Press Releases


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


Care Quality Commission finds improvements but more work to do at St George’s

Warning Notice issued to Trust last year has now been lifted The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found some improvements at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after returning to the Trust for a focused inspection earlier this year. The inspection, which took place over three days in May, …

3 Aug 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Forget Me Not’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 47 year old head teacher Emma arrives …

2 Aug 2017 | Tags: #24rsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


New mum Mala welcomes healthy twins after world first twin growth chart

Mala Vast Dhuri gave birth to identical twin boys at St George’s last week after becoming the world’s first expectant mum to be scanned using twin pregnancy growth charts.

31 Jul 2017 | Tags: growth charts Maternity newborn obstetrician pregnancy Tamba twins world first


St George’s pharmacy team reports lowest discharge medication turnaround times of any teaching Trust

Our Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation department provides a wide range of specialist pharmaceutical and clinical services across St George’s and Queen Mary’s hospitals. The team is responsible for direct, patient-facing clinical pharmacy services and advising patients about how best to manage their medicines, as well as working with staff across …

28 Jul 2017


Prudential RideLondon: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July

If you are travelling to St George’s or Queen Mary’s hospitals this weekend, your journey may be affected so please plan ahead. Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with more than 100,000 cyclists expected to participate during the weekend of 28 to 30 July. On Saturday 29 …

28 Jul 2017


GMC trainee survey gives two of our teams top marks

The results of a survey of General Medical Council trainee doctors has revealed some positive result for St George’s, with two units in particular praised for the way they help trainee doctors learn and develop. Both our Neonatal Unit (NNU) and neurology team had some excellent feedback from their trainee …

27 Jul 2017


Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Broken Heart’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s in south west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode follows …

26 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24rsAE 24 hours in A&E a&e ED emergency Emergency Department trauma


Oldest implant patient hears family again

Raymond Kelly, 91, becomes the world’s oldest patient to be fitted with a new type of cochlear implant.

24 Jul 2017 | Tags: cochlear implant ENT world's oldest implant patient