Press Releases


Cancer clinicians appointed LCA pathway group chairs

Two St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust clinicians have been appointed pathway group chairs for the London Cancer Alliance (LCA). Mr Nicholas Hyde, lead cancer clinician at St George’s, who already sits on the LCA Clinical Board, has been appointed LCA pathway group chair for head and neck cancer, and Professor Barry Powell, head of melanoma services at St George’s, has been appointed the LCA pathway group chair for skin cancer.

11 Feb 2013 | Tags: cancer LCA Mr Hyde Pathway Groups Professor Powell Ros Given-Wilson


Staff recognised at London Mayor’s reception

Staff from the senior health team at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, met Mayor of London Boris Johnson at an event acknowledging the outstanding work and achievements of members of the community.

8 Feb 2013 | Tags: Boris Johnson staff


Foundation Trust public consultation will shape the future of St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is today, Friday 1st February, launching its public consultation on becoming a Foundation Trust. The trust is inviting its staff, patients and members of the public to have their say on the membership and governance proposals which will determine how St George’s is governed in the future.

1 Feb 2013 | Tags: Christopher Smallwood consultation Foundation Trust Miles Scott


Surgery at St George’s presentation

The division of surgery, theatres, anaesthetics, neurosciences and cancer presented some of their key achievements of the past two years and plans for the future to the Board yesterday.

1 Feb 2013 | Tags: anaesthetics cancer neurosciences surgery theatres


Study shows St George’s among best for responding to patient feedback

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of only a handful of trusts who effectively respond to patient feedback online.

1 Feb 2013 | Tags: Alison Robertson feedback NHS Choices patient opinion


St George’s Hospital’s emergency department officially opened

Dame Ruth Carnall, chief executive of NHS London, officially opened St George’s Hospital’s emergency department on Wednesday 23rd January 2013.

23 Jan 2013 | Tags: a&e Dame Ruth Carnall refurbishment


Cold snap is snow joke for elderly and vulnerable south west London residents

For most of us the snow means snow men, snow ball fights and good times. However, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust clinicians are urging people to consider the well being of others for whom the snow means an increased risk of ill health, and how to help people keep warm and keep well.

18 Jan 2013 | Tags: Alison Robertson Dr Phil Moss elderly norovirus winter winter sickness bug


Chair announces non-executive appointments

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chair Christopher Smallwood has announced that Dr Judith Hulf and Stella Pantelides joined the trust as non-executive directors on 1st January 2013.

16 Jan 2013 | Tags: Christopher Smallwood Dr Judith Hulf non-executive director Stella Pantelides


New Year letter to staff

2012 was a momentous year for the country and also for St George’s. The Jubilee and then the Olympics caught our imagination and brought people together as well as heralding unprecedented sporting success.

At St George’s we continued our proud tradition of providing excellent patient care. The Dr Foster Hospital Guide once again identified St George’s as one of a handful of Trusts to have statistically significant low mortality rates, a key marker of quality and safety.

3 Jan 2013 | Tags: a&e award community services education Foundation Trust Francis Inquiry improvement inspection Miles Scott partnerships staff


St George’s Hospital’s Acute Medicine Unit officially opened

Ann Radmore, chief executive of NHS South West London, officially opened St George’s Hospital’s Acute Medicine Unit on Thursday, 20th December.

21 Dec 2012 | Tags: acute medicine unit Ann Radmore


New signs provide clearer information for emergency patients

The emergency department at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has installed a new signage system which will provide clear information to patients and could help reduce violence and aggression towards staff.

19 Dec 2012 | Tags: Chris Howroyd Design Council Dr Sunil Dasan information PearsonLloyd signage


Arthur Smith helps celebrate staff achievement

Comedian Arthur Smith brought sparkle and laughter to St George’s annual staff awards as compère for the event which was held on Thursday, 13th December.

Hosted by Christopher Smallwood, chairman, and Miles Scott, chief executive, the dinner honoured staff who have given 25 years’ service to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as the trust’s 2012 special achievement award winners. Volunteers who have given 10 years’ service to St George’s were also recognised.

18 Dec 2012 | Tags: Arthur Smith awards Christp Miles Scott staff


St George’s clinicians advise public how to keep warm and keep well

As the winter draws in and the temperature drops, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust clinicians are urging people to keep warm and keep well.

17 Dec 2012 | Tags: Alison Robertson Dr Phil Moss winter


Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad bring festive cheer to St George’s Hospital

A motley crew of riverside friends from Polka Theatre lead by the infamous Mr Toad arrived at the children’s wards at St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Friday, 14th December.

17 Dec 2012 | Tags: children's wards Polka Theatre Rosie Littleboy


Gethin Jones sprinkles some Christmas stardust on St George’s Hospital neonatal unit

ITV’s Daybreak made St George’s Hospital’s neonatal unit the centre of the nation’s attention this morning as Gethin Jones hosted a live feature about the families and staff who will be spending the festive season on the unit.

17 Dec 2012 | Tags: Christmas First Touch Gethin Jones ITV neonatal unit


Chief nurse asks visitors and patients to help keep Norovirus out of hospital

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is asking patients and visitors suffering with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting (D&V) not to come into hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy.

14 Dec 2012 | Tags: Alison Robertson diarrhoea guidance norovirus vomiting


BreckerWire designed to enhance patient safety

A consultant cardiologist at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has designed an innovative device with the aim of reducing the risk of complications during cardiac interventions. Known as the BreckerWire, the device is a new design of intracardiac guidewire developed by Dr Stephen Brecker, a cardiologist at St George’s since 1996.

14 Dec 2012 | Tags: BreckerWIre cardiac Dr Stephen Brecker Miles Scott TAVI


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust named in elite group for mortality rates in Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012

Date of issue: Monday, 3rd December 2012 The Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012 has named St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as one of an elite group of only 16 trusts in the country to have ‘lower than expected’ mortality rates for the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), which …

3 Dec 2012


BBC newsreader helps celebrate new family centred care role at St George’s Hospital

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth was the special guest at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, on 21st November, helping to celebrate the new family centred care (FCC) coordinator role created to provide support for families of premature and sick babies in southwest London. The full-time post is shared between Bobbie Everson and …

1 Dec 2012 | Tags: BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth family centred care FCC


Productive Community Services Wandsworth a national beacon

The wheelchair service at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as a national case study to highlight the benefits of an improvement programme aimed at community services.

16 Nov 2012 | Tags: Caroline Stanfield Jane Attrill Productive Community Services rehabilitation wheelchair service