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Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘My Guiding Star’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode focuses on the importance of having family, when an elderly man collapses in the …

16 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E ED Emergency Deparment resus


Patient praises stroke team at St George’s

In February, 44-year-old Nichola Randall collapsed unexpectedly while spending time with her two children at home. With the help of her 10-year-old so Jack and her neighbour, an ambulance arrived and took Nichola to her local hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, with a suspected stroke. By the time she arrived at …

10 Aug 2017 | Tags: consultant interventional neuroradiologist mechanical thrombectomy Stroke


The Staff Art Exhibition 2017

15th August – 13th September 2017 Event opens: 15th of August at 5.30pm Ingredients Restaurant, First floor, Lanesborough Wing   The Staff Art Exhibition is coordinated by the Arts St George’s Team which is supported by St George’s Hospital Charity. Since 1990, the Arts Team at St George’s has curated …

9 Aug 2017


Professor Andy Rhodes and Dr Vin Diwakar welcome junior doctors to St George’s

Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director at NHS England (London), visited St George’s to welcome new junior doctors taking part in our Emergency Department’s local induction.

8 Aug 2017 | Tags: Emergency Department induction junior doctors Medical Director NHS England (London) Paediatrician working at St George's


Care Quality Commission finds improvements but more work to do at St George’s

Warning Notice issued to Trust last year has now been lifted The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found some improvements at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after returning to the Trust for a focused inspection earlier this year. The inspection, which took place over three days in May, …

3 Aug 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Forget Me Not’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 47 year old head teacher Emma arrives …

2 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24rsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


New mum Mala welcomes healthy twins after world first twin growth chart

Mala Vast Dhuri gave birth to identical twin boys at St George’s last week after becoming the world’s first expectant mum to be scanned using twin pregnancy growth charts.

31 Jul 2017 | Tags: growth charts Maternity newborn obstetrician pregnancy Tamba twins world first


St George’s pharmacy team reports lowest discharge medication turnaround times of any teaching Trust

Our Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation department provides a wide range of specialist pharmaceutical and clinical services across St George’s and Queen Mary’s hospitals. The team is responsible for direct, patient-facing clinical pharmacy services and advising patients about how best to manage their medicines, as well as working with staff across …

28 Jul 2017


Prudential RideLondon: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July

If you are travelling to St George’s or Queen Mary’s hospitals this weekend, your journey may be affected so please plan ahead. Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with more than 100,000 cyclists expected to participate during the weekend of 28 to 30 July. On Saturday 29 …

28 Jul 2017


GMC trainee survey gives two of our teams top marks

The results of a survey of General Medical Council trainee doctors has revealed some positive result for St George’s, with two units in particular praised for the way they help trainee doctors learn and develop. Both our Neonatal Unit (NNU) and neurology team had some excellent feedback from their trainee …

27 Jul 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Broken Heart’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode follows …

26 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24rsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Oldest implant patient hears family again

Raymond Kelly, 91, becomes the world’s oldest patient to be fitted with a new type of cochlear implant.

24 Jul 2017 | Tags: cochlear implant ENT world's oldest implant patient


Local mums say thank you to St George’s staff through Love4Legends

Our Emergency Department (ED) staff were surprised with a visit from the team behind Love4Legends on Tuesday (18 July).

21 Jul 2017 | Tags: Emergency Department hamper local community Love4Legends


X-ray service at St George’s Hospital (Tooting) now running as usual

Message timed at 5pm on Thursday, 20 July On Tuesday this week, we had to temporarily close our X-ray department in St James Wing at St George’s Hospital (Tooting) due to a significant water leak. This meant we had to cancel all patients attending for routine, walk-in, GP and outpatient …

20 Jul 2017


A tribute to Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw (“J-P”)

It is with great sadness that the Trust learned this week of the death of Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw (pictured), a former Consultant Anaesthetist at St George’s, and previously one of our staff Governors. “J-P” (as he liked to be known) qualified from Barts in 1981 where he also began …

20 Jul 2017


Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital closed on Thursday 20 July

Due to a temporary staffing shortage, the Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital (Roehampton) will be closed all day (8am – 8pm) on Thursday 20 July. The unit will re-open as usual on Friday 21 July. The rest of Queen Mary’s Hospital is unaffected, with services operating as normal. …

19 Jul 2017 | Tags: Minor Injuries Unit Queen Mary’s


Day Surgery Unit/X-ray Outpatients at St George’s Hospital (Tooting)

Message timed at 11.30am, Wednesday 19 July Day Surgery Unit at St George’s We are pleased to say that our day surgery, maxillofacial and hand units re-opened as normal this morning (19 July 2017). The facility has been closed since last Wednesday due to a problem with the water supply, …

19 Jul 2017


Update on the temporary closure of the outpatient x-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting)

Message timed at 2.45pm, Tuesday 18 July Due to a significant water leak in the St James Wing X-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting), the unit will remain closed to routine walk-in, GP or Outpatient X-ray patients for the rest of today (18 July) and tomorrow morning. All outpatient x-ray appointments scheduled for tomorrow …

18 Jul 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Special Relationships’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. This episode explores ‘special relationships’. 36-year-old Lee is rushed to St George’s after being involved in a high-speed road traffic collision. Staff are concerned about what to expect as …

12 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E

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