News and events

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Show Must Go On…

74-year-old Barbara is rushed to St Georges with a dangerously high heart rate having become dizzy whilst out shopping. 79-year-old John is brought to resus with a suspected stroke. Meanwhile over in the Urgent Care Centre, 61-year-old Suzy has come to A&E after being bitten on the hand by a dog.

7 Oct 2020

“They will keep you safe” – patient’s message to others as routine operations restart

Following his recent knee replacement, patient Tony Edmonds is reassuring other St George’s patients who are due to have a planned operation or procedure.

2 Oct 2020

“Black History Month is about celebrating the often forgotten stories”.

St George’s midwife Adebola Aroboto tells us what Black History Month means to her.

1 Oct 2020

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Ever Decreasing Circles…

54-year-old James is rushed to St George’s after a head-on car crash which leaves him with the threat of life changing injuries. 88-year-old Margret has fallen at her care home and in the waiting room, two much younger patients have two very different injuries.

30 Sep 2020

Trust staff to celebrate Black History Month

October is Black History Month, and staff across the Trust will be celebrating the occasion with a range of activities. Our theme this year is to recognise and raise awareness of Black history and culture. This is inspired by a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon …

29 Sep 2020

“The team are looking to continuously improve and it’s our role as governors to support them.” – Interview with Nasir Akhtar, Governor

As part of our series of interviews with the Trust’s governors, we spoke with Nasir Akhtar. Nasir represents the borough of Merton and was elected in January 2020. Why were you interested in becoming a governor?  “I was interested in the role as I have been using the Trust services …

28 Sep 2020

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Skin Deep

14-year-old Alicia is rushed to St George’s after falling head first over the handlebars of her push bike, whilst 56-year-old Geoffrey is also in resus after struggling to breath from a severe infection. In the urgent care centre, 27-year-old Plasterer Jonny has a deep wound in his hand after an accident at work.

23 Sep 2020

St George’s runs England’s first ever international thrombectomy trial

The stroke research team at St George’s is the first to launch a new international research trial called SWIFT-Direct, for stroke patients – making us the key coordinating centre for this study. The SWIFT-Direct trial investigates whether patients experiencing a stroke caused by a blockage in one of the major …

18 Sep 2020

St George’s supports Keep You Safe campaign

Staff at St George’s have contributed to a short film to help reassure patients and members of the public that we will Keep You Safe when accessing healthcare. If you are coming to St George’s or Queen Mary’s Hospital for treatment, we will keep you safe, and our teams have …

16 Sep 2020

St George’s nursing recruitment campaign shortlisted for award

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2020 for our work to recruit new Band 5 nurses and improve the recruitment experience for applicants. Our recruitment campaign is up against the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for the Nursing Recruitment Marketing Campaign of the Year …

16 Sep 2020

St George’s nurse shortlisted for Rising Star in the Nursing Times Awards 2020

Congratulations to Edi Lorusso, Thrombosis Clinical Nurse Specialist at St George’s, who has been shortlisted for the Rising Star award in the Nursing Times Awards 2020. Edi is one of twelve nurses from across the country who have been shortlisted for the award, which aims to recognise a nurse working …

16 Sep 2020

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Dear Father…

77-year-old John is rushed to St Georges with a suspected ruptured aortic aneurysm, while 29-year-old motorcyclist Jamie is in resus after colliding with a car on a motorway slip road. Meanwhile, 62-year-old Noel has severed his hand and partially amputated his thumb using a bandsaw at work.

15 Sep 2020

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Sound of My Voice…

65-year-old Kin, who has motor neurone disease, is rushed to St George’s with suspected sepsis, whilst 57-year old-Steve has amputated three of his fingers on a power tool. Meanwhile in The urgent care centre, 19-year-old Jordan has come back into A&E after being injured in a recent car crash.

9 Sep 2020

Staff help create UK’s only ‘recipe book’ of anaesthetic improvement methods

Our anaesthetic team have made significant contributions to the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Quality Improvement Compendium, which was published this week. The text book includes a set of 136 ‘recipes’ giving audit standards and quality improvement guidance across the whole of anaesthetic practice. This includes managing blood pressure in the intensive care …

8 Sep 2020

St George’s Hospital Charity spreads the love this September!

Throughout September, staff, patients and the public can nominate their #TeamGeorges Heroes as part of a new awards initiative from St George’s Hospital Charity. There are four categories to choose from, and the charity will be looking for nominations on social media. The four categories are: Coronavirus Pandemic Hero – …

2 Sep 2020