News


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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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20 Nov 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E – Series 19 launch: Endless Love…

This first episode of the new series follows the stories of three patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s.
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18 Nov 2019


First major trauma centre to launch specialist clinic

St George’s has become the first major trauma centre in the UK to launch a fully multidisciplinary major trauma clinic for our patients.
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18 Nov 2019


St George’s makes three appointments to its Trust Board

St George’s has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director to its Board.
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14 Nov 2019


Minor injuries unit at Queen Mary’s achieves gold accreditation

A huge congratulations to our minor injuries unit (MIU) at Queen Mary’s Hospital for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme! The unit has improved from a silver rating in March 2019. Dr Jane Evans, Clinical Chair for our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences Division, said: “Achieving gold in the ward …
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8 Nov 2019


Caps off to Dr Naz!

One of our anaesthetists, Dr Naz Hoque, is helping staff get to know each other better by creating personalised theatre caps.
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8 Nov 2019


St George’s good samaritan Dee Dee

This week we’re recognising Dee Dee Devine, one of our wonderful receptionists, for the compassion and kindness she showed a homeless patient on Vernon ward. Dee Dee has worked here for twenty years and is also the Unison chair for St George’s. She first met the patient when he was …
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7 Nov 2019


“The NHS is a wonder of the modern world” – Interview with John Hallmark, Governor

Our latest governor interview is with John Hallmark, who is one of our representatives for Wandsworth. John was elected in February 2018, and like many of our governors, was motivated by the desire to give something back to St George’s. Tell us a bit about your background “My background is …
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28 Oct 2019


What it means to be a Patient Partner at St George’s

Nicholas Low is one of our Patient Partner’s at the Trust, serving on our Patient Partnership and Experience Group. The group brings together patients, clinicians and managers so that our patients have a voice and can get involved in helping us provide outstanding care, every time. We spoke to Nicholas …
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23 Oct 2019


Thousands of Londoners receive life changing diabetes monitors

More than 3,000 people across London with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan – including St George’s patient Katie Young.
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22 Oct 2019


Happy retirement to “St George’s legend” and head gardener Bob

Bob Holdawanski, the Trust’s head gardener, retired last week after 30 years of making the grounds of St George’s look grand! Bob’s career at St George’s began in October 1989 and he had a huge impact in making sure the grounds team did so much more than just pick up …
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16 Oct 2019