News and events


News reader Sophie raises thousands for St George’s children

BBC news reader Sophie Raworth is on the run helping to raise thousands in sponsorship to help pay for neonatal equipment at St George’s hospital. Sophie, who is patron of the registered charity The Friends of the Neonatal Unit at St George’s, has so far raised more than £2,200 sponsorship …

7 Nov 2008 | Tags: neonatal Sophie Raworth


TWO-STAGE TESTING NEEDED FOR C DIFF

Patients suspected of carrying the C diff bacteria should have their stool samples tested twice to avoid misdiagnosis, according to researchers at St George?s, University of London and St George?s Healthcare NHS Trust.? Currently, patients across the NHS are diagnosed with a single test, based on the level of a toxin produced …

1 Nov 2008 | Tags: C diff bacteria Clostridium difficile stool samples


ST GEORGE’S MOVES UP THE RATINGS IN THE ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK

The Annual Health Check results announced today (16th October) by the Healthcare Commission show that St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has improved its ratings for both quality of services and use of resources during 2007/08. The Commission’s report shows that St George’s is delivering improved services at a …

16 Oct 2008 | Tags: quality ratings resources services


LOCAL PATIENTS TO BENEFIT FROM A NEW CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AT ST GEORGE’S

St George’s Hospital has welcomed the announcement that St George’s, University of London (SGUL) and Royal Holloway, University of London are set to merge to become a major player in higher education and health research and education in South West London. The merger will combine the excellence of the two …

3 Oct 2008 | Tags: excellence merger SWaN


TRUST MAKES STEADY PROGRESS IN CONTROLLING INFECTION

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed the publication of the latest figures showing substantial reductions in the incidence of both MRSA and Clostridium difficile at the hospital. The Trust has recorded a dramatic reduction in the number of MRSA bacteraemia cases, from 87 cases in 2006/07 to …

17 Jul 2008 | Tags: Clostridium control infection MRSA reductions


SPOTCHECK SHOWS ST GEORGE’S IS TOP AT INFECTION CONTROL

The Healthcare Commission has given St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust the top score of a triple green light after an assessment against national measures aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections. St George’s Hospital, Tooting, was scrutinised by the health watchdog during an unannounced inspection in March. The results of …

11 Jun 2008 | Tags: spot check top score triple green light


EMERGENCY SERVICES PULL TOGETHER FOR ST GEORGE’S

TOOTING’s emergency services have chosen St George’s as the beneficiary of their combined effort to pull a 3350 kg ambulance through the streets of Tooting. As part of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Midsummer Fun Day on Saturday 21 June, Tooting Fire Station, Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team and …

11 Jun 2008 | Tags: BATCA Fun Day Gatton Muslim primary Midsummer St Augustine's Church


ST GEORGE’S TOP FOR REDUCING PATIENT WAITS

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised by the minister of state for public health for exceeding a government target to reduce patient waits – nine months ahead of deadline. The Trust is one of just 35 in England and one of six in the London area …

10 Jun 2008 | Tags: exceeding patient waits reduce


BREAST SCREENING ADVICE GOES ON THE WEB

The South West London Breast Screening Service is launching a web site to help inform local women about breast screening services. The web site – www.swlbreastscreening.co.uk – has been designed to allow women to get further information about breast screening from the comfort of their own home. It includes information on: having …

12 May 2008 | Tags: Breast breast screening Screening


St George’s Transformation begins with new front entrance

The main entrance at St George’s Hospital is to gain a complete make-over in a major refurbishment scheme beginning in the spring. This is the first time the entrance to the hospital has been given a face-lift since the Tooting Hospital opened in the late 1970s. Pictured above is an …

3 Mar 2008 | Tags: front entrance make-over refurbishment transport lounge


Hospital and RMHC scoop Wandsworth Design Awards

The two hospital schemes to win awards are the Dragon Children’s Centre, which has won a Commendation Award for Access, and the A Walk on the wild side garden, which receives an Access Award. RMHC has won an Access Award for its Tooting House. The Wandsworth Design Awards have been …

25 Feb 2008 | Tags: Access Award Design Awards dragon children's centre RMHC


Medical students take to the catwalk for charity

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHARITY is the fortunate beneficiary of this year’s hugely successful Student Charity Fashion Show! Students from St George’s University of London chose the Child Development Centre (CDC) at St George’s as their special charity of the year to benefit from all proceeds raised from the Fashion Shows. …

12 Feb 2008 | Tags: catwalk CDC Fashion Show Student Charity


Wimbledon Celtic Supporters support St George’s children

YOUNG INPATIENTS AT ST GEORGE’S received a generous donation of gifts from Wimbledon Celtic Supporters club this week. The club, which meets at the Jack Beards pub on Mitcham Road, Tooting, donated over £800 worth of presents to children on the paediatric wards at St George’s. The gifts range from …

21 Dec 2007 | Tags: Celtic presents Wimbledon


Guyanese achiever benefits hospital

AUTHOR VIDUR DINDAYAL visited St George’s Hospital this week to present a charitable donation to the Chairman. Mr Dindayal, a Streatham resident for 40 years, has donated the proceeds from his first book to benefit children at the Tooting hospital. Mr Dindayal’s book, Guyanese Achievers UK, catalogues the biographies of …

19 Dec 2007 | Tags: charitable donated donation Mr Dindayal VIDUR DINDAYAL


New hospital medical director appointed at St George’s

AS ONE MEDICAL Director retires at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, another is appointed and both are senior radiologists by trade. The Trust has announced that Dr Ros Given-Wilson will become the Trust’s new medical director with responsibility for children’s and women’s services as well as the hospital’s …

6 Nov 2007 | Tags: Dr Derek Dundas Dr Ros Given-Wilson Medical Director