Press Releases

Local mums say thank you to St George’s staff through Love4Legends

Our Emergency Department (ED) staff were surprised with a visit from the team behind Love4Legends on Tuesday (18 July).

21 Jul 2017 | Tags: Emergency Department hamper local community Love4Legends

X-ray service at St George’s Hospital (Tooting) now running as usual

Message timed at 5pm on Thursday, 20 July On Tuesday this week, we had to temporarily close our X-ray department in St James Wing at St George’s Hospital (Tooting) due to a significant water leak. This meant we had to cancel all patients attending for routine, walk-in, GP and outpatient …

20 Jul 2017

A tribute to Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw (“J-P”)

It is with great sadness that the Trust learned this week of the death of Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw (pictured), a former Consultant Anaesthetist at St George’s, and previously one of our staff Governors. “J-P” (as he liked to be known) qualified from Barts in 1981 where he also began …

20 Jul 2017

Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital closed on Thursday 20 July

Due to a temporary staffing shortage, the Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital (Roehampton) will be closed all day (8am – 8pm) on Thursday 20 July. The unit will re-open as usual on Friday 21 July. The rest of Queen Mary’s Hospital is unaffected, with services operating as normal. …

19 Jul 2017 | Tags: Minor Injuries Unit Queen Mary’s

Day Surgery Unit/X-ray Outpatients at St George’s Hospital (Tooting)

Message timed at 11.30am, Wednesday 19 July Day Surgery Unit at St George’s We are pleased to say that our day surgery, maxillofacial and hand units re-opened as normal this morning (19 July 2017). The facility has been closed since last Wednesday due to a problem with the water supply, …

19 Jul 2017

Update on the temporary closure of the outpatient x-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting)

Message timed at 2.45pm, Tuesday 18 July Due to a significant water leak in the St James Wing X-ray department at St George’s Hospital (Tooting), the unit will remain closed to routine walk-in, GP or Outpatient X-ray patients for the rest of today (18 July) and tomorrow morning. All outpatient x-ray appointments scheduled for tomorrow …

18 Jul 2017

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Special Relationships’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. This episode explores ‘special relationships’. 36-year-old Lee is rushed to St George’s after being involved in a high-speed road traffic collision. Staff are concerned about what to expect as …

12 Jul 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E

Cancer patient pens praise for occupational therapy

We often share patient stories and feedback at St George’s. Here, we have the story of Paul, 51, who was diagnosed with Plasma Cell Leukaemia in March 2013 and has been in and out of hospital receiving treatment ever since. During his most recent hospital stay, in Gordon Smith Ward …

11 Jul 2017 | Tags: cancer Gordon Smith Ward Leukaemia occupational therapist occupational therapy plasma cell leukaemia therapy

St George’s undertakes world’s first twin growth chart scan

The world’s first scan using twin growth charts has taken place at St George’s – marking a monumental moment for multiple birth families across the country.

6 Jul 2017 | Tags: Consultant Obstetrician fetal medicine unit growth charts multiple births Tamba twins world first

Professor Ciaran Bolger visits St George’s

Professor Ciaran Bolger of Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, became the latest Visiting Professor to speak at an event organised by St George’s Trauma and Orthopaedics department. Professor Bolger, who is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the Beaumont Hospital, is well respected in his field and St George’s was delighted to welcome …

5 Jul 2017 | Tags: Professor Ciaran Bolger St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Trauma and Orhopaedics

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Lost and Found”

This episode explores how loss and grief can test even the strongest marriages and how finding love for a second time can save you.  

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

British Airways pilot advises St George’s Cardiology Clinical Academic Group

Graham Shaw, a Senior First Officer Training Pilot for British Airways, visited St George’s to observe our safety practices and offer feedback on our systems.

30 Jun 2017 | Tags: aviation cardiac academic group cardiology catheter labs GAPS Centre medical education pilot simulation

Annual Tree of Life event recognises organ donors

This year’s event takes place on Saturday 1 July to thank, pay tribute to and remember the many people who have donated life-saving organs and tissues over the last year.

29 Jun 2017 | Tags: Atkinson Morley Wing event lead governor organ donation organ donor register tissue tree of life

Our website will be unavailable between 5pm and 7pm today (29 June) whilst we carry out some essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please contact the St George’s switchboard on 020 8672 1255 if you require any information during this time.

29 Jun 2017

St George’s signs up to new ‘red bag’ initiative

The Trust has signed up to a new ‘red bag’ initiative designed to improve the transfer of patients from local care homes to hospital.

28 Jun 2017 | Tags: care home emergency red bag Wandsworth CCG

Patient inspired to work in healthcare after being treated at St George’s

Laura Mattei travelled to London from Italy in 2013 to start a new life with her husband. After an appointment with her GP, she was referred to St George’s Hospital in September 2015 at which point she was diagnosed with the condition Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Laura got in touch with St …

21 Jun 2017

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Road to Freedom’

Tonight’s episode explores the value of freedom, and what it means to be faced with the possibility of it being taken away.

21 Jun 2017 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours 24 hours in A&E a&e ED Emergency Department trauma

Paediatric Nurse Recruitment Open Day

We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals, committed to excellent patient care, to join our team. We would like to recruit both newly qualified and experienced children’s nurses into our various specialties: Medicine, Surgery, Neuroscience, Oncology, Haematology, Infectious Disease, Emergency Department and Paediatric Intensive Care.

21 Jun 2017

St George’s Chairman Gillian Norton awarded OBE

Gillian Norton, Chairman of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Gillian, who became Chairman of St George’s in April this year, receives the award for her services to Richmond upon Thames and local Government. Gillian Norton was Chief Executive of Richmond …

19 Jun 2017 | Tags: Chair Chairman Gillian Norton non-executive director obe Queen's Birthday Honour List

Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Growing Pains”

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 – under more pressure than ever.  It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss …

14 Jun 2017