News and events


St George’s Hospital open for business as usual

St George’s Hospital is operating business as usual following a major incident in the early hours of Tuesday 11th September, which saw five patients brought to the hospital’s major trauma centre following a road traffic accident on the A3.

11 Sep 2012 | Tags: major incident major trauma centre


St George’s community open day

Based in the heart of Tooting, St George’s Hospital and University have a shared history dating back nearly 300 years. We are delighted to be opening our doors again for this year’s open day on Saturday 13th October 2012, where people of all ages can come and learn more about our work.

11 Sep 2012 | Tags: community open day


New divisional chair begins role at St George’s

Drew Fleming started in his new role of divisional chair of surgery, theatres, neurosciences and cancer at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this week. Drew had previously held the post of clinical director for surgery at the trust.

7 Sep 2012 | Tags: divisional chair Drew Fleming Miles Scott


Steven Bolam and Neal Deans take up new executive roles

Steven Bolam started in his new role of director of finance, performance and informatics at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this week.

5 Sep 2012 | Tags: estates and facilities finance and funding Miles Scott Neal Deans Steven Bolam


St George’s Hospital Heart Attack Centre catheter lab has London’s best survival rates

A report published by London Ambulance Service (LAS) shows that the catheter lab at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is achieving the best survival rates in London.

3 Sep 2012 | Tags: angioplasty catheter lab heart attack centre LAS Pitt Lim


New dementia awareness scheme launched

A new initiative aimed at helping raise awareness of patients with dementia in hospital has been launched at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

13 Aug 2012 | Tags: butterfly scheme dementia Jen Tulloch


New joint director of estates and facilities for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London

Neal Deans has been appointed to the role of joint director of estates and facilities for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.

9 Aug 2012 | Tags: estates and facilities Neal Deans


Who is your NHS Hero?

NHS Heroes is a new national award scheme that recognises the efforts of staff whose expertise, passion for care, concern and everyday kindness touches the lives of patients and their families in hospital and community services. People whose day-to-day work has changed, enhanced or even saved a life dear to them.

3 Aug 2012 | Tags: award Miles Scott NHS Hero nominations


NHS Heroes and staff awards

In his latest blog Miles discusses the opportunity the NHS Heroes awards scheme offers to recognise the people who go the extra mile to make a difference and who do great things every day.

Miles also discusses the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff values, the Living our Values Awards winners and how the trust celebrated International Nurses’ Day.

3 Aug 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott NHS Hero


Innovative project named finalist in 2012 HSJ Efficiency Awards

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has been listed as a finalist in the 2012 HSJ Efficiency Awards for a heat recovery project that aims to reduce the trust’s carbon footprint and save money.

27 Jul 2012 | Tags: award efficiency estates and facilities heat recovery HSJ Hugh Gostling


Breast care nurse wins patient award

A St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nurse has been voted ‘Breast Care Nurse of the Year 2011’ by patients and customers of a specialist women’s clothing company.

23 Jul 2012 | Tags: award Breast Care Nurse Sue Lowndes


London 2012 Olympic Games – Information for patients and visitors

The Torch Relay has already begun and the Olympic Flame is travelling around the country now. It will visit every London Borough and comes through Tooting on Monday, 23rd July 2012 at about 17.00hrs.

17 Jul 2012 | Tags: olympics


Quality Account shows high standards at St George’s

High standards in a number of clinical areas at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including mortality and infection rates, are demonstrated through the trust’s 2011/12 Quality Account, which published at the end of June.

12 Jul 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott quality quality account


Patient safety

In his latest blog Miles discusses the inquest into the death of Kane Gorny, which colleagues may have read about in the media over the last week. Kane was admitted for an operation in 2009 with complex medical needs and we failed to care for him as we should have. Sadly he died as a result. Miles apologises on behalf of the trust for this failure in our duty of care, and discusses the action taken to protect other patients.

6 Jul 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott safety


Briefing: Midwifery staffing workforce review

Summary As part of creating an expanded maternity workforce which is sustainable and safe, a formal staff consultation has been carried out into the skill mix within midwifery. This consultation is about net investment in our maternity service, which will increase the number of midwives and improve quality. Evidence clearly …

27 Jun 2012 | Tags: Midwifery staffing workforce review