News and events


St George’s celebrate sixth year helipad anniversary

St George’s celebrates six years since the official launch of its helipad today (29 May 2020).

29 May 2020


Praise for our Messages to Loved Ones service

In April, we launched our Messages to Loved Ones service, to help friends and family stay in touch with patients in our hospitals. We spoke to Hilde Zarter, whose husband Rolf is a patient at St George’s, about why she started to use the service and why it’s proved so …

27 May 2020


Next phase of Covid-19 vaccine trial to open for recruitment

Following successful recruitment to the Phase I/II Covid-19 vaccine trial, a Phase II/III trial is opening for recruitment this weekend. This trial is the next step in developing a vaccine to combat Covid-19. Designed and organised by the University of Oxford, the trial is being managed by researchers and clinicians at St …

22 May 2020


St George’s, University of London and St George’s Hospital lead country for coronavirus research

According to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) data, St George’s, University of London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are leading the country for urgent public health studies into coronavirus, alongside Southampton General Hospital. With thirteen studies being carried out on site, including trials to improve treatment, prevention and diagnosis of the disease, St …

20 May 2020


“The staff make it a special place to work” – interview with Stephen Sambrook, Governor

As well as being a volunteer at St George’s, Stephen Sambrook is one of our public governors, representing the rest of England. Stephen told us a bit more about his history with St George’s, his role as a governor and what he thinks is special about our staff. What is …

18 May 2020


Newly refurbished x-ray room in ED

We are delighted to announce that the refurbishment of our x-ray room in the emergency department (ED) at St George’s has been completed. The upgrade (pictured left) includes a new waiting area for beds; a new control room for radiographers; a new reporting room; and state-of-the-art equipment. Ian Stark, Superintendent …

15 May 2020


New Director of Midwifery appointed

The Trust is delighted to welcome Janet Bradley as our new Director of Midwifery. Janet will join us from University College London Hospital where she worked as both the Deputy Head of Midwifery and more recently the Interim Head of Midwifery. Before joining UCLH in 2017, Janet worked at Homerton …

14 May 2020


McEntee ward at St George’s re-opens after major refurbishment

McEntee ward at St George’s Hospital has re-opened after a major refurbishment, courtesy of funding from St George’s Hospital Charity. The ward was first established in 1988 at the height of the HIV and AIDS pandemic as a purpose built infectious diseases unit, the first of its kind in south …

13 May 2020


Student nurses deployed to wards at St George’s as part of Covid-19 response

This week, we are delighted to welcome over 90 nursing and midwifery students to St George’s as part of our response to Covid-19. The second and third year students will provide care and support for patients on our wards, including those treating patients with Covid-19. The group of student nurses …

12 May 2020


St George’s first ever 3D custom printed bone graft

St George’s trauma and orthopaedic team have carried out their first ever 3D custom printed bone graft in a limb-saving operation. Russell Neighbour, 60, was the first patient to have the procedure at St George’s after he fell from a ladder in December 2018. His fall caused an open fracture …

11 May 2020


Andrew Asbury appointed new Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

St George’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Asbury as its new Director of Estates and Facilities. Andrew joins St George’s from University College London (UCL) where he has been Director of Estate Strategy. At UCL, he worked closely with the universities’ NHS partners on a variety of …

11 May 2020


Queen Mary’s nursing team supporting Emergency Department at St George’s

Last month, emergency nurse practitioners normally based in the Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital re-located to St George’s. The team from Queen Mary’s are now staffing the minors area of the Emergency Department at St George’s. As a result of Covid-19, and to keep patients safe, the chest …

30 Apr 2020


Ken Lambatan, cardiac research nurse

We are very sorry to confirm the sad news that one of our colleagues, Ken Lambatan, has sadly died. Ken (pictured) was based in the cardiology department at St George’s Hospital, but also worked closely with colleagues in the Clinical Research Facility – so had strong links with both the …

28 Apr 2020


Send a message to your loved one in our hospitals

To help keep patients and staff safe from Covid-19, we have been restricting visitors to our hospitals since March 2020. You can read our latest guidance on the visiting restrictions on our website here. We know how hard this has been for patients and their relatives, and we appreciate how …

27 Apr 2020


Heart attack survivor urges others to continue accessing care during Covid-19 pandemic

A patient treated successfully at St George’s Hospital after a heart attack has urged others to continue seeking urgent care and treatment if they become seriously unwell during the Covid-19 pandemic. Keith Bell, 74, was taken to his local hospital by ambulance early on Thursday morning last week after waking …

24 Apr 2020