News and events


Thank you to St George’s nurses

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said a big thank you to its entire nursing staff on Tuesday 12 May during events and activities to mark International Nurses’ Day. The Trust named its Nurse of the Year 2009 as Jee Ho, Colorectal Nurse Specialist in General Surgery, for her …

26 May 2009


St George’s wins international award for infection control

The Infection Control Team at St George’s Hospital has won second prize in the international Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards, designed to recognise and reward those who are making a real difference to improve standards of infection control within hospitals worldwide. The team at St George’s has …

29 Apr 2009 | Tags: Infection Control international award prize


Local MP opens St George’s Main Entrance

The newly refurbished main entrance of St George’s Hospital, London was officially opened by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan on Friday 24 April. The new design provides a designated Patient Transport Lounge and a bigger and more comfortable seating area for visitors. The central location of the reception desk is designed …

24 Apr 2009


Associate non-executive director appointed to St George’s Trust Board

A new associate non-executive director has been appointed to the Board of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Moira Nangle is an Organisation Development consultant who has qualifications in teaching, training, coaching, counselling, person-centred psychotherapy and an MSc in Organisation Development. She has held senior Organisation Development roles in …

24 Apr 2009 | Tags: appointed appointment director Moira Nangle non-executive Trust Board


500,000th Pacemaker operation at St George’s

The 500,000th person in the UK to receive a life-saving heart pacemaker has had the procedure in the same London hospital that undertook the first implant more than 50 years ago. Karl Sidhu, 52, from Camberley in Surrey has had a biventricular ICD fitted, one of the latest generation of …

23 Apr 2009 | Tags: biventricular ICD cardiac heart pacemaker


St George’s infection rate figures go online

Patients and the public can now check St George’s Hospital’s MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) figures and learn more about how staff are successfully fighting infection. Infection control is a top priority for St George’s and staff are working hard to monitor and prevent infections. The rates on the website date from …

13 Feb 2009 | Tags: C.diff Clostridium difficile figures infection rate MRSA


The Stroke Association highlights St George’s as a beacon of good practice

As the Department of Health prepares to launch a major stroke awareness campaign, a new report by The Stroke Association highlights St George’s Hospital as a beacon of good practice. Jon Barrick, Chief Executive for The Stroke Association explains: ‘Just over a year ago the Government issued the National Stroke …

10 Feb 2009 | Tags: Jon Barrick Stroke


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, but by bringing it into hospital people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …

9 Jan 2009 | Tags: bug norovirus virus winter sickness


Health Minister and local MP get the inside track of patient experience at St George’s

Health Minister Ben Bradshaw and MP for Tooting Sadiq Khan visited St George’s Hospital yesterday (7 January) where they discovered how innovative ways of working are helping to improve patient care. Mr Bradshaw and Mr Khan were shown how the electronic Patient Experience Tracker (PET) helps patients to give immediate …

8 Jan 2009 | Tags: Ben Bradshaw Patient Experience Tracker PET Sadiq Khan


Specialist life support training helps save lives at St George’s

2500 St George’s nurses have now completed specialist training which is helping to save the lives of patients seriously ill patients in hospital. The immediate life support (ILS) training which includes an early warning system, teaches staff to recognise and prevent patients suffering cardiac arrests. Paula McLean, Resuscitation Service Manager …

12 Dec 2008 | Tags: ILS specialist training


St George’s staff mark World Aids Day

St George’s Hospital staff marked World AIDS Day on Monday 1 December by raising both public AIDS awareness and funds for HIV patients. It is estimated that six out of every 1,000 of Wandsworth residents aged between 15 and 59 have HIV, but a third of those have not been …

2 Dec 2008 | Tags: AIDS HIV World Aids Day


Local support for St George’s kids

Children being treated at St George’s Hospital got a welcome surprise on Thursday 27 November when the Paediatric ward received visits from two generous local groups. The ward’s Puffa charity fund received a £500.00 gift from Royal Mail’s South London Postal Sports Social Club, part of an annual donation from the group …

1 Dec 2008 | Tags: Colin Williams Gatton Primary Paediatric ward Puffa Yvonne Brown


St George’s takes first step to becoming a Major Trauma Centre

St George’s Hospital has welcomed a decision this week by Healthcare for London that a bid it made on behalf of the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network will be considered to go forward to public consultation. David Astley, St George’s Chief Executive, said: “If successful, St George’s will …

28 Nov 2008 | Tags: centre David Astley trauma


Trust pleased with spot check report

The Healthcare Commission yesterday named St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust among five acute Trusts that passed recent hygiene spotchecks, showing that the hospital is successfully adhering to the government’s hygiene code. Inspectors found that of 51 Trusts checked the majority failed to meet standards introduced to fight hospital …

25 Nov 2008 | Tags: Dr Geraldine Walters Infection Control spotcheck


Big names queue up to support charity carol service

A fundraising carol service, organised by the Friends of the Neonatal Unit at St George’s Hospital, will feature special readings and performances from a host of famous faces and local groups at St Matthew’s Church, West Wimbledon on Tuesday 2 December. Television’s Ortis Deley and Michael Absalom, presenters of the …

20 Nov 2008 | Tags: carol service fundraising neonatal unit NNU