Urogynaecology service update

In June 2015 a decision was taken to temporarily suspend the provision of the urogynaecology sub-specialty service at St George’s due to safety and governance concerns. The trust undertook a consultation process in order to understand future options for the re-provision of this service.
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11 Apr 2016

Coming Home

We say goodbye to 24 Hours in A & E tonight but a new series is planned and we will be back towards the end of the year. In this last episode, a 43-year-old cyclist John is brought to A&E after crashing face first into a car. His injuries are …
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9 Apr 2016

St George’s welcomes appointment of new Chair

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome Sir David Henshaw to the post of Interim Chair of the trust. Sarah Wilton, Acting Chair, said of the appointment, “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Henshaw as the trust’s new Interim Chairman to lead the …
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8 Apr 2016

Recovery at Home – giving people what they want

St George’s has recently launched a new Recovery at Home service (RaH) which provides patients with the same level of excellent care they would receive at St George’s but in the comfort of their own homes. Not only is this something patients have been requesting but there is also evidence …
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7 Apr 2016

Patient services (6th till 8th April 2016)

As you are aware the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that their junior doctor members were prepared to take part in further strike action in relation to their proposed new contracts.

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5 Apr 2016

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer yet it’s a disease which is often overlooked and diagnosed too late. Every year around 16,000 people die of the disease.
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4 Apr 2016

Through Thick and Thin – 24 Hours in A&E

The penultimate episode of series 10 of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is on at 9pm tonight  on Channel 4. Will you be watching with us and tweeting @StGeorgesTrust under the hashtag #24HrsAE? Join us as we tweet during the live show. 13-year-old Tom is rushed to …
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23 Mar 2016

A look into the Recovery at Home service

The service, which was launched in January 2016, has already supported over 20 patients and saved 206 acute hospital bed nights. The team consists of specially trained nurses, physiotherapists and healthcare support workers (and will in the future also include an occupational therapist).
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22 Mar 2016

It’s all about “Heartbreak” in tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Tonight’s episode of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is on at 9pm on Channel 4. Follow @StGeorgesTrust and #24HrsAE as we tweet during the live show. 75-year-old Gerry is rushed to A&E with a dangerously high heart rate of over 250 bpm. “A heart rate of 200-250 is a genuine medical emergency,” …
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16 Mar 2016

Well done team oncology and their award-winning poster for Prostate Cancer UK Summit

Last year physiotherapists Alison Kelly and Helen Ricketts from the Oncology and Haematology team, and clinical nurse specialist Diane O’Connell, teamed up to start a pilot rehabilitation group with an educational component. It’s aimed at men with metastatic prostate cancer to help improve function, mobility and the management of their cancer related symptoms.
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11 Mar 2016

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 is nearly upon us

St George’s has signed up once again to support the internationally renowned awareness campaign – Nutrition and Hydration Week – across the trust.
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11 Mar 2016

Patient services on Thursday 10 March

As you are aware the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that their junior doctor members were prepared to take part in further strike action in relation to their proposed new contracts. As a result, three further dates of industrial action are planned for: 9 – 11 March 2016 Emergency care only …
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8 Mar 2016

It’s all “work hard play hard” in tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

37-year-old IT project manager Robert was travelling to work on his motorbike when he collided with a car. Robert is confused and has injuries to his face and head, he’s taken straight for a CT scan to assess their severity.
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2 Mar 2016

New Hybrid Theatre at St George’s Hospital to enhance patient care

St George’s has opened a new hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre, where state of the art imaging enables less invasive surgery which is safer for patients.
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1 Mar 2016

A sneak peak from today’s filming of BBC’s One Show featuring St George’s innovation in neurosurgery

BBC’s One Show interviews Mr Matthew Crocker, neurosurgeon, before he operates on a patient with a broken back. This new type of surgery cuts down tremendously the recovery time. Likelihood is that the patient will start walking tomorrow. This used to take a couple of months previously.

Look out for the piece on the BBC One Show.
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29 Feb 2016