News and events


Local MP becomes St George’s 1000th Foundation Trust member

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has become the 1000th member of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and is supporting its plans to become a Foundation Trust (FT) in 2011. As a FT St George’s will remain fully within the NHS but will have greater financial freedom to develop facilities and services …

15 Oct 2010 | Tags: 1000th member Sadiq Khan


St George’s Healthcare gets energised about energy

St George’s Healthcare staff, patients and visitors renewed their commitment to cutting carbon at a special one-day event, Get Energised About Energy, held on Friday 8th October. The event marked a six-month milestone in the trust’s 10:10 campaign. Patients, visitors and staff pledged their support by signing the 10:10 banner, which will …

8 Oct 2010 | Tags: cutting carbon David Astley Energised About Energy reducing carbon


Community Services Wandsworth to merge with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

The boards of NHS Wandsworth and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust have given their approval for Community Services Wandsworth (CSW) to merge with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust from 1st October 2010. The merger will offer local residents high quality, seamless healthcare from hospital to home. St George’s Healthcare, named …

1 Oct 2010 | Tags: CSW merge merger


South London’s first patient panel for inflammatory bowel disease sufferers to be launched at St George’s Hospital

A group of health professionals and patients from South London aims to establish the area’s first independent patient panel for people suffering from debilitating bowel conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The new panel at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, will be launched at a public event on 16th …

30 Sep 2010 | Tags: bowel colitis Crohn’s inflammatory inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative ulcerative colitis


St George’s report celebrates success of 2009/10

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2009/10 report and accounts, summarising key activity and achievements during the last financial year. The report examines the leading-edge care the trust provides to the local community and highlights how patients from across the country also benefit from its specialist …

22 Sep 2010 | Tags: accounts report report and accounts


Simulation brings trauma training to life

Trauma staff at St George’s Hospital, London, are benefiting from a new state-of-the-art simulation manikin, SimMan 3G, designed to teach and test staff working with severely injured patients. The £60,000 manikin, funded through a bid to NHS London, is completely wireless and self contained making it is easy to transport …

21 Sep 2010 | Tags: simulation training trauma trauma training


St George’s to build state-of-the-art breast unit

A new Breast Diagnostic Unit, is to be opened at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, it was announced today (7th September 2010). St George’s is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. The trust has identified a site for a modern …

7 Sep 2010 | Tags: Breast Breast Diagnostic Unit state-of-the-art


St George’s Annual General Meeting 2010

2009/10 saw St George’s recognised for its high standards of patient safety with the trust named by Dr Foster Intelligence as its `Large Trust of the Year 2009.` Our plans to become a Foundation Trust by 2011 continued to take shape and we were chosen as the preferred provider to …

24 Aug 2010 | Tags: AGM Annual General Meeting Dr Foster Foundation Trust


Sale of Bolingbroke will improve care for Wandsworth residents

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is moving ahead with plans to sell the site of the former Bolingbroke Hospital within the current 2010/11 financial year. The sale is expected to raise millions of pounds which will be invested in improving healthcare for the 1.3 million people that St George’s serves …

24 Aug 2010 | Tags: bolingbroke sale sell


Stroke services rated country’s best in national audit

Stroke services at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting, southwest London, have been rated the best in the country in results from a national audit released today. The National Sentinel Audit for Stroke, organised by the Royal College of Physicians, assesses quality of care by looking at the process …

19 Aug 2010 | Tags: national audit services Stroke


St George’s rare cancer care wins national award

The prestigious Karl-Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope has been awarded to consultant urological surgeon Mr Nick Watkin from St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, in recognition of his work in male genital reconstruction and penile cancer. St George’s is a specialist centre for penile cancer, a rare condition affecting around 400 …

13 Jul 2010 | Tags: award Karl-Storz-Harold national rare cancer Telescope


Tooting to the trot

The St George’s healthcare community hosted the Tooting Trot and Family Running Festival last weekend. Set in the leafy and spacious grounds of Springfield Hospital, the festival comprised a 5k for adults, a 1k for children and a range of family entertainment. The event was attended by over 100 runners, …

6 Jul 2010


Emergency services pull together for St George’s

Tooting’s emergency services chose St George’s as the beneficiary of their combined effort to pull a 4000 kg ambulance through the streets of Tooting. As part of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Summer Fun Day on Saturday 21June, Tooting Fire Station, Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team and the London …

21 Jun 2010 | Tags: BATCA emergency services pull Summer Fun Day


St George’s launches Foundation Trust consultation

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust officially launched its Foundation Trust consultation on Wednesday 25th May. Over 120 people attended the evening event including representatives from local patient, community and charity groups. The plans received the support from Tooting MP, Sadiq Khan, who hoped that St George’s relationship with its local …

4 Jun 2010 | Tags: Foundation Trust consultation Sadiq Khan


Arthur Smith’s patient experiences raise Nursing Day smiles

Comedian Arthur Smith brought smiles to the faces of nurses at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tooting, as part of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2010. Balham resident Arthur Smith gave an entertaining account of his experiences as a patient at St George’s during an afternoon event …

14 May 2010 | Tags: Arthur Smith International International Nurses' Day