Press releases


Commentator Martin Tyler gets his voice – and career – back thanks to NHS surgery and therapy

An “amazing” team of surgeons, doctors, nurses and therapists saved the voice of sports commentator Martin Tyler – and a career that has spanned more than 50 years to date. The prospect of losing your voice forever is frightening – especially when it has made you a living, as it …
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16 Apr 2024


Easter weekend not looking so sweet for pressured hospitals

Members of the public are being urged to use NHS services wisely over the Easter bank holiday weekend – as stretched emergency departments continue to see winter-level pressures. St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group is very busy and experiencing high demand. On Monday more than …
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28 Mar 2024


One-of-a-kind virtual-reality therapy aids major-trauma patients

Trauma patients with rib fractures, serious leg injuries and amputations are using virtual reality headsets during physio sessions to boost their recovery.   St George’s Hospital – the major trauma centre for South West London and Surrey – has been offering seriously-injured patients the chance to trial the technology as part …
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12 Mar 2024


Hospitals face their busiest day in months as cold weather bites

More than a thousand people visited one of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier’s emergency departments (EDs) on Monday, as demand for care soars.
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24 Jan 2024


St George’s neuromuscular service receives national recognition for outstanding care

St George’s Hospital has been recognised for providing outstanding care to people with muscle-wasting and weakening conditions across South West London and Surrey. The hospital’s Atkinson Morley Neuromuscular Centre has been given a Centre of Excellence award from leading national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK to acknowledge the care it provides …
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23 Jan 2024


Festive fever: Record-breaking doctors’ strikes disrupt patient care

Severe disruption to NHS services is expected over the coming days as junior doctors prepare to strike amidst a storm of winter pressures.
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2 Jan 2024


Prestigious award win scooped by clinicians and patient team

A medical team at St George’s Hospital and a profoundly deaf teen are the first ever winners of an award in memory of a campaigning mum.
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6 Dec 2023


Ambitious plans for one of the largest renal services in the UK are unveiled

Kidney care in South West London, Surrey and beyond will be transformed under exciting new plans for a specialist renal unit designed to treat the most seriously ill patients. The proposed state-of-the-art facility – based at St George’s Hospital in Tooting – will be used by patients who currently receive …
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11 Oct 2023 | Tags: kidney care NHS Kidney Care renal programme


Second round of joint strike action to have major impact on hospitals

Nearly 14,000 appointments at a hospital group have been postponed during this year’s strikes – and with another round of action next week, that figure is set to rise even further.
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29 Sep 2023


#KidsDeserveStGeorges – help us to keep caring for children with cancer

A consultation into the future location of children’s cancer services for those living in south London and much of south east England has launched yesterday (Tuesday 26 September). To coincide with the NHS England (London and South East regions) led consultation, St George’s has launched #KidsDeserveStGeorges to keep caring for …
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27 Sep 2023


Children’s healthcare heroes give life-saving CPR on London to Brighton fundraiser

A cyclist who went into cardiac arrest during a charity ride has praised the “stunningly brilliant” team of doctors pedalling behind him who restarted his heart and ultimately saved his life.
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25 Sep 2023


Statement regarding Wimbledon incident on 6 July 2023

For media enquiries only, please contact the St George’s press office via: 020 8266 6128 communications@stgeorges.nhs.uk ________ Statement issued at 1:30pm on 6 July 2023 Following an incident at a school in Wimbledon this morning, we are receiving a number of patients who are being cared for by our specialist …
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6 Jul 2023


Family of hospitals join up to deliver improved care to local people

Hospitals launch new five-year strategy committing to providing outstanding care, together, for the people of south west London, Surrey and beyond.
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15 May 2023


Hospitals celebrate King’s Coronation while urging public to use NHS services wisely

“Use NHS 111 first, unless you are in a medical emergency” – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group as it gears up for a busy bank holiday weekend alongside the Coronation of King Charles III.
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4 May 2023


“This kit could save your life” St George’s joins forces with ITV this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Over one million people across the UK tuned in to ITV’s Lorraine and saw a live broadcast from St George’s bowel screening team highlighting the importance of screening as part of ITV’s No Butts campaign this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this morning (Monday 24 April).
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24 Apr 2023


Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visit St George’s

St George’s hosted a visit from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steven Barclay on Thursday 16 March.
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19 Mar 2023


Celebrating Mother’s Day across our hospitals

To mark Mother’s Day, we spoke to some of the amazing mums and daughters who work for us here at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group…
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17 Mar 2023


St George’s mends broken hearts

St George’s structural heart team has doubled the number of hearts they’ve fixed via TAVI procedures in the last two years.
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14 Feb 2023


Outstanding efforts of NHS staff highlighted as Christmas approaches 

As many families settle down to open their presents, doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and many other crucial employees at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals will be working hard to care for patients. 
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22 Dec 2022


Nurses’ strikes at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals, 30 April – 1 May: information for patients

Information for patients on strikes. Please continue to attend appointments unless you are contacted directly. We are always open for emergency care, if you need care that is not an emergency please contact NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacy first.
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20 Dec 2022 | Tags: Emergency Department