Band 5 Nurses invited to learn more about working at St George’s

Following the success of our recent nursing open day, where 60 nurses were recruited, St George’s will be holding a Band 5 nurses open day in March. At our January open day, more than 100 nurses attended to learn more about what St George’s can offer, including our world-leading neurosciences, headline-making neonatal …
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20 Mar 2018

Local businessman supports St George’s Staff Appreciation Awards as way of ‘giving back’

St George’s Hospital in London is this week (Thursday 15 March) holding its first ever Staff Appreciation Awards, made possible by the support of the Pelican London Hotel & Residence and Yellow Brick Group.

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15 Mar 2018

HSJ nomination for hyperacute neurology service

The hyperacute neurology service at St George’s has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Award.
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12 Mar 2018

NHS BT staff battle through snow to save St George’s leukaemia patient

A leukaemia patient at St George’s received a lifesaving stem cell transplant last week after selfless staff at NHS Blood and Transplant (BT) battled through the snow to deliver the cells in time. Biomedical Scientists at NHS BT, Geoff White and Sue Bartlett, drove three-hours from their base in Southampton …
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9 Mar 2018 | Tags: blood Leukaemia NHS BT Stem Cell transplant

Magnetic controlled ‘growth rods’ used in scoliosis spinal surgery at St George’s for the first time

Surgeons at St George’s Hospital in south London have used adjustable telescopic magnetic rods for the first time to straighten the spine of a young girl with severe scoliosis.

Patient, Harleigh Jackson, 11, underwent the procedure at St George’s before Christmas. She also has Russell-Silver syndrome, a congenital condition which restricts growth
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8 Mar 2018

St George’s pilots revolutionary prostate cancer service

St George’s is one of three Trusts using cutting edge technology to reduce diagnosis times for prostate cancer from six weeks to one day in a world-leading new approach.
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7 Mar 2018 | Tags: prostate cancer rapid service revolutionary treatment

St George’s paves the way with UK surgical first

Bariatric surgeons at St George’s carried out the first day case gastric bypass procedure in the UK in January.
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7 Mar 2018 | Tags: Bariatric Surgery day surgery gastric bypass

BMJ awards nomination for cardiac team

Our Cardiac Surgical Team has been short-listed for a prestigious British Medical Journal award.

The team has been short-listed in the Clinical Leadership Team of the Year category for their management of aortic aneurysm and aortic valve disease.
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7 Mar 2018

Burst water pipe – Tooting High Street (Wednesday, 7 March)

Message timed at 8am A water pipe has burst near Tooting Broadway station, causing significant travel and traffic disruption. St George’s Hospital is fully open, but staff and members of the public may experience some delays accessing the site, so please allow extra time for your journeys. Pre-booked patient transport …
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7 Mar 2018

Race on to collect as many Easter eggs as possible for St George’s

Local residents and businesses are invited to take part in an Easter Egg Appeal for our paediatric patients at St George’s. Since 2011, Access Self Storage has hosted the appeal and has received more than 3,800 chocolate eggs – weighing more than a tonne of chocolate – for a range …
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6 Mar 2018 | Tags: appeal Easter St George's Hospital Charity

BJM win for St George’s Midwife

Congratulations to Debs Livermore on winning first prize in the ‘Innovation in practice’ category at the British Journal of Midwifery awards earlier this month. Debs was short-listed for her work in developing the High Dependency Unit on our Delivery Suite at St George’s. Before the current unit was established, many …
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28 Feb 2018

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Lost for Words

Tonight’s episode – Lost for Words – features 54-year-old Richard who arrives in resus suffering symptoms of a suspected stroke.
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27 Feb 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department Stroke trauma tumour

Cold weather this week

It is extremely cold today (Monday 26 February), with a high risk of icy conditions and heavy snow over the coming week as well. We are not expecting major disruption to the hospital and community services we provide – and all patients should attend for their appointments as planned. As a precaution, however, we …
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26 Feb 2018

Home monitoring of blood pressure in pregnant women study published

A study into the safe monitoring of blood pressure in pregnant women at home has been published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical journal today (Friday 23 February). Dr Asma Khalil, Senior Author and Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, led the project after having the idea as a junior …
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23 Feb 2018 | Tags: blood pressure Consultant Obstetrician HaMpton app HSJ Award technology

St George’s made official centre for innovative stroke procedure

Last week, NHS England confirmed that St George’s is now an officially designated centre for the use of mechanical thrombectomy – an innovative new treatment
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23 Feb 2018 | Tags: mechanical thrombectomy neuro-radiology Stroke