Press releases


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.
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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.
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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 …
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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14 Jun 2017


Isabella gives the greatest gift

When Isabella turned nine years old, she decided to donate all her birthday presents to the children staying in our paediatric wards.
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6 Jun 2017 | Tags: children donation gifts paediatric wards play room play specialist play team


St George’s shortlisted for a Sustainable Cities Award

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been nominated for a Sustainable Cities Award.
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1 Jun 2017 | Tags: st george's hospital staff health and wellbeing Sustainable Cities Award


The Body and the Healing – a new art exhibition at St George’s

A new art exhibition is set to be unveiled in the Ingredients Restaurant, 1st Floor, Lanesborough Wing at St George’s. ‘The Body and the Healing’ will be on show from 18:00 on Tuesday 6 June until Sunday 18 June and features work from a range of artists. The exhibition has been kindly supported by St George’s Hospital …
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31 May 2017


24 Hours in A&E returns with new series

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series tonight (Wednesday 31 May) at 9pm on Channel 4.
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31 May 2017


HMP Wandsworth launches major recruitment campaign

A recruitment campaign is under way for adult and mental health nurses and pharmacy technicians to join the country’s second largest prison.
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31 May 2017 | Tags: HMP Wandsworth NHS Jobs nursing nursing jobs Offender Healthcare


International Nurses Day winners announced

It was a day of celebration on Friday 12 May as nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants gathered at St George’s Hospital for our annual International Nurses Day Awards ceremony. There were presentations, dance breaks, sing-a-longs, and the all-important awards – presented by Avey Bhatia, our Chief Nurse and Director of …
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19 May 2017


St George’s receives epilepsy research grant

St George’s has been awarded one of seven new research grants to advance our understanding of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research UK has funded the 12-month pilot scheme – ‘recording brain activity using electrodes placed in the nose’ – at St George’s to assess a new minimally invasive method to monitor brain activity.
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19 May 2017 | Tags: award consultant neurologist epilepsy grant national epilepsy week Research


Important information regarding NHS cyber-attack: St George’s not affected

Trust emails were suspended temporarily as a precaution, however we can confirm they are now restored to normal.
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14 May 2017


Team of 22 save woman and her unborn baby at St George’s

A 22 strong team has saved the life of a mother and her unborn baby after a major heart and aortic defect was detected during screening.
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2 May 2017 | Tags: caesarean cardiac emergency Intensive care neonatal unit surgery


Harbhajan Singh Brar appointed as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Harbhajan Singh Brar as its new Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Harbhajan will join St George’s next week on Tuesday, 2 May. He joins St George’s from Sodexo UK, where he has been Director of Human Resources since 2011. Harbhajan has …
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27 Apr 2017


St George’s cardiac team gets Royal seal of approval at London marathon

Experts from St George’s Hospital were on hand at the London Marathon last weekend to deal with any medical emergencies as over 40,000 runners took part in Britain’s largest sporting event.
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26 Apr 2017


Andrew Grimshaw appointed St George’s new Chief Financial Officer

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Andrew Grimshaw as its new Chief Financial Officer. Andrew is currently Director of Finance at London Ambulance Service (LAS), a position he has held since January 2013. He has also been Acting Chief Executive at LAS since January this year. Prior …
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21 Apr 2017


James Friend to join executive team at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed James Friend as Director of Delivery, Efficiency and Transformation.

James joins St George’s from the Department of Health, where he is currently an advisor to the Secretary of State for Health.

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19 Apr 2017