News and events


St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust publishes ward staffing data

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has published its staffing fill rates and safety data on the NHS Choices website this week*. This is in accordance with a 2013 report produced by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, the National Quality Board and the Trust Development Authority. Maintaining the …

25 Jun 2014


The dietitians are coming … are you ready?

This week is the first ever UK ‘Dietitians Week’ established as part of the British Dietetic Association’s (BDA) ‘Trust a Dietitian’ campaign. As part this specialised week St George’s NHS Hospital Trust is supporting registered dietitians by profiling the valuable work of the dietetic team within the trust. We’ll be …

9 Jun 2014


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust statement on Merton CCG

A spokesperson for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of hospital services to Merton residents. We have every confidence in Dr Howard Freeman and his team at Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).”

7 Jun 2014


Official Opening of the St George’s Hospital Helipad

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson officially opened the St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust helipad

29 May 2014


First class effort by our First Touch charity

The Chelsea Flower Show is the most famous flower show in the UK. It attracts visitors from all over the world.

22 May 2014


‘Good’ result for St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

The overall standard of care is ‘good’ across all trust sites, the Care Quality Commission has found, with some aspects of care rated as ‘outstanding’

24 Apr 2014


St George’s goes live with helipad on 7th April

St George’s helipad came into operation on Monday, 7th April 2014. The helipad cost £5m to build, with £1m being donated by the HELP charity appeal and is expected to become fully functional following test flights that are happening this week.

4 Apr 2014


New Pathology Service formed for south west London

The chief executives of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust have today signed an agreement to join their current pathology services together to form a new pathology partnership called South West London Pathology

19 Mar 2014


Brothers Neal Ferman (donor) & Paul (recipient) featured on the BBC London News

Kidney donor day delights

St George’s hosted a small celebration for kidney donors and recipients from the last year. Donors and the Renal team were joined by BBC London news, who did a wonderful piece on the team which appeared on both lunchtime and evening news.

24 Feb 2014 | Tags: kidney donor renal


Denise Henry

St George’s midwife’s FGM campaign support

Denise Henry, a specialist perineal midwife at St George’s Hospital, is campaigning for more support for women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM).

5 Feb 2014 | Tags: midwifery


An inspector calls …

2013 was quite a year for St George’s and 2014 promises to be equally exciting. In 12 months I hope to be blogging about becoming a Foundation Trust; our new helipad; plans for bigger and better facilities and a faster time for me than last year in the London marathon! …

10 Jan 2014 | Tags: Care Quality Commission Foundation Trust helipad


Pioneering heart valve operation avoids open heart surgery

A pioneering new heart valve that can be placed inside a patient without the need for open heart surgery has been used for the first time in the UK by a team of cardiologists and heart surgeons at St George’s Hospital, London.

18 Dec 2013


State-of-the-art dental suite that helps dentists brush up on skills

A state-of-the-art dental simulation suite has opened at St George’s Hospital.

The £350,000 facility will be used to train

13 Dec 2013


St George’s pioneers new life-saving equipment

Pioneering the use of a new piece of surgical equipment that can control severe bleeding within seconds of being applied.

29 Nov 2013


Staff celebrate at awards ceremony

Bernard Kelly, Helen Webb and Tom Magill celebrate reaching the finals of the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. Bernard and Helen were recognised for their work in helping set up an HIV patient-led forum, while Tom developed a real-time survey system to help senior nurses deliver better care. The HIV forum, …

27 Nov 2013