Press Releases


Health Secretary visits St George’s ahead of presumed consent consultation

Jeremy Hunt, MP and Secretary of State for Health, visited St George’s as one of the leading Trusts for organ donation in the UK ahead of the consultation announcement on presumed consent for organ donation.

12 Dec 2017 | Tags: consultation department of health donor health secretary Jeremy Hunt lead governor organ donation presumed consent secretary of state tree of life


St George’s achieves third consecutive year of Royal College accreditation

Congratulations to St George’s Anaesthetic Team on their re-accreditation with the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The team recently had the news confirmed that they had achieved the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) again, making St George’s one of only five Trusts across the country to do so for three consecutive years. …

8 Dec 2017 | Tags: ACSA Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation anaesthetics re-accreditation royal college


St George’s HaMpton app selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator

The Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy app (HaMpton) is one of 11 innovations selected to join the nationally-celebrated NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Dr Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, led the HaMpton app project after having had the idea as a junior doctor. The app was designed to …

1 Dec 2017 | Tags: app blood pressure Consultant Obstetrician HaMpton NHS Innovation Accelerator


St George’s paediatric venous access service draws international recognition

St George’s is one of only two Trusts in the UK to offer a nurse-led, ultrasound guided venous access service for children, an innovation that Brian Carey Paediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, has developed over the last three years. Using ultrasound vein-finder technology in children has meant our nurses now have …

1 Dec 2017 | Tags: paediatric oncology venous access


Survival rates for lung cancer buck national trend at St George’s

One year survival rates for patients that have undergone lung cancer surgery at St George’s are higher than the majority of other centres in the country, according to data published this month. The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland has recognised St George’s as a ‘positive outlier’ …

1 Dec 2017 | Tags: cardiothoracic surgery lung cancer surgery survival rates


Parents filled with ‘comfort and pride’ raise awareness for children’s organ donation

Professor Hannah Cock, Consultant Neurologist at St George’s, and husband Martin Scott said that being able to donate Alfie’s organs brought them ‘great comfort and pride’.

29 Nov 2017 | Tags: donor organ donation transplant tree of life


Stephen Jones appointed new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s

Stephen Jones has been appointed as the new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Stephen is currently Chief of Staff and executive lead for corporate governance at the General Medical Council. Prior to this, Stephen worked as Stakeholder Engagement Director on Co-operation and Competition …

27 Nov 2017 | Tags: board Director of Corporate Affairs executive director governance new appointment


St George’s Hospital first in UK to install latest Swiss birthing pools

Our midwife-led Carmen Suite has had two state-of-the-art birthing pools installed into its newly refurbished rooms – providing a tranquil environment for mothers and babies. We spoke to Emma Spillane, Head Midwife on Carmen Suite, about the benefits these new pools offer to the hundreds of women who give birth …

24 Nov 2017


HSJ Award win for our BP Home Monitoring Team

Congratulations to St George’s Pregnancy BP Home Monitoring Team who won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award on Wednesday (22 November).

23 Nov 2017 | Tags: blood pressure Dr Asma Khalil HaMpton home monitoring HSJ Award Maternity win


Twiddle muffs, made in Spain, and sent with love to St George’s!

Agueda Gota, Older Person’s Assessment and Liaison Nurse at St George’s, mentioned to her mum that our dementia patients were in need of new twiddle muffs, which are specially made hand-warmers that keep them from picking at IV lines and clothing. Agueda’s mum Nati, 75, decided to help out and …

22 Nov 2017 | Tags: alzheimer's dementia Spain twiddle muffs


St George’s neo-natal unit rated ‘best place ever’ to train

Our Neo-natal unit at St George’s has been rated as the best place for junior doctors to train and learn new skills.

17 Nov 2017


Our Maternity Unit outperforms national average

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published a report on NHS maternity services across the country, and our Maternity Unit was shown to be outperforming the national average in a number of key areas.

16 Nov 2017


St George’s staff recognised as academic promotions announced

Seven members of St George’s staff, and 22 people in total including St George’s, University of London staff, have been recognised in the annual academic promotions.

1 Nov 2017


Vietnam mission ‘resounding success’ for St George’s Consultants

A team of four consultants from St George’s spent one week in Vietnam last month to lead the first targeted mission to treat children and young adults with a range of orthognathic conditions. The mission was carried out with the charity Facing the World which helps to treat children in …

1 Nov 2017 | Tags: anaesthetics Charity consultants maxillofacial surgery mission orthognathic orthondontics vietnam


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