Thousands raised for air ambulance in memory of Ray

A team of cyclists have raised more than £8,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance by tracing the final journey of a much-loved father and friend. Ray Yeo, from Goring, was helping a neighbour put up a car port when he fell from a step ladder earlier this year. …
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8 Sep 2015 | Tags: air ambulance cycling fundraising kent KSS neurosciences Ray surrey sussex

Nine out of ten people would recommend St George’s to a friend or relative

THE NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) reached a memorable milestone this month by achieving its ten millionth piece of feedback from patients
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24 Aug 2015 | Tags: complaints NHS Friends and Family Test PALS patient voice real time feedback

Reggie’s gift to bereaved families at St George’s

Last month St George’s received a very kind and thoughtful gift from the Scanlon family. Trudie, her brother Leo and her son Archie came to meet with St George’s Hospital Charity and some of our midwives so that they could give us a special ‘Cuddle Cot’ which will help parents …
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7 Aug 2015 | Tags: Cuddle Cots Reggie Scanlon Family St George's Hospital Charity Stillbirth

Travel disruption during this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon event

The annual Prudential RideLondon event is taking place this weekend (1st/2nd August). Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. Nearly 95,000 cyclists are expected to participate in five events throughout London and Surrey. Please be aware that this is expected …
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31 Jul 2015 | Tags: public transport RideLondon staff Travel disruption visitors

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