News and Events


Getting to know the signs and symptoms this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

“Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cause of cancer deaths so it’s so important, now more than ever, that we continue to encourage eligible patients to take part in their Bowel Cancer Screening Tests.” That’s the message from Lisa-Lyna Ofosu-Asare, Health … Continue reading

17 Apr 2023


Hundreds of appointment no-shows at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals prompt renewed pleas for patients to attend unless contacted

1,200 people didn’t attend their hospital appointments during the last junior doctors strikes – and as a fresh round of industrial action gets under way, those who haven’t been contacted about their planned procedures or consultations being rescheduled are urged to come forward for care. This week, hundreds of junior … Continue reading

12 Apr 2023


Strikes and bank holiday double-whammy will have ‘huge impact’ on hospitals

Hospitals are preparing for a very challenging week ahead, with hundreds of junior doctors set to go on strike for the second time in a month. A double-whammy of industrial action and the Easter bank holiday weekend is expected to ramp up pressures at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier … Continue reading

6 Apr 2023


Teenager who suffered cardiac arrest reunited with heroes who saved his life

A teenage boy who suffered a cardiac arrest outside Twickenham Stadium has been reunited with the London Ambulance crew and medics at St George’s Hospital who saved his life. A team of ambulance crews, doctors and security staff at the stadium worked together in a race against time to rescue … Continue reading

6 Apr 2023


ACCESS all areas for London’s critically unwell patients

A pioneering specialist ambulance service for transporting critically-ill patients between hospitals starts tomorrow in London (1 April 2023). The Adult Critical Care Emergency Support Service (ACCESS), a partnership of Barts Health NHS Trust, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and the London Ambulance … Continue reading

31 Mar 2023 | Tags: access critical care support service patient transport


Temporary changes to homebirth and birth centre services at St George’s Hospital

As of 23 March, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our birth centre. We continue to temporarily divert care from our birth centre to our main delivery suite. We are still providing midwifery led care, and can adapt the environment on the delivery suite to meet your needs, … Continue reading

30 Mar 2023


First Touch peer support group wins local community award

Congratulations go our to St George’s in house neonatal charity, First touch NNU, for winning a community award at the BATCA (Balham and Tooting Community Association, for their peer supporter scheme for mums and dads on our neonatal ward. The aim of the BATCA Community Awards is to recognise the … Continue reading

22 Mar 2023


Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visit St George’s

St George’s hosted a visit from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steven Barclay on Thursday 16 March. Continue reading

19 Mar 2023


Celebrating Mother’s Day across our hospitals

To mark Mother’s Day, we spoke to some of the amazing mums and daughters who work for us here at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group… Continue reading

17 Mar 2023


Emergency departments face their busiest Monday of the year on first day of junior doctors strikes

Emergency departments at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier’s hospitals were hit by their busiest Monday this year – with more than 1,000 people coming through their doors over the course of the day. This high demand – the equivalent of roughly one person every 90 seconds – came during … Continue reading

14 Mar 2023


St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals issue advice to the public ahead of junior doctor strikes

Use our services wisely but continue to come forward in an emergency and attend appointments unless you hear otherwise – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group ahead of the junior doctor strikes next week. Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) and … Continue reading

11 Mar 2023


St George’s Green Plan Workshop

This week we ran a workshop to refresh St George’s Green Plan and bring sustainability back into our teams and key stakeholders top priorities. The healthcare we provide in the future depends on the action we take on climate change today. “It will be grimly ironic if the NHS creates … Continue reading

10 Mar 2023


Quitting tobacco for good this No Smoking Day

On Wednesday 8 March thousands of smokers were encouraged to quit tobacco for good during the annual No Smoking Day. Around 6 million people in the UK smoke, while around 80,000 die every year from smoking-related causes. That’s 80,000 too many. St. George’s Tobacco Dependence team were on hand in … Continue reading

8 Mar 2023


St George’s mends broken hearts

St George’s structural heart team has doubled the number of hearts they’ve fixed via TAVI procedures in the last two years. Continue reading

14 Feb 2023


Tens of thousands of patients tested for HIV in our Emergency Departments

Tens of thousands of patients were tested for HIV in our emergency departments last year, thanks to an opt-out scheme that aims to ensure people who have the virus get the support they need quickly.  St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group offers opt-out HIV testing in … Continue reading

10 Feb 2023