Press Releases


Three St George’s consultants named in Progress 1000

Three St George’s consultants were named in the prestigious Evening Standard Progress 1000, made up of the top 1000 most influential people in London.

22 Oct 2018 | Tags: Evening Standard London influence Progress 1000


Baby who survives after heart stops beating for 22 minutes turns one

A baby born more than three months prematurely, and whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes in emergency surgery at five days old, celebrates her first birthday today (17 October).

17 Oct 2018


St George’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) service celebrates 25 year anniversary

This week marks the 25th year of our Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) service, which treats patients with a genetic condition that causes tumours in different parts of the body. Tuberous Sclerosis affects around 1 million people worldwide. It causes mainly non-cancerous (benign) tumours to develop, which can lead to multiple problems …

12 Oct 2018


Who Cares Wins award nomination for St George’s surgeon

Well done to Zahid Mukhtar, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George’s, on being nominated for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards. Zahid unfortunately lost out in the Best Neonatal Specialist category at the ceremony on Monday 10 October, but to even be nominated is a huge achievement. He was nominated for …

10 Oct 2018


St George’s Emergency Department to offer life-saving HIV testing

From Monday 1 October, St George’s Emergency Department (ED) will be offering HIV testing to all patients, aged 18-59, as part of their routine blood tests.

28 Sep 2018


New platelet donors needed in London to help cancer patients

NHS Blood and Transplant needs more than 500 new platelet donors at donor centres in London, including the blood centre based at St George’s Hospital.

24 Sep 2018 | Tags: blood donation Tooting Blood Centre


Find out about the great opportunities for nurses at our Open Day

Whether you’re a Band 5 or Band 6 Registered Nurse, Newly-Qualified, or qualifying in 2018-19, please consider St George’s as a great place to develop your career. A special Nursing Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 27 October 2018, from 9am – 3.30pm will showcase the many opportunities for nurses. Attendees will discover why St George’s is a great place …

20 Sep 2018


St George’s appoints new Chief Medical Officer

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Richard Jennings as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr Jennings will join St George’s from Whittington Health NHS Trust, where he has been Executive Medical Director since June 2014. As a practising physician, Dr Jennings specialised in infection and acute …

20 Sep 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Love’s Young Dream…

This episode – Love’s Young Dream – features three men who are all at varying stages of their lives and relationships and who are all supported in A&E by their partners.

12 Sep 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Auntie’s dinners are a winner in St George’s ED!

Emily Roberts works as a Sister in St George’s Emergency Department (ED). Four years ago she was working the New Year’s Eve shift and her Aunty Mary and Aunty Jill wanted to make sure she didn’t miss out on the celebrations. They decided to deliver Emily a home cooked meal …

12 Sep 2018


Information for patients – cardiac surgery at St George’s Hospital (10 September 2018)

We have taken the decision today to temporarily transfer the operations of a small number of patients requiring the most complex cardiac surgery to other London hospitals.

10 Sep 2018


Young doctor’s final wish saves lives through organ donation

The mother of a young doctor who died unexpectedly at St George’s is encouraging others to follow her daughter’s example and talk to their family about organ donation.

7 Sep 2018


Two teams at the Trust shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Award

Well done to our Queen Mary’s prostate cancer team and our Emergency Department team for being shortlisted within the Acute Sector Innovation category of the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The awards are one of the largest celebrations of healthcare excellence in the world, recognising and promoting the finest …

6 Sep 2018


External independent panel to oversee response to challenges in cardiac surgery service at St George’s

St George’s is today (4 September) announcing extra steps to deal with the long-standing issues faced by its cardiac surgical service.

4 Sep 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A Friend in Need…

This episode – A Friend in Need –  shows the importance of true friendship.

29 Aug 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Down to Earth…

This episode of 24 Hours in A&E features three patients brought to St George’s within one 24 hour period.

29 Aug 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Updated statement on cardiac surgery at St George’s – Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Today (Tuesday, 28 August), the High Court has granted Professor Marjan Jahangiri, consultant cardiac surgeon, an injunction following our decision on 9 August to temporarily exclude her from working at the Trust.

28 Aug 2018


Dr Shai Betteridge wins the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division of Neuropsychology

Dr Shai Betteridge, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at St George’s Hospital, has received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division of Neuropsychology – a division of the British Psychological Society. Dr Betteridge is ‎Head of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology Department, managing adult psychology services across the Trust. Nominating …

17 Aug 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Heavens Above…

This episode of 24 Hours in A&E features three patients brought to St George’s within one 24 hour period.

15 Aug 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Professor Keith Willett visits St George’s stroke service

Professor Keith Willett, Director of Acute Care at NHS England, visited our stroke service to find out more about the care we provide for patients.

10 Aug 2018

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