News and Events

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.
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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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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

Redthread Youth Violence Intervention at St George’s

Hundreds of teenagers fall victim to gang-related violence every year with some becoming trapped in a cycle of violence. Two Redthread specialist youth workers will now be based in St George’s ED to help break this cycle. Continue reading

22 Apr 2015 | Tags: Emergency Department gang violence Kings Hospital mayor initiative Redthread specialist youth workers

Tell us why St George’s is special to you and you could win a helipad tour!

To mark St George’s day we’re asking you to tweet, Facebook or email us with your stories, poems or photos of why St George’s is special to you… Continue reading

16 Apr 2015 | Tags: Celebrate competition helipad St George's St George's Day

An emotional award for Edi

At St George’s we share a vision of improving the health of our patients and local community. We keep patients at the heart of everything that we do with our values designed to inspire our staff: Kind • Look after our patients as we would like to be looked after … Continue reading

10 Apr 2015 | Tags: awards Miles Scott patient experience values

Nick’s moonwalk to recovery

In December 2014 St George’s purchased an anti-gravity treadmill to help better treat patients like Nick. The machine is designed to enable patients to exercise at reduced gravity meaning there is less weight being placed on their injured limb. It can be set-up anywhere between 20-100% gravity with 20% being likened to walking on the moon. Continue reading

7 Apr 2015 | Tags: a&e anti-gravity treadmill Motorbike physiotherapy Sky Crisis Sky1 trauma

Looking to the future with ’24 Hours in A&E’

This week’s episode focuses on patients and families who try to look to the future, rather than dwelling on the past.
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31 Mar 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E car accident major trauma

Medical Proceure

Strong bonds forged on ’24 Hours in A&E’

This week’s episode focuses on families whose strong bonds have been forged through the worst that life can throw at them. Continue reading

25 Mar 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E episode 12 Series 8 strong bonds

Stroke patient flown to St George’s for urgent treatment

St George’s received its first hospital transfer stroke patient by air last week. Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance were called to transfer a stroke patient from the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford to St Georges Hospital last week. The patient had failed to respond to his initial treatment and needed … Continue reading

24 Mar 2015 | Tags: helipad KSS Stroke thrombectomy

St George’s to become the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for non-invasive prenatal screening

Leading London NHS trust teams up with Premaitha Health to create the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for non-invasive prenatal screening. Continue reading

23 Mar 2015

Guardian angels on ’24 Hours in A&E’

This week’s episode focuses on patients and their families who feel like a guardian angel has watched over them at a crucial time. Continue reading

17 Mar 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E cancer guardian angels Paediatrics seris 8