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Spot check shows St George’s is protecting patients from infections

An unannounced inspection of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by the Quality Care Commission (CQC) on 25th November has confirmed the hospital is meeting its duty to protect patients and staff from infections. The CQC spot check focused on four areas of the hospital, two wards and two …

17 Dec 2009 | Tags: CQC inspection spot check Zoe Packman


St George’s appoints Clinical Director for Emergency Department

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Phil Moss as its Clinical Director for the Emergency Department. Phil has extensive experience in emergency medicine having previously worked for Newham University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital as a consultant in emergency medicine before joining St George’s in …

17 Dec 2009 | Tags: Clinical Director Emergency Department Phil Moss


People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious. However, by bringing it into hospital, people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …

14 Dec 2009 | Tags: norovirus winter sickness


New transplant technique will benefit local kidney patients

Local kidney patients are being given new hope from a pioneering transplant technique, which allows surgeons to transplant a kidney from donor to recipient even if their blood types do not match. This new technique, which was performed by the transplant team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust …

30 Nov 2009 | Tags: Nicos Kessaris Steve Purcell technique transplant


St George’s named ‘Large Trust of the Year’

Dr Foster Intelligence, the publisher of the Hospital Guide, has named St George’s as its ‘Large Acute Trust of the Year’ for 2009. Each year, Dr Foster Intelligence aims to give patients the information they need to exercise choice with its guide, which is based on analysis of the routine …

30 Nov 2009 | Tags: Dr Foster survey Trust of the Year


Sticky solution to deadly lung problem

A revolutionary procedure that uses surgical BioGlue to prevent potentially life-threatening infection in lung surgery patients has been successfully carried out by a cardiothoracic team at St George’s Hospital, London. [1] Patients who undergo surgery on a lung can be susceptible to infection via a bronchopleural fistula, a hole that …

16 Nov 2009 | Tags: BioGlue cardiothoracic team lung surgery


St George’s Chair wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Naaz Coker, the Chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from an awards scheme recognising the contribution of Asian people to UK society and business. Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate achievement and success of Asian people in …

10 Nov 2009 | Tags: Lifetime Achievement Award Naaz Coker


Men in Wandsworth failing to attend life-saving screening appointments

Wandsworth men may be putting their lives at risk by failing to attend life-saving screening clinics at St George’s Hospital.  As part of a national programme to cut deaths from abdominal aortic aneurisms (AAAs), men aged over 65 in Wandsworth were among the first in the country invited for free screening which …

29 Oct 2009 | Tags: AAAs abdominal aortic aneurisms


St George’s appoints Interim Director of Human Resources

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Sally Storey as its interim Director of Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development, to cover in the absence of Helen Gordon who recently took adoption leave. Sally has held Board level HR posts for over 12 years, managing large scale …

22 Oct 2009 | Tags: interim Director of Human Resources Sally Storey


St George’s appoints new Director of Nursing and Patient Safety

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Alison Robertson as its new Director of Nursing and Patient Safety. Currently Chief Nurse at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, she will join St George’s in the New Year. Alison has worked in the NHS for over 25 …

20 Oct 2009 | Tags: Alison Robertso Director of Nursing and Patient Safety


New Cord Blood Unit opens at St George’s

A new centre for the collection of vital cord blood donations was opened at St George’s Hospital, London, on Monday (19th October) by Public Health Minister Gillian Merron. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in …

20 Oct 2009 | Tags: cord blood unit


New NHS Cord Blood Collection Centre opens at St George’s Hospital

A new centre for the collection of vital cord blood donations will be opened on Monday by Public Health Minister, Gillian Merron. NHS Blood and Transplant and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have established the fifth site at which mothers can donate cord blood. Cord blood is the …

16 Oct 2009 | Tags: Cord Blood Collection Centre


Annual Healthcheck measures Trust performance

Annual Health Check results published today, Thursday 16th October, by the Care Quality Commission today show that St George’s has rated ‘fair’ for both its quality of services and financial performance. The survey shows that St George’s met its 18-week referral-to-treatment target, achieved standards for MRSA and Clostridium difficile infections, …

14 Oct 2009 | Tags: annual healthcheck performance


Celebration of Maternity Services

Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, consultant and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s, University of London, officially re-opened the delivery suite on 29 September following a major refurbishment. The event celebrated both the changes that Maternity Service has undergone in the last year and Prof Arul’s knighthood which he was …

5 Oct 2009 | Tags: Maternity Services


St George’s Annual Report shows the hospital at work 24/7

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2008/09 annual report and accounts, summarising key activity and achievements during the last financial year. The report takes on the theme of 24/7 healthcare, and features key areas of the Trust’s work, such as its cutting edge robotic surgery and …

2 Oct 2009 | Tags: 2008/09 annual report