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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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%… Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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

Study suggests diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women

A study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology today has found that a diet and exercise regime designed for ‘high-risk’ obese pregnant women does not prevent gestational diabetes. The research, led by King’s College London, suggests that resources to tackle gestational diabetes in obese pregnant women would be better directed … Continue reading

10 Jul 2015 | Tags: exercise gestational diabetes King's College Lancet obesity patient recruitment Research

Saying thank you to those who gave all they could

On Saturday 4th July St George’s held a special ‘Tree of Life’ memorial paying tribute to, thanking and remembering the many people who have donated life-saving organs. Continue reading

6 Jul 2015 | Tags: Chaplain donation Donor Familes memorial NHS Blood and Transplant tree of life

Feeling the heat on ’24 Hours in A&E’

Episode seven of Channel 4’s hit drama documentary focuses on patients treated on a busy evening at the height of summer. “Some people, they go out and have far too much to drink… get into fights…and do somebody some pretty significant damage. It’s very difficult to understand how there are … Continue reading

1 Jul 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E brain surgery Dr Phil Moss Emergency Nurse Practitioner Becky Summer

Is sugar driving the obesity epidemic?

The second-ever national Dietitians Week ran from June 8-12 this year with dietitians across the UK working hard to share their expertise and promote awareness for their role within healthcare. As part of the week we joined forces with St George’s, University of London to organise a public debate about … Continue reading

29 Jun 2015 | Tags: 2015 Bariatric Surgery Dietitians Week Scott Lonnee St George's University of London Sugar debate

New exhibition unveiled at Queen Mary’s to mark centenary year

Patients and staff from down the years gathered at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton yesterday for the opening of a new exhibition celebrating the hospital’s rich history. Continue reading

25 Jun 2015 | Tags: Gemma Trotter Gordon Jones Miles Scott Queen Mary's Hospital Queen Mary's Museum and Archive Group Ravi Govindia

’24 Hours in A&E’ shines a light on the importance of support

Episode five of ’24 Hours in A&E’ series nine focuses on the importance of having someone to love and support us when life gets tough. 66-year-old Gerald is rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after falling ten feet from his loft, through his bannisters and then down two flights … Continue reading

24 Jun 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 Emergency Department episode five series 9 support

Sainsbury’s staff vote to support First Touch for second year

Charitable staff at Tooting Sainsbury’s have chosen, First Touch, St George’s dedicated neonatal charity as their ‘Charity of Year’ for another year! Staff have taken part in a number of fundraising events raising money to help sick and premature babies. Last year they donated £2,000 which was used to help … Continue reading

19 Jun 2015 | Tags: First Touch fundraising neonatal Sainsbury's

Showing care and kindness during ’24 Hours in A&E’

This week’s ’24 Hours in A&E’ episode focuses on caring and kindness, whether from staff, family or friends. 13-year-old cyclist Sam is rushed to A&E after coming off her bike at high speed during a race, landing on her head. She’s complaining of pain down her spine and has been … Continue reading

17 Jun 2015

St George’s surgeon cycles over 200 miles to raise money for robotic-assisted training in the UK

Dr Nicholas Faure Walker, urologist surgeon from St George’s Hospital has arrived at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) annual conference in Manchester after a 210-mile long charity cycle ride from London. The funds raised will be used by The Urology Foundation to support the training of more surgeons … Continue reading

17 Jun 2015 | Tags: BIke2BAUS cycling fundraising intuitive surgical robotic surgery surgeon

Staff pull together to fulfil Margaret’s last wish

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. – Claude T Bissell Margaret, 56, was a long-term patient at St George’s. She had received chemotherapy and undergone surgery to fight … Continue reading

15 Jun 2015 | Tags: chemotherapy Gretchen knightingale ward Margaret neck cancer palliative surgery wedding