News and events


St George’s surgeon cycles over 200 miles to raise money for robotic-assisted training in the UK

Dr Nicholas Faure Walker, urologist surgeon from St George’s Hospital has arrived at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) annual conference in Manchester after a 210-mile long charity cycle ride from London. The funds raised will be used by The Urology Foundation to support the training of more surgeons …

17 Jun 2015 | Tags: BIke2BAUS cycling fundraising intuitive surgical robotic surgery surgeon


Staff pull together to fulfil Margaret’s last wish

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. – Claude T Bissell Margaret, 56, was a long-term patient at St George’s. She had received chemotherapy and undergone surgery to fight …

15 Jun 2015 | Tags: chemotherapy Gretchen knightingale ward Margaret neck cancer palliative surgery wedding


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St George’s receives Accreditation HIMSS Stage 6

St George’s has been recognised and accredited for its hard work in implementing clinical informatics systems within the inpatient areas of the hospital. We are the first major teaching hospital in the UK to be accredited to HIMSS Stage 6 (stage 7 is the highest achievable) and the first UK …

12 Jun 2015 | Tags: accreditation HIMSS IT Stage 6


New dishes fulfil Samuel’s wishes

St George’s celebrated the launch of a new menu for the children’s ward this week. Children were invited to the playroom to enjoy a range of activities – including icing cakes, drawing their favourite meals and of course sampling the food on offer! The introduction of the new menu highlights …

11 Jun 2015 | Tags: children children's ward Dietitians Week food menu Samuel's Charity


Chin up and carry on for tonight’s ’24 Hours in A&E’

Tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’ features patients who believe in keeping their chin up and carrying on, no matter what life throws at them. Professional actor Dudley has come to A&E after injuring his shoulder in a fall while rushing to catch a train. “It was agony, the …

10 Jun 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E episode 3 fall helipad patient series 9 surgery


Promoting health and wellbeing at St George’s

Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015) aims to highlight the value of dietitians and their work. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) launched the world’s first Dietitians Week in 2014. Our registered dietitians (RDs) fully backed the campaign, taking over the St George’s Trust social media accounts to reach over 60,000 people …

8 Jun 2015 | Tags: Awareness Campaign celebration Dietitians Week health and well being keep active Social media therapy team work out at work day


St George’s signs a clinical services contract with Gibraltar Health Authority

Dr John Cortes, Minister for Health, Environment, Energy and Climate Change today welcomed Miles Scott, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation to St Bernard’s Hospital, Gibraltar. The purpose of the visit was to sign a new clinical services contract between the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and St …

5 Jun 2015 | Tags: clinical services contract GHA Gibraltar Health Authority pioneer Research st georges university teaching hospital


Celebrating normal birth at St George’s

Last month St George’s held its first evening reception to celebrate our ‘Keep birth normal’ (KBN) projects supported by Health Education South London (HESL). The reception organised by consultant midwives Chantelle Winstanley and Lucia Rocca was attended by all of the midwives who were involved in KBN projects, obstetricians, general …

5 Jun 2015 | Tags: Birth Centre funding HESL KBN Keep Birth Normal Maternity training


A day in the life of…Shathuja, a volunteer mealtime assistant

My name is Shathuja. I have been volunteering as a mealtime assistant in Dalby ward for the past 6 months. This role provides me with the opportunity to interact with patients and help feed those who are unable to feed themselves. I start my shift at 8.00am when I go …

3 Jun 2015 | Tags: #volunteersweek volunteers week


A day in the life of…Toni, a volunteer wayfinder

“I’ve been a volunteer at St George’s for nearly seven years. I started soon after I retired from working in local government and for nearly all of that time I’ve been a wayfinder in Lanesborough Wing. I usually stand near the lifts where there’s heavy footfall with many people not …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: #volunteersweek volunteers wayfinding week


Love is in the air on ’24 Hours in A&E’

Get ready for a Wednesday night full of romance as series nine, episode two features patients who fell in love with their partners at first sight. 93-year-old war veteran Henry is rushed to St. George’s with severe breathing difficulties. Doctors test his blood for signs of damage to his heart. …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E episode two love at first sight romance series nine


Rosie’s road to recovery

Yesterday St George’s was the location for an emotional reunion between jogger Rosie and the police, and medical staff who saved her life. Rosie Mowbray, 24, was running along Durnsford Road, Merton on the morning of Tuesday, 11 November 2014 when she was hit by a car as she attempted …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: air ambulance Intensive care Merton Police Paramedic rehabilitation Rosie Thank You


Safer test, shorter wait as new Down’s screening comes to St George’s

St George’s becomes the first trust to offer an in-house, non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) for pregnant women in the UK. The test will help expectant mothers to understand the risk of their unborn baby having Down’s syndrome and other serious genetic diseases.

1 Jun 2015 | Tags: Down's Syndrome New service nhs NIPT Premaitha Health SAFE test Screening



Annual Values Awards 2015

For the first time this year the trust held Annual Values Awards to replace our Special Achievement Awards. The awards were presented by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen and were chosen from all the Values Awards nominations made in the previous year by the Listening into Action sponsor group. There were …

27 May 2015