News and events


Freedom to Speak Up Month at St George’s

Throughout the month of October, staff at the Trust have been marking Freedom to Speak Month. The awareness month encourages all staff to feel confident to speak up if they have concerns. Activity over the month included: #SpeakUp campaign We launched our #SpeakUp campaign at the beginning of the month. …

29 Oct 2020


111 First programme launches in our emergency department at St George’s

St George’s is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative in our emergency department (ED) – 111 First. Patients that call NHS 111 and need to attend ED can now be allocated a time slot to attend ED for their treatment. This will apply only to patients that …

28 Oct 2020


Building works underway to improve Emergency Department at St George’s

This week (26 October 2020) our estates and facilities team have started building works designed to improve the experience of patients visiting our Emergency Department, and staff based there. The works will take approximately eight weeks to complete, and transform areas of the department to keep staff and patients safe, …

27 Oct 2020


“Black History Month helps me learn about the impact Black people have had on our nation.”

October is Black History Month, and we’re asking some of our staff members to give their thoughts on the importance of the month. Biomedical Engineer Khalid Khan tells us what Black History Month means to him. Khalid Khan I’m a Biomedical Engineer at Queen Mary’s Hospital. I started working at …

23 Oct 2020


London’s NHS celebrates inspiring Black Londoners

To mark Black History Month, the NHS in London has today revealed 36 individuals to be ‘the faces’ of NHS Trusts in the capital. These inspiring people were nominated by Trust staff and all have a connection with the Trust or its local community. Their stories have been added to …

22 Oct 2020


‘I broke both my wrists cycling, but I’ll get back on my bike thanks to St George’s’

Even in a pandemic, the NHS is here to treat much more than Covid-19. Emergency care for patients has not stopped, and that’s something Simon Hawkes understands after his first trip to an emergency department with two broken wrists.

21 Oct 2020


Joint public statement regarding Justin Nowell, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the Trust

On 9 August 2018, the Trust excluded Mr Nowell from his employment within the cardiac surgery unit of the Trust. The exclusion did not relate to patient safety concerns or to Mr Nowell’s skills or competence. In excluding Mr Nowell, the Trust accepts that it failed to correctly follow its …

21 Oct 2020


Wear because you care: St George’s staff launch mask campaign

Since July, all staff, patients and visitors have been required to wear a face mask or covering at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals, as well as at community services provided by St George’s.

21 Oct 2020


“The true heroes of this pandemic” – interview with Alfredo Benedicto, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke to Alfredo Benedicto. Alfredo is one of our appointed governors, representing HealthWatch Merton. Tell us a bit about who you represent on our council of governors? “I am the appointed governor on behalf of HealthWatch Merton, an …

21 Oct 2020


Changes to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Urgent Treatment Centre

The NHS in south west London has today (20 October) announced plans to open a new service providing up to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week for local people at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Queen Mary’s – previously run by St George’s …

20 Oct 2020


Honours for two members of Team St George’s!

Congratulations to Ella Terblanche and Amina Ibrahim who were both recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours at the weekend. Ella is Principal Dietitian for Critical Care and was recognised for her services to dietetics and in particular her work during the pandemic. Ella said: “This is a huge honour and …

14 Oct 2020


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Miracles…

The award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns with a compilation of some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed at St George’s in south west London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.

13 Oct 2020


St George’s nurse in Black History Month documentary

We were so proud to see Charmaine Case, Breast Screening Clinical Nurse Specialist, feature in a new ITV documentary this week to mark Black History Month. Presented by Alison Hammond, the programme shines a light on influential black figures from British history. Charmaine, who is also the secretary of The …

9 Oct 2020


Local film-makers show amazing work of Douglas Bader Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital

The work of the Douglas Bader Unit at Queen Mary’s has been captured in a new short film created by two local men, advertising writer Simon Bere and corporate film maker Paul Lucas.

9 Oct 2020


“It’s about taking the extra step to recognise what we don’t see every day”.

October is Black History Month, and we’re asking some of our staff members to give their thoughts on the importance of the month. Karis Quaye I am one of the new matrons in our emergency department (ED) here at St George’s. I’ve been in the role around four months and …

8 Oct 2020