Lieutenant Colonel who has served over twenty years in the British Army, was one of a select …

11 Jan 2023

How Hospital-at-Home teams are freeing-up beds across London

The Hospital at Home teams at Wandsworth and Merton are providing intensive hospital-grade care to help patients with serious conditions at home. The scheme is part of an ongoing initiative launched in December 2021 to support early discharges from hospital. So far the scheme has accepted 310 patients saving an estimated …

6 Jan 2023

St George’s team win ”Best designed virtual service”

Our Functional Neurologic Disorder team won at the HETT Unexpected Innovation Awards. Congratulations to our Functional Neurologic Disorder team at St George’s who recently picked up an award at the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) Innovation Awards. The team won ”Best designed virtual service” at the awards ceremony. The service …

5 Jan 2023

Demand in our hospitals – and what to do if you need help

Our emergency departments (EDs) and hospitals are under extreme pressure right now – and we expect them to continue to be very busy over the coming months.

5 Jan 2023

Meet some of the staff at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals who are working on Christmas Day

Many people will – deservedly – be spending Christmas Day with family and friends, opening presents, and enjoying a special dinner. But while they are doing so, nearly 3,000 staff at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals will be working hard to care for patients in need. Doctors, nurses, …

23 Dec 2022

Outstanding efforts of NHS staff highlighted as Christmas approaches 

As many families settle down to open their presents, doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and many other crucial employees at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals will be working hard to care for patients. 

22 Dec 2022

Nurses’ strikes at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals, 30 April – 1 May: information for patients

Information for patients on strikes. Please continue to attend appointments unless you are contacted directly. We are always open for emergency care, if you need care that is not an emergency please contact NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacy first.

20 Dec 2022 | Tags: Emergency Department

AFC Wimbledon spread the Christmas cheer to St George’s paediatric wards

AFC Wimbledon’s men and women’s first-team players combined with the AFC Wimbledon Foundation to deliver some early Christmas gifts to patients on our paediatric wards at St George’s  – resulting in smiles aplenty! AFC Wimbledon donates gifts to our paediatric wards every Christmas. This visit was particularly special because it …

20 Dec 2022

Woman inspires others with world first pregnancy at St George’s

A woman with restricted growth wants to inspire others after becoming the first woman in the world with a rare, recessive condition to give birth to a healthy baby.

13 Dec 2022