Press Releases


World-first maternity project saves babies’ lives and reduces emergency Caesarean sections in multiple births

A pioneering project working with mothers of twins, triplets and more has reduced the number of caesarean sections and admissions to hospital during pregnancy.

5 Apr 2019


24 Hours in A&E nominated for a BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have shortlisted 24 Hours in A&E within the Factual Series category of this year’s awards ceremony.

The nomination is the end result of a huge amount of hard work involving our Emergency Department, plus staff and teams from across the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical.

3 Apr 2019


Inspirational Issy dancing again following paralysing stroke

Issy Dolby, 9, returned to dancing in January after being left paralysed from having a stroke last year.

29 Mar 2019


Nominees revealed for the St George’s Hero Awards and public vote now open!

The public vote is now open for the The Lifesaver of the Year award! To cast your vote, read the three stories, and email your favourite to staff.awards19@stgeorges.nhs.uk by 5pm on Friday 12 April. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on 16 May.

29 Mar 2019


New NIPT quality standards to be developed by St George’s Professor

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, is part of a collaborative partnership to develop quality standards for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

26 Mar 2019


Teams across the Trust celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Last week (11-17 March) was Nutrition and Hydration Week, with teams across the Trust organising a variety of events and giveaways for patients, staff and visitors. The week aims to educate and engage people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social …

20 Mar 2019


Call for more living kidney donors on World Kidney Day

139 people in London have received a kidney transplant from a stranger in the last five years thanks to someone they didn’t know donating altruistically while they are still alive as part of the UK Kidney Sharing Scheme.

13 Mar 2019


UK first for trauma and orthopaedic team at St George’s

Our trauma and orthopaedic team became the first in the UK and second in the world to use the new T2 Alpha Stryker tibial nail in February.

8 Mar 2019


St George’s rolls out London’s first asthma bag scheme to local schools

St George’s is rolling out a new scheme to provide every primary and secondary school with an emergency asthma kit, which is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in London.

4 Mar 2019 | Tags: asthma


The John King Brain Tumour Foundation presents £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department

Tuesday, 19 February saw the presentation of a £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department on behalf of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation. John King sadly died following treatment for a glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour, at St George’s Hospital in 2016. His wife Laura King set up the …

4 Mar 2019


Double St George’s on TV tonight! (26 February)

St George’s will be on ITV’s This Time Next Year featuring a renal transplant story at 8pm tonight, followed by 24 Hours in A&E on Channel 4 at 9pm.

26 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Look both ways…

This episode – Look both ways – looks at the paths people take when they reach a crossroad in their lives, whether or not the decisions remain in their control. 

19 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Walk on the Wild Side…

This episode – Walk on the Wild Side – features stories of people who have faced challenges and transformed their lives.

12 Feb 2019


St George’s to return to reporting its referral to treatment (RTT) data

St George’s will return to reporting its 18 week referral to treatment (RTT) data following a decision last month by the Trust Board. The Trust’s referral to treatment (RTT) data for January 2019 will be published as part of the national performance data release in March, and on a monthly …

7 Feb 2019


Recruitment to clinical trials at St George’s tops 10,000 patients in a year for the first time

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited over 10,000 patients into clinical research trials this financial year – the first time we’ve ever passed this important milestone during a 12 month period. Since April 2018, 10,000 patients have been recruited into a wide variety of clinical trials at …

7 Feb 2019


St George’s Hero Awards 2019

On Thursday 16 May 2019, St George’s Hospital Charity will be hosting the St George’s Hero Awards, celebrating the excellent work of our staff across the Trust.

6 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Man down…

This episode – Man down – centres on the changing roles and expectations of men in the modern world, focusing on the hopes and expectations of three very different men and how they respond to changes in circumstance that are beyond their control.

5 Feb 2019


Step into St George’s – welcoming Service leavers into the NHS

St George’s Hospital will be holding a special half-day seminar for Armed Forces leavers, veterans, serving personnel and spousal community considering their next move. The event, taking place on Monday 11 March, will give Service leavers the chance to discover more about the opportunities and working life in one of …

1 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Do the right thing…

This episode – Do the right thing – features three patients who are seen at St George’s Emergency Department within a 24 hour period.

29 Jan 2019


First of its kind Mammography Apprenticeship launched at St George’s Hospital

St George’s Hospital in London and South Thames College are delighted to be working in partnership with the launch of a brand new Apprenticeship, the first of its kind in the country. On Thursday 10 January, the first 18 Mammography Associate Practitioner Apprentices attended an official launch of the new …

23 Jan 2019