Celebrating success in cardiothoracic surgery

In his latest blog Miles shares some of the exceptional work the department of cardiothoracic surgery are doing in terms of clinical care, their dedication to research, training and education.
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27 Nov 2012 | Tags: cardiothoracic

Productive Community Services Wandsworth a national beacon

The wheelchair service at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as a national case study to highlight the benefits of an improvement programme aimed at community services.
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16 Nov 2012 | Tags: Caroline Stanfield Jane Attrill Productive Community Services rehabilitation wheelchair service

Pre-operative care centre improving patient safety

The new pre-operative care centre (POCC) at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is enhancing the quality of care for patients coming to hospital for a procedure.
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13 Nov 2012 | Tags: Claire Painter POCC Sue Hutchinson

“A Very Special Hospital 1960-1998” – Queen Mary’s Hospital Museum Exhibition

The Archive & Museum Group of Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton today launched its new exhibition entitled “A Very Special Hospital 1960-1998”, in the Reception area on the Lower Ground Floor. It was opened by Di Caulfield –Stoker, Divisional Chair, Community Services Wandsworth before the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Adrian Knowles, the Leader of the Council Ravi Govindia and 70 past and present patients, staff and Friends of the Hospital.
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31 Oct 2012 | Tags: archive exhibition museum

Toyah Willcox opens new children’s exhibition at St George’s Hospital

Television presenter and former pop star Toyah Willcox officially opened a new children’s art exhibition at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, on Friday, 19th October.
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25 Oct 2012 | Tags: Bedford Hill Gallery children's exhibition Dr Suresh C. Chalise Nepal Toyah WIlcox

St George’s opens its doors for the 2012 Community Open Day

On Saturday, 13th October, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London opened their doors to members of the public for the 2012 St George’s Community Open Day.
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18 Oct 2012

Community Open Day at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London will co-host a Community Open Day at their shared main site in Tooting on Saturday 13th October.
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5 Oct 2012 | Tags: community Miles Scott open day Professor Peter Kopelman

Antibiotic use aids MRSA spread in hospital and infection control measures do little to prevent it, says hospital study

The use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is a major contributor to the spread of infection in hospitals by the ‘superbug’ MRSA, according to new research. The study also found that increasing measures to prevent infection – such as improved hygiene and hand washing – appeared to have only a small effect on reducing MRSA infection rates during the period studied.
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20 Sep 2012 | Tags: antibiotics Dr Lindsay Dr Tim Planche MRSA

St George’s to build South London’s first hospital helipad

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced today, Tuesday 18th September, that it has been granted formal planning permission to develop a helipad at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. It will be only the second hospital helipad in London and the first south of the river. The development will be partly funded through a grant of £1million from the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pad) Appeal.
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18 Sep 2012 | Tags: Heather Jarman helipad HELP

Royal visit for St George’s paediatric intensive care unit

The paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, was officially opened by HRH Princess Alexandra on Friday, 14th September.
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18 Sep 2012 | Tags: picu

Annual report 2011/12 looks back over exciting year for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust today published its annual report and annual accounts 2011/12

The report has been published in a number of formats to try and cater for everybody’s needs. The best way to read the report is on the St George’s Healthcare website at The report is optimised for mobile phones so the layout will automatically adjust to your phone’s screen size, and there are also versions available for e-readers and Kindles, as well as a PDF version and a summary report on the website that will also be available around St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals and health centres across Wandsworth.
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14 Sep 2012 | Tags: Christopher Smallwood CQC Dr Foster Miles Scott report

St George’s Hospital open for business as usual

St George’s Hospital is operating business as usual following a major incident in the early hours of Tuesday 11th September, which saw five patients brought to the hospital’s major trauma centre following a road traffic accident on the A3.
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11 Sep 2012 | Tags: major incident major trauma centre

New divisional chair begins role at St George’s

Drew Fleming started in his new role of divisional chair of surgery, theatres, neurosciences and cancer at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this week. Drew had previously held the post of clinical director for surgery at the trust.
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7 Sep 2012 | Tags: divisional chair Drew Fleming Miles Scott

Steven Bolam and Neal Deans take up new executive roles

Steven Bolam started in his new role of director of finance, performance and informatics at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this week.
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5 Sep 2012 | Tags: estates and facilities finance and funding Miles Scott Neal Deans Steven Bolam

St George’s Hospital Heart Attack Centre catheter lab has London’s best survival rates

A report published by London Ambulance Service (LAS) shows that the catheter lab at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is achieving the best survival rates in London.
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3 Sep 2012 | Tags: angioplasty catheter lab heart attack centre LAS Pitt Lim