Press Releases


BMJ awards nomination for cardiac team

Our Cardiac Surgical Team has been short-listed for a prestigious British Medical Journal award.

The team has been short-listed in the Clinical Leadership Team of the Year category for their management of aortic aneurysm and aortic valve disease.

7 Mar 2018


Burst water pipe – Tooting High Street (Wednesday, 7 March)

Message timed at 8am A water pipe has burst near Tooting Broadway station, causing significant travel and traffic disruption. St George’s Hospital is fully open, but staff and members of the public may experience some delays accessing the site, so please allow extra time for your journeys. Pre-booked patient transport …

7 Mar 2018


Race on to collect as many Easter eggs as possible for St George’s

Local residents and businesses are invited to take part in an Easter Egg Appeal for our paediatric patients at St George’s. Since 2011, Access Self Storage has hosted the appeal and has received more than 3,800 chocolate eggs – weighing more than a tonne of chocolate – for a range …

6 Mar 2018 | Tags: appeal Easter St George's Hospital Charity


BJM win for St George’s Midwife

Congratulations to Debs Livermore on winning first prize in the ‘Innovation in practice’ category at the British Journal of Midwifery awards earlier this month. Debs was short-listed for her work in developing the High Dependency Unit on our Delivery Suite at St George’s. Before the current unit was established, many …

28 Feb 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Lost for Words

Tonight’s episode – Lost for Words – features 54-year-old Richard who arrives in resus suffering symptoms of a suspected stroke.

27 Feb 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department Stroke trauma tumour


Cold weather this week

It is extremely cold today (Monday 26 February), with a high risk of icy conditions and heavy snow over the coming week as well. We are not expecting major disruption to the hospital and community services we provide – and all patients should attend for their appointments as planned. As a precaution, however, we …

26 Feb 2018


Home monitoring of blood pressure in pregnant women study published

A study into the safe monitoring of blood pressure in pregnant women at home has been published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical journal today (Friday 23 February). Dr Asma Khalil, Senior Author and Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, led the project after having the idea as a junior …

23 Feb 2018 | Tags: blood pressure Consultant Obstetrician HaMpton app HSJ Award technology


St George’s made official centre for innovative stroke procedure

Last week, NHS England confirmed that St George’s is now an officially designated centre for the use of mechanical thrombectomy – an innovative new treatment

23 Feb 2018 | Tags: mechanical thrombectomy neuro-radiology Stroke


St George’s signs the Armed Forces Covenant

St George’s Hospital Chairman, Gillian Norton, yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) welcomed representatives of the Armed Forces to St George

21 Feb 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Out of the Fire

Tonight’s episode – Out of the Fire – features Sufia, 5, who is rushed to A&E with head and scalp injuries after being dragged under a car on her way to school.

13 Feb 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma


Young patient unveils logo for our new Blue Sky Centre

A young patient whose design was chosen as the logo of our new Blue Sky Centre for Children and Young People’s Ambulatory Care recently came in to St George’s to unveil the logo.

9 Feb 2018


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Collision Course

The new episode – Collision Course – airs tonight (Tuesday 6 February) and features four-year-old Elliott.

6 Feb 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department resus


Staff appreciation awards – public vote now open!

We have shortlisted three members of staff – and their teams – who have made a lifesaving difference to patients over the past 12 months; and we want you to choose your favourite!

5 Feb 2018 | Tags: awards lifesaver St George's Hospital Charity staff Staff Appreciation Awards


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Shelter from the Storm

Tonight’s episode – Shelter from the Storm – displays the strengths of single parenthood and how families unite in the toughest times.

30 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE. emergency department 24 hours in A&E a&e ED resus


New diabetes inpatient service at St George’s

A new service to improve care for inpatients with diabetes has launched this month at St George’s. The new service – led by Dr Ken Earle, Consultant Diabetologist, and Orleas Mullings, Lead Nurse for Diabetes and Endocrinology – will help ensure diabetes specialist nurses have dedicated time to provide expert …

26 Jan 2018


Surgeons rebuild face of junior doctor injured by horse

Surgeons at St George’s have rebuilt the face of junior doctor Elizabeth Calton, who was severely injured whilst out riding her horse.

18 Jan 2018


24 Hours in A&E: “Why do we keep doing it? Because it helps us put our best foot forward.”

This week marks the 100th episode of 24 Hours in A&E at St George’s. Dr Will Glazebrook shares his experiences of being part of the longest running documentary series in the UK…

16 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 100 episodes 24 hours in A&E a&e Dr Will Glazebrook ED Emergency Department


St George’s celebrates 70 years of NHS with 100 episodes of 24 Hours in A&E

24 Hours in A&E celebrates its 100th episode at St George’s today with ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’ featuring three women who are stabbed in a supermarket car park.

16 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma


Dr Robert Morgan appointed President of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe

Congratulations to Dr Robert Morgan, Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who was recently appointed President of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE). CIRSE is the largest interventional radiology society worldwide and has over 7,000 members. While the majority of CIRSE …

15 Jan 2018