Press Releases


Our Quality Improvement Plan

Today (10 October), we are launching our Quality Improvement Plan, which is designed to help us deliver Outstanding Care, Every Time. 

10 Oct 2017


New Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kevin Howell as its new Director of Estates and Facilities. Kevin joins St George’s from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has been Director of Environment since 2014. Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, and has held …

5 Oct 2017 | Tags: Director of Estates and Facilities executive team


Local students raise £9,000 for our Neonatal Unit

Three students from Broomwood Hall in Wandsworth visited the Neonatal unit at St George’s last week to see how their fundraising has helped babies and their families.

4 Oct 2017


St George’s wins £10,000 grant for maternity theatres project

A new maternity project at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a £10,000 grant by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) for South West London. The project, led by Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Emma Evans, will take place over the next year and is a collaboration between maternity …

2 Oct 2017


Therapy means “stammer barely affects my life anymore”

A group of secondary school students across Wandsworth have praised our Secondary Speech and Language Therapy service in a new information film. Our service supports young people aged 11 to 16 who have speech, language and communication needs. We provide a dedicated therapist to every secondary school in Wandsworth, working …

2 Oct 2017


New room for young people with cancer opens at St George’s Hospital

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting officially opened a new room for teenagers and young people with cancer at St George’s last week.

28 Sep 2017 | Tags: cancer chief executive Dr Rosena Allin-Khan St George's Hospital Charity teenage and young adult room Tooting MP


Suzanne Marsello appointed Director of Strategy at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Suzanne Marsello as its new Director of Strategy. Suzanne will join St George’s from neighbouring South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, where she has been Director of Strategy and Commercial Development since March 2015. Suzanne is no …

22 Sep 2017


HSJ nomination for our BP Home Monitoring team

St George’s Pregnancy BP Home Monitoring team have been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award. The team are nominated in the ‘Using technology to improve efficiency’ category for the development of the Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy smartphone app, and will find out if they’ve won at …

14 Sep 2017


Minister visits St George’s during Organ Donation Week

Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health visited St George’s to find out more about organ donation.

8 Sep 2017 | Tags: donation ICU minister neuro intensive care unit organ donation tree of life


Nye Bevan Unit celebrates its first birthday

Nye Bevan Unit opened its doors for the first time on 15 August 2016, and to mark its first birthday, staff arranged a party to celebrate. The unit, based in St James’ Wing at St George’s, is a purpose-built emergency surgical assessment unit, with a minor procedures room and two emergency …

4 Sep 2017


St George’s supports appeal for families to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week

This week is Organ Donation Week (4-10 September) and we will be raising awareness at St George’s with a number of events and encouraging conversations about organ donation.

4 Sep 2017 | Tags: Awareness Campaign donate donor Organ Donation Week transplant tree of life


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Love Conquers All’

The award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode explores the power of love when a man is involved in a serious bicycle collision …

30 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma


St George’s becomes second NHS Trust to achieve sustainability accreditation

St George’s is now only the second NHS Trust, and largest healthcare provider in the UK, to achieve accreditation with The Planet Mark™.

25 Aug 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Supporting Cast’

This episode focuses on the support offered by friends and family at the most vulnerable times of people’s lives.

24 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department resus trauma


Improving our operating theatres – we want your views

We are working hard to improve how we care for patients in our operating theatres – from appointment through to discharge. Patients’ views are the most important in considering the improvements we need. If you have had surgery at St George’s recently, please take a few minutes to complete our …

24 Aug 2017


The Wolfson celebrates its 50th anniversary

Last Friday (18 August) saw former patients and staff at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre get together to celebrate its 50th anniversary. At Queen Mary’s, a tea party was held with live music and a magician to entertain the guests. Matron Dee Kapfunde, former Matron Paul Silke, and Clinical Lead Dr Sancho Wong …

22 Aug 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘My Guiding Star’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode focuses on the importance of having family, when an elderly man collapses in the …

16 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E ED Emergency Deparment resus


Patient praises stroke team at St George’s

In February, 44-year-old Nichola Randall collapsed unexpectedly while spending time with her two children at home.

With the help of her 10-year-old so Jack and her neighbour, an ambulance arrived and took Nichola to her local hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, with a suspected stroke.

10 Aug 2017 | Tags: consultant interventional neuroradiologist mechanical thrombectomy Stroke


The Staff Art Exhibition 2017

15th August – 13th September 2017 Event opens: 15th of August at 5.30pm Ingredients Restaurant, First floor, Lanesborough Wing   The Staff Art Exhibition is coordinated by the Arts St George’s Team which is supported by St George’s Hospital Charity. Since 1990, the Arts Team at St George’s has curated …

9 Aug 2017


Professor Andy Rhodes and Dr Vin Diwakar welcome junior doctors to St George’s

Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director at NHS England (London), visited St George’s to welcome new junior doctors taking part in our Emergency Department’s local induction.

8 Aug 2017 | Tags: Emergency Department induction junior doctors Medical Director NHS England (London) Paediatrician working at St George's