Press Releases

Trust declares its commitment to carbon reduction with 10:10 launch

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to cut ten per cent of its carbon emissions by the end of the financial year. As part of this on-going commitment to operate in a sustainable way, the trust has signed up to 10:10 – a national campaign to cut …

1 May 2010 | Tags: carbon reduction

Same sex accommodation declaration of compliance online

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust published its same sex accommodation declaration of compliance online. The declaration includes details about the work St George’s undertakes to deliver same sex accommodation as well as the escalation procedure and action plan.

31 Mar 2010 | Tags: accommodation compliance same sex

St George’s demonstrates cutting-edge technology to Sir David Nicholson

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson visited St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London on Tuesday 2nd March. During his visit Sir David met with clinical staff from St George’s stroke unit and trauma centre teams.

20 Mar 2010 | Tags: cutting-edge Sir David Nicholson technology

St George’s recognises No Smoking Day and World Kidney Day

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust put its weight behind two important public health campaigns this week. No Smoking Day took place on Wednesday 10th March and staff, patients and the public who are interested in quitting were encouraged to visit a drop-in stand in the hospital’s main entrance …

12 Mar 2010 | Tags: No Smoking Day world kidney day

Dialysis treatment is moved closer to home for St George’s renal patients

A new satellite dialysis unit was officially opened for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust renal (kidney) patients by Naaz Coker, St George’s Chair, on Tuesday 16th February. The centre, which is located in Battersea, operates in addition to the renal department at St George’s and serves patients from …

18 Feb 2010 | Tags: dialysis Fresenius satellite satellite dialysis unit

New website improves online access to St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (25th January) launched its new website The new site enables easier access to information about the work of the Trust to the public, patients and GPs. The website has been rebuilt and designed by the Trust’s own in-house team. It benefits …

25 Jan 2010 | Tags: David Astley in-house website

South London successful in national bid for innovation in health and education

NHS, education and social care organisations in south London have become one of only 17 networks across England to receive government funding to improve healthcare delivery and education in the region. The collaboration, made up of around 30 organisations, forms the South London Health Innovation Education Cluster (HIEC) – one …

14 Jan 2010 | Tags: funding HIEC national bid

Spot check shows St George’s is protecting patients from infections

An unannounced inspection of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by the Quality Care Commission (CQC) on 25th November has confirmed the hospital is meeting its duty to protect patients and staff from infections. The CQC spot check focused on four areas of the hospital, two wards and two …

17 Dec 2009 | Tags: CQC inspection spot check Zoe Packman

St George’s appoints Clinical Director for Emergency Department

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Phil Moss as its Clinical Director for the Emergency Department. Phil has extensive experience in emergency medicine having previously worked for Newham University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital as a consultant in emergency medicine before joining St George’s in …

17 Dec 2009 | Tags: Clinical Director Emergency Department Phil Moss

People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious. However, by bringing it into hospital, people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …

14 Dec 2009 | Tags: norovirus winter sickness

New transplant technique will benefit local kidney patients

Local kidney patients are being given new hope from a pioneering transplant technique, which allows surgeons to transplant a kidney from donor to recipient even if their blood types do not match. This new technique, which was performed by the transplant team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust …

30 Nov 2009 | Tags: Nicos Kessaris Steve Purcell technique transplant

St George’s named ‘Large Trust of the Year’

Dr Foster Intelligence, the publisher of the Hospital Guide, has named St George’s as its ‘Large Acute Trust of the Year’ for 2009. Each year, Dr Foster Intelligence aims to give patients the information they need to exercise choice with its guide, which is based on analysis of the routine …

30 Nov 2009 | Tags: Dr Foster survey Trust of the Year

Sticky solution to deadly lung problem

A revolutionary procedure that uses surgical BioGlue to prevent potentially life-threatening infection in lung surgery patients has been successfully carried out by a cardiothoracic team at St George’s Hospital, London. [1] Patients who undergo surgery on a lung can be susceptible to infection via a bronchopleural fistula, a hole that …

16 Nov 2009 | Tags: BioGlue cardiothoracic team lung surgery

St George’s Chair wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Naaz Coker, the Chair of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from an awards scheme recognising the contribution of Asian people to UK society and business. Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate achievement and success of Asian people in …

10 Nov 2009 | Tags: Lifetime Achievement Award Naaz Coker

Men in Wandsworth failing to attend life-saving screening appointments

Wandsworth men may be putting their lives at risk by failing to attend life-saving screening clinics at St George’s Hospital.  As part of a national programme to cut deaths from abdominal aortic aneurisms (AAAs), men aged over 65 in Wandsworth were among the first in the country invited for free screening which …

29 Oct 2009 | Tags: AAAs abdominal aortic aneurisms

St George’s appoints Interim Director of Human Resources

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Sally Storey as its interim Director of Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development, to cover in the absence of Helen Gordon who recently took adoption leave. Sally has held Board level HR posts for over 12 years, managing large scale …

22 Oct 2009 | Tags: interim Director of Human Resources Sally Storey

St George’s appoints new Director of Nursing and Patient Safety

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed Alison Robertson as its new Director of Nursing and Patient Safety. Currently Chief Nurse at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, she will join St George’s in the New Year. Alison has worked in the NHS for over 25 …

20 Oct 2009 | Tags: Alison Robertso Director of Nursing and Patient Safety

New Cord Blood Unit opens at St George’s

A new centre for the collection of vital cord blood donations was opened at St George’s Hospital, London, on Monday (19th October) by Public Health Minister Gillian Merron. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in …

20 Oct 2009 | Tags: cord blood unit

New NHS Cord Blood Collection Centre opens at St George’s Hospital

A new centre for the collection of vital cord blood donations will be opened on Monday by Public Health Minister, Gillian Merron. NHS Blood and Transplant and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have established the fifth site at which mothers can donate cord blood. Cord blood is the …

16 Oct 2009 | Tags: Cord Blood Collection Centre

Celebration of Maternity Services

Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, consultant and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s, University of London, officially re-opened the delivery suite on 29 September following a major refurbishment. The event celebrated both the changes that Maternity Service has undergone in the last year and Prof Arul’s knighthood which he was …

5 Oct 2009 | Tags: Maternity Services