News and events


Local children say hello to the national year of communication with balloon launch at Wandsworth Museum

The St George’s Healthcare community speech and language promotion and prevention team launched Hello, the 2011 national year of communication campaign, with a star studded ‘words will take you far’ balloon launch at Wandsworth Museum on 28th January 2011. The balloons were released by children from local day and community …

31 Jan 2011 | Tags: national year of communication


Healthy eating event feeds public interest

More than 200 local people attended St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust’s first member event on Wednesday 19th January entitled Nutrition in a nutshell – how to eat healthy and live longer by Catherine Collins, principal dietitian. This was the first in a series of special member events aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. …

27 Jan 2011 | Tags: Catherine Collins principal dietitian


St George’s Hospital combat winter flu pandemic with new one hour test

St. George’s Hospital is coping well under the enormous pressures of the winter flu season thanks to a new rapid test that has enabled the microbiology and virology laboratories and the infection control team to offer round-the-clock services. The Xpert Flu test, which runs on Cepheid’s GeneXpert System, simultaneously detects …

14 Jan 2011 | Tags: winter flu


St George’s commended for emergency training innovation

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has been commended by the London Deanery for a pioneering initiative that has seen a major trauma manikin introduced in an emergency environment. A new simulation room has been located in the accident and emergency department at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. The new facility, the …

7 Jan 2011 | Tags: emergency training innovation pioneering initiative simulation room


New Associate Non-Executive Director appointed

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Chair, Naaz Coker, has announced Sarah Wilton will be joining the trust as Associate Non Executive Director on 1 January 2011. Sarah is joining St George’s Healthcare from NHS Wandsworth, where she had been non executive director since April 2007. At NHS Wandsworth, Sarah was …

22 Dec 2010 | Tags: Associate Non Executive Director Sarah Wilton


Warm reunion as ‘home away from home’ celebrates fifth year in Tooting

It was a warm reunion as staff and guests celebrated the five-year anniversary of Ronald McDonald House in Tooting this week. Ronald McDonald House staff were pleased to welcome back the Stone family, who stayed at the house in February 2010 when their nine-day-old baby, Sarah, was admitted to St …

17 Dec 2010 | Tags: Elizabeth Stone Ronald McDonald House Sadiq Khan warm reunion


Queen Mary’s Hospital archivist receives Civic Award in recognition of saving local history

Gordon Jones, chairman of the Queen Mary’s Hospital archive and museum group, was honoured by the Mayor of Wandsworth with a Civic Award at a glitzy town hall ceremony in November in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to life of the borough. 10 years ago Gordon took …

19 Nov 2010 | Tags: archivist Civic Award Gordon Jones recognition


Bionic ear inventor meets young cochlear patients at St George’s Hospital

On Wednesday morning children from across South West London and Surrey who have had their lives transformed by a cochlear implant, or bionic ear, got the chance to meet the device’s inventor Professor Graeme Clark at St George’s Hospital. Professor Clark met several children and their families, including seven year …

10 Nov 2010 | Tags: Bionic ear cochlear implant Professor Graeme Clark


Local MP becomes St George’s 1000th Foundation Trust member

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has become the 1000th member of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and is supporting its plans to become a Foundation Trust (FT) in 2011. As a FT St George’s will remain fully within the NHS but will have greater financial freedom to develop facilities and services …

15 Oct 2010 | Tags: 1000th member Sadiq Khan


St George’s Healthcare gets energised about energy

St George’s Healthcare staff, patients and visitors renewed their commitment to cutting carbon at a special one-day event, Get Energised About Energy, held on Friday 8th October. The event marked a six-month milestone in the trust’s 10:10 campaign. Patients, visitors and staff pledged their support by signing the 10:10 banner, which will …

8 Oct 2010 | Tags: cutting carbon David Astley Energised About Energy reducing carbon


Community Services Wandsworth to merge with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

The boards of NHS Wandsworth and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust have given their approval for Community Services Wandsworth (CSW) to merge with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust from 1st October 2010. The merger will offer local residents high quality, seamless healthcare from hospital to home. St George’s Healthcare, named …

1 Oct 2010 | Tags: CSW merge merger


South London’s first patient panel for inflammatory bowel disease sufferers to be launched at St George’s Hospital

A group of health professionals and patients from South London aims to establish the area’s first independent patient panel for people suffering from debilitating bowel conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The new panel at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, will be launched at a public event on 16th …

30 Sep 2010 | Tags: bowel colitis Crohn’s inflammatory inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative ulcerative colitis


St George’s report celebrates success of 2009/10

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2009/10 report and accounts, summarising key activity and achievements during the last financial year. The report examines the leading-edge care the trust provides to the local community and highlights how patients from across the country also benefit from its specialist …

22 Sep 2010 | Tags: accounts report report and accounts


Simulation brings trauma training to life

Trauma staff at St George’s Hospital, London, are benefiting from a new state-of-the-art simulation manikin, SimMan 3G, designed to teach and test staff working with severely injured patients. The £60,000 manikin, funded through a bid to NHS London, is completely wireless and self contained making it is easy to transport …

21 Sep 2010 | Tags: simulation training trauma trauma training


St George’s to build state-of-the-art breast unit

A new Breast Diagnostic Unit, is to be opened at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, it was announced today (7th September 2010). St George’s is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. The trust has identified a site for a modern …

7 Sep 2010 | Tags: Breast Breast Diagnostic Unit state-of-the-art