News and events


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


St George’s unable to proceed with St Helier merger

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust submitted a bid for a potential merger with St Helier Hospital in November 2011. The board is clear that a merger between St George’s Healthcare and St Helier would be an excellent strategic opportunity, with the potential to bring significant improvements to the care of …

30 Jan 2012 | Tags: St Helier merger


Wolfson move to start in March

After reviewing the outcomes of the recent Improving neurorehabilitation services in southwest London public consultation, St George’s Healthcare is moving ahead with plans to relocate services based at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre. The trust’s long-term plan is to relocate the majority of the services currently provided at the Wolfson to Queen Mary’s …

27 Jan 2012 | Tags: Improving neurorehabilitation services public consultation


Mayor officially opens new breast unit at St George’s

The Rose Centre, a £4m state-of-the-art breast diagnostic unit, was officially opened at St George’s Hospital, London, on Thursday 19thJanuary by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper. St George’s Hospital is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. The …

20 Jan 2012 | Tags: Councillor Jane Cooper Mayor of Wandsworth Rose Centre


Visitors and patients can help keep Norovirus out of hospital

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is asking patients and visitors suffering with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting (D&V) not to come into hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Alison Robertson, director of nursing and infection control at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, says: “People with symptoms of D&V could …

11 Jan 2012 | Tags: norovirus


Daybreak comes to St George’s

ITV’s Daybreak breakfast programme featured live broadcasts from St George’s Hospital, London, on Friday 23rd December 2011. The programme focused on frontline care and what it was like for parents and staff on the hospital’s neonatal unit at Christmas.

23 Dec 2011 | Tags: Daybreak comes to St George’s ITV’s Daybreak breakfast programme live broadcasts


Wake up to St George’s

ITV’s Daybreak programme will include live broadcasts from St George’s Neonatal Unit on Friday 23rd December. The national breakfast programme is on air from 06.00 to 08.30hrs and reports from the hospital are expected to include interviews with staff, patients and their families and explore what hospital life is like …

22 Dec 2011 | Tags: ITV’s Daybreak programme live broadcasts neonatal unit


State-of-the-art medical training facility opens at St George’s

A new £350,000 state-of-the-art training facility was officially opened at the St George’s campus, southwest London, on 15th December by Niall Dickson, chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council. The Advanced Patient Simulator Centre, a joint project between St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s, University of …

19 Dec 2011 | Tags: State-of-the-art medical training facility opens at St George’s training facility


People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious. However, by bringing it into hospital, people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …

16 Dec 2011 | Tags: norovirus People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital winter sickness bug


Panto brings sparkle to hospital children

Children on St George’s Hospital’s paediatric wards enjoyed an early Christmas treat on 1st December with a pantomime production of Aladdin by Starlight Children’s Foundation, as part of its Christmas of Happiness campaign. Rosie Littleboy, lead play specialist at the hospital said: “”Christmas can be a really difficult time for children who are …

9 Dec 2011 | Tags: Panto brings sparkle to hospital children pantomime Starlight Children’s Foundation


St George’s mortality rates among the lowest in England

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has been named as having one of the lowest mortality (death) rates in the country in an annual study published by Dr Foster, the independent healthcare intelligence group, on Monday 28th November. The Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2011 named St George’s Healthcare among trusts with a …

29 Nov 2011 | Tags: lowest mortality (death) rates in the country


St George’s consults on plans that will improve neurorehabilitation services

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has today, Monday 28th November 2011, launched a public consultation on its plans to develop its neurorehabilitation services designed to improve the care offered to patients in southwest London. The trust is consulting on proposals to relocate the majority those services currently provided at the Wolfson …

28 Nov 2011 | Tags: neurorehabilitation services public consultation


Mum receives daughter’s kidney in St George’s first tissue incompatible kidney transplant

The transplant team at St George’s Hospital has performed its first tissue incompatible (also known as HLA incompatible) kidney transplant on a patient from London. Debra Gouldbourne, from Catford, was born with a condition that caused her kidneys to fail and received her first kidney transplant in 1986. In 2010 …

28 Nov 2011 | Tags: first tissue incompatible kidney transplant immunosuppressive incompatible transplantation Mum receives daughter’s kidney