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 | Tags: advanced scanner Associate Medical Director catheters hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre Matt Thompson Professor of Vascular Surgery radiology Renate Wendler St James wing vascular surgery

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 | Tags: BBC One Show matthew crocker neurosurgery press officer Tim Jones

Visit from NHS England Chief AHP Officer, Suzanne Rastgrick

Last month an event was held at St George’s where allied health professionals (AHPs) showcased a series and examples of innovative practice and research. The event, attended by Suzanne Rastgrick, NHS England Chief AHP Officer, was opened by Jennie Hall, Chief Nurse, on behalf of Miles Scott in conjunction with Jenny …
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26 Feb 2016 | Tags: AHPs Jennie Hall Jenny Higham Miles Scott NHS England Chief AHP Officer STAR Suzanne Rastgrick

A close shave, but all for a good cause

An executive director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shaved his beard for charity earlier this week – raising almost £1000.
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25 Feb 2016 | Tags: board member Charity equipment executive director fundraising JustGiving New Kit Appeal patients St George's Hospital Charity St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Twitter

“Daddy’s Girl” is the title of tonight’s episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The next episode of the award-winning TV series “24 Hours in A&E” is back on this Wednesday, 25th February. Will you be watching with us and tweeting@StGeorgesTrust under the hashtag #24HrsAE? The kick off is at 9pm on Channel 4.
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24 Feb 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E blood test broken leg febrile convulsions heart attack Leukaemia severe chest pain X-ray

Opening of the Charles Pumphrey Unit for cardiology elective admissions

We are pleased to announce that today marks the opening of a new cardiology elective admissions unit called the Charles Pumphrey Unit.
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18 Feb 2016 | Tags: Atkinson Morley Charles Pumphrey Unit Dr Pumphrey

‘Diamonds for Rice’ – a patient’s story

Diamonds for Rice tells the remarkable story of Eric Evans who has survived a terrorist’s bomb, a civil war, blood cancer – and two bone marrow transplants from the same young donor.
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15 Feb 2016

Dr Angela Houston discusses ways that St George’s have been tackling tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis is a curable disease, but we need to work hard to beat it. London has been labelled the TB capital of western Europe where England has the highest number of cases of the disease. And of the people with TB in England, 4 in 10 live in London.
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12 Feb 2016 | Tags: dr angela houston NICE tuberculosis

Suspension of urogynaecology sub-specialty service at St George’s

You may have seen articles in the local and national press about the suspension of the urogynaecology sub-specialty service. There have also been flyers and posters given out outside the hospital, and a march opposing the suspension was held on Saturday (6 February). The sub-speciality of urogynaecology was suspended in …
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12 Feb 2016 | Tags: March 2016 Board meeting St George’s FGM clinic The Guardian Urogynaecology urogynaecology sub-specialty service

Statement from Miles Scott on Junior Drs contract imposition

You may have read that I was one of 20 chief executives referenced in a letter from NHS chief negotiator Sir David Dalton to the Secretary of State regarding the Junior Drs contract negotiations. My response to the media enquires received throughout the day is as follows; “I was happy …
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12 Feb 2016

It’s “Training Day” on ’24 Hours in A&E’

The next episode (18) of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” is nearly here! It’s due to be aired on Wednesday, 17 February, at 9pm on Channel 4.
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12 Feb 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E

Hyper Acute Stroke Unit receives an ‘A’ grade in the recent national stroke audit for quality of care

St George’s continues to focus on improving the care for patients with stroke. In the latest published SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme) quarterly report, the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) is now rated an A grade.
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11 Feb 2016 | Tags: CT scan HASU hyper-acute stroke unit SSNAP SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme TIA Transient Ischaemic Attack

“Till Death Do Us Part” is what the next episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’ is all about

Are you excited about the next episode (no 17) of the ’24 Hours in A&E’ as much as we are? The show is back with a bang is on Wednesday, 10th of February on Channel 4 at 9pm. Follow @StGeorgesTrust on Twitter for a countdown and live updates, but most importantly comment while you watch under #24HrsAE.
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9 Feb 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E

Patient services on Wednesday 10th February 2016

The Department of Health continued their negotiations with junior doctors but these talks broke down on Monday 4 January 2016 and the BMA confirmed industrial action by junior doctors on the following day: 08:00 to 17:00 Wednesday 10 February (full walk-out)
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5 Feb 2016

St George’s response to today’s HSJ article on PwC report

In response to the article published by the HSJ today in to the independent report by PwC ‘Forensic review and assessment at a Glance and Recommendations’, St George’s response is as follows: The period covered in the report is now more than a year ago. A great deal has changed …
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4 Feb 2016