Press Releases

£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

UK’s first ‘Firefly’ kidney surgery performed at St George’s

A robotic surgical technique which allows the accurate removal of cancerous tumours from the kidney has been performed for the first time in the UK at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Using ‘Firefly’ technology in the da Vinci surgical robot, the technique is known as immunofluorescence assisted partial nephrectomy. This is …

7 May 2013 | Tags: Firefly

Inpatient care at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continues to improve

The 2012 Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey of adult inpatients has shown that St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has maintained and built on its improvements to inpatient care.

16 Apr 2013 | Tags: Alison Robertson CQC feedback survey

St George’s therapy consultant joins national expert database

A St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust therapy consultant has been selected to join a database of expert health professionals who will help develop national policies for services involving older people.

11 Apr 2013 | Tags: database Louise Briggs policy rehabilitation therapy

St George’s heart attack team shortlisted for BMJ awards

The heart attack team at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, has been shortlisted for the ‘Cardiovascular Team of the Year’ award at the 2013 BMJ Group Improving Health Awards.

10 Apr 2013 | Tags: award BMJ Cardiovascular team heart attack multidisciplinary

Project SEARCH students experience St George’s work placements

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability (HAFAD) have teamed up to give students with learning disabilities of Cricket Green School in Mitcham the chance to gain valuable work experience.

8 Apr 2013 | Tags: HAFAD Merton Council SEARCH training work placement

Peppa Pig pays special visit to St George’s

Children’s television character Peppa Pig visited young patients in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St George’s Hospital on Tuesday 19th March.

20 Mar 2013 | Tags: Peppa Pig picu