Press Releases


St George’s opens a new cancer ward

The Gordon-Smith Ward was officially opened by Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS England’s Regional Director for London, and is the second step of investment in the trust’s cancer services.

11 May 2015 | Tags: Anne Rainsberry cancer Gordon Smith haematology new ward oncology


Redthread Youth Violence Intervention at St George’s

Hundreds of teenagers fall victim to gang-related violence every year with some becoming trapped in a cycle of violence. Two Redthread specialist youth workers will now be based in St George’s ED to help break this cycle.

22 Apr 2015 | Tags: Emergency Department gang violence Kings Hospital mayor initiative Redthread specialist youth workers


St George’s to become the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for non-invasive prenatal screening

Leading London NHS trust teams up with Premaitha Health to create the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for non-invasive prenatal screening.

23 Mar 2015


St George’s becomes an NHS Foundation Trust

Health regulator Monitor has authorised St George’s to be a Foundation Trust.
To reflect this achievement, the trust’s formal title will change to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

2 Feb 2015


South London NHS Genomics Medicine Centre announced

The South London based Genomics Network Alliance has been announced as a successful bidder in the race to become a pioneering Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project.

22 Dec 2014


Statement from St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust on our foundation trust application

The trust has welcomed feedback about its application to become a foundation trust from Monitor – the health sector regulator. St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is regarded as “well-led” by Monitor and also had an overall rating of ‘good’ from the Care Quality Commission following a rigorous inspection in 2014. …

17 Dec 2014


Statement from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A spokesperson from St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust said: “An unwell patient who had recently travelled to West Africa was admitted to St George’s Hospital yesterday.

3 Nov 2014


Quality Account showcases continuing improvements for St George’s patients

The St George’s Quality Account 2013/14 is now available on the trust’s website www.stgeorges.nhs.uk and on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk Every NHS trust in the country publishes a Quality Account each year. Quality Accounts assess how well a trust is performing against national targets set by the Department of …

10 Jul 2014


Regional Trauma Networks are increasing patient survival rates

New figures show that patients in England have a 30 per cent improved chance of surviving severe injuries since the introduction of Regional Trauma Networks

2 Jul 2014


St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust publishes ward staffing data

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has published its staffing fill rates and safety data on the NHS Choices website this week*. This is in accordance with a 2013 report produced by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, the National Quality Board and the Trust Development Authority. Maintaining the …

25 Jun 2014


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust statement on Merton CCG

A spokesperson for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of hospital services to Merton residents. We have every confidence in Dr Howard Freeman and his team at Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).”

7 Jun 2014


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