News and Events

St George’s is first major trauma centre in London recognised for its anaesthetic service

The anaesthetic department at St George’s Hospital has received Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) in recognition of the excellent service it provides. ACSA is a unique and prestigious scheme run by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) that enables departments to demonstrate quality in key areas, including patient experience and …

14 Oct 2015 | Tags: ACSA anaesthesia Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) anaesthetic anaesthetic care Care Quality Commission Dr J-P van Besouw Dr Liz Williams Dr Mark Edsell Dr Tony Turley patient care patient experience RCoA Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)

Simon sweats beads for charity

Simon Fitch, Head of International Development at St George’s, University of London has successfully run the 100km/62 miles Thames Path Challenge to raise £8,500 for ‘Be Child Cancer Aware’ (BCCA). “The moment I decided I wanted to show my support for BCCA was when visiting a friend’s son in St …

28 Sep 2015 | Tags: Be Child Cancer Aware Charity st georges university Thames Run

Bringing the beauty of Richmond Park to St George’s

Children and teenagers being treated at St George’s Hospital are now able to enjoy a brand new Richmond Park themed isolation room on Pinckney ward paediatric unit. The £3,000 refurbishment project sponsored by The Rowans School in Wimbledon and Peter Jones Department Store was coordinated by Samuel’s Charity and Momentum. …

23 Sep 2015 | Tags: cancer Isolation Room Momentum Charity paediatric Pinckney Ward Revamp

The ePMA team

St George’s shortlisted for HSJ Award!

The electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) team have been shortlisted for the prestigious Health Services Journal award. They have been nominated under the category of ‘Using Technology to Improve Efficiency’ for their entry ‘How electronic prescribing and medicines administration is delivering safer, better and smarter healthcare.’    Electronic prescribing …

18 Sep 2015 | Tags: efficiency electronic prescribing ePMA HSJ awards medicine administration technology Will Hall

St George’s opens the largest specialist neurorehabilitation centre in London

Effective rehabilitation needs to have a multi-disciplinary approach. Patients at the Wolfson will receive treatment with input from physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, specialist consultants, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists and occupational therapists.

9 Sep 2015 | Tags: Henry Marsh Justine Greening Miles Scott neurorehabilitation Queen Mary Hospital Wolfson

St George’s gets behind the ‘Seven Days to Say Yes I Donate’ campaign

In July this year St George’s reported the highest number of organ donors in the country. Last year our consent rate was 77%, nearly 20% above the national average. We are proud of this but we know more needs to be done.

8 Sep 2015

Thousands raised for air ambulance in memory of Ray

A team of cyclists have raised more than £8,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance by tracing the final journey of a much-loved father and friend. Ray Yeo, from Goring, was helping a neighbour put up a car port when he fell from a step ladder earlier this year. …

8 Sep 2015 | Tags: air ambulance cycling fundraising kent KSS neurosciences Ray surrey sussex

Nine out of ten people would recommend St George’s to a friend or relative

THE NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) reached a memorable milestone this month by achieving its ten millionth piece of feedback from patients

24 Aug 2015 | Tags: complaints NHS Friends and Family Test PALS patient voice real time feedback

Reggie’s gift to bereaved families at St George’s

Last month St George’s received a very kind and thoughtful gift from the Scanlon family. Trudie, her brother Leo and her son Archie came to meet with St George’s Hospital Charity and some of our midwives so that they could give us a special ‘Cuddle Cot’ which will help parents …

7 Aug 2015 | Tags: Cuddle Cots Reggie Scanlon Family St George's Hospital Charity Stillbirth

Travel disruption during this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon event

The annual Prudential RideLondon event is taking place this weekend (1st/2nd August). Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. Nearly 95,000 cyclists are expected to participate in five events throughout London and Surrey. Please be aware that this is expected …

31 Jul 2015 | Tags: public transport RideLondon staff Travel disruption visitors

St George’s responds to Monitor’s findings

St George’s has been working with Monitor (the regulator of NHS funded healthcare) to examine our financial position and identify solutions for a financial recovery. Monitor has now completed its investigation and has concluded that, due to the worsening financial position towards the end of 2014/15, the £46.2m deficit forecast …

30 Jul 2015 | Tags: finances investigation Miles Scott Monitor Patient Safety quality care

Ketogenic diet is key to Harry’s health

Anna and Tom Gorrell were thrilled when their son Harry was born in March 2014. Weighing 7lb 10oz with brown hair he appeared healthy and happy. However, when Harry turned four months old he started to experience seizures. At first it was only a few but as the days passed …

24 Jul 2015 | Tags: Dietitians fat Harry ketogenic diet nutrition protein seizures

St George’s bucks the national trend

The number of nationally donated organs has fallen for the first time in 11 years. St George’s goes against this trend reporting the highest number of organ donors in the country last year and a consent rate of 77%…

20 Jul 2015 | Tags: conset donation national average NHS Blood and Transplant transplant

Father’s Day on ’24 Hours in A&E’

Tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’ is the last of the current series. Filmed on father’s day last year it focuses on the challenges of parenting. 3-year-old Billy is brought to A&E by his parents with swollen eyes after accidentally squirting washing detergent in them. Billy also has a …

15 Jul 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 episode eight last episode parenting series nine

St George’s celebrates Project SEARCH success

Project SEARCH at St George’s is a collaborative programme between Action on Disability, Cricket Green School and the trust. The 2014/15 students are now nearing the end of their year at St George’s Hospital and are ready for work. This month we have celebrated their achievements with a graduation ceremony.

14 Jul 2015 | Tags: celebration employment graduation Project SEARCH success