Press Releases

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

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Bringing up Baby

Tonight’s episode – Bringing up Baby – displays the strengths of parental love. (Tuesday 9 January)

9 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 ED Emergency Department

Help us reduce the risk of flu infection

At this time of year, flu is more prevalent in the community, and hospital patients in particular can be more prone to infection. We are urging our staff to get vaccinated, and to date, more than 80% have had their jab – however, we are also asking patients and their …

8 Jan 2018

St George’s Staff Appreciation Awards

On Thursday 15 March, St George’s Hospital Charity is hosting the first ever Staff Appreciation Awards to celebrate the excellent work of our staff. Supported by the Pelican London Hotel & Residence and Yellow Brick Group, the special event will be held at Wandsworth Town Hall and will recognise staff …

5 Jan 2018

GP appointments now available in the evening and at weekends

Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country, especially at this time of year, so we would like to encourage everyone to be aware of the other ways to access local healthcare Since December 2017, GPs across London have started to offer appointments in the evenings and …

4 Jan 2018

24 Hours in A&E is back with its 14th series

This episode marks St George’s 99th episode of #24HrsAE and is the first episode of 2018 – the year celebrating 70 years of the NHS.

2 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 documentary series Emergency Department

Off duty nurse saves man’s life during supermarket shop

A nurse from St George’s Hospital has been reunited with the man whose life she helped save during a trip to the supermarket.

22 Dec 2017

Pumping Marvellous! St George’s staff win national heart failure awards

Matthew Sunter, Heart Failure Nurse, and Dr Lisa Anderson, Heart Failure Cardiologist, have been nationally recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional quality of care and treatment in the Pumping Marvellous Foundation Awards. Matthew was nominated by patients to receive the ‘You’re Simply Marvellous Award’ while Dr Anderson received …

20 Dec 2017 | Tags: award cardiologist heart failure pumping marvellous

St George’s Radiology Department take over international conference in Chicago!

The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the most esteemed global annual meeting, with over 60,000 international attendees, ended last week. This year, the St George’s Radiology Department led the UK in academic contribution and award recognition. In addition to organisation and leadership roles in educational …

19 Dec 2017

Open Day to showcase Band 5 staff nurse opportunities at St George’s

Come along to our special Nursing Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 27 January, from 9.30am – 3pm. We’re recruiting Band 5 nurses for many different specialties and services.

18 Dec 2017

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