News and events


St George’s Archive Project

Elisabeth Thurlow is the first professional archivist at St George’s, University of London, and has been tasked with organising and developing the archive to enable it to be used as an academic resource for research and to engage people with our shared history, in a post supported by the St …

15 Sep 2016


St George’s leading the way in lipoedema research

St George’s lymphoedema and lipoedema service has received funding of £300,000 from the Lipedema Foundation to find the genetic cause underlying the condition. Lipoedema is a chronic condition where abnormal fat progressively accumulates in the limbs. The subsequent swelling becomes so great that sufferers have great difficulty in moving about …

13 Sep 2016


Ideal time to deliver twins is discovered

New data points way to improving survival rates for twins and multiple births Data1 published today in a clinical paper in the BMJ suggests that survival rates for twins and multiple births could be significantly improved if twins were delivered after 36 weeks rather than earlier. The study was a …

9 Sep 2016


Turning ends into beginnings

St George’s Hospital calls for Tooting residents to help turn an end into a beginning.

9 Sep 2016 | Tags: #OrganDonoation #YesIDonate


Bringing a little magic to the children at St George’s

Magic FM brought their own little bit of magic when they visited St George’s Paediatric unit to see the sensory play trolley bought by them for the ward. When they saw the joy and happiness it brought to kids on the ward they were so impressed that they promised to …

18 Aug 2016 | Tags: Magic FM Magic FM Radio Magic Radio Nick Snaith


Meet some of our #LeftHanded superstars as St George’s celebrates International #LeftHandersDay

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Kim Basinger, Pierce Brosnan, Lewis Carroll, Sir Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Prince William and Paula Radcliffe have in common? Yes, you guessed it, they are all left handed!

13 Aug 2016


Dad makes phenomenal effort to raise money for fetal medicine department!

Craig is raising money for the New Kit Appeal on behalf of the Fetal Medicine Department at the hospital. The kit costs £25,000 and Craig has raised £2,500 towards it. Craig’s twin sons were delivered safely two years ago when they needed an operation in the womb to allow blood to flow equally to both twins. Without the operation and expertise of the Fetal Medicine team, one or both babies could have died.

5 Aug 2016 | Tags: #ForTheBoysTTS; St George's Hospital Charity


One false move

This is the last episode in the series and it goes out with a big bang! Loads of drama, tears and laughs. Look out for 24 Hours again in the autumn. 12-year-old Tulsi is airlifted to St George’s after falling from a cliff near her home in Hastings, seventy miles away. She …

28 Jul 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


The Handover

Our partner organisations, the emergency helicopter service (HEMS) and the London Ambulance service feature heavily in this episode and show just how important they are to us and our patients. They provide a first class, quality service and their concern for our patients is always at the top of their …

18 Jul 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


St George’s celebrates Project SEARCH graduates

“It brightens up my day, it brightens up my life.” – That’s how Front of House Host Colin Davis describes his experience of being a mentor and soon-to-be volunteer for Project SEARCH.

15 Jul 2016 | Tags: Action on Disability Cricket Green School learning disabilities mentors Project SEARCH st george's hospital students trainees work experience


You Only Live Once

There is nothing run of the mill about the injuries in tonight’s episode. It is full of high drama, which fortunately comes out right for all in the end. 11-year-old Jack is rushed to A&E after being hit by a motorbike while walking to his first day at secondary school. …

11 Jul 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 hrs in A&E


Widening participation work shadowing scheme wins national award

The St George’s Healthcare Shadowing Scheme won Health Education England’s national award for Widening Participation Work Exposure in June. The scheme provides disadvantaged Year 12 students from Wandsworth and Merton with a clinical work experience placement at St George’s or Queen Mary’s during the summer holidays.

8 Jul 2016


24 Hours in A&E continues with Love’s Sacrifice…

This episode is about the things people will give up to improve the life of a loved one. 22-year-old cyclist Athar is rushed to St George’s after a collision with a car on his way to work. Athar wasn’t wearing a helmet and ‘bullseyed’ the car’s rear window; he can’t …

4 Jul 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E


St George’s Hospital Charity has new Chair

St George’s Hospital Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Walker CB as the new Chair of Trustees. She will join the charity as trustee with immediate effect and take up the post of Chair when the current Chair, Dr Stephen Hickey, retires in September after serving his …

1 Jul 2016


New psychological support service for cancer patients and families launched at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support (CaPS) Team.

30 Jun 2016 | Tags: #cancersupport #macmillancancer #psychologicalsupport