News and events


Going the distance for Cancer Research

A HELICOPTER ride over London and half-hour flying lesson will be up for grabs alongside pampering treats and restaurant dinners at a fundraising auction held by St George’s Hospital staff on Friday 27th April for Cancer Research UK. Organisers Endocrine Sister Lisa Wynn and Medical Oncology Registrar Susanna Alexander of …

25 Apr 2007 | Tags: cancer research


EastEnders actor opens new hospital garden

JOSEPH KPOBIE, well-known for playing Juley Smith in Eastenders, will visit St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Tuesday 1 May to open a new garden at the heart of the hospital. Mr Kpobie was born at St George’s, his mother nursed at the hospital for many years and his sister …

25 Apr 2007 | Tags: hospital garden


Dragon Children’s Centre opens its doors

A SIX-MONTH project to refurbish St George’s Children’s Clinic is complete, creating a bright and child-friendly space which will now be known as the Dragon Children’s Centre. The centre was officially opened by Mr Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting on Friday 13 April. Formerly known as the Children’s Outpatients Department, …

17 Apr 2007 | Tags: dragon children's centre


Former patient returns to St George’s with cash for ward

NINE YEARS AGO, Dave Ward was treated at St George’s Hospital for a heart by-pass. He hasn’t forgotten the treatment that saved his life and he returned this week with a cheque for £710.00. Dave, from Wallington in Surrey, raised the money through the sports club he runs as chairman …

3 Apr 2007


Help for Cancer Patients

PEOPLE with cancer can get help to get the welfare benefits to which they are entitled thanks to Wandsworth Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Macmillan Cancer Support. A recently opened service will run at three different venues, including the Health Information Centre at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, to help cancer …

2 Apr 2007 | Tags: cancer resource centre


St George’s sets the pitch for hearing target

HEALTH MINISTER Ivan Lewis visited St George’s Hospital on Monday 5th March 2007 to set the NHS a new challenge: to cut waiting times and treat people with hearing problems more quickly. Ivan Lewis, the Minister of State for Care Services, chose to visit St George’s as an example of …

6 Mar 2007


New birth unit for top maternity service

A NEW midwifery-led unit is to open at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this summer, providing more choice for women who want to deliver without drugs or medical intervention. The aim is to create a ‘home away from home’ for families. The unit, which has yet to be …

6 Mar 2007 | Tags: birth unit


Who is your St George’s nursing hero of the year?

FOR THE second year running, patients and staff at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are being invited to nominate their nursing or midwifery hero of the year. The award is given in recognition of the extraordinary contribution made by each of the Trust’s 2,000 nurses and midwives to …

5 Mar 2007 | Tags: nursing hero


World Kidney Day

ARE YOUR kidneys okay? This is the challenge which will be made by doctors and nurses at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, on Thursday 8th March, World Kidney Day. Healthy kidneys remove waste and toxins from our blood, so these can be excreted, along with excess water, as urine. But as …

26 Feb 2007 | Tags: world kidney day


Awards for St George’s leaders

TUESDAY 13th February, was a proud day for St George’s as its leaders were honoured for their work and achievements within the NHS. Chief Executive David Astley received his OBE from the Queen during a ceremony of investiture at Buckingham Palace. The award, one of those announced in the New …

22 Feb 2007


Dragon Children’s Centre opens its doors

A SIX-MONTH project to refurbish St George’s Children’s Clinic is complete , creating a bright and child-friendly space which will now be known as the Dragon Children’s Centre. The first clinics took place in the refurbished department on Monday 29 January. Formerly known as the Children’s Outpatients Department, the Centre …

6 Feb 2007


Life-saving cancer screening comes to Sutton and Merton

A NEW NHS initiative will help people in Sutton and Merton to defeat one of the biggest cancer killers in the UK. Bowel cancer affects one in 20 people, and kills more than 16,000 people in the UK every year. Men and women aged between 60 and 69* are being …

5 Feb 2007 | Tags: cancer screening


New Chief Exec awarded OBE

THE NEW Chief Executive of St George’s Hospital has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list. David Astley, who joined the Trust in December, received the award for services to the NHS and said he was shocked but honoured to have been given the award: “I must …

2 Jan 2007 | Tags: chief executive obe


First anniversary raffle

A SPECIAL house for families of children staying at St George’s Hospital is celebrating its first anniversary of opening with a festive raffle. Children may travel a long distance to receive specialist treatment at St George’s and Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation in eight en suite rooms to provide …

5 Dec 2006


Mother returns to hospital with gift of life

EVER since Natasha Kearns’ daughter was admitted to the children’s intensive care unit at St George’s hospital in Tooting, she’s wanted to give something back to the fantastic staff there. And last week, she did just that. Natasha, husband Stuart and baby daughter Sorcha, returned to St George’s to present …

28 Nov 2006