News and events


St George’s to be friendlier to the learning disabled

Staff at St George’s who wanted to find out what coming to was like for people with learning disabilities have done the obvious thing. They’ve asked them. St George’s have been working with a local organisation Generate, which supports people with learning disabilities, to try to make the hospital friendlier …

5 May 2005 | Tags: learning disabilities


St George’s named ‘top performing hospital’

ST GEORGE’S Healthcare NHS Trust has been named a “top performing hospital” by a company that measures clinical performance. Not only that, the Trust was named the most improved hospital for clinical care. The CHKS awards, now in their fifth year, were held on Tuesday 26th April in Birmingham and …

28 Apr 2005 | Tags: benchmarking CHKS performance top performing hospital


Medical Director elected president of Royal College

A MEDICAL DIRECTOR from St George’s Hospital has been elected President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr Patricia Hamilton, one of the country’s leading experts in the care of premature babies, will hold the title of President Elect until April 2006 when her three-year term of …

11 Apr 2005 | Tags: Dr Patricia Hamilton Medical Director President


Hospital scientists reach invention contest final

TWO DEVICES built by scientists from St George’s Hospital have reached the final of an NHS contest for new medical technology. The inventions, one of which offers a more accurate test for genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome in foetuses, were developed by medical physicists Professor Dariush Nassiri, Dr Alan …

6 Apr 2005 | Tags: competition contest invention prizes


Doctors warn of TB Risk: Figures show 40 per cent rise in cases between 1999 and 2003

WANDSWORTH could face a rise in cases of tuberculosis unless people are made more aware of the symptoms of the disease, public health experts have warned. The warning came as London health chiefs announced the return of TB screening vans to the streets of the capital for the first time …

24 Mar 2005 | Tags: contagious infectious disease TB tuberculosis vaccinations


Stroke care at St George’s ranks among the best in the country, says report

ST GEORGE’S Hospital has one of the best stroke units in the country, according to an independent report. Researchers for the Royal College of Physicians listed St George’s as one of the top ten hospitals in the land for the care of stroke patients in the National Sentinel Stroke Audit …

21 Mar 2005 | Tags: independent report Stroke stroke units


MRSA infections halved at St George’s

CASES of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA have been halved at St George’s Hospital in the last three years, according to new figures published earlier this week. According to a Government report there were 54 cases of MRSA bloodstream infections at St George’s Hospital between April and September 2001. This fell …

11 Mar 2005 | Tags: infections MRSA


St George’s first to hit heart op target

ST GEORGE’S has been named by the Department of Health as the first hospital in the country to meet a crucial waiting time target for heart operations. Patients should now only have to wait three months for a heart operation at St George’s, one of the country’s leading centres for …

11 Mar 2005 | Tags: cardiothoracic heart op target waiting times


St George’s publishes cardiac death rates

St George’s Hospital in Tooting has published mortality rates for cardiac surgery on its internet site. As well as raw data on deaths following three kinds of heart operation, the Trust is also publishing risk-adjusted information which takes account of the complexity and severity of the illness of the patient. …

14 Feb 2005 | Tags: cardiac surgery Euroscore mortality rates


Bolingbroke patient transfer – update

The transfer of elderly inpatients from the Bolingbroke Hospital in Wandsworth to other locations is progressing well, according to senior staff at St George’s Hospital. Of the 54 continuing care, rehabilitation and intermediate care beds previously at the Bolingbroke: 27 of the 29 rehabilitation beds from the Bolingbroke have been …

7 Feb 2005 | Tags: Tim Jones transfer update


St George’s takes lead in fight against superbugs

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL in Tooting, London, has become the first to send a major party to the UK’s first ever Clean Hospitals Summit, on April 14-15. Nine delegates from the hospital will join top NHS figures, plus those from industry and concerned public organisations, to pool ideas and knowledge to …

2 Feb 2005 | Tags: MRSA Summit superbugs


A&E care is better, say patients

DOCTORS and nurses in the A&E department of St George’s Hospital may be treating people in record time, but now a new report says the care they give their patients is better than a year ago. An independent survey has found nearly 85 per cent of patients think that the …

2 Feb 2005 | Tags: poll survey


Hospital renames wards

ST GEORGE’S has today (Tuesday 1 February) renamed three of its wards to help patients and visitors find their way around the hospital. Benjamin Brodie ward has been renamed Florence Nightingale ward after the legendary nurse and public health reformer who was a Governor of St George’s Hospital towards the …

1 Feb 2005 | Tags: Florence Nightingale Hospital renames wards Ocean ward Trevor Howell


St George’s physio named NHS champion

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST from St George’s Hospital has scooped a top award for her work with children. Children’s physiotherapist Hilary Rattue was named an NHS Champion on Tuesday 18 January after being nominated for the award by three London families. The awards, which are run by The Evening Standard, the independent …

20 Jan 2005 | Tags: NHS champion


Trust must act to protect Bolingbroke patients

Elderly patients staying in beds at the Bolingbroke Hospital in Wandsworth are to be moved to different accommodation because the outdated nature of the building means it could be difficult to evacuate them safely in the event of a fire. It is hoped that the transfer of inpatients will be …

17 Jan 2005 | Tags: Bolingbroke patients