News and Events

Implant helps Helena take the plunge!

Helena Martins assumed she had woken earlier than normal when she was greeted by overwhelming silence. There was no sound of traffic outside.

19 Nov 2013

Enhanced Recovery awareness campaign has launched

The new awareness campaign for Enhanced Recovery is under way. This aims to increase participation in Enhanced Recovery across all

14 Nov 2013

The Governor Elections – Make your vote count!

The new Staff Governor elections have begun, with only a week left to get your vote in. Deadline closes on Monday 18th November for staff nominations.

11 Nov 2013

The future’s as bright as we want it to be, says Sir Bruce

One of the NHS’s most senior figures visited St George’s Hospital to tell staff about the challenges and opportunities facing the organisation.

Sir Bruce Keogh, a former clinician at the hospital and currently Medical Director of NHS England, said the NHS had a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to improve services if it ignored mediocrity and made an opportunity out of adversity.

7 Nov 2013

Hospital patients take centre stage

Patients from St George’s Hospital, Tooting, took part in a unique arts project which saw 30 performances simultaneously take place across London. Home saw actors and actresses create mini performances based on the lives and experiences of people living in the chosen locations. Actor Darren Hart (pictured) has previously spoken …

5 Nov 2013

Helen Webb and Bernard Kelly

Doctor praises hospital’s unsung heroes

A local doctor has praised the work of two ‘unsung hospital heroes’ for helping give HIV patients a stronger voice. Dr Mark Pakianathan, a consultant at St George’s Hospital’s Courtyard Clinic, says the efforts of specialist nurse Helen Webb and sexual health advisor Bernard Kelly in organising and facilitating an …

5 Nov 2013

Community Open Day 2013

Youngsters got the chance to check out nursing as a possible career during an open day at St George’s Hospital. Children got to grips with a model patient in the hospital’s simulation suite where they could check the mannequin’s pulse and heart beat while other children practised patching up teddy …

18 Oct 2013

St George’s annual report 2012/13 reflects on a year of achievement and improvement

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its annual report and accounts for the 2012/13 financial year. The report can be read online at where it can also be downloaded as a PDF. Copies of the summary report will also be made available to patients and visitors …

13 Sep 2013

Ann faces up to life saving challenge

Ann O’Sullivan is facing the biggest challenge in her life at an age when most retired people have nothing more stressful on their minds than deciding what to watch on TV. The 69-year-old went to see her GP about a sinus problem only to discover her headaches were caused by …

30 Aug 2013

Community wards shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award

Wandsworth CCG’s ‘Community Wards’ initiative has been shortlisted in the ‘Primary Care and Community Service Redesign’ category at the prestigious 2013 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The HSJ Awards, to be held on 19 November, are the leading awards in UK healthcare. With 22 categories the awards champion best practice …

23 Aug 2013

£18m boost to tackle major health challenges in South London

Health researchers in south London have been given £18 million to help tackle some of the area’s most pressing health problems.

9 Aug 2013 | Tags: CLAHRC funding NHR South London training

Moving times

It’s said that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events. But when you compare that to a CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection I’m not so sure. We have another CQC visit coming soon so I can tell you in next month’s blog which experience I prefer! Like most married men, …

9 Aug 2013

Helipad construction gets off the ground

The biggest crane in the UK has been assembled at St George’s Hospital in Tooting where it is helping to build a helipad.

9 Aug 2013 | Tags: helipad HELP

From PowerPoint to patient

What makes a good week for a hospital chief executive? Well, as I’ve just had one, here’s my view on some of the key ingredients. Learning what’s being done to drive up quality and then hearing from patients how great some of our services are is right up there in …

1 Aug 2013

St George’s stoma care department wins special patient award

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s stoma care department has received a special award for its dedication and support to their patients.

31 Jul 2013 | Tags: care colostomy Purple Iris Award stoma