News and events


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


Touching performance by spoken word artist, author and St George’s nurse, Molly Case

St George’s Hospital had the pleasure of listening to spoken word artist, author and St George’s nurse, Molly Case perform some of her poems and a short excerpt from her new book ‘How to Treat People’ last week. Molly performed a poem called ‘The Last 1000 Days,’ commissioned by NHS …

2 Sep 2019


Q&A with Dr Jane Evans, our new Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences

Last week, St George’s announced that Dr Jane Evans, Consultant in General Medicine, would shortly be taking up the role of Divisional Chair of our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences division. Jane will take over the role in the coming weeks from Dr Lisa Pickering, who is moving to a new …

2 Sep 2019


Surgeons save man’s hand after seventeen hours of surgery

Plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved a man’s hand following seventeen hours of surgery, after a chop saw accident resulted in a double-level amputation.

27 Aug 2019


Dr Jane Evans appointed Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jane Evans, Consultant in General Medicine, has been appointed as the new Divisional Chair of our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences division. Jane will take over the role next month from Dr Lisa Pickering, who is moving to a new position at the Royal …

27 Aug 2019