Press releases

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

A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 14th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Times Arrow”

61 year old Nicky is airlifted to St George’s by helicopter after a car mounted the pavement and ran her over whilst out walking
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14 Dec 2016

A sneak peek in to this Wednesday’s 7th December heart-warming and heart-breaking episode “Time of Our Lives”

This episode focuses on the bond between families and what holds them together through thick and thin. 84 year old John is rushed to St George’s after losing control of his car and crashing into a road sign. His wife Gwynaeth was having a meal out with the WI when she was told the news of his accident “I was asked to go to the desk to see somebody, and the somebody was this police officer”. After bullseyeing his car windscreen, John’s blood pressure drops dangerously low and doctors declare a “Code Red,” giving him an emergency blood transfusion.

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6 Dec 2016

St George’s study into aortic aneurysm repairs published

A study led by a team at St George’s has shown that surgeons in England operate significantly less often on aortic aneurysms in the population than in the US, and that the death rate here in the UK for the condition is over twice that in the States.

The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which is one of the most influential medical journals in the world.
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25 Nov 2016

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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.

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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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9 Sep 2016

Turning ends into beginnings

St George’s Hospital calls for Tooting residents to help turn an end into a beginning.
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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 …
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18 Aug 2016 | Tags: Magic FM Magic FM Radio Magic Radio Nick Snaith