News and events


First Touch garden wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden created to recognise the work of First Touch, the neonatal unit charity at St George’s Hospital, has been awarded a gold medal at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

22 May 2013 | Tags: Chelsea Flower Show First Touch garden neonatal unit RHS


International Nurses’ Day celebrated at St George’s with awards event

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust marked International Nurses’ Day on Friday 10th May with the trust’s annual nursing awards.

Awards were presented for Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year, Healthcare Assistant of the Year and Mentor of the Year. All award nominees were put forward by fellow colleagues for their outstanding contribution to nursing practice over the last year.

13 May 2013 | Tags: Auntie Lucy awards Nurses Day


St George’s consultant wins prestigious award for osteoarthritis research

A clinician at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for her work leading research into osteoarthritis, the world’s most common form of arthritis.

9 May 2013 | Tags: award British Society of Rheumatology Dr Sofat Michael Mason medal osteoarthritis rheumatologist rheumatology


UK’s first ‘Firefly’ kidney surgery performed at St George’s

A robotic surgical technique which allows the accurate removal of cancerous tumours from the kidney has been performed for the first time in the UK at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Using ‘Firefly’ technology in the da Vinci surgical robot, the technique is known as immunofluorescence assisted partial nephrectomy. This is …

7 May 2013 | Tags: Firefly


Inpatient care at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continues to improve

The 2012 Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey of adult inpatients has shown that St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has maintained and built on its improvements to inpatient care.

16 Apr 2013 | Tags: Alison Robertson CQC feedback survey


St George’s therapy consultant joins national expert database

A St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust therapy consultant has been selected to join a database of expert health professionals who will help develop national policies for services involving older people.

11 Apr 2013 | Tags: database Louise Briggs policy rehabilitation therapy


St George’s heart attack team shortlisted for BMJ awards

The heart attack team at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has been shortlisted for the ‘Cardiovascular Team of the Year’ award at the 2013 BMJ Group Improving Health Awards.

10 Apr 2013 | Tags: award BMJ Cardiovascular team heart attack multidisciplinary


Project SEARCH students experience St George’s work placements

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability (HAFAD) have teamed up to give students with learning disabilities of Cricket Green School in Mitcham the chance to gain valuable work experience.

8 Apr 2013 | Tags: HAFAD Merton Council SEARCH training work placement


Peppa Pig pays special visit to St George’s

Children’s television character Peppa Pig visited young patients in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St George’s Hospital on Tuesday 19th March.

20 Mar 2013 | Tags: Peppa Pig picu


St George’s OPAT survey reveals excellent patient experience

The outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has conducted a survey of its patients which reveals highly positive patient experiences.

18 Mar 2013 | Tags: antimicrobial feedback microbiology OPAT outpatients survey


St George’s Hospital pre-operative care centre officially opened

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, officially opened St George’s Hospital’s pre-operative care centre on Monday, 4 March 2013.

4 Mar 2013 | Tags: Jo Bratchell POCC pre-operative care Ravi Govindia Wandsworth Council


2012 national NHS staff survey results – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff amongst most motivated in the country

The 2012 national NHS staff survey results, published today, has named St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff as being amongst the most highly motivated and engaged staff in the country.

28 Feb 2013 | Tags: Francis enquiry Miles Scott Ros Given-Wilson staff survey


Miles Scott

Great Scott! St George’s chief executive joins the Twitteratti

Miles Scott, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, has joined the Twitter masses.

27 Feb 2013 | Tags: CEO facebook Miles Scott twiiter


Vulnerable patients to keep warm and active through Winter Warmers initiative

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched an innovative new campaign to keep elderly and vulnerable patients in the community warm and well in their own homes during the cold weather.

19 Feb 2013 | Tags: Age UK Bernadette Kelly elderly Leonard Cheshire Disability Winter Warmers


Cancer clinicians appointed LCA pathway group chairs

Two St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust clinicians have been appointed pathway group chairs for the London Cancer Alliance (LCA). Mr Nicholas Hyde, lead cancer clinician at St George’s, who already sits on the LCA Clinical Board, has been appointed LCA pathway group chair for head and neck cancer, and Professor Barry Powell, head of melanoma services at St George’s, has been appointed the LCA pathway group chair for skin cancer.

11 Feb 2013 | Tags: cancer LCA Mr Hyde Pathway Groups Professor Powell Ros Given-Wilson