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Teenager who suffered cardiac arrest reunited with heroes who saved his life

A teenage boy who suffered a cardiac arrest outside Twickenham Stadium has been reunited with the London Ambulance crew and medics at St George’s Hospital who saved his life. A team of ambulance crews, doctors and security staff at the stadium worked together in a race against time to rescue …
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6 Apr 2023


ACCESS all areas for London’s critically unwell patients

A pioneering specialist ambulance service for transporting critically-ill patients between hospitals starts tomorrow in London (1 April 2023). The Adult Critical Care Emergency Support Service (ACCESS), a partnership of Barts Health NHS Trust, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and the London Ambulance …
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31 Mar 2023 | Tags: access critical care support service patient transport


Temporary changes to homebirth and birth centre services at St George’s Hospital

As of 23 March, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our birth centre. We continue to temporarily divert care from our birth centre to our main delivery suite. We are still providing midwifery led care, and can adapt the environment on the delivery suite to meet your needs, …
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30 Mar 2023


First Touch peer support group wins local community award

Congratulations go our to St George’s in house neonatal charity, First touch NNU, for winning a community award at the BATCA (Balham and Tooting Community Association, for their peer supporter scheme for mums and dads on our neonatal ward. The aim of the BATCA Community Awards is to recognise the …
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22 Mar 2023


Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visit St George’s

St George’s hosted a visit from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steven Barclay on Thursday 16 March.
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19 Mar 2023


Celebrating Mother’s Day across our hospitals

To mark Mother’s Day, we spoke to some of the amazing mums and daughters who work for us here at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group…
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17 Mar 2023


Emergency departments face their busiest Monday of the year on first day of junior doctors strikes

Emergency departments at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier’s hospitals were hit by their busiest Monday this year – with more than 1,000 people coming through their doors over the course of the day. This high demand – the equivalent of roughly one person every 90 seconds – came during …
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14 Mar 2023


St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals issue advice to the public ahead of junior doctor strikes

Use our services wisely but continue to come forward in an emergency and attend appointments unless you hear otherwise – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group ahead of the junior doctor strikes next week. Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) and …
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11 Mar 2023


St George’s Green Plan Workshop

This week we ran a workshop to refresh St George’s Green Plan and bring sustainability back into our teams and key stakeholders top priorities. The healthcare we provide in the future depends on the action we take on climate change today. “It will be grimly ironic if the NHS creates …
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10 Mar 2023


Quitting tobacco for good this No Smoking Day

On Wednesday 8 March thousands of smokers were encouraged to quit tobacco for good during the annual No Smoking Day. Around 6 million people in the UK smoke, while around 80,000 die every year from smoking-related causes. That’s 80,000 too many. St. George’s Tobacco Dependence team were on hand in …
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8 Mar 2023


St George’s mends broken hearts

St George’s structural heart team has doubled the number of hearts they’ve fixed via TAVI procedures in the last two years.
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14 Feb 2023


Tens of thousands of patients tested for HIV in our Emergency Departments

Tens of thousands of patients were tested for HIV in our emergency departments last year, thanks to an opt-out scheme that aims to ensure people who have the virus get the support they need quickly.  St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group offers opt-out HIV testing in …
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10 Feb 2023


Rare cancer teen survivor inspired to be a nurse thanks to team who saved her life

A recovered paediatric cancer patient is hoping to follow in the footsteps of those in the outstanding rated paediatric team at St George’s Hospital that saved her life. Zoe Magness, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday, was just four years old when she became unwell and doctors found a tumour …
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10 Feb 2023


Cancer patient commends St George’s for ‘kindness, compassion and understanding’ post-surgery

John Organ was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in November 2022. He was operated on by a specialist team at St George’s just seven weeks later, and successfully had his cancer removed. From diagnosis right through to the operation, John was so grateful for his care. Ahead of World Cancer Day …
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2 Feb 2023


#TeamStGeorges raise awareness for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

From 23 – 29 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2023, all week long the gynaecology team at St George’s have been raising awareness. In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are between the ages of 25 and 64, are registered as female with your …
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27 Jan 2023