News and events


Local NHS issues advice for residents on Winter Vomiting Disease

Two local NHS organisations are teaming up to issue health advice for local residents, following an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community, which is probably due to Winter Vomiting Disease (also known as norovirus). Wandsworth Primary Care Trust (PCT) and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation …

16 Dec 2004 | Tags: norovirus


Actors entertain hospital kids

ACTORS FROM community theatre troupe Ladder to the Moon are back with more fantasy-fuelled mayhem for the children’s wards of St George’s Hospital. The theatre company has been weaving their magic at the Tooting-based Trust for the past two weeks, gathering ideas and stories from children and the staff who …

9 Dec 2004


Patients to quiz hospital staff over clean hands

PATIENTS at St George’s Hospital, London are to be given new powers to quiz doctors and nurses who forget to clean their hands. The announcement forms part of a wider crackdown on hospital-acquired infections at the Tooting-based Trust, where cases of MRSA have fallen in recent years. There were 93 …

2 Dec 2004


Health clinics to hunt for cancer gene in families

A NETWORK of health clinics for people who fear they may be at risk of cancer because their family has a history of the disease is being piloted by St George’s Hospital, London. The clinics, which will run at three GP surgeries and two hospitals in the South East of …

2 Dec 2004 | Tags: cancer gene


Safe sex plea by hospital

AS HEALTH activists across the world today promote World Aids Day (1 December 2004), safe sex campaigners at St George’s Hospital release new figures which show a 13 per cent rise in the number of HIV infections in the local community. Data published by the Health Protection Agency reveals the …

1 Dec 2004 | Tags: sexual health


Hospital staff honoured for long service

TO SPEND the better part of your career with one company may strike some people as unusual. Not so for 40 members of staff from St George’s Hospital who on Wednesday 24 November were praised for each giving more than a quarter of a century’s service to the Trust and …

26 Nov 2004 | Tags: long service


Hospital scoops top prize at NHS oscars

AN INNOVATIVE software program that monitors deaths at St George’s Hospital, London has scooped a top prize at the health service equivalent of the Hollywood Oscars. The computer system and the team who created it won second prize in the category of Improvement in Performance Management at the annual Health …

17 Nov 2004


‘Stars at Bedtime’ launched for St George’s PICU

It was in 2002 when Archie Chilcott – a one year old baby – was admitted into the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, having a severe brain virus. His mum, Victoria spent hour upon hour reading stories to her little boy in the hope that …

15 Nov 2004 | Tags: picu


St George’s opens £4.6m Endoscopy Unit

A £4.6M state-of-the-art centre for treating bowel and lung cancer has opened at St George’s Hospital, London, it was announced today. The new unit, which was built with funding from Wandsworth PCT, the Department of Health and the health charity Beating Bowel Cancer, will carry out more than 6,000 endoscopies …

11 Nov 2004 | Tags: bowel cancer endoscopy lung


A&E sees 100pc of patients in 4 hours

FOR THE FIRST time ever, the A&E team at St George’s Hospital, Tooting has seen 100 per cent of patients within a target time of four hours. The record achievement, which occurred on two consecutive days last week, has been welcomed by the hospital as ‘a sign of fundamental change’ …

14 Oct 2004


Hospital in running for national award

THE CREATORS of an innovative software program that monitors mortality at St George’s Hospital, London have been named finalists in this year’s prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The unique software, developed by statistics expert Dr Jan Poloniecki and St George?s former medical director Professor Paul Jones, analyses mortality across …

8 Oct 2004


Hospital beds are bloomin’ Marvellous! – Hospital gardeners scoop top prize

GREEN-FINGERED groundsmen at St George’s Hospital have scooped a top, London-wide prize for gardening. Beating off horticultural competition from hospitals throughout the capital, a team of five gardeners from St George’s has won second place in the annual London Hospitals Gardens Competition run by the London Gardens Society. St George’s …

23 Sep 2004


Mexican Ministers spice up St George’s

THE TACOS AND TORTILLAS may have been missing but there was definitely a taste of Mexico down Tooting way last week (Thursday 16 September) when health ministers from the Central American country paid a special visit to St George’s Hospital. The delegation, led by Mexico’s Undersecretary of Innovation and Quality …

17 Sep 2004


Annual General Meeting 2003/04

You are all invited to our Annual General Meeting on: TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 5-7PM, MAIN FOYER, ATKINSON MORLEY WING ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL 2003/04 has been a busy year for our staff. We have faced many challenges and achieved many successes. We would like to share that success with you and …

9 Sep 2004


St George’s appoints new medical directors

PATIENT CARE at St George’s Hospital received a boost last week following the news that the trust has appointed three leading consultants to form a new team of medical directors. Consultants Mike Bailey, Patricia Hamilton and Chris Streather – each of whom used to be clinical directors at the hospital …

7 Sep 2004