Press Releases


Non-emergency patient transport services at St George’s – 19-20 January 2017

Our non-emergency patient transport services are provided by G4S, an external company.

G4S provide non-emergency patient transport services for patients accessing treatment at St George’s, St John’s Therapy Centre and Trevelyan House

The GMB Union is planning three days of industrial action next week from 00.01 hours on Tuesday 22 November through to 23.59 hours on Thursday, 24 November.

21 Nov 2016


A sneak peek in to this week’s episode “Dear Heart”

Wednesday 23 November Channel 4 at 9pm see’s fifty two year old Mark rushed to St George’s by air ambulance after a road traffic collision that threw him from his motorbike and left him suffering a cardiac arrest. Emergency doctors fight to keep him alive and when he arrives in A&E, Consultant Paul escalates his condition to ‘Code Red’ giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

21 Nov 2016


24 Hours in A&E is back

We are very pleased to announce that the first episode of the third series of ‘24 Hours in A&E’ filmed here at St George’s will air next Wednesday 16 November at 9pm on Channel 4.

With millions of viewers per episode and a growing international audience ’24 Hours in A&E still remains one of most popular TV shows in the UK.

16 Nov 2016 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E


Patricia McCutcheon awarded ‘Radiographer of the Year’

Congratulations to Patricia McCutcheon for winning the Radiographer of the Year Award for the London region at the Society of Radiographers Annual Radiographer Awards at the House of Commons.

11 Nov 2016


Statement regarding tram incident in Croydon on 9 November 2016

Update issued at 12pm on 10 November 2016 Yesterday (9 November), three patients seriously injured in the tram incident in Croydon underwent surgery at St George’s. All three patients left theatre yesterday, and are continuing to be looked after by our surgical and medical teams. We are not planning to …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s awarded three innovation grants at prestigious Innovation and Diffusion Awards

The awards are hosted by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) and highlight the very best in health, care and education, and support the spread and adoption of innovations across local communities in south London. The ceremony took place on 3 November with awards presented by health and science writer Vivienne …

9 Nov 2016


St George’s CQC inspection report published

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report – published today (Tuesday, 1 November) – follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016.

1 Nov 2016


New Non-Executive Directors appointed at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to announce that three new Non-Executive Directors (NEDS) have been appointed to our Board of Directors. Ann Beasley CBE and Stephen Collier joined us on 13 October. Gillian Norton, who has been an interim Non-Executive Director at the Trust for the last five months, has also been …

21 Oct 2016


St George’s Hospital’s thrombectomy service first in UK

St George’s is now the first hospital in the UK to have a fully staffed 24/7 thrombectomy service for acute stroke.

The service the Trust provides covers the south London area, as well as parts of Surrey and Kent.

Thrombectomy is a surgical procedure to remove blood clots blocking blood flow to the brain and restore blood flow to the affected area.

20 Oct 2016


Maternity services at St George’s

There is extensive coverage in the media today about potential changes to the way we look after patients from overseas who access our maternity services at St George’s. We want to briefly explain what changes are being proposed, and the steps we are taking to ensure patients continue to receive …

11 Oct 2016


Ideal time to deliver twins is discovered

New data points way to improving survival rates for twins and multiple births Data1 published today in a clinical paper in the BMJ suggests that survival rates for twins and multiple births could be significantly improved if twins were delivered after 36 weeks rather than earlier. The study was a …

9 Sep 2016


Turning ends into beginnings

St George’s Hospital calls for Tooting residents to help turn an end into a beginning.

9 Sep 2016 | Tags: #OrganDonoation #YesIDonate


Bringing a little magic to the children at St George’s

Magic FM brought their own little bit of magic when they visited St George’s Paediatric unit to see the sensory play trolley bought by them for the ward. When they saw the joy and happiness it brought to kids on the ward they were so impressed that they promised to …

18 Aug 2016 | Tags: Magic FM Magic FM Radio Magic Radio Nick Snaith


Dad makes phenomenal effort to raise money for fetal medicine department!

Craig is raising money for the New Kit Appeal on behalf of the Fetal Medicine Department at the hospital. The kit costs £25,000 and Craig has raised £2,500 towards it. Craig’s twin sons were delivered safely two years ago when they needed an operation in the womb to allow blood to flow equally to both twins. Without the operation and expertise of the Fetal Medicine team, one or both babies could have died.

5 Aug 2016 | Tags: #ForTheBoysTTS; St George's Hospital Charity


St George’s Hospital Charity has new Chair

St George’s Hospital Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Walker CB as the new Chair of Trustees. She will join the charity as trustee with immediate effect and take up the post of Chair when the current Chair, Dr Stephen Hickey, retires in September after serving his …

1 Jul 2016


New psychological support service for cancer patients and families launched at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support (CaPS) Team.

30 Jun 2016 | Tags: #cancersupport #macmillancancer #psychologicalsupport


The Tree of Life – why organ donation matters

The Tree of Life celebration is held annually at St George’s and honours people who have died over the years and donated their organs so that others might live. All staff and people associated with the donor are invited to attend the ceremony which will be held from 11:00 until …

30 Jun 2016 | Tags: #kidneydonation #organdonation #transplants #TreeofLife


Improving neonatal care with technology

Technology is vastly improving patient care through making monitoring and record keeping easy and fool-proof. No more missing patient notes. Neonatal care requires very close monitoring by clinicians as babies can improve and deteriorate rapidly. Click here to find out more about the Cerner system which we are using at …

21 Jun 2016


Project Search is gearing up again!

Project SEARCH has been at St George’s since 2012. It’s a supported internship programme for people with learning disabilities (aged 18-24) and takes place between September and July. During their time at St George’s, the trainees learn about work and develop their employability skills by carrying out unpaid work experience …

20 Jun 2016


St George’s co-hosts fetal medicine event at Royal Society of Medicine

On Wednesday 14 June, our fetal medicine and clinical genetics teams co-hosted an educational seminar at premises of the Royal Society of Medicine with Premaitha, makers of the SAFE (St George’s Antenatal Fetal Evaluation) blood test. The test was first offered from June 2015 at the trust.

20 Jun 2016