Press Releases


Kidney donor day delights

St George’s hosted a small celebration for kidney donors and recipients from the last year. Donors and the Renal team were joined by BBC London news, who did a wonderful piece on the team which appeared on both lunchtime and evening news.

24 Feb 2014 | Tags: kidney donor renal


St George’s midwife’s FGM campaign support

Denise Henry, a specialist perineal midwife at St George’s Hospital, is campaigning for more support for women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM).

5 Feb 2014 | Tags: midwifery


Pioneering heart valve operation avoids open heart surgery

A pioneering new heart valve that can be placed inside a patient without the need for open heart surgery has been used for the first time in the UK by a team of cardiologists and heart surgeons at St George’s Hospital, London.

18 Dec 2013


State-of-the-art dental suite that helps dentists brush up on skills

A state-of-the-art dental simulation suite has opened at St George’s Hospital.

The £350,000 facility will be used to train

13 Dec 2013


St George’s pioneers new life-saving equipment

Pioneering the use of a new piece of surgical equipment that can control severe bleeding within seconds of being applied.

29 Nov 2013


Staff celebrate at awards ceremony

Bernard Kelly, Helen Webb and Tom Magill celebrate reaching the finals of the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. Bernard and Helen were recognised for their work in helping set up an HIV patient-led forum, while Tom developed a real-time survey system to help senior nurses deliver better care. The HIV forum, …

27 Nov 2013


HIV testing week – Get checked out!

The Courtyard Clinic at St George’s is offering HIV testing throughout the week as part of National HIV Testing Week (Nov 22-29).

26 Nov 2013


Implant helps Helena take the plunge!

Helena Martins assumed she had woken earlier than normal when she was greeted by overwhelming silence. There was no sound of traffic outside.

19 Nov 2013


Enhanced Recovery awareness campaign has launched

The new awareness campaign for Enhanced Recovery is under way. This aims to increase participation in Enhanced Recovery across all

14 Nov 2013


The Governor Elections – Make your vote count!

The new Staff Governor elections have begun, with only a week left to get your vote in. Deadline closes on Monday 18th November for staff nominations.

11 Nov 2013


The future’s as bright as we want it to be, says Sir Bruce

One of the NHS’s most senior figures visited St George’s Hospital to tell staff about the challenges and opportunities facing the organisation.

Sir Bruce Keogh, a former clinician at the hospital and currently Medical Director of NHS England, said the NHS had a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to improve services if it ignored mediocrity and made an opportunity out of adversity.

7 Nov 2013


Hospital patients take centre stage

Patients from St George’s Hospital, Tooting, took part in a unique arts project which saw 30 performances simultaneously take place across London. Home saw actors and actresses create mini performances based on the lives and experiences of people living in the chosen locations. Actor Darren Hart (pictured) has previously spoken …

5 Nov 2013


Doctor praises hospital’s unsung heroes

A local doctor has praised the work of two ‘unsung hospital heroes’ for helping give HIV patients a stronger voice. Dr Mark Pakianathan, a consultant at St George’s Hospital’s Courtyard Clinic, says the efforts of specialist nurse Helen Webb and sexual health advisor Bernard Kelly in organising and facilitating an …

5 Nov 2013


St George’s annual report 2012/13 reflects on a year of achievement and improvement

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its annual report and accounts for the 2012/13 financial year. The report can be read online at www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/annual where it can also be downloaded as a PDF. Copies of the summary report will also be made available to patients and visitors …

13 Sep 2013


£18m boost to tackle major health challenges in South London

Health researchers in south London have been given £18 million to help tackle some of the area’s most pressing health problems.

9 Aug 2013 | Tags: CLAHRC funding NHR South London training


Helipad construction gets off the ground

The biggest crane in the UK has been assembled at St George’s Hospital in Tooting where it is helping to build a helipad.

9 Aug 2013 | Tags: helipad HELP


St George’s stoma care department wins special patient award

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s stoma care department has received a special award for its dedication and support to their patients.

31 Jul 2013 | Tags: care colostomy Purple Iris Award stoma


Shereen Sadiq awards her very special NHS Hero

St George’s Hospital was the setting for a special reunion this afternoon as Shereen Sadiq returned to the hospital to pay tribute to her NHS Hero, Mr Mehmet Manisali, the maxillofacial surgeon who has turned her life around.

31 Jul 2013 | Tags: neurosurgery NHS Hero


Award of excellence for St George’s paediatric psychologist

St George’s paediatric psychologist, Dr Gillian Colville, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of paediatric psychology. Dr Colville received the Judith Houghton Award from the Paediatric Psychology Network (a sub-section of the British Psychology Society).

30 Jul 2013 | Tags: award paediatric psychology


Vast majority of patients recommend St George’s to friends and family

Figures released nationally today from the new Friends and Family Test show that patients who were treated at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and used the new Friends and Family Test feedback system would recommend the trust.

30 Jul 2013 | Tags: feedback Friends and Family Test