News and events


Chief Executive’s Blog, introduction to

I’ll be using this blog to give our staff, patients, members and stakeholders a bit more of an insight into how St George’s Healthcare works. I hope to be able to shine a light on why and how decisions are made about the future of the trust as well as …

31 May 2012


Emergency Department staff urge Jubilee care

Emergency Department staff at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, are asking local people to be careful over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, especially if they are hanging out the street bunting, planning a barbecue or doing a spot of gardening. The soaring temperatures that London enjoyed last weekend coincided with over 40 …

30 May 2012 | Tags: a&e Jubilee Bank Holiday Jubilee care


Generous surgery gift will help St George’s babies

St George’s Hospital, London, has received two neonatal laparoscopic instrument sets, which will be the first to be used in the UK. The sets, which cost over £20,000, were bought by the Baby Isaac Fund, founded by Ian and Cristina Villiers in 2010 as a legacy for their son Isaac, …

30 May 2012 | Tags: Baby Isaac Fund Cristina Villiers Ian Villiers laparoscopy neonatal laparoscopic instrument sets


St George’s baby charity receives £30,000 boost from Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus

St George’s Hospital welcomed actress Martine McCutcheon and her fiancé Jack McManus on Wednesday 23rd May as they presented a £30,000 cheque won for the hospital’s neonatal charity, First Touch. As patrons of First Touch, Martine and Jack visited the neonatal unit and spent time talking with parents and staff. The …

21 May 2012 | Tags: baby charity Jack McManus Martine McCutcheon neonatal charity


New finance lead for St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Steven Bolam to the position of director of finance, performance and informatics. Steven, who is currently director of finance and performance at Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth PCTs, will take up his new post in September. Steven has …

21 May 2012 | Tags: appointed director of finance New finance lead Steven Bolam


St George’s breast cancer service wins national improvement award

The breast cancer service team at St George’s Hospital, London, has won an NHS Improvement award for reducing the amount of time that patients spend in hospital following surgery. In January 2011 the team introduced a new 23-hour discharge model for breast cancer patients. As a result there has been …

18 May 2012 | Tags: breast cancer service wins national improvement award


A single pathology service for south west London announced

The chief executives of each of the four hospital trusts in south west London have today announced plans to join forces to develop a single pathology service for south west London. The four chief executive have released the following joint statement on behalf of the south west London pathology programme …

18 May 2012 | Tags: single pathology service


St George’s Nurse of the Year awards celebrate staff dedication

International Nurses’ Day was celebrated at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Friday 11th May with the trust’s annual Nurse of the Year awards. Awards presented include Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year, Healthcare Assistant of the Year and Mentor of the Year. All award nominations were …

16 May 2012 | Tags: Nurse of the Year awards


Take That star opens new children’s garden at St George’s Hospital

Take That singer Mark Owen took time out of his busy schedule to officially open a new children’s garden at St George’s Hospital, southwest London, on Friday 27th April. The singer, who lives in Wandsworth, met with patients, parents and staff during his visit and also made time to go around the …

30 Apr 2012 | Tags: Mark Owen Take That


Robotic surgery at St George’s is improving cancer care

St George’s Hospital, southwest London, has become one of only a handful of hospitals in the UK to use robotic, minimally invasive, surgery to improve outcomes for bladder cancer patients. Part of the standard treatment for bladder cancer patients is a cystectomy, the removal of all or part of the …

25 Apr 2012 | Tags: bladder cancer robotic


Improvement in patient experience at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The latest inpatients Care Quality Commission (CQC) national survey has confirmed patient experience improvements for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s patients. The trust is now achieving results expected of a major healthcare provider that compare favourably with similar organisations. Staff developed and implemented a range of changes that …

24 Apr 2012 | Tags: Care Quality Commission CQC


Martine McCutcheon helps raise money for St George’s baby charity

Award-winning actress Martine McCutcheon will appear on the ITV game show All Star Family Fortunes on Sunday 29th April to raise money for First Touch, St George’s Hospital’s neonatal charity. Martine and her fiancé Jack McManus are patrons of First Touch, which supports premature and sick babies, their families and the staff who …

23 Apr 2012 | Tags: First Touch Martine McCutcheon neonatal charity


New technology at St George’s is pushing the boundaries and saving lives

Heart patients treated at St George’s Hospital, London, are benefiting from cutting-edge technology that is helping clinicians to save the lives of those who have suffered a cardiac arrest. The LUCAS 2 is an automated chest compression device that takes over the ‘cardiac massage’ part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when …

30 Mar 2012 | Tags: cardiopulmonary resuscitation chest compression device CPR LUCAS 2


Members meet the trust chairman and chief executive

Over 50 members of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust attended a meeting on Wednesday 22nd February where they heard presentations from Christopher Smallwood, trust chairman, and Miles Scott, chief executive. The event provided an opportunity for members to learn more about the work of the trust and its strategic aims …

29 Feb 2012 | Tags: chief executive Christopher Smallwood Miles Scott trust chairman


St George’s is the best in London for heart attack response

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has the best response rate for treating heart attack patients in London, according to the latest Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) which was discussed at the MINAP London Roadshow in November 2011. The annual study looked at data from April 2010 – March 2011 and …

28 Feb 2012 | Tags: heart attack response minap Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project response rate