News and Events

Annual Values Awards 2015

For the first time this year the trust held Annual Values Awards to replace our Special Achievement Awards. The awards were presented by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen and were chosen from all the Values Awards nominations made in the previous year by the Listening into Action sponsor group. There were …

27 May 2015

Exploring clinical research at St George’s

Last week St George’s opened the doors of its Clinical Research Facility (CRF) to mark ‘International Clinical Trial Day’ (ICTD). Each year, ICTD is celebrated on or near 20 May to mark the day that James Lind started his famous trial in 1747 assessing the value of using lemons and …

26 May 2015 | Tags: Awareness Clinical Research facility International Clinical Trial Day patient involvement public engagement Research st georges university

’24 Hours in A&E’ returns for series nine at St George’s!

Series nine, episode one hits our TV screens on Wednesday 27 May at 9pm on Channel 4. Best brace yourself as it features heart-stopping helmet camera footage of a motorbike accident that sees a father and son rushed to St George’s A&E.

24 May 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Episode One helmet camera motorbike accident series nine

St George’s pharmacy and therapy teams are “highly commended”

St George’s was proud to see both our pharmacy and therapy teams represented at this year’s national Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) conference. Principle physiotherapist Jennifer Willis gave a presentation to 100 attendees discussing the extended roles of the St George’s therapy team in both our emergency department and acute …

19 May 2015 | Tags: acute medicine unit awarded intervention pharmacy Research SAM conference therapy

Show us your talent Tooting and you could win tickets to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Are you a fan of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’? Ever dreamt of soaking up the atmosphere at a LIVE show? Then this is the competition for you! Last month Stephen Mulhern visited St George’s to film a music video up on our helipad. We were pretty impressed with his rapping …

15 May 2015 | Tags: Britain's Got Talent ticket competition Tooting Talent

St George’s is the leading trust for organ donation in the UK

Ian Trenholm, chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant paid St George’s a visit last month. He was here to meet our organ donation team and congratulate them on another successful year.

13 May 2015 | Tags: donors NSH Blood and Transplant organ donation transplant tree of life trust visit

St George’s celebrates International Nurses’ Day

St George’s marked International Nurses’ Day with the trust’s annual nursing awards. The awards identify and celebrate the nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and mentors in the trust who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care.

12 May 2015 | Tags: healthcare assistant International Nurses' Day mentor midwifery nursing awards

St George’s and Mitie are helping young people into work

St George’s and Mitie, our facilities management company, are working together to help young people with learning difficulties gain vital employment skills. Mitie’s healthcare cleaning team has been supporting three young people through Project SEARCH, an international training programme aimed at guiding young people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities …

12 May 2015 | Tags: disability employment learning disabilities Mitie Project SEARCH training

St George’s working with Monitor to address our deficit

NHS finances have been extensively documented in the media. St George’s, like many other trusts, has encountered a deficit. In April we reported a £16m deficit for 2014/15 (on a turnover of £740m) having planned a small surplus. As a major trauma centre, we have been particularly affected by the …

11 May 2015 | Tags: finance Monitor NHS pressures reduce deficit

St George’s opens a new cancer ward

The Gordon-Smith Ward was officially opened by Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS England’s Regional Director for London, and is the second step of investment in the trust’s cancer services.

11 May 2015 | Tags: Anne Rainsberry cancer Gordon Smith haematology new ward oncology

Nepal earthquake appeal

Buddhi Pant grew up in the Gorkha district in Nepal. His hometown, Simley, and surrounding villages were all destroyed by the earthquake that you will have heard about on the news.

1 May 2015

Restricted vehicle access at St George’s – Saturday 25th April

If you are travelling to St George’s Hospital this weekend please note there will be restricted access for vehicles within the site between 08:00 and 13:00.

24 Apr 2015

First Touch transforms the neonatal ‘Quiet Room’

The St George’s neonatal unit is a level three centre, meaning it takes care of the sickest and most premature babies across South West London, and sometimes beyond. The ‘Quiet Room’ is an important space within the unit where staff can take parents and relatives to sensitively explain the treatment …

24 Apr 2015 | Tags: First Touch fundraising neonatal quiet room

St George’s Day competition winners announced!

Last week we launched a special St George’s Day competition asking for people to tell us why St George’s Hospital is special to them. We were inundated with entries from staff, friends, relatives, past and present patients. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to make a submission. …

24 Apr 2015 | Tags: competition helipad patient stories St George's Day staff examples winners