Press Releases


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


New hospital inspection plans welcomed

Wandsworth Council and St George’s Hospital in Tooting have welcomed the introduction of a new hospital inspection regime.

29 Jul 2013 | Tags: CQC feedback Healthwatch inspection Wandsworth


New university-NHS alliance to improve healthcare in south London

A Strategic Alliance that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals has been agreed between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Board and St George’s, University of London.

18 Jul 2013 | Tags: education King's Health Partners Miles Scott Peter Kopelman Research St George's University of London


International honour as St George’s picks up another Centre of Excellence accreditation

The blood pressure unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has been recognised as a hypertension Centre of Excellence for providing the highest standards of care to its patients.

25 Jun 2013 | Tags: accreditation award blood pressure centre of excellence Dr Antonios hypertension


St George’s transfusion initiative named finalist in 2013 HSJ Efficiency Awards

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has been listed as a finalist in the 2013 HSJ Efficiency Awards for an innovative blood transfusion initiative which aims to improve patient safety and save money.

19 Jun 2013 | Tags: awards blood efficiency HSJ savings transfusion


St George’s hosts first conference on prison sexual health services

The first national conference on sexual healthcare services in the country’s prisons has today been held at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

5 Jun 2013


First Touch garden wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden created to recognise the work of First Touch, the neonatal unit charity at St George’s Hospital, has been awarded a gold medal at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

22 May 2013 | Tags: Chelsea Flower Show First Touch garden neonatal unit RHS


International Nurses’ Day celebrated at St George’s with awards event

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust marked International Nurses’ Day on Friday 10th May with the trust’s annual nursing awards.

Awards were presented for Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year, Healthcare Assistant of the Year and Mentor of the Year. All award nominees were put forward by fellow colleagues for their outstanding contribution to nursing practice over the last year.

13 May 2013 | Tags: Auntie Lucy awards Nurses Day


St George’s consultant wins prestigious award for osteoarthritis research

A clinician at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for her work leading research into osteoarthritis, the world’s most common form of arthritis.

9 May 2013 | Tags: award British Society of Rheumatology Dr Sofat Michael Mason medal osteoarthritis rheumatologist rheumatology