News and events

“When you get a phone call like that, everything stops”. All is revealed in episode 9 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Twenty-two-year-old motorcyclist Adam has crashed into a car and been thrown 30 metres. Rosa, who’s 18, fell off her bike after a night out with friends. Her mum is not impressed.

16 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hrs in A&E Emergency Department

New dermatology service for private patients at Queen Mary’s Hospital

A new dermatology service which provides a professional service for private patients has recently launched at Queen Mary’s Hospital. The state of the art day care phototherapy unit is managed by our expert dermatology consultants and specialist dermatology nurse team and tailored for acute and chronic skin conditions. This helps to ensure correct diagnosis and effective treatment of dermatological skin conditions.

14 Dec 2015 | Tags: acne acute and chronic skin conditions day care dermatological skin conditions eczema expert dermatology consultants mole checks phototherapy unit private patients psoriasis rosacea specialist dermatology nurse

St George’s scores a first in providing more accurate screening for Down’s syndrome

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London, today opened the doors of its new laboratory for processing blood samples of pregnant women whose babies are at a high risk of developing Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes.

10 Dec 2015 | Tags: Basky Thilaganathan CVS Down's Syndrome Edwards syndrome Edwards's syndrome Maternity NIPT Patau syndrome Patau's syndrome pregnancy Professor Basky SAFE test

Spoiler alert for episode eight of ’24 Hours in A&E’

In this week’s episode on Channel 4 (aired on Wednesday 9pm) two little girls and an elderly gentleman requiring much needed treatment from our A&E team, including Simon, the nurse. Simon has made his first appearance in series 8 and is a turning into quite a TV star already!

10 Dec 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 nurse Simon

Showcasing quality care in television documentaries

Earlier this month, we had a stand at NHS Providers conference in Birmingham to showcase the work related to ‘24 Hours in A&E’ and how this had had an impact on the quality of care. It was a great opportunity to share our experience with other providers – why and how we managed the process of allowing film crews into our busiest department – managing the consent process, address quality of care and why we did it.

2 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E consent process consultant in adult & paediatric emergency medicine emergency medicine consultant film crews Garden Productions head of communications Louise Halfpenny NHS Providers NHS Providers 2015 NHS Providers conference quality care Rhys Beynon television documentary Will Glazebrook

Is it an emergency? Choose well this winter

A lot of people come to the Emergency Department because they do not know where else to go could get quicker and more appropriate treatment much closer to home. Read our quick guide below before you decide where to go for your treatment.

2 Dec 2015 | Tags: 111 999 colds conjunctivitis coughs diarrhoea emergency Emergency Department fever flu nausea NHS 111 novovirus pharmacists pharmacy sickness vomiting Wandsworth winter flu winter pressures winter sickness

Emotions are running high in episode 7 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

We are back for another 60-minutes of A&E drama this Thursday at 9pm on Channel 4. In this week’s episode an orthopaedic registrar Arash and a surgical advanced nurse practitioner Terry will be treating a critically injured crushed victim.

30 Nov 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 crushed victim Emergency Department

Untold secrets revealed in episode 6 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The nation’s favourite medical documentary series continues tomorrow (24th November 2015) on Channel 4 at 9pm. In this week’s programme a young boy faces losing a finger.

23 Nov 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 hrs in A&E Channel 4 resus

Additional rapid HIV test services are available across Wandsworth during National HIV Testing Week

National HIV testing week (21-25 November 2015) is an opportunity to highlight the changing face of HIV infection in London and to highlight the ongoing need to emphasise the benefits of testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Approx 35,000 people are diagnosed with HIV and accessing care in London. However there …

23 Nov 2015

Interactive whiteboards providing improved access to patient information

At St George’s our aim is to have one comprehensive medical record for all patients. This record will follow the patients’ journey through the hospital and providing continuity of care during a patient’s lifetime.

20 Nov 2015 | Tags: electronic records interactive whiteboards medical record Nursing Technology Fund

Macmillan and St George’s Hospital join forces to transform the experience of cancer care for people in south west London

Macmillan Cancer Support and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have announced a three-year partnership which will endeavour to provide people affected by cancer who are treated at St George’s with an excellent experience of care.

18 Nov 2015

A sneak peak into episode five of ’24 Hours in A&E’ on Channel 4

We have another gripping episode in store for you tonight on Channel 4 at 21:00pm. 26-year-old Lawrence is rushed to St George’s after being hit by a car while crossing the road on a night out in Eastbourne.

17 Nov 2015

’24 Hours in A&E’ continues tonight with more drama in episode four

This week’s programme is about the importance of the powerful and resilient bonds between patients and their partners, parents and children.

10 Nov 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 episode four new series

A sneak peak into episode three of ’24 Hours in A&E’ on Channel 4

18-month-old Daisy arrives at St George’s by air ambulance. The accident happened at her family’s stables in Surrey and mum Georgie was so shocked she fainted at the scene. Daisy’s dad Louis is near St George’s when he hears about the accident and actually sees the helicopter touch down.

2 Nov 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E Channel 4 episode three new series nhs spoiler St George's Tv show