News and events

Chin up and carry on for tonight’s ’24 Hours in A&E’

Tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’ features patients who believe in keeping their chin up and carrying on, no matter what life throws at them. Professional actor Dudley has come to A&E after injuring his shoulder in a fall while rushing to catch a train. “It was agony, the …

10 Jun 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E episode 3 fall helipad patient series 9 surgery

Promoting health and wellbeing at St George’s

Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015) aims to highlight the value of dietitians and their work. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) launched the world’s first Dietitians Week in 2014. Our registered dietitians (RDs) fully backed the campaign, taking over the St George’s Trust social media accounts to reach over 60,000 people …

8 Jun 2015 | Tags: Awareness Campaign celebration Dietitians Week health and well being keep active Social media therapy team work out at work day

St George’s signs a clinical services contract with Gibraltar Health Authority

Dr John Cortes, Minister for Health, Environment, Energy and Climate Change today welcomed Miles Scott, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation to St Bernard’s Hospital, Gibraltar. The purpose of the visit was to sign a new clinical services contract between the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and St …

5 Jun 2015 | Tags: clinical services contract GHA Gibraltar Health Authority pioneer Research st georges university teaching hospital

Celebrating normal birth at St George’s

Last month St George’s held its first evening reception to celebrate our ‘Keep birth normal’ (KBN) projects supported by Health Education South London (HESL). The reception organised by consultant midwives Chantelle Winstanley and Lucia Rocca was attended by all of the midwives who were involved in KBN projects, obstetricians, general …

5 Jun 2015 | Tags: Birth Centre funding HESL KBN Keep Birth Normal Maternity training

A day in the life of…Shathuja, a volunteer mealtime assistant

My name is Shathuja. I have been volunteering as a mealtime assistant in Dalby ward for the past 6 months. This role provides me with the opportunity to interact with patients and help feed those who are unable to feed themselves. I start my shift at 8.00am when I go …

3 Jun 2015 | Tags: #volunteersweek volunteers week

A day in the life of…Toni, a volunteer wayfinder

“I’ve been a volunteer at St George’s for nearly seven years. I started soon after I retired from working in local government and for nearly all of that time I’ve been a wayfinder in Lanesborough Wing. I usually stand near the lifts where there’s heavy footfall with many people not …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: #volunteersweek volunteers wayfinding week

Love is in the air on ’24 Hours in A&E’

Get ready for a Wednesday night full of romance as series nine, episode two features patients who fell in love with their partners at first sight. 93-year-old war veteran Henry is rushed to St. George’s with severe breathing difficulties. Doctors test his blood for signs of damage to his heart. …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E episode two love at first sight romance series nine

Rosie’s road to recovery

Yesterday St George’s was the location for an emotional reunion between jogger Rosie and the police, and medical staff who saved her life. Rosie Mowbray, 24, was running along Durnsford Road, Merton on the morning of Tuesday, 11 November 2014 when she was hit by a car as she attempted …

2 Jun 2015 | Tags: air ambulance Intensive care Merton Police Paramedic rehabilitation Rosie Thank You

Annual Values Awards 2015

For the first time this year the trust held Annual Values Awards to replace our Special Achievement Awards. The awards were presented by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen and were chosen from all the Values Awards nominations made in the previous year by the Listening into Action sponsor group. There were …

27 May 2015

Exploring clinical research at St George’s

Last week St George’s opened the doors of its Clinical Research Facility (CRF) to mark ‘International Clinical Trial Day’ (ICTD). Each year, ICTD is celebrated on or near 20 May to mark the day that James Lind started his famous trial in 1747 assessing the value of using lemons and …

26 May 2015 | Tags: Awareness Clinical Research facility International Clinical Trial Day patient involvement public engagement Research st georges university

’24 Hours in A&E’ returns for series nine at St George’s!

Series nine, episode one hits our TV screens on Wednesday 27 May at 9pm on Channel 4. Best brace yourself as it features heart-stopping helmet camera footage of a motorbike accident that sees a father and son rushed to St George’s A&E.

24 May 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Episode One helmet camera motorbike accident series nine

St George’s pharmacy and therapy teams are “highly commended”

St George’s was proud to see both our pharmacy and therapy teams represented at this year’s national Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) conference. Principle physiotherapist Jennifer Willis gave a presentation to 100 attendees discussing the extended roles of the St George’s therapy team in both our emergency department and acute …

19 May 2015 | Tags: acute medicine unit awarded intervention pharmacy Research SAM conference therapy

Show us your talent Tooting and you could win tickets to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Are you a fan of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’? Ever dreamt of soaking up the atmosphere at a LIVE show? Then this is the competition for you! Last month Stephen Mulhern visited St George’s to film a music video up on our helipad. We were pretty impressed with his rapping …

15 May 2015 | Tags: Britain's Got Talent ticket competition Tooting Talent

St George’s is the leading trust for organ donation in the UK

Ian Trenholm, chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant paid St George’s a visit last month. He was here to meet our organ donation team and congratulate them on another successful year.

13 May 2015 | Tags: donors NSH Blood and Transplant organ donation transplant tree of life trust visit