Press Releases


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


Cardiac surgery mortality review at St George’s

A mortality review of patients who underwent cardiac surgery at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is being carried out. The mortality review at St George’s – commissioned by NHS Improvement – is being conducted by a panel of independent cardiac surgery, cardiology and anaesthetic consultants. The panel is reviewing …

23 Jan 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Cards You’re Dealt…

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a seventeenth 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 – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode …

22 Jan 2019


Stem Cell Transplant Team achieve top results in latest figures

Latest figures from NHS England show that our Stem Cell Transplant Team at St George’s is performing better than the rest of the UK.

18 Jan 2019


British Journal of Midwifery Award nomination for Getting Over the Bump

Congratulations to the Getting Over the Bump team on their nomination in the ‘Innovation in Practice’ category at the British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) Practice Awards. The Getting Over the Bump service at St George’s Hospital was established in 2016 and is believed to be the only service of its kind …

17 Jan 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A Change is Gonna Come…

This episode features patients whose visions of the world are rocked by life-changing events – exploring what happens when our ideals and expectations meet the stark realities of life.

15 Jan 2019


Former BBC war correspondent has face rebuilt by surgeons at St George’s Hospital

Former BBC war correspondent Martin Bell has had his face rebuilt by maxillofacial surgeons at St George’s after a fall on his return from holiday.

9 Jan 2019


First episode of the 17th series of 24 Hours in A&E: Acts of Love…

The 17th series of 24 Hours in A&E starts on Tuesday 8 January at 9pm on Channel 4. In this life-affirming episode – Acts of Love – we meet patients who do extraordinary things for the people they love, under the most complex and difficult circumstances. 

8 Jan 2019


New spinal navigation technology used at St George’s for the first time

Surgeons at St George’s have used 3D spinal navigation equipment – unveiled by England Netball gold winners – for the first time to carry out life-changing spine surgery.

3 Jan 2019


St George’s develops UK first anti-reflux surgery service

Surgeons at St George’s carried out a new endoscopic treatment for acid reflux, called Stretta, for the first time in October.

20 Dec 2018


St George’s stroke team helps develop Vietnam stroke unit

Following years of collaborative working, the stroke team at St George’s has formally partnered with Phu Tho Hospital in Vietnam by signing a memorandum of understanding to help develop their stroke unit.

20 Dec 2018


St George’s celebrates 200 episodes of 24 Hours in A&E

The 200th episode of 24 Hours in A&E – the 130th episode at its home at St George’s – will be broadcast tonight (Monday 17 December) on Channel 4 at 9pm.

17 Dec 2018