News and events


Trust honours its “stars”

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust paid tribute to the dedication and loyalty of its staff and volunteers recently with a special dinner. Ten members of staff who have each worked 25 years at the hospital received a glass rose bowel for serving an amazing quarter of a century. …

20 Nov 2006


Health Check results good for St George’s

ST GEORGE’S has been listed in the top 36 per cent of the best NHS Trust’s in the country for our quality of service in the national Annual Health Check, independently run by the Health Commission. St George’s was given an overall rating of ‘good’ for the quality of its …

12 Oct 2006 | Tags: health check


New Chief Executive for St George’s

David Astley, the founding Chief Executive of the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, has been announced as the new Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In 1999 David and his team brought together three Hospital Trusts from Ashford, Margate and Canterbury and combined them into one …

11 Oct 2006 | Tags: chief executive


Bolingbroke Hospital

Today we will start a four week engagement process with our staff and stakeholders about where to provide the services that are currently being provided from the Bolingbroke Hospital in Battersea. Once we have feedback from everyone involved with the Bolingbroke Hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will …

10 Oct 2006 | Tags: bolingbroke hospital


MP opens hospital health info centre

SADIQ KHAN, MP for Tooting, was the guest of honour at a special ceremony to open a new information centre for patients at St George’s Hospital. The Health Information Centre is run by volunteers and stocks a wide range of free information about health, diseases and operations. Opening the new …

10 Jul 2006


Birthday honour for hospital Chaplain

A CHAPLAIN at St George’s Hospital has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s 80th Birthday Honours list. The Reverend Canon Ian Ainsworth-Smith, 65, was awarded the Membership of the Order of the British Empire at the weekend for services to the NHS. A chaplain at the hospital since 1973, …

19 Jun 2006


St George’s takes further action to reduce deficit

The St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been asked by the Department of Health to speed up its financial recovery plans and balance its books within one financial year. This means taking action above and beyond that already planned. On top of the £19 million that the Trust …

17 May 2006 | Tags: reduce deficit


Actors tour hospital in sonnet spree

A COMPANY of actors will swap the boards for the wards this week when they perform Shakespeare’s sonnets to patients at St George’s Hospital. Over the next five days, five actors from North London theatre company Lightning Ensemble will tour outpatient clinics and nine of the hospital’s wards, reciting the …

16 May 2006


We’re proud of our nurses, says hospital

ST GEORGE’S Healthcare NHS Trust has today paid tribute to the “skill, dedication and achievements” of its 2,500 nurses and midwives. Speaking at an event held to mark International Nurses Day (Friday 12 May), the hospital’s Director of Nursing, Geraldine Walters, praised nurses and midwives for the outstanding care they …

12 May 2006 | Tags: nurses


Trust named heart attack centre for region

ST GEORGE’S Healthcare NHS Trust has been named the official heart attack centre for South West London by paramedics. A bulletin sent to London Ambulance staff on 22 March named St George’s as one of nine heart attack centres in the capital. Other heart attack centres include King’s College Hospital, …

11 May 2006 | Tags: centre heart attack


Hospital Non-Executive Director to serve four more years

A SENIOR civil servant with the Tribunals Service is to serve a second term on the board of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mrs Valerie Vaughan-Dick, aged 45 from Streatham, is Director of Finance and Resources at the Tribunals Service, part of the Department of Constitutional Affairs. She …

10 May 2006 | Tags: non-executive director


Trust sells hospital for £15m

THE ATKINSON Morley Hospital in Wimbledon owned by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been sold to a private developer for £15.1m. The sale of the hospital, which was home to the Trust’s neurosciences unit until 2003 when services transferred to the new Atkinson Morley Wing at St …

5 May 2006


Wedding bells and pastures new for Chief Executive

DR PETER HOMA, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is set to take up a new job as Chief Executive of the fourth largest NHS Trust in the Country, the newly merged Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Peter Homa joined St George’s as Chief Executive in …

26 Apr 2006 | Tags: chief executive


Tooting girls’ school raises money for children at St George’s

OVER 250 girls aged 12 and 13 from Burntwood School in Tooting have raised an amazing £2,400 for the children’s intensive care unit at St George’s Hospital. Taking part in a sponsored walk around the school playing fields, the year 8 girls raised the money by convincing family and friends …

24 Apr 2006


A picture of health

FLYING the flag for St George’s at the London Marathon this year will be 38-year-old Louise Coast-Smith, a former patient of St George’s who wants to raise money for the surgeon who saved her life – Henry Marsh. Louise became seriously ill six years ago, when she collapsed without warning. …

11 Apr 2006