News and Events

Tens of thousands of patients tested for HIV in our Emergency Departments

Tens of thousands of patients were tested for HIV in our emergency departments last year, thanks to an opt-out scheme that aims to ensure people who have the virus get the support they need quickly.  St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group offers opt-out HIV testing in … Continue reading

10 Feb 2023

Rare cancer teen survivor inspired to be a nurse thanks to team who saved her life

A recovered paediatric cancer patient is hoping to follow in the footsteps of those in the outstanding rated paediatric team at St George’s Hospital that saved her life. Zoe Magness, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday, was just four years old when she became unwell and doctors found a tumour … Continue reading

10 Feb 2023

Cancer patient commends St George’s for ‘kindness, compassion and understanding’ post-surgery

John Organ was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in November 2022. He was operated on by a specialist team at St George’s just seven weeks later, and successfully had his cancer removed. From diagnosis right through to the operation, John was so grateful for his care. Ahead of World Cancer Day … Continue reading

2 Feb 2023

#TeamStGeorges raise awareness for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

From 23 – 29 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2023, all week long the gynaecology team at St George’s have been raising awareness. In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are between the ages of 25 and 64, are registered as female with your … Continue reading

27 Jan 2023

Thank you for taking care of my mum!

BBC News producer Sophie Tall says she was “incredibly grateful” for her mother’s emergency care at St George’s over the festive period. When Lorna Clark, Sophie’s mother, fell and shattered her wrist before Christmas, she visited St George’s Emergency Department where she was triaged and seen by a doctor within … Continue reading

25 Jan 2023

St George’s surgeons’ pioneering surgery saves life of baby girl born with ultra-rare condition

When baby Connie was born with dead bowel, her devastated parents were warned she wouldn’t survive. But thanks to a team of paediatric surgeons at St George’s Hospital for “taking the risk that no one else would”, the tot has made a miraculous recovery. Deborah and Dominic La Spina say … Continue reading

23 Jan 2023

Visit to our surgical ‘super-hub’ at Queen Mary’s

Kat Lay, Health reported for The Times, recently visited St George’s surgical ‘super-hub’ at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. The surgical hub is ringfenced to perform high volume, low complexity cases which allows the main site at St George’s to do high complexity, emergency, tertiary and specialist surgery. The surgical … Continue reading

19 Jan 2023

‘Breast screening helps save lives’ Estelle from St George’s visits No 10

Estelle Le Galliot, Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for St George’s, attended No 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 11 January for a special breakfast reception held by Akshata Murty, PM Rishi Sunak’s wife. The event was held in aid of raising awareness of breast cancer screening for females aged 51-70. … Continue reading

13 Jan 2023

Lt Col Jeyasankar Jeyanathan honoured with an OBE

Congratulations to Lt Col Jeyasankar Jeyanathan, St George’s Consultant In Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, who has received an OBE in His Majesty The King’s first New Year Honours List. Jey Jeyanathan, a Lieutenant Colonel who has served over twenty years in the British Army, was one of a select … Continue reading

11 Jan 2023

How Hospital-at-Home teams are freeing-up beds across London

The Hospital at Home teams at Wandsworth and Merton are providing intensive hospital-grade care to help patients with serious conditions at home. The scheme is part of an ongoing initiative launched in December 2021 to support early discharges from hospital. So far the scheme has accepted 310 patients saving an estimated … Continue reading

6 Jan 2023

St George’s team win ”Best designed virtual service”

Our Functional Neurologic Disorder team won at the HETT Unexpected Innovation Awards. Congratulations to our Functional Neurologic Disorder team at St George’s who recently picked up an award at the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) Innovation Awards. The team won ”Best designed virtual service” at the awards ceremony. The service … Continue reading

5 Jan 2023

Demand in our hospitals – and what to do if you need help

Our emergency departments (EDs) and hospitals are under extreme pressure right now – and we expect them to continue to be very busy over the coming months. Continue reading

5 Jan 2023

Meet some of the staff at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals who are working on Christmas Day

Many people will – deservedly – be spending Christmas Day with family and friends, opening presents, and enjoying a special dinner. But while they are doing so, nearly 3,000 staff at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals will be working hard to care for patients in need. Doctors, nurses, … Continue reading

23 Dec 2022

Outstanding efforts of NHS staff highlighted as Christmas approaches 

As many families settle down to open their presents, doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and many other crucial employees at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals will be working hard to care for patients.  Continue reading

22 Dec 2022

Nurses’ strikes at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals, 30 April – 1 May: information for patients

Information for patients on strikes. Please continue to attend appointments unless you are contacted directly. We are always open for emergency care, if you need care that is not an emergency please contact NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacy first. Continue reading

20 Dec 2022 | Tags: Emergency Department