News and events


Avey Bhatia appointed Chief Nurse at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Avey Bhatia as its new Chief Nurse. Avey will replace St George’s existing Chief Nurse Suzanne Banks, who will be stepping down from her current role at the Trust on 31 January next year. Avey will join the Trust as Chief …

19 Dec 2016


A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 14th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Times Arrow”

61 year old Nicky is airlifted to St George’s by helicopter after a car mounted the pavement and ran her over whilst out walking

14 Dec 2016


A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 7th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Time of Our Lives”

This episode focuses on the bond between families and what holds them together through thick and thin. 84 year old John is rushed to St George’s after losing control of his car and crashing into a road sign. His wife Gwynaeth was having a meal out with the WI when she was told the news of his accident “I was asked to go to the desk to see somebody, and the somebody was this police officer”. After bullseyeing his car windscreen, John’s blood pressure drops dangerously low and doctors declare a “Code Red,” giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

6 Dec 2016


St George’s Renal Unit receives Outstanding Service award

The Trust’s Renal Unit was among charity workers and community heroes honoured at an awards night held by the Balham and Tooting Community Association.

5 Dec 2016


A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 30 November heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Never say Die”

Eighty-year-old Frances is rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after she fell from a height of three metres into her empty swimming pool while gardening. Consultant Rathan is concerned that a significant wound to her head caused by the depth of her fall may conceal a bleed on her brain that could have life changing consequences.

29 Nov 2016


St George’s study into aortic aneurysm repairs published

A study led by a team at St George’s has shown that surgeons in England operate significantly less often on aortic aneurysms in the population than in the US, and that the death rate here in the UK for the condition is over twice that in the States.

The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which is one of the most influential medical journals in the world.

25 Nov 2016


Non-emergency patient transport services at St George’s – 19-20 January 2017

Our non-emergency patient transport services are provided by G4S, an external company.

G4S provide non-emergency patient transport services for patients accessing treatment at St George’s, St John’s Therapy Centre and Trevelyan House

The GMB Union is planning three days of industrial action next week from 00.01 hours on Tuesday 22 November through to 23.59 hours on Thursday, 24 November.

21 Nov 2016


A sneak peek in to this week’s episode “Dear Heart”

Wednesday 23 November Channel 4 at 9pm see’s fifty two year old Mark rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after a road traffic collision that threw him from his motorbike and left him suffering a cardiac arrest. Emergency doctors fight to keep him alive and when he arrives in A&E, Consultant Paul escalates his condition to ‘Code Red’ giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

21 Nov 2016


24 Hours in A&E is back

We are very pleased to announce that the first episode of the third series of ‘24 Hours in A&E’ filmed here at St George’s will air next Wednesday 16 November at 9pm on Channel 4.

With millions of viewers per episode and a growing international audience ’24 Hours in A&E still remains one of most popular TV shows in the UK.

16 Nov 2016 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E


Patricia McCutcheon awarded ‘Radiographer of the Year’

Congratulations to Patricia McCutcheon for winning the Radiographer of the Year Award for the London region at the Society of Radiographers Annual Radiographer Awards at the House of Commons.

11 Nov 2016


Statement regarding tram incident in Croydon on 9 November 2016

Update issued at 12pm on 10 November 2016 Yesterday (9 November), three patients seriously injured in the tram incident in Croydon underwent surgery at St George’s. All three patients left theatre yesterday, and are continuing to be looked after by our surgical and medical teams. We are not planning to …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s awarded three innovation grants at prestigious Innovation and Diffusion Awards

The awards are hosted by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) and highlight the very best in health, care and education, and support the spread and adoption of innovations across local communities in south London. The ceremony took place on 3 November with awards presented by health and science writer Vivienne …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s CQC inspection report published

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report – published today (Tuesday, 1 November) – follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016.

1 Nov 2016


St George’s bids to cut waiting lists by reducing number of missed appointments

St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is bidding to reduce its waiting lists by reducing the number of people who don’t turn up for Outpatient appointments. Last year, more than 105,000 people*, around one in seven outpatients, didn’t turn up for their appointments at St George’s – and failed …

26 Oct 2016


New Non-Executive Directors appointed at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to announce that three new Non-Executive Directors (NEDS) have been appointed to our Board of Directors. Ann Beasley CBE and Stephen Collier joined us on 13 October. Gillian Norton, who has been an interim Non-Executive Director at the Trust for the last five months, has also been …

21 Oct 2016