New specialist staff will improve care for St George’s sickle cell patients

Two new specialist appointments made at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust during September will bring improved care for local sickle cell patients. Dr Elizabeth Rhodes has joined the trust as sickle cell haematology consultant ensuring that patients living with this life-long condition will receive stabilised and consistent care. Dr Penelope …
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2 Nov 2011

St George’s introduces website advertising

During October St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, will introduce advertising onto its website, helping to support the production of high quality information for patients and visitors. The adverts will appear in a way that does not impact on the experience of website users and the trust will retain the right to …
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24 Oct 2011

Pioneering stem cell treatment for sickle cell is a UK first

A pioneering stem cell transplant treatment used for sickle cell patients has been successful in curing 23-year-old Remmy Kamya of this crippling disease. The treatment, which is a UK first, was led by Dr Mickey Koh, director of stem cell transplants and consultant haematologist at St George’s Hospital in London. …
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17 Oct 2011

Robert back on his feet thanks to St George’s major trauma services

Last year single parent Robert Williamson lay in a road with a shattered pelvis, crushed bowel and dislocated hips, wondering if he would ever walk again. Just 12 months later Robert is back on his feet after being taken to St George’s Hospital immediately following his accident. He had been …
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14 Oct 2011

St George’s celebrates 40 years of CT scanning

It was hailed as the biggest medical breakthrough since the stethoscope and the discovery of x-rays. This month, October 2011, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust celebrates 40 years since the very first clinical use of computed tomography (CT). CT scanning is a non-invasive medical imaging method, used to create 3D …
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10 Oct 2011

Soaring temperature leads to record attendance at St George’s A&E

The accident and emergency (A&E) department at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, experienced record attendances during the early October heat wave treating nearly 1200 patients between Saturday 1st October and Monday 3rd October – a record for the time of year. Phil Moss, clinical director for A&E and major trauma, said: …
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10 Oct 2011

Naaz Coker, chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announces the interim chief executive appointment

Naaz Coker, chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announces the interim chief executive appointment. Naaz said: “On behalf of the trust board I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Coles as interim chief executive. Peter, who will take up the post on Monday 6th June, …
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1 Oct 2011

Macmillan information and support centre officially opened at St George’s Hospital

On 21st September, the new Macmillan information and support centre for patients, carers and families affected by cancer at St George’s Hospital was officially opened by Cllr Mrs Jane Cooper, Mayor of Wandsworth and Chris Cotton, chief executive, Royal Albert Hall and former patient of the hospital. The centre provides essential …
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30 Sep 2011

Public meeting to discuss potential integration with St Helier Hospital – Thursday 6th October

The next public meeting to discuss the potential integration of St George’s Healthcare with St Helier Hospital, including Sutton Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, will take place on Thursday 6th October 2011. The meeting will take place in the Whitehall Lecture Theatre at St Helier Hospital from 18:15 to …
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28 Sep 2011

St George’s Healthcare appoints new chief executive

The board of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, has appointed Miles Scott as its new chief executive. Miles, who has been chief executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since August 2005, is expected to take up his new post by January 2012. Before joining Bradford Teaching Hospitals …
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26 Sep 2011

Mayor officially opens St George’s £1.4m resuscitation unit

Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Mrs Jane Cooper, officially opened the new £1.4m resuscitation unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, on 16th September. The unit, the most modern in London, has been expanded and refurbished as part of the hospital’s development as a major trauma centre. The new facility provides eight …
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20 Sep 2011

New chair for St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

The Appointments Commission has announced the appointment of Christopher Smallwood as the new chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He will take up his position from 1st November 2011 and succeeds Naaz Coker who has come to the end of her eight year term of office. Christopher …
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15 Sep 2011

St George’s showcases its main entrance during Open House London Weekend

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is participating in the Open House London Weekend on 17th and 18th September by showcasing the Grosvenor Wing main entrance. St George’s Open House day will run from 10:00hrs -16:00hrs and architect Sylwia Nyga from Gibberd Architects, artist Rebecca Salter and landscape designers Charles Funke will …
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9 Sep 2011

Living our values – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Annual Report 2010/11

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2010/11 annual report and accounts. The report highlights how the trust is living its values, launched in April 2010 – excellent, kind, responsible, respectful – which set out the standards of behaviour expected throughout the organisation. Interim chief executive Peter …
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7 Sep 2011

St George’s cardiac arrest survival rate among best in London

The survival rate of patients brought to St George’s Hospital having suffered a cardiac arrest is in the top two in London, according to statistics published by London Ambulance Service in August. The annual study examines survival rates across the capital and found that between August 2010 and July 2011 …
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24 Aug 2011