News and events


Pioneering healthcare project tailors care around young people in Wandsworth

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has launched a project to help young people with kidney disease in southwest London balance their illness and their burgeoning lives. As part of a national 18-month project led by quality improvement organisation NHS Kidney Care, the trust has formed a multidisciplinary working group, which …

20 Jul 2011 | Tags: NHS Kidney Care


New information and support centre for St George’s cancer patients

A new Macmillan information and support centre for patients, carers and families affected by cancer open its doors at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, yesterday. The centre, located on the ground floor of Grosvenor Wing, will provide vital free information and support for anyone affected by cancer, whether they are worried …

14 Jul 2011 | Tags: cancer information and support centre Macmillan


St George’s Hospital leads the way in shortening patient stays

An innovative change in the way cancer services are provided at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, means patients can go home sooner after surgery. The trust is one of only 13 pilot sites in England working in collaboration with NHS Improvement to take forward the day case or overnight stay discharge model for women receiving …

11 Jul 2011


Better Services Better Value events

NHS South West London are organising two events to discuss the Better Services Better Value review of health services in South West London. These events are aimed at individuals and groups who have a particular interest in health, like Local Involvement Networks (LINks), local councillors and patient groups. The details of the …

11 Jul 2011 | Tags: Better Services Better Value events


Public pick rose for new breast unit

A public campaign to name a new breast diagnostic unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, attracted nearly 400 votes, of which more that 50 per cent were for the “Rose Centre.” The Rose Centre, due to open in October 2011, will be named after breast cancer research pioneer Rose Kushner. …

7 Jul 2011 | Tags: Breast Diagnostic Unit Rose Centre


First St George’s community open day celebrates a Tooting success story

Around 2000 people enjoyed St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s, University of London’s first community open day, which took place on Saturday 18th June. The day was officially opened by the Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Jane Cooper, while the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, was also …

23 Jun 2011 | Tags: community open day


Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2011

St George’s Healthcare staff will be out in force at Southside Shopping Centre between 10.30 and 15.00hrs on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June 2011 to help Wandsworth’s shoppers with all their breastfeeding queries as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2011 and hand out breastfeeding information and freebies. A team …

17 Jun 2011 | Tags: Breastfeeding Awareness Week


Name our new breast diagnostic unit

      St George’s Hospital is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. To modernise the service a stand-alone facility providing state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast diseases is under development and …

10 Jun 2011 | Tags: Breast Diagnostic Unit


St George’s Healthcare’s stroke services among the best in the UK

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust’s stroke services were rated in the top 25 per cent in the UK, according to the National Sentinel Audit for Stroke, organised by the Royal College of Physicians. The audit assessed the care of patients who had a stroke between 1st April and 30th June …

1 Jun 2011 | Tags: Stroke


Review to look at Better Services, Better Value in southwest London

Doctors, nurses and therapists are coming together with patients and their representatives to review health services in southwest London. They are calling the review: Better Services Better Value. Dr Howard Freeman, local GP in Merton, and Medical Director for NHS South West London said: “We spend £2.2 billion on health services …

27 May 2011 | Tags: Better Services Better Value review


Naaz Coker to step down as chair in October

St George’s Healthcare chair, Naaz Coker, has announced that she will be stepping down when her second four-year term comes to an end in October of this year. Speaking about her decision Naaz said: “Chairs and non-executive directors can be appointed for two four-year terms and under special circumstances, for …

13 May 2011 | Tags: Naaz Coker


Community services information and advice day announced

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has joined with Tooting Safer Neighbourhood team (Metropolitan Police), Wandsworth Adult Social Services, Wandsworth Carers Centre and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and other voluntary sector agencies to pilot a community services advice day in Tooting. This free drop in …

12 May 2011 | Tags: community services advice day


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive announces decision to step down

David Astley has announced his decision to step down as chief executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in south west London. Since he joined St George’s Healthcare in December 2006 the trust has become a major trauma centre, a hyper-acute stroke unit and, in October 2010, successfully integrated with …

6 May 2011 | Tags: chief executive David Astley


Record low infection rates at St George’s Hospital

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has achieved the lowest infection rates it has ever recorded for MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, and the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, Wimbledon. Acquiring only nine MRSA infections and 83 C.diff infections during 2010/11, the trust remained within its mandatory performance …

5 May 2011 | Tags: Clostridium difficile infection rates MRSA


Spring issue Membership Matters out now

The spring issue of Membership Matters, the quarterly publication for St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust’s members, is out now. The latest issue contains information about the trust’s foundation trust plans, its corporate social responsibility framework, a report on the benefits to patients of hourly ward rounding and a feature about how …

4 May 2011 | Tags: Membership Matters