News and events


Art exhibition shows Bolingbroke in new light

A new contemporary art exhibition inspired by the former Bolingbroke Hospital will open to the public at Contemporary Applied Arts in central London W1T 1DD from 15th June until 21st July. ‘The Bolingbroke Hospital: A view backwards’ is a collaboration between Arts St George’s (formerly known as Arts for the Teaching and …

12 Jun 2012 | Tags: art exhibition Belinda Harwood Bolingbroke Hospital


St George’s consultant elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Jean-Pierre van Besouw, consultant anaesthetist at St George’s Hospital, has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom. Jean-Pierre, known to friends and colleagues as J-P, qualified in 1981 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He …

1 Jun 2012 | Tags: anaesthesia consultant elected President RCoA Royal College of Anaesthetists


Putting patients first

All of our performance indicators are important measures of how we are doing as a trust, but amongst the many performance indicators that NHS organisations have to report, I pay particularly close attention to are those that very clearly relate to patient experience. It is vital that we never stop …

1 Jun 2012


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