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St George’s youngest ever surgical patient turns one this week

Abi Peters, the youngest ever patient to undergo an operation at St George’s, turns one this week.

23 Oct 2017 | Tags: baby birthday neonatal unit paediatric surgeon world first youngest ever patient

St George’s staff honoured at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Peace Conference

Last Friday (13 October), staff from St George’s were presented with a prize as a thank you from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Tooting, for all the work our staff do in the community. The staff who picked up the award (pictured right), were Theo Ackah-Yensu (Facilities), Ben Miller (Security) and Luke Mangion (Security). …

20 Oct 2017 | Tags: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association award community

St George’s celebrates World Mental Health Day

Last week, staff and patients at St George’s got together to mark World Mental Health Day. Our Health and Wellbeing team arranged an awareness stand in Grosvenor Wing reception at St George’s, and gathered signatures for the Time to Change Mental Health Pledge. Signing the pledge is a commitment to challenge mental …

20 Oct 2017 | Tags: heath and wellbeing time to change World Mental Health Day

First Touch Ball raises £5667 for our Neonatal Unit

Long term supporters of the First Touch charity, Suzanne Radford and Angela Hegarty, held their annual First Touch Ball on Saturday October 7, raising nearly £5700 for St George’s Neonatal Unit. The ball was hosted by The Hilton in Croydon, welcomed 160 guests and raised £5667. The funds will be …

20 Oct 2017 | Tags: Charity First Touch Charity National Baby Loss Week neonatal unit

Team performs St George’s first robotic hysterectomy

Thomas Ind, Gynaecological Surgeon at St George’s, led the Trust’s first robotic hysterectomy earlier this month. The procedure, which lasted little over an hour, was undertaken using the Da Vinci Robot SI and had a team of eight people (pictured) to ensure that the surgery went smoothly. The operation was …

20 Oct 2017 | Tags: Da Vinci Robot robotic hysterectomy; hysterectomy; robotic surgery

St George’s welcomes renowned spinal surgeon Dr Mario Brkaric

Earlier this week (Monday 9 October), St George’s hosted Dr Mario Brkaric, a renowned spinal surgeon and expert in 3D printed intervertebral cages for the spine. Dr Brkaric travelled from Indianna to visit St George’s and meet with our team of surgeons. Dr Brkaric is a fellow of the American …

11 Oct 2017

Outstanding Care, Every Time – our Quality Improvement Plan

Today (10 October), we are launching our Quality Improvement Plan, which is designed to help us deliver Outstanding Care, Every Time. 

10 Oct 2017

New Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kevin Howell as its new Director of Estates and Facilities. Kevin joins St George’s from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has been Director of Environment since 2014. Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, and has held …

5 Oct 2017 | Tags: Director of Estates and Facilities executive team

Local students raise £9,000 for our Neonatal Unit

Three students from Broomwood Hall in Wandsworth visited the Neonatal unit at St George’s last week to see how their fundraising has helped babies and their families.

4 Oct 2017

St George’s wins £10,000 grant for maternity theatres project

A new maternity project at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a £10,000 grant by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) for South West London. The project, led by Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Emma Evans, will take place over the next year and is a collaboration between maternity …

2 Oct 2017

Therapy means “stammer barely affects my life anymore”

A group of secondary school students across Wandsworth have praised our Secondary Speech and Language Therapy service in a new information film. Our service supports young people aged 11 to 16 who have speech, language and communication needs. We provide a dedicated therapist to every secondary school in Wandsworth, working …

2 Oct 2017

New room for young people with cancer opens at St George’s Hospital

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting officially opened a new room for teenagers and young people with cancer at St George’s last week.

28 Sep 2017 | Tags: cancer chief executive Dr Rosena Allin-Khan St George's Hospital Charity teenage and young adult room Tooting MP

Suzanne Marsello appointed Director of Strategy at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Suzanne Marsello as its new Director of Strategy. Suzanne will join St George’s from neighbouring South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, where she has been Director of Strategy and Commercial Development since March 2015. Suzanne is no …

22 Sep 2017

HSJ nomination for our BP Home Monitoring team

St George’s Pregnancy BP Home Monitoring team have been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award. The team are nominated in the ‘Using technology to improve efficiency’ category for the development of the Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy smartphone app, and will find out if they’ve won at …

14 Sep 2017

Minister visits St George’s during Organ Donation Week

Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health visited St George’s to find out more about organ donation.

8 Sep 2017 | Tags: donation ICU minister neuro intensive care unit organ donation tree of life

Nye Bevan Unit celebrates its first birthday

Nye Bevan Unit opened its doors for the first time on 15 August 2016, and to mark its first birthday, staff arranged a party to celebrate. The unit, based in St James’ Wing at St George’s, is a purpose-built emergency surgical assessment unit, with a minor procedures room and two emergency …

4 Sep 2017

St George’s supports appeal for families to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week

This week is Organ Donation Week (4-10 September) and we will be raising awareness at St George’s with a number of events and encouraging conversations about organ donation.

4 Sep 2017 | Tags: Awareness Campaign donate donor Organ Donation Week transplant tree of life

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Love Conquers All’

The 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 explores the power of love when a man is involved in a serious bicycle collision …

30 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma

St George’s becomes second NHS Trust to achieve sustainability accreditation

St George’s is now only the second NHS Trust, and largest healthcare provider in the UK, to achieve accreditation with The Planet Mark™.

25 Aug 2017

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Supporting Cast’

This episode focuses on the support offered by friends and family at the most vulnerable times of people’s lives.

24 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department resus trauma

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