News and events


April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer yet it’s a disease which is often overlooked and diagnosed too late. Every year over 41,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and around 16,000 people die of the disease. To mark the awareness month, our Colorectal Cancer team, along with …

10 Apr 2019


World-first maternity project saves babies’ lives and reduces emergency Caesarean sections in multiple births

A pioneering project working with mothers of twins, triplets and more has reduced the number of caesarean sections and admissions to hospital during pregnancy.

5 Apr 2019


Good luck to The Garden Productions as 24 Hours in A&E nominated for a BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have shortlisted 24 Hours in A&E within the Factual Series category of this year’s awards ceremony.

The nomination is the end result of a huge amount of hard work involving our Emergency Department, plus staff and teams from across the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical.

3 Apr 2019


Patient visitors now welcome all day at St George’s and Queen Mary’s

From Monday 1 April, friends and family can visit their loved ones at our hospitals any time between 8am-8pm, any day of the week. The extension of visiting hours at both St George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton is designed to improve the experience of patients, …

2 Apr 2019


Inspirational Issy dancing again following paralysing stroke

Issy Dolby, 9, returned to dancing in January after being left paralysed from having a stroke last year.

29 Mar 2019


New NIPT quality standards to be developed by St George’s Professor

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, is part of a collaborative partnership to develop quality standards for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

26 Mar 2019


Teams across the Trust celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Last week (11-17 March) was Nutrition and Hydration Week, with teams across the Trust organising a variety of events and giveaways for patients, staff and visitors. The week aims to educate and engage people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social …

20 Mar 2019


Call for more living kidney donors on World Kidney Day

139 people in London have received a kidney transplant from a stranger in the last five years thanks to someone they didn’t know donating altruistically while they are still alive as part of the UK Kidney Sharing Scheme.

13 Mar 2019


UK first for trauma and orthopaedic team at St George’s

Our trauma and orthopaedic team became the first in the UK and second in the world to use the new T2 Alpha Stryker tibial nail in February.

8 Mar 2019


St George’s rolls out London’s first asthma bag scheme to local schools

St George’s is rolling out a new scheme to provide every primary and secondary school with an emergency asthma kit, which is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in London.

4 Mar 2019 | Tags: asthma


The John King Brain Tumour Foundation presents £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department

Tuesday, 19 February saw the presentation of a £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department on behalf of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation. John King sadly died following treatment for a glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour, at St George’s Hospital in 2016. His wife Laura King set up the …

4 Mar 2019


Double St George’s on TV tonight! (26 February)

St George’s will be on ITV’s This Time Next Year featuring a renal transplant story at 8pm tonight, followed by 24 Hours in A&E on Channel 4 at 9pm.

26 Feb 2019


Connecting Your Care: Improving how we use your information

We are working with South West London Health and Care Partnership to improve the way we connect your care across south west London. Soon, healthcare professionals will be able to access your records from other NHS services when you need them to. This will make it quicker and easier for …

22 Feb 2019


Issues with incoming calls to St George’s Hospital: Friday 22 February resolved

Update 7pm, Friday 22 February The issue with our phone lines has been resolved and they are now working as normal. Thank you for your patience during this time. _____________________ 9am, Friday 22 February We are currently experiencing no incoming calls to St George’s Hospital. This does not affect our …

22 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Look both ways…

This episode – Look both ways – looks at the paths people take when they reach a crossroad in their lives, whether or not the decisions remain in their control. 

19 Feb 2019