Hospitals answer Mayday call

A fire at Mayday Hospital in Croydon saw two neighbouring hospitals come to the rescue to offer treatment and support to their patients on Wednesday, 8 July. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, treated patients who were diverted from the …
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13 Jul 2009 | Tags: Mayday Hospital

St George’s to create ‘World Class Service Culture’

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust been awarded £100,000 by the NHS London Partnership for a project, to improve its service to patients. The project, Building a World-class Service Culture, has been jointly devised by the Trust and trades union representatives and will engage staff working in areas like administration …
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3 Jul 2009 | Tags: Building a World-class Service Culture

Men in south west London to benefit from new screening programme

65 year old men in Wandsworth are among the first in the country to benefit from screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (also known as AAAs) as part of a new national screening programme. St George’s Hospital has introduced the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme and invited men are …
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23 Jun 2009 | Tags: aaa abdominal aortic aneurysms Screening

St George’s Professor knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

St George’s Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, renowned for his work advancing women’s health and maternity care, was honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Saturday (12 June 2009). Professor Arulkumaran, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s, University of London and clinician at St George’s Hospital has …
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12 Jun 2009 | Tags: knighted Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Queen's Birthday Honours List

Damon Hill opens Child Development Centre at St George’s

The newly refurbished Child Development Centre (CDC) at St George’s Hospital in Tooting was officially opened by Damon Hill OBE, former Formula One World Champion, on Tuesday 2 June. The refurbishment was funded out of a ?550,000 fundraising campaign in 2007, supported by a handful of very generous donors. The …
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8 Jun 2009 | Tags: CDC Child Development Centre Damon Hill

Award for St George’s receptionist

A receptionist at St George’s Hospital has been named as an `Unsung Hero` for her rapport with patients and dedication to her job in the 2009 London Health and Social Care Awards. Adeola Talabi, who joined St George’s as a general porter and who is currently part of the reception team, …
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1 Jun 2009 | Tags: Adeola Talabi award BAFTA Unsung Hero

St George’s reports financial surplus for the second year running

For the second year in succession St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a modest operating surplus. The Trust achieved a surplus of £1.7m for the 2008/09 financial year, 0.3% of the hospital’s annual turnover. The financial stability of the Trust is crucial in maintaining St George’s dual …
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28 May 2009

Thank you to St George’s nurses

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said a big thank you to its entire nursing staff on Tuesday 12 May during events and activities to mark International Nurses’ Day. The Trust named its Nurse of the Year 2009 as Jee Ho, Colorectal Nurse Specialist in General Surgery, for her …
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26 May 2009

St George’s wins international award for infection control

The Infection Control Team at St George’s Hospital has won second prize in the international Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards, designed to recognise and reward those who are making a real difference to improve standards of infection control within hospitals worldwide. The team at St George’s has …
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29 Apr 2009 | Tags: Infection Control international award prize

Local MP opens St George’s Main Entrance

The newly refurbished main entrance of St George’s Hospital, London was officially opened by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan on Friday 24 April. The new design provides a designated Patient Transport Lounge and a bigger and more comfortable seating area for visitors. The central location of the reception desk is designed …
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24 Apr 2009

Associate non-executive director appointed to St George’s Trust Board

A new associate non-executive director has been appointed to the Board of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Moira Nangle is an Organisation Development consultant who has qualifications in teaching, training, coaching, counselling, person-centred psychotherapy and an MSc in Organisation Development. She has held senior Organisation Development roles in …
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24 Apr 2009 | Tags: appointed appointment director Moira Nangle non-executive Trust Board

500,000th Pacemaker operation at St George’s

The 500,000th person in the UK to receive a life-saving heart pacemaker has had the procedure in the same London hospital that undertook the first implant more than 50 years ago. Karl Sidhu, 52, from Camberley in Surrey has had a biventricular ICD fitted, one of the latest generation of …
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23 Apr 2009 | Tags: biventricular ICD cardiac heart pacemaker

St George’s infection rate figures go online

Patients and the public can now check St George’s Hospital’s MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) figures and learn more about how staff are successfully fighting infection. Infection control is a top priority for St George’s and staff are working hard to monitor and prevent infections. The rates on the website date from …
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13 Feb 2009 | Tags: C.diff Clostridium difficile figures infection rate MRSA

The Stroke Association highlights St George’s as a beacon of good practice

As the Department of Health prepares to launch a major stroke awareness campaign, a new report by The Stroke Association highlights St George’s Hospital as a beacon of good practice. Jon Barrick, Chief Executive for The Stroke Association explains: ‘Just over a year ago the Government issued the National Stroke …
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10 Feb 2009 | Tags: Jon Barrick Stroke

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, but by bringing it into hospital people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …
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9 Jan 2009 | Tags: bug norovirus virus winter sickness