Press Releases


Surgeons save man’s hand after seventeen hours of surgery

Plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved a man’s hand following seventeen hours of surgery, after a chop saw accident resulted in a double-level amputation.

27 Aug 2019


Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2019: hear how our team saved baby Lacey and get a free health check up

The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at St George’s Hospital, with all welcome to attend. From 5pm, our teams will be providing free health checks for attendees, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests, as well as giving out health information and tips. We …

22 Aug 2019


Jacqueline Totterdell appointed Chair of CRN South London Partnership Board

Jacqueline will take up the new role in addition to her current role as Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Research …

21 Aug 2019


Baby born after five blood transfusions in the womb

A baby with haemolytic disease of the newborn, who received five intrauterine blood transfusions from 20 weeks gestation, has been safely delivered at St George’s.

20 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Saving Grace…

This episode features patients who overcome hardship in life by drawing strength and solace from the people they love.

20 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Children of Men…

In this life-affirming episode, we meet George who is rushed to St George’s with a bleed on the brain, Bridget who is in our Urgent Care Centre and Kezia who has a gymnastics injury.

13 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Call of duty…

During this episode – Call of duty – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

6 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The survivors…

During this episode – The Survivors – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

30 Jul 2019


Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to results of a new clinical trial involving five UK maternity units including St George’s.

24 Jul 2019


Non-Executive Director Professor Sir Norman Williams moves to new role as Chair of Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Professor Sir Norman Williams is stepping down as Non-Executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust later this year to become Chair of the Government’s Independent Reconfiguration Panel. Professor Williams has been a Non-Executive Director at St George’s since April 2016, but will step down from the role …

23 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You’re all I need to get by…

During this episode – You’re all I need to get by – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

23 Jul 2019


Richard Mycroft appointed Lead Governor

Richard Mycroft has been elected as the new Lead Governor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Richard, who has represented South West Lambeth as a St George’s Governor since 2017, takes over from Kathryn Harrison in the role. Governors have an important role in making Foundation Trusts better …

18 Jul 2019


Families saving lives through deceased organ donation at St George’s

New figures reveal there were 40 lifesaving deceased organ donors at St George’s last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. As a result of these donations, 97 people received a life-saving transplant.

18 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Fix you…

During this episode – Fix you – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

16 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The kids are alright…

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series is back with its 18th series on Channel 4. 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 every day. During this …

9 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You before me…

This episode – You before me – explores selflessness and parental sacrifice as two families come to terms with life-changing events. 

2 Jul 2019


First ever total wrist replacement at St George’s

Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …

27 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Outsiders…

St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.

25 Jun 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Too close for comfort…

This episode – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department. 

18 Jun 2019


Patient with rare genetic condition thanks St George’s for ‘miracle son’

Lauren West, 23, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition – Fanconi anaemia – has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds. Having fanconi anaemia reduces the chance of having a baby to 15%, which is further reduced after having a bone marrow transplant, as Lauren did, to less than 8%.

17 Jun 2019