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Giving our cancer patients a Voice – patient user group case study

Voice is the St George’s cancer patient user group set up to represent the views of patients and help to improve the patient experience. Since launching at the Trust, over 10 years ago, Voice has been able to act as an invaluable channel of communications between patients and staff for …

9 Dec 2019

Governor elections – nominations now open

Our Governors are representatives of our membership and the communities served by the Trust, and they play an important role in the governance of the hospital. You can find out more about our Council of Governors here. We have vacancies for public Governors from Merton (x3), Wandsworth (x3) and the …

3 Dec 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Go your own way…

This episode features patients and staff members who forge their own path in life and strive to find happiness and fulfilment, against the odds. 

2 Dec 2019

Gold accreditation for our cardiac theatres

A huge congratulations to our cardiac theatres team for achieving gold in its first ever ward accreditation scheme! Stephanie Sweeney, Divisional Director of Nursing  for Surgery, Neurosciences, Theatres and Cancer, said: “Achieving gold in the accreditation scheme is a fantastic achievement, so a big congratulations to Jacqui, Ewa, Sandra and …

28 Nov 2019

St George’s CIO shortlisted in the national Women in Technology Excellence Awards

Our Chief information Officer (CIO), Elizabeth White has been shortlisted for the CIO of the Year Award in the Computing Magazine, Women in IT Excellence Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on November 27th 2019, at The Brewery in London. Elizabeth is the only CIO to …

27 Nov 2019

Medical Examiner role introduced at St George’s

Dr Nigel Kennea, Consultant Neonatologist, has been appointed Lead Medical Examiner at St George’s. We spoke to Nigel about his new role and why it’s important for our patients and staff. The Medical Examiner (ME) system is being introduced in acute Trusts, and across the NHS. It aims to improve …

25 Nov 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A pillar of strength…

This episode follows the stories of three patients and the people they turn to when life takes an unexpected turn.

25 Nov 2019

Top marks for neonatal training

Our neonatal unit at St George’s has been rated as one of the top placements for trainee paediatric doctors. An annual survey carried out by the London School of Paediatrics (LSP) found that 13 out of our 19 trainee doctors described their training experience in neonatal this year as ‘one …

22 Nov 2019

Bell ringing celebrations for our Pinckney ward and play team staff

Last week, staff on our Pinckney ward and in our play team celebrated with two young patients, Kareena, 3, and Duygu, 8, who both rang the bell to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Kareena was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, a type of kidney cancer, in October 2018, and …

20 Nov 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E – Series 19 launch: Endless Love…

This first episode of the new series follows the stories of three patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s.

18 Nov 2019

First major trauma centre to launch specialist clinic

St George’s has become the first major trauma centre in the UK to launch a fully multidisciplinary major trauma clinic for our patients.

18 Nov 2019

St George’s makes three appointments to its Trust Board

St George’s has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director to its Board.

14 Nov 2019

Minor injuries unit at Queen Mary’s achieves gold accreditation

A huge congratulations to our minor injuries unit (MIU) at Queen Mary’s Hospital for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme! The unit has improved from a silver rating in March 2019. Dr Jane Evans, Clinical Chair for our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences Division, said: “Achieving gold in the ward …

8 Nov 2019

Caps off to Dr Naz!

One of our anaesthetists, Dr Naz Hoque, is helping staff get to know each other better by creating personalised theatre caps.

8 Nov 2019

St George’s good samaritan Dee Dee

This week we’re recognising Dee Dee Devine, one of our wonderful receptionists, for the compassion and kindness she showed a homeless patient on Vernon ward. Dee Dee has worked here for twenty years and is also the Unison chair for St George’s. She first met the patient when he was …

7 Nov 2019