Press releases


St George’s leads the way in new treatment for stroke patients

An emergency treatment for stroke patients used at St George’s Hospital is being rolled out to other centres across the UK, benefiting an estimated 8,000 patients.

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11 Apr 2017 | Tags: nhs st george's hospital Stroke stroke rehabilitation thrombectomy


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Stand by your man”

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth 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, …
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27 Mar 2017 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 Emergency Department major trauma


Bringing the theatre back to the operating theatre

Our plastic surgery team at St George’s streamed live operations – with fully consenting patients for the purpose of education and development – to a captivated audience of medical undergraduates from St George’s, University of London for the first time earlier this year.

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24 Mar 2017


St George’s Surgeons lead charity mission to Nepal

Two consultant paediatric surgeons from St George’s are about to embark on a three week charity mission to Nepal as part of a project to perform life-changing operations for communities without proper access to healthcare. Zahid Mukhtar and Shabnam Parkar will travel to Nepal in May with Jessica Ng (paediatric …
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16 Mar 2017


St George’s trauma care rated best in the country

More lives are being saved year on year thanks to our Major Trauma Centre (MTC) at St George’s, and the extended trauma network of which we are part. Data published by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) shows that patients treated within the South West London and Surrey Trauma …
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16 Mar 2017


Jacqueline Totterdell appointed St George’s Chief Executive 

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Jacqueline Totterdell as its new Chief Executive.

Jacqueline is currently Chief Operating Officer at Barts Health, a role she has held since 2015.
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16 Mar 2017


Heberden Ward at St George’s receives Quality Mark

Heberden Ward at St George’s has been awarded a Quality Mark for the care it provides to older people, including those with dementia. Louise Clancy (pictured), Senior Sister on Heberden, says the award is a real boost for staff on the ward, as well as patients and their relatives: “The …
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2 Mar 2017


St George’s operates on youngest ever patient

Surgeons at St George’s Hospital in London have operated on their youngest ever patient, who was born at just 23 weeks gestation and required emergency surgery when she was 6 days old and weighing only 609g (1.3 lbs).

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1 Mar 2017


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Safe From Harm”

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth 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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28 Feb 2017


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Flesh and Blood”

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth 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 unfold …
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21 Feb 2017


Gillian Norton appointed Chairman of St George’s

Gillian Norton has been appointed as the new Chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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17 Feb 2017 | Tags: appointment Chair Council of Governors leadership


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Catch me if I fall’

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth 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 Feb 2017


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “Carpe Diem”

34 year old Niki is airlifted to St George’s after crashing into another rider during a charity bike ride between London and Brighton. He was found unconscious and unresponsive by race volunteers, his friend Chris was ahead of him in the race when the accident happened “when I got to one of the stopping points…I heard about the accident…I was thinking this has got to be one of the worst things that could possibly ever happen, he was unconscious and he’d been airlifted off to hospital.”

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7 Feb 2017


Success for St George’s renal transplant team

The renal transplant team at St George’s Hospital has recently been praised in two separate peer reviews of the service. Each year, the carry out over 130 kidney transplants, with 480 patients attending our transplant clinic for care after surgery. The team has been recognised as providing good care, clear …
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1 Feb 2017


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E “TREE OF LIFE”

84-year-old Neil is rushed to St Georges after falling down the stairs at home. His wife Jenny describes finding him at the bottom of the stairs and reflects on the shock of realising their life may never be the same again. Orthopaedic Registrar Rob is called to resus to assess Neil’s injuries and is concerned that he has a severe shoulder dislocation. Dr Rob highlights the difficulties of treating elderly patients because of their physical vulnerability. He tells us that the lesson he has learnt is ‘when treating trauma in the elderly, expect the unexpected.’

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31 Jan 2017


Marie-Noelle Orzel to start as Improvement Director at St George’s

Marie-Noelle Orzel is to take up the post of Improvement Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  She will take up her new role at St George’s on an interim basis from 13 February 2017. As Improvement Director, Marie-Noelle will help St George’s in delivering improvements to the …
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30 Jan 2017


St George’s rated best training unit in London for paediatric doctors

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as the best training unit in the Capital for paediatric doctors by the London School of Paediatrics, on behalf of Health Education England.

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30 Jan 2017


A sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24hrs in A&E “Flying Solo”

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twelfth 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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24 Jan 2017


A sneak peek in to tonight’s 17 Jan 24hrs in A& E episode “Made of Steel”

This episode focuses on the family bonds that carry people through tough times.

64 year old Mohammed is rushed to St George’s after being hit by a pizza delivery motorbike. Consultant Will is concerned he may have a pelvic fracture, which could seriously affect his mobility and if the fracture hits a major artery, can be life threatening. His son Tom went to see his father at the scene of the accident and followed his father to St Georges to be by his side. Tom reflects ‘when you are younger you think your Dad is superhuman. When this happens, you realise he isn’t invincible…’
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17 Jan 2017


Avey Bhatia appointed Chief Nurse at St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Avey Bhatia as its new Chief Nurse. Avey will replace St George’s existing Chief Nurse Suzanne Banks, who will be stepping down from her current role at the Trust on 31 January next year. Avey will join the Trust as Chief …
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19 Dec 2016