Press Releases


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Children of Men…

In this life-affirming episode, we meet George who is rushed to St George’s with a bleed on the brain, Bridget who is in our Urgent Care Centre and Kezia who has a gymnastics injury.

13 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Call of duty…

During this episode – Call of duty – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

6 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The survivors…

During this episode – The Survivors – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

30 Jul 2019


Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to results of a new clinical trial involving five UK maternity units including St George’s.

24 Jul 2019


Non-Executive Director Professor Sir Norman Williams moves to new role as Chair of Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Professor Sir Norman Williams is stepping down as Non-Executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust later this year to become Chair of the Government’s Independent Reconfiguration Panel. Professor Williams has been a Non-Executive Director at St George’s since April 2016, but will step down from the role …

23 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You’re all I need to get by…

During this episode – You’re all I need to get by – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

23 Jul 2019


Richard Mycroft appointed Lead Governor

Richard Mycroft has been elected as the new Lead Governor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Richard, who has represented South West Lambeth as a St George’s Governor since 2017, takes over from Kathryn Harrison in the role. Governors have an important role in making Foundation Trusts better …

18 Jul 2019


Families saving lives through deceased organ donation at St George’s

New figures reveal there were 40 lifesaving deceased organ donors at St George’s last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. As a result of these donations, 97 people received a life-saving transplant.

18 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Fix you…

During this episode – Fix you – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

16 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The kids are alright…

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series is back with its 18th series on Channel 4. 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. During this …

9 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You before me…

This episode – You before me – explores selflessness and parental sacrifice as two families come to terms with life-changing events. 

2 Jul 2019


First ever total wrist replacement at St George’s

Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …

27 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Outsiders…

St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.

25 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Too close for comfort…

This episode – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department. 

18 Jun 2019


Patient with rare genetic condition thanks St George’s for ‘miracle son’

Lauren West, 23, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition – Fanconi anaemia – has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds. Having fanconi anaemia reduces the chance of having a baby to 15%, which is further reduced after having a bone marrow transplant, as Lauren did, to less than 8%.

17 Jun 2019


Dr Ranj, Charles Venn and St George’s staff raise a cuppa to launch NHS Big Tea campaign

TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn joined staff at St George’s to raise a cuppa and celebrate the launch of the NHS Big Tea campaign.

14 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: I’ll stand by you…

This episode – I’ll stand by you – features stories of human compassion and kindness, in the most challenging circumstances and from the most unexpected sources.

11 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Mother’s little helper…

This episode – Mother’s little helper – displays the strength of unconditional love between parents and children.

4 Jun 2019


Partnership with Barclays helps our patients get back into work

A unique partnership between the Trust’s Vocational Rehabilitation Programme, based at the Wolfson Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital, and Barclays Bank has seen more of our neurorehab patients get back into work. The partnership was formed after Dr Shai Betteridge, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Melony Trott, Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, …

29 May 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The extra mile…

This episode – The extra mile – features the stories of two patients and one of the hospital’s longest standing members of staff.

28 May 2019