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Public urged to stay safe and well with September heatwave on the way

Temperatures are set to top 30 degrees in Surrey and South West London this week – prompting St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group to issue advice on staying safe and well in the heat. The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Yellow Heat Health …
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4 Sep 2023


Hospitals face another challenging week with strikes and bank holiday combo

A fresh round of strikes followed by the bank holiday weekend is set to ramp up hospital pressures further – exacerbating an already-challenging summer. Some consultants at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group will be taking industrial action on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August, …
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23 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep4: don’t miss our teams in action in the series finale

In this final episode, 61 year-old Joe is at St Mary’s Major Trauma Centre. A former soldier, Joe had been at an army reunion where he had drunk half a bottle of vodka. On his way home, he tripped and fell down an escalator at King’s Cross station. Hospital scans …
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23 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep3: meet St George’s patients Daniil and Jacob

In this third episode, 42-year-old Karl is in Intensive Care at King’s College Hospital following a high-speed motorway accident where his van collided with an HGV. His wife Lulu is coming to terms with the fact that he is being kept alive by a ventilator following traumatic chest injuries. Consultant …
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22 Aug 2023


C4 Emergency meet the team: Rich Carden, Emergency Medicine Registrar

Emergency series two continues at 9 pm on Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday 22 August). We caught up with those in #TeamStGeorges that star on the show. Meet Rich Carden, Emergency Medicine Registrar. Describe your role – what’s involved in a typical day, if such a thing exists? I am a …
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22 Aug 2023


St George’s new Major Trauma Ward opens and welcomes first patient

St George’s new Major Trauma Ward opened today, replacing the ward formerly known as Holdsworth. St George’s is a designated Major Trauma Centre for the Southwest London and Surrey Major Trauma Network, and the new ward will provide a designated specialist area for major trauma patients to receive the expert …
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22 Aug 2023


C4 Emergency meet the team: Timothy Bishop, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Emergency series two continues at 9 pm on Channel 4 tomorrow night (Tuesday 22 August). We caught up with those in #TeamStGeorges that star on the show. Meet Tim Bishop, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director for our surgical directorate. Describe your role – what’s involved in a typical day, …
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21 Aug 2023


CQC publish report on our Maternity services

As part of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) National Maternity Review programme, the CQC is inspecting all NHS acute hospital maternity services they have not been inspected and rated since April 2021. The CQC inspects services provided by healthcare providers against five domains – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. …
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17 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep 2: London’s Major Trauma Network documentary continues

In this second episode, 84 year-old Ralph is at St Mary’s Major Trauma Centre after falling at home and suffering a fracture down the entire length of his thigh bone that needs emergency surgery. Due to his medical history of heart and lung conditions, Ralph has been given a 50:50 …
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16 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep1: St George’s return to your screens

St George’s is one of the four major trauma centres in London, and our teams have a starring role in Channel 4’s ‘Emergency’, which is back for its second series. In this first episode, London’s Air Ambulance, paramedics and fire crews are dispatched to 49 year-old Paiwand – a pedestrian …
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15 Aug 2023


Plea to public ahead of fifth round of junior doctors’ strikes

The number of postponed appointments on strike days has now topped 10,000 at one hospital group – and with a fresh wave of industrial action on the horizon, that figure is set to rise further. Junior doctors at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group will …
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10 Aug 2023


Bereaved family donate life-saving equipment to St George’s Neonatal Unit in mum’s memory

Specialists at St George’s Hospital’s Neonatal Unit saved Xander Bannerman’s life “on more than one occasion” when he was born 15 weeks early, weighing just 2 lb 11 oz. Now, seven years on, the youngster and his family have returned to reunite with the team and donate ventilators for premature …
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8 Aug 2023


Strike action during September and October: information for patients

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that hospital consultants will take part in strike action on Tuesday 19 September and Wednesday 20 September and from Monday 2 October to Wednesday 4 October, and junior doctors will strike from Wednesday 20 September to Friday 22 September and from Monday 2 …
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7 Aug 2023


St George’s staff mix with royalty and celebrities at NHS 75 party

Long-serving St George’s staff were among the guests at a tea party attended by royalty to mark the NHS’s 75th birthday. Mark Jenkins, Senior Clinical Technologist, and Evelyn Chong, Catering Supervisor, were invited to the event which Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales also visited. Hosted by …
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17 Jul 2023


Hospital group says fresh round of junior doctors’ strikes could prove most challenging yet

A wave of back-to-back strikes will severely impact hospital services over the coming week – and will follow the busiest month of 2023 for one hospital group. St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals have faced significant pressure in recent weeks, with emergency attendances in June ramping up. Last month …
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12 Jul 2023