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Second round of joint strike action to have major impact on hospitals

Nearly 14,000 appointments at a hospital group have been postponed during this year’s strikes – and with another round of action next week, that figure is set to rise even further.
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29 Sep 2023


#KidsDeserveStGeorges – help us to keep caring for children with cancer

A consultation into the future location of children’s cancer services for those living in south London and much of south east England has launched yesterday (Tuesday 26 September). To coincide with the NHS England (London and South East regions) led consultation, St George’s has launched #KidsDeserveStGeorges to keep caring for …
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27 Sep 2023


Children’s healthcare heroes give life-saving CPR on London to Brighton fundraiser

A cyclist who went into cardiac arrest during a charity ride has praised the “stunningly brilliant” team of doctors pedalling behind him who restarted his heart and ultimately saved his life.
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25 Sep 2023


First of its kind children’s cancer research nurse role at St George’s

We’re catching up with some of our children’s cancer team to find out more about their roles and why they do what they do. At St George’s we have over 120,000 visits from children each year, and more than 25 years of expertise caring for children with cancer. That’s why …
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19 Sep 2023


Joint strike action spells double trouble for hospitals

A tidal wave of pressures look set to hit a group of hospitals when a fresh round of strikes get under way this week. Consultants and junior doctors will come together on Wednesday, sandwiching a joint day of industrial action between separate walkouts. It’s the first-ever time they have done …
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18 Sep 2023


Public urged to stay safe and well with September heatwave on the way

Temperatures are set to top 30 degrees in Surrey and South West London this week – prompting St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group to issue advice on staying safe and well in the heat. The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Yellow Heat Health …
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4 Sep 2023


Hospitals face another challenging week with strikes and bank holiday combo

A fresh round of strikes followed by the bank holiday weekend is set to ramp up hospital pressures further – exacerbating an already-challenging summer. Some consultants at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group will be taking industrial action on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August, …
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23 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep4: don’t miss our teams in action in the series finale

In this final episode, 61 year-old Joe is at St Mary’s Major Trauma Centre. A former soldier, Joe had been at an army reunion where he had drunk half a bottle of vodka. On his way home, he tripped and fell down an escalator at King’s Cross station. Hospital scans …
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23 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep3: meet St George’s patients Daniil and Jacob

In this third episode, 42-year-old Karl is in Intensive Care at King’s College Hospital following a high-speed motorway accident where his van collided with an HGV. His wife Lulu is coming to terms with the fact that he is being kept alive by a ventilator following traumatic chest injuries. Consultant …
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22 Aug 2023


C4 Emergency meet the team: Rich Carden, Emergency Medicine Registrar

Emergency series two continues at 9 pm on Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday 22 August). We caught up with those in #TeamStGeorges that star on the show. Meet Rich Carden, Emergency Medicine Registrar. Describe your role – what’s involved in a typical day, if such a thing exists? I am a …
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22 Aug 2023


St George’s new Major Trauma Ward opens and welcomes first patient

St George’s new Major Trauma Ward opened today, replacing the ward formerly known as Holdsworth. St George’s is a designated Major Trauma Centre for the Southwest London and Surrey Major Trauma Network, and the new ward will provide a designated specialist area for major trauma patients to receive the expert …
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22 Aug 2023


C4 Emergency meet the team: Timothy Bishop, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Emergency series two continues at 9 pm on Channel 4 tomorrow night (Tuesday 22 August). We caught up with those in #TeamStGeorges that star on the show. Meet Tim Bishop, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director for our surgical directorate. Describe your role – what’s involved in a typical day, …
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21 Aug 2023


CQC publish report on our Maternity services

As part of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) National Maternity Review programme, the CQC is inspecting all NHS acute hospital maternity services they have not been inspected and rated since April 2021. The CQC inspects services provided by healthcare providers against five domains – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. …
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17 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep 2: London’s Major Trauma Network documentary continues

In this second episode, 84 year-old Ralph is at St Mary’s Major Trauma Centre after falling at home and suffering a fracture down the entire length of his thigh bone that needs emergency surgery. Due to his medical history of heart and lung conditions, Ralph has been given a 50:50 …
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16 Aug 2023


Emergency S2 Ep1: St George’s return to your screens

St George’s is one of the four major trauma centres in London, and our teams have a starring role in Channel 4’s ‘Emergency’, which is back for its second series. In this first episode, London’s Air Ambulance, paramedics and fire crews are dispatched to 49 year-old Paiwand – a pedestrian …
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15 Aug 2023