News and events


Bus network helping patients in step towards London becoming first dementia-friendly capital city

As part of Dementia Action Week, Transport for London and St George’s have worked together to improve the experience of people living with dementia.

24 May 2019


St George’s drives record recruitment to clinical trials during 2018/19

St George’s recruited over 13,000 patients to clinical trials during 2018/19 – by far and away the most ever during a 12 month period. Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March this year, a total of 13,140 patients took part in a range of clinical trials across nearly 30 different …

23 May 2019


The Rainbow Badge comes to St George’s

Last Friday (17 May) saw the launch of the NHS Rainbow Badge on our paediatric wards. The badge, which signifies openness and inclusivity for anyone that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those of all identities (LGBT+), was given to the over 60 members of staff who signed up. …

21 May 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Roll with the punches…

This episode – Roll with the punches – features Tania who is brought to resus after being knocked over by a car, Edwin who is rushed to A&E bleeding from a neck tumour and semi-professional footballer Lilli who arrives in the urgent care centre with a football injury.

21 May 2019


Joint public statement regarding Professor Marjan Jahangiri, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

This is a joint public statement regarding Professor Jahangiri, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the Trust. In August 2018, Professor Jahangiri was excluded from attending the cardiac surgery unit of the Trust, in connection with a commissioned review about the working relationships in the cardiac surgery unit. The exclusion did not …

20 May 2019


St George’s Hero Awards 2019: our winners!

Last night saw hundreds of staff and supporters of St George’s Hospital Charity come together to celebrate the St George’s Hero Awards. Hosted by TV presenter and friend of St George’s, Lorraine Kelly, the Hero Awards paid tribute to just some of our incredible staff who go above and beyond …

17 May 2019


By George, it’s George!

George Gouveia, Senior IT Trainer, has worked at St George’s for more than 20 years. He joined the Trust as a hospital porter in the 90s. What brought you to St George’s? My dad was a night porter here for 30 years and I followed in his footsteps. I worked …

17 May 2019


St George’s first hospital in London to offer pampering sessions to men with cancer

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at St George’s have begun to provide pampering sessions for men with metastatic prostate cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. In partnership with Look Good, Feel Better – an international cancer support charity – the sessions aim to boost the physical and emotional wellbeing …

17 May 2019


Hello my name is… Chris Pointon visits St George’s

Chris Pointon, co-founder of the international #hellomynameis campaign, gave a talk to staff on Monday as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Chris (pictured with our Chief Executive Jacqueline Totterdell) spoke about the conception of the #hellomynameis campaign, and how it has begun to revolutionise patient care across the world. …

17 May 2019


“Gruelling” and “complex” procedure saves patient’s life

In April, our cardiac team saved the life of a seriously ill patient, Steve Tanner, who was rushed to St George’s after an unsuccessful six-hour operation at his local hospital in Wolverhampton. Our cardiac team, including surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses, assessed Steve’s situation and performed a complex, 10-hour, life-saving surgical …

17 May 2019


St George’s team launches UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day

Our Chronic Pain Self-Management Team at St George’s launched the UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day on 1 May.

16 May 2019


International Clinical Trials Day at St George’s

On Monday 20 May, Clinical Research delivery teams at St George’s will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day. They will be holding an open day in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which our staff and the public are welcome to attend. International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world …

15 May 2019


International Nurses’ Day award winners announced!

International Nurses’ Day was marked at the Trust last Friday (10 May), with celebration events at St George’s and Queen Mary’s. Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, addressed a packed Hyde Park Room at St George’s to wish everyone a happy International Nurses’ Day. She …

14 May 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Leap of faith…

This episode – Leap of faith – features patients Aydigul and Winnie as they are brought to St George’s for emergency treatment.

14 May 2019


eRedbook to launch at St George’s

The eRedbook app is set to launch at St George’s this month, ensuring all new parents can access a copy of their child’s health records through their smartphone or online. eRedbook has been introduced by the maternity team at St George’s after being used successfully at a number of other …

10 May 2019