News and Events

Kind-hearted siblings spread festive cheer in Tooting

Siblings Isabella and Alessandro visited our paediatric patients to spread festive cheer and give presents for the second Christmas in a row! Isabella and Alessandro, the children of one of our nurses, visited the paediatric playroom on Saturday 7 December to donate pyjamas and socks that they sourced themselves from … Continue reading

18 Dec 2019

St George’s maintains requires improvement rating by CQC, and recommends Trust be taken out of quality special measures

Trust commended for ‘significant improvement’ by the CQC  CQC recommends Trust be taken out of special measures for quality of services                      Services for children and young people rated outstanding St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated requires … Continue reading

18 Dec 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A life less ordinary…

This episode – A life less ordinary – features three patients who are seen within the same 24 hour period. Continue reading

16 Dec 2019

St George’s haematology team receives prestigious award

Congratulations to our haematology department at St George’s which has been awarded a Clinical Service Excellence Programme (CSEP) accreditation from Myeloma UK – making us the second Trust in London to achieve this. The team were presented with the award in November. The CSEP accreditation, set up by Myeloma UK, … Continue reading

11 Dec 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: In Love and War…

This episode focuses on families who have made extraordinary sacrifices for the people they love. Continue reading

9 Dec 2019

St George’s critical care team launches new outreach service

Our critical care team have launched a new outreach service, offering support for our deteriorating acutely unwell adult patients. The critical care outreach team (CCOT) has been introduced to ensure acutely ill adult patients on our wards receive the care they need in a timely manner, supported by staff trained … Continue reading

9 Dec 2019

A CanChat event at St George's

Giving our cancer patients a Voice – patient user group case study

Voice is the St George’s cancer patient user group set up to represent the views of patients and help to improve the patient experience. Since launching at the Trust, over 10 years ago, Voice has been able to act as an invaluable channel of communications between patients and staff for … Continue reading

9 Dec 2019

Governor elections – nominations now open

Our Governors are representatives of our membership and the communities served by the Trust, and they play an important role in the governance of the hospital. You can find out more about our Council of Governors here. We have vacancies for public Governors from Merton (x3), Wandsworth (x3) and the … Continue reading

3 Dec 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Go your own way…

This episode features patients and staff members who forge their own path in life and strive to find happiness and fulfilment, against the odds.  Continue reading

2 Dec 2019

Gold accreditation for our cardiac theatres

A huge congratulations to our cardiac theatres team for achieving gold in its first ever ward accreditation scheme! Stephanie Sweeney, Divisional Director of Nursing  for Surgery, Neurosciences, Theatres and Cancer, said: “Achieving gold in the accreditation scheme is a fantastic achievement, so a big congratulations to Jacqui, Ewa, Sandra and … Continue reading

28 Nov 2019

St George’s CIO shortlisted in the national Women in Technology Excellence Awards

Our Chief information Officer (CIO), Elizabeth White has been shortlisted for the CIO of the Year Award in the Computing Magazine, Women in IT Excellence Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on November 27th 2019, at The Brewery in London. Elizabeth is the only CIO to … Continue reading

27 Nov 2019

Medical Examiner role introduced at St George’s

Dr Nigel Kennea, Consultant Neonatologist, has been appointed Lead Medical Examiner at St George’s. We spoke to Nigel about his new role and why it’s important for our patients and staff. The Medical Examiner (ME) system is being introduced in acute Trusts, and across the NHS. It aims to improve … Continue reading

25 Nov 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A pillar of strength…

This episode follows the stories of three patients and the people they turn to when life takes an unexpected turn. Continue reading

25 Nov 2019

Top marks for neonatal training

Our neonatal unit at St George’s has been rated as one of the top placements for trainee paediatric doctors. An annual survey carried out by the London School of Paediatrics (LSP) found that 13 out of our 19 trainee doctors described their training experience in neonatal this year as ‘one … Continue reading

22 Nov 2019

Bell ringing celebrations for our Pinckney ward and play team staff

Last week, staff on our Pinckney ward and in our play team celebrated with two young patients, Kareena, 3, and Duygu, 8, who both rang the bell to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Kareena was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, a type of kidney cancer, in October 2018, and … Continue reading

20 Nov 2019