News and Events

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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

Shereen Sadiq awards her very special NHS Hero

St George’s Hospital was the setting for a special reunion this afternoon as Shereen Sadiq returned to the hospital to pay tribute to her NHS Hero, Mr Mehmet Manisali, the maxillofacial surgeon who has turned her life around. Continue reading

31 Jul 2013 | Tags: neurosurgery NHS Hero

Award of excellence for St George’s paediatric psychologist

St George’s paediatric psychologist, Dr Gillian Colville, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of paediatric psychology. Dr Colville received the Judith Houghton Award from the Paediatric Psychology Network (a sub-section of the British Psychology Society). Continue reading

30 Jul 2013 | Tags: award paediatric psychology

Vast majority of patients recommend St George’s to friends and family

Figures released nationally today from the new Friends and Family Test show that patients who were treated at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and used the new Friends and Family Test feedback system would recommend the trust. Continue reading

30 Jul 2013 | Tags: feedback Friends and Family Test

New hospital inspection plans welcomed

Wandsworth Council and St George’s Hospital in Tooting have welcomed the introduction of a new hospital inspection regime. Continue reading

29 Jul 2013 | Tags: CQC feedback Healthwatch inspection Wandsworth

Francis report announced today

The trust welcomes the report by Robert Francis QC into the failings of Stafford Hospital which will be published later today. Every NHS organisation and every NHS professional must reflect on the report and on their own services to ask “could any aspect of the failings at Stafford Hospital happen … Continue reading

29 Jul 2013


New university-NHS alliance to improve healthcare in south London

A Strategic Alliance that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals has been agreed between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Board and St George’s, University of London. Continue reading

18 Jul 2013 | Tags: education King's Health Partners Miles Scott Peter Kopelman Research St George's University of London

International honour as St George’s picks up another Centre of Excellence accreditation

The blood pressure unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has been recognised as a hypertension Centre of Excellence for providing the highest standards of care to its patients. Continue reading

25 Jun 2013 | Tags: accreditation award blood pressure centre of excellence Dr Antonios hypertension