News and events

Trust celebrates Armed Forces Day

The 26 June saw some of the Trust’s reservists and former members of the armed forces get together to celebrate Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day. Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday 29 June, and this celebration was organised as a way for the Trust to show their support …

4 Jul 2019

Rosie gets her St George’s dog-umentation!

Many of you will have seen Rosie, our resident pets as therapy dog, out and about at St George’s over the past few months. Last week she received a specially made Trust ID badge, from our Estates and Facilities team, as well as a Values Award for her and her …

4 Jul 2019

St George’s sees outstanding growth in research

St George’s has finished fourth in a national league table for increasing the number of clinical research studies it supports. In the last three years St George’s has grown its portfolio of research studies by 27%, according to new figures from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). In 2018/19, …

2 Jul 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You before me…

This episode – You before me – explores selflessness and parental sacrifice as two families come to terms with life-changing events. 

2 Jul 2019

NHS Big Tea proves a big success!

Last Friday (21 June) saw the return of the NHS Big Tea at St George’s! The Big Tea was held last year to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday, and St George’s Hospital Charity were keen to bring together Trust staff, patients and the public to mark the birthday once again. …

28 Jun 2019

First ever total wrist replacement at St George’s

Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …

27 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Outsiders…

St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.

25 Jun 2019

CanChat: New support line for St George’s patients living with cancer

Cancer patients at St George’s can now get confidential phone support from trained volunteers. CanChat is for patients who are worried about money, work, or treatment, or would just like to talk to someone who knows what they are going through. Members of Voice, the St George’s cancer patient user …

19 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Too close for comfort…

This episode – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department. 

18 Jun 2019

Patient with rare genetic condition thanks St George’s for ‘miracle son’

Lauren West, 23, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition – Fanconi anaemia – has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds. Having fanconi anaemia reduces the chance of having a baby to 15%, which is further reduced after having a bone marrow transplant, as Lauren did, to less than 8%.

17 Jun 2019

Dr Ranj, Charles Venn and St George’s staff raise a cuppa to launch NHS Big Tea campaign

TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn joined staff at St George’s to raise a cuppa and celebrate the launch of the NHS Big Tea campaign.

14 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: I’ll stand by you…

This episode – I’ll stand by you – features stories of human compassion and kindness, in the most challenging circumstances and from the most unexpected sources.

11 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Mother’s little helper…

This episode – Mother’s little helper – displays the strength of unconditional love between parents and children.

4 Jun 2019

St George’s Hospital Charity to pioneer over £400,000 in research at St George’s

This week, St George’s Hospital Charity approved three research grants at St George’s totalling £426,286! After a rigorous application process, the Charity was delighted to be able to award funding to three areas of specialisation across the hospital. Dr Kate Tatton-Brown, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Professor in Clinical Genetics and …

30 May 2019

St George’s celebrates helipad fifth anniversary

St George’s celebrated five years since the official launch of its helipad in May after its official launch on 29 May 2014 by former Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Since then, five air ambulance providers have brought a total of 783 critically ill or injured patients to St George’s.

30 May 2019