News and events


Planned operations, outpatient appointments and diagnostic tests – update for all patients

Like all hospitals, we are seeing increased demand for our services at present, due to Covid-19 combined with a higher number of patients accessing urgent and emergency care. To ensure we can continue to provide safe and effective care for those patients that need it, we have taken the proactive decision …

23 Dec 2020


National lockdown: Stay at home

Tougher restrictions are now in place in London and across the country as part of the national lockdown announced by the government on 4 January 2021. The lockdown has been introduced following a rapid rise in Covid-19 infections attributed to the spread of a new variant of the virus. You …

21 Dec 2020


Lorraine Kelly opens new garden at St George’s

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly visited St George’s this month to officially open our new garden area outside Atkinson Morley wing, which has been transformed thanks to charitable funding.

14 Dec 2020


Landmark moment as first St George’s patient receives Covid-19 vaccination

The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 60-year-old Tharmini Gopalakrishnan became the first person to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 jab at St George’s.

8 Dec 2020


St George’s surgeons give warning as three children need surgery after swallowing magnetic balls

Between Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November, St George’s paediatric surgery team operated on three children who had magnetic balls lodged in their digestive systems.

7 Dec 2020


St George’s staff support national Covid-19 vaccine campaign

St George’s staff have been featured in posters and campaign materials which are being shared across the country to support the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination programme this week.

7 Dec 2020


St George’s one of 50 hubs for Covid-19 vaccination programme

Our staff will contact patients when it’s the right time to come forward – please don’t contact or attend the hospital to seek a vaccine before then.

6 Dec 2020


Patient dedicates new book to St George’s lymphoma team as a thank you for ‘exemplary’ care

A patient has written a book about their experience of being diagnosed with and treated for lymphoma, and dedicated it to their friends, family and our staff at St George’s.

4 Dec 2020


Paul da Gama appointed Chief People Officer at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Paul da Gama as its new Chief People Officer. Paul will join the team at St George’s next year from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has been Chief People Officer since 2014. Prior to joining West Herts, Paul was …

30 Nov 2020


Temporary enhanced primary care hub to open at Queen Mary’s Hospital from 1 December – accessed via GP referral or NHS 111

The new temporary enhanced primary care hub at Queen Mary’s Hospital will be opening on 1 December 2020. The service will provide up to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week for local people and will be open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. We would like to …

27 Nov 2020


Kent ward goes platinum!

Well done to the team on Kent ward, who have secured their third consecutive gold rating in our ward accreditation scheme. Kent ward at St George’s – which cares for patients with neurological conditions from across the region – was inspected earlier this month, and staff were informed of their …

27 Nov 2020


“Our governors have a huge breadth of expertise, so it’s fantastic to work with them” – interview with Jenni Doman, staff governor

We have been meeting with our governors to learn more about the important role they play at the Trust. Jenni Doman is one of our staff governors and has represented non-clinical staff on the council of governors since St George’s became a Foundation Trust in 2015. We met with Jenni …

27 Nov 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Journey of Life…

The award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns with a series of compilations featuring some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed since 2011 at King’s College Hospital and St George’s in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.

18 Nov 2020


St George’s check-in system shortlisted for three Health Service Journal awards

Our emergency department’s new check-in system has been shortlisted for three Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards. EDck.in (‘ED Check-In’) lets patients check-in to the emergency department (ED) virtually when they arrive. Patients complete a brief questionnaire about their health problem on their own smartphone, and can see their real-time queue position …

18 Nov 2020


St George’s launches study on the impact of carbon monoxide on the brain

St George’s examines the neurological effects carbon monoxide (CO) exposure has on the brain in a new study launching in December. 

13 Nov 2020