News and events

“The NHS is a wonder of the modern world” – Interview with John Hallmark, Governor

Our latest governor interview is with John Hallmark, who is one of our representatives for Wandsworth. John was elected in February 2018, and like many of our governors, was motivated by the desire to give something back to St George’s. Tell us a bit about your background “My background is …

28 Oct 2019

What it means to be a Patient Partner at St George’s

Nicholas Low is one of our Patient Partner’s at the Trust, serving on our Patient Partnership and Experience Group. The group brings together patients, clinicians and managers so that our patients have a voice and can get involved in helping us provide outstanding care, every time. We spoke to Nicholas …

23 Oct 2019

Thousands of Londoners receive life changing diabetes monitors

More than 3,000 people across London with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan – including St George’s patient Katie Young.

22 Oct 2019

Happy retirement to “St George’s legend” and head gardener Bob

Bob Holdawanski, the Trust’s head gardener, retired last week after 30 years of making the grounds of St George’s look grand! Bob’s career at St George’s began in October 1989 and he had a huge impact in making sure the grounds team did so much more than just pick up …

16 Oct 2019

Shining a spotlight on our Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

On Monday 14 October we celebrated National Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Day – an opportunity to recognise and reward our AHP colleagues for their contribution to the health and wellbeing of our patients. At St George’s there was a special presentation about the important role of our AHPs, a bake-off …

16 Oct 2019

Family of triplets support urgent need for multiple birth research

The parents of newborn triplets are supporting multiple birth experts from around the world who have identified where urgent research is needed to improve health outcomes for multiple babies.

11 Oct 2019

St George’s doctors save cyclist’s life

A team of ten paediatric consultants from St George’s cycled 55 miles from central London to Brighton last month (Sunday 15 September) to raise money for St George’s Hospital Charity. Eight miles in, three members of the team – Dr Morwenna Hodin, Dr Emma Sage and Dr Sophie Vaughan – …

10 Oct 2019

Mum praises St George’s for the surgery twins received in womb

Identical twins with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that had intrauterine laser ablation surgery have been safely delivered at St George’s. Olivia and Charlotte were born on 18 February 2019 after being diagnosed with TTTS at sixteen weeks gestation. The condition was discovered when mum, Alexandra, 38, had a scan showing an …

9 Oct 2019

St George’s midwife shortlisted for national award!

Charlotte Day, a midwife at St George’s, has been shortlisted in The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards – an annual event celebrating NHS staff who go beyond the call of duty to care for patients. The winners will be announced tonight at a special ceremony. Charlotte was nominated for ‘Best …

8 Oct 2019

Joint plan launched to improve health and care in Wandsworth

A major plan to improve the health and care of residents in Wandsworth has been launched this week. Health and social care organisations across Wandsworth, including St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, are working together to ensure our social care, community, wellbeing and hospital services are as joined up …

7 Oct 2019

Professor Asma Khalil features in Progress 1000

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician and Multiple Birth Lead at St George’s, features in the prestigious Evening Standard Progress 1000 list which is made up of the top 1000 most influential people in London for the second year.

3 Oct 2019

Interview with Terence Joe, Head of Patient Experience and Partnership

What is your background, and why did you want to work at St George’s? I have worked in health and social care for around 25 years at local councils, in the voluntary sector, and the NHS. My background is in health promotion and public health, with significant experience of developing …

27 Sep 2019

Trust members and staff turn out for our Annual Members’ Meeting

The Trust’s 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 26 September, with members and staff attending to hear about the last 12 months at St George’s. Before the meeting, a health check-up and information marketplace was organised so attendees could get a blood sugar and blood pressure test, as well …

27 Sep 2019

St George’s Neonatal Unit shortlisted for national award!

St George’s Neonatal Unit has been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Team Care’ at the Butterfly Awards – an annual event which honours survivors of baby loss and celebrates the work of those who support them. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Warwickshire on Saturday 19 October, following a …

27 Sep 2019

“The NHS is a leveller for everyone” – Interview with Anneke de Boer, Governor

As part of a new series of interviews getting to know the Trust’s governors, we met with Anneke de Boer. Anneke has been a governor since 2013 and was one of the first people elected following our move to Foundation Trust status. She told us why she wanted to get …

27 Sep 2019