News and events


Send a message to your loved one in our hospitals

In March we took the difficult decision to restrict visitors to our hospitals as a result of Covid-19. We know how hard this has been for patients and their relatives, and we appreciate how valued any contact from a loved one is for our patients. To address this, we are …

27 Apr 2020


Heart attack survivor urges others to continue accessing care during Covid-19 pandemic

A patient treated successfully at St George’s Hospital after a heart attack has urged others to continue seeking urgent care and treatment if they become seriously unwell during the Covid-19 pandemic. Keith Bell, 74, was taken to his local hospital by ambulance early on Thursday morning last week after waking …

24 Apr 2020


Professor John Norris – a tribute

We were very sad to hear the news that Professor John Norris (pictured), Emeritus Professor of Neurology at St George’s, passed away late last week. Professor Norris pioneered the development of stroke services in Canada, before moving to work at St George’s Hospital in south London, where he was based …

13 Apr 2020


St George’s surgeon and soldier twin brother on COVID-19 front line

Twin brothers, one a surgeon the other a soldier, have joined forces on a mission to save lives at the new NHS Nightingale London hospital.

11 Apr 2020


Emergency care at St George’s

We would like to reassure you that our Emergency Department (ED) at St George’s Hospital remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone requiring emergency care. Our ED staff are able to safely care for anyone that requires treatment, and a number of steps have been …

9 Apr 2020


Dr Dominic Spray takes up Clinical Director role

Dr Dominic Spray has this month taken up the role of Clinical Director for Adult Critical Care services at St George’s. Dr Spray, a Consultant Intensivist at St George’s, takes over the role from Dr Rafik Bedair, who has been Clinical Director for the service since 2018. In this role, …

9 Apr 2020


Heart surgery at St George’s – information for patients and relatives

On Thursday, 26 March 2020, a review examining the deaths of 202 patients who underwent heart surgery at St George’s Hospital between 2013 and 2018 was published.

This webpage has been created to provide current patients, their relatives and members of the public with further information about the heart surgery review, and how to access advice and support. We hope you find it helpful.

26 Mar 2020


Heart surgery at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (Thursday 26 March) responded to the publication of the independent cardiac surgery mortality review commissioned by NHS Improvement.

26 Mar 2020


How to thank our staff: Donate to the St George’s Coronavirus Thank You Appeal  

Like hospitals across the country, we’ve been bowled over by the support shown to our staff by patients, the public, and local partners and businesses during this period. We’ve had so many donations – particularly food, and while we are so grateful for these kind offers, it is getting more …

24 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: Information for patients and visitors

Information on visiting and planned operations.

18 Mar 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Best Laid Plans…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twentieth series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever.  It’s a place where stories of life, love …

16 Mar 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Pride and Prejudice

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a 20th series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and …

9 Mar 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Great Expectations…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a 20th series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss …

3 Mar 2020


First prize for national lung cancer project

Congratulations to one of our nurses, Jennifer Ross, who won first prize for a national project presented at the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) annual conference in January. Jennifer, who works as a Lung Cancer Advanced Nurse Practitioner at St George’s, worked on the project with a team of seventeen …

26 Feb 2020


“We have a world class institution…and it’s a privilege to be associated with it” – interview with Hilary Harland, Governor

Hilary Harland is one of our public governors, representing the Merton constituency. We spoke to her to learn more about her role and why she wanted to get involved with the Trust. Tell us about your connection with the Trust? “I’ve lived in Merton most of my life. My three …

25 Feb 2020