Press releases


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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20 Mar 2013 | Tags: Peppa Pig picu


St George’s OPAT survey reveals excellent patient experience

The outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has conducted a survey of its patients which reveals highly positive patient experiences.
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18 Mar 2013 | Tags: antimicrobial feedback microbiology OPAT outpatients survey


St George’s Hospital pre-operative care centre officially opened

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, officially opened St George’s Hospital’s pre-operative care centre on Monday, 4 March 2013.
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4 Mar 2013 | Tags: Jo Bratchell POCC pre-operative care Ravi Govindia Wandsworth Council


2012 national NHS staff survey results – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff amongst most motivated in the country

The 2012 national NHS staff survey results, published today, has named St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff as being amongst the most highly motivated and engaged staff in the country.
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28 Feb 2013 | Tags: Francis enquiry Miles Scott Ros Given-Wilson staff survey


Great Scott! St George’s chief executive joins the Twitteratti

Miles Scott, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, has joined the Twitter masses.
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27 Feb 2013 | Tags: CEO facebook Miles Scott twiiter


Vulnerable patients to keep warm and active through Winter Warmers initiative

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched an innovative new campaign to keep elderly and vulnerable patients in the community warm and well in their own homes during the cold weather.
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19 Feb 2013 | Tags: Age UK Bernadette Kelly elderly Leonard Cheshire Disability Winter Warmers


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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21 Dec 2012 | Tags: acute medicine unit Ann Radmore