The Healthcare Commission has given St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust the top score of a triple green light after an assessment against national measures aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections. St George’s Hospital, Tooting, was scrutinised by the health watchdog during an unannounced inspection in March. The results of …
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11 Jun 2008 | Tags: spot check top score triple green light


TOOTING’s emergency services have chosen St George’s as the beneficiary of their combined effort to pull a 3350 kg ambulance through the streets of Tooting. As part of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Midsummer Fun Day on Saturday 21 June, Tooting Fire Station, Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team and …
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11 Jun 2008 | Tags: BATCA Fun Day Gatton Muslim primary Midsummer St Augustine's Church


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised by the minister of state for public health for exceeding a government target to reduce patient waits – nine months ahead of deadline. The Trust is one of just 35 in England and one of six in the London area …
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10 Jun 2008 | Tags: exceeding patient waits reduce


The South West London Breast Screening Service is launching a web site to help inform local women about breast screening services. The web site – – has been designed to allow women to get further information about breast screening from the comfort of their own home. It includes information on: having …
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12 May 2008 | Tags: Breast breast screening Screening

St George’s Transformation begins with new front entrance

The main entrance at St George’s Hospital is to gain a complete make-over in a major refurbishment scheme beginning in the spring. This is the first time the entrance to the hospital has been given a face-lift since the Tooting Hospital opened in the late 1970s. Pictured above is an …
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3 Mar 2008 | Tags: front entrance make-over refurbishment transport lounge

Hospital and RMHC scoop Wandsworth Design Awards

The two hospital schemes to win awards are the Dragon Children’s Centre, which has won a Commendation Award for Access, and the A Walk on the wild side garden, which receives an Access Award. RMHC has won an Access Award for its Tooting House. The Wandsworth Design Awards have been …
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25 Feb 2008 | Tags: Access Award Design Awards dragon children's centre RMHC

Medical students take to the catwalk for charity

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHARITY is the fortunate beneficiary of this year’s hugely successful Student Charity Fashion Show! Students from St George’s University of London chose the Child Development Centre (CDC) at St George’s as their special charity of the year to benefit from all proceeds raised from the Fashion Shows. …
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12 Feb 2008 | Tags: catwalk CDC Fashion Show Student Charity

Wimbledon Celtic Supporters support St George’s children

YOUNG INPATIENTS AT ST GEORGE’S received a generous donation of gifts from Wimbledon Celtic Supporters club this week. The club, which meets at the Jack Beards pub on Mitcham Road, Tooting, donated over £800 worth of presents to children on the paediatric wards at St George’s. The gifts range from …
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21 Dec 2007 | Tags: Celtic presents Wimbledon

Guyanese achiever benefits hospital

AUTHOR VIDUR DINDAYAL visited St George’s Hospital this week to present a charitable donation to the Chairman. Mr Dindayal, a Streatham resident for 40 years, has donated the proceeds from his first book to benefit children at the Tooting hospital. Mr Dindayal’s book, Guyanese Achievers UK, catalogues the biographies of …
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19 Dec 2007 | Tags: charitable donated donation Mr Dindayal VIDUR DINDAYAL

New hospital medical director appointed at St George’s

AS ONE MEDICAL Director retires at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, another is appointed and both are senior radiologists by trade. The Trust has announced that Dr Ros Given-Wilson will become the Trust’s new medical director with responsibility for children’s and women’s services as well as the hospital’s …
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6 Nov 2007 | Tags: Dr Derek Dundas Dr Ros Given-Wilson Medical Director

Move Bolingrbroke services to St John’s agrees Secretary of State

The Health Secretary Alan Johnson has accepted recommendations made by an independent panel to move the services based at the Bolingbroke Hospital in the short term to the nearby St John’s Therapy Centre in Battersea. The announcement means that St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Wandsworth Teaching Primary …
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29 Oct 2007 | Tags: bolingbroke move services St John's Therapy Centre

Former patient pays tribute to hospital staff

FORMER PATIENT Matthew Gray returned to St George’s Hospital this week to pay tribute to the staff who helped him on the road to recovery last year. On the 7th April this year, Matthew Gray suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage (a bleed into the space around the brain) during a cup …
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22 Oct 2007 | Tags: Matthew Gray pays tribute

Health Check results for St George’s

PATIENTS can still have faith in St George’s reputation for excellent patient care, despite the Trust’s change in ratings in the Annual Health Check, says the Trust’s Chief Executive. In the annual review of past performance by the Healthcare Commission, the score for the quality of services at St George’s …
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18 Oct 2007 | Tags: annual review health check ratings

St George’s Hospital Charity launches annual review

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHARITY marked a busy and interesting year by publishing its first Annual Review this week. The review expresses the Charity’s thanks to all those people who have given so generously and fundraised so earnestly for St George’s over the year. It also shows some of the projects …
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15 Oct 2007 | Tags: Charity fundraising Hospital Charity

St George’s staff to vote on new patient visiting hours

STAFF at St George’s are to give their views on the best times for friends and relatives to visit patients. Over the last ten years the hospital has gradually relaxed its visiting hours, allowing each ward and unit to decide on their own appropriate visiting times, but the Trust is …
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18 Sep 2007 | Tags: visiting hours