Press Releases


St George’s Annual Report shows the hospital at work 24/7

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2008/09 annual report and accounts, summarising key activity and achievements during the last financial year. The report takes on the theme of 24/7 healthcare, and features key areas of the Trust’s work, such as its cutting edge robotic surgery and …

2 Oct 2009 | Tags: 2008/09 annual report


Gracious Golden Wedding

Marking their Golden Wedding Anniversary in style, Alan and Kay Pfeiffer had more than their 50 years of marriage to celebrate this summer. In recent years both Alan and Kay have battled the fight against cancer, but together have made full recoveries thanks to the care and support of each …

1 Oct 2009


St George’s appoints new Head of IT

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has appointed John-Jo Campbell as its new Head of IT. Mr Campbell was previously on secondment at the Department of Health where his responsibilities included developing a major IT procurement project and leading the transition of live services in the south of …

1 Oct 2009 | Tags: head of it John-Jo Campbell


NHS Medical Director inspires St George’s clinical leaders

NHS Medical Director and prominent heart surgeon, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, addressed an audience of senior clinicians and directors from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the launch of the trust’s new leadership training programme on Monday 21st September. Engaging Leadership will see 21 clinicians who hold senior management …

23 Sep 2009 | Tags: Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh


St George’s pledges to cut carbon emissions

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed up to 10:10, an ambitious and radical national programme which aims to cut carbon emissions to help tackle climate change. Organisations across the country are taking part in the project, launched in September, and together aim to cut 10 per cent …

23 Sep 2009 | Tags: carbon emissions


St George’s ladies run for mums!

A team of St George’s Hospital staff took part in the Women’s 5k Challenge in Hyde Park on Sunday to raise funds for St George’s. Nine ladies formed the St George’s team, having trained together over the past few weeks. Weather conditions were good, with overcast skies and a cool …

15 Sep 2009 | Tags: charity run


Charity gig sell out!

A group of St George’s Hospital staff returned to GJ’s in Colliers Wood last week for a sell-out gig in aid of St George’s Hospital Charity. The Crazeefass duo – Shola Adegoroye, a general manager and Alan Thorne, a director – first took to the stage at GJs in January …

7 Sep 2009 | Tags: Charity gig


Become a fan of St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to reach out to patients and the public via the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook. Followers can receive daily updates about the work of the hospital through Twitter and even become a fan of St George’s on Facebook. Information provided on these sites …

27 Aug 2009 | Tags: fan


St George’s becomes major trauma centre

St George’s will become one of only 4 major trauma centres in London following an announcement by Healthcare for London today, 20 July 2009. As a major trauma centre, St George’s will take patients in from south west London and Surrey with serious injuries for immediate access to specialist care …

29 Jul 2009 | Tags: major trauma centre


Go ahead for specialist stroke unit at St George’s

Healthcare for London today, 20 July 2009, announced that St George’s Hospital, Tooting, would be designated a hyper-acute stroke unit following a public consultation carried out earlier this year. As a hyper-acute stroke unit, St George’s will provide expert emergency care to stroke patients, which will include access to a …

20 Jul 2009 | Tags: hyper-acute stroke unit specialist stroke unit


Hospitals answer Mayday call

A fire at Mayday Hospital in Croydon saw two neighbouring hospitals come to the rescue to offer treatment and support to their patients on Wednesday, 8 July. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, treated patients who were diverted from the …

13 Jul 2009 | Tags: Mayday Hospital


St George’s to create ‘World Class Service Culture’

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust been awarded £100,000 by the NHS London Partnership for a project, to improve its service to patients. The project, Building a World-class Service Culture, has been jointly devised by the Trust and trades union representatives and will engage staff working in areas like administration …

3 Jul 2009 | Tags: Building a World-class Service Culture


Men in south west London to benefit from new screening programme

65 year old men in Wandsworth are among the first in the country to benefit from screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (also known as AAAs) as part of a new national screening programme. St George’s Hospital has introduced the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme and invited men are …

23 Jun 2009 | Tags: aaa abdominal aortic aneurysms Screening


St George’s Professor knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

St George’s Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, renowned for his work advancing women’s health and maternity care, was honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Saturday (12 June 2009). Professor Arulkumaran, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s, University of London and clinician at St George’s Hospital has …

12 Jun 2009 | Tags: knighted Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Queen's Birthday Honours List


Damon Hill opens Child Development Centre at St George’s

The newly refurbished Child Development Centre (CDC) at St George’s Hospital in Tooting was officially opened by Damon Hill OBE, former Formula One World Champion, on Tuesday 2 June. The refurbishment was funded out of a ?550,000 fundraising campaign in 2007, supported by a handful of very generous donors. The …

8 Jun 2009 | Tags: CDC Child Development Centre Damon Hill


Award for St George’s receptionist

A receptionist at St George’s Hospital has been named as an `Unsung Hero` for her rapport with patients and dedication to her job in the 2009 London Health and Social Care Awards. Adeola Talabi, who joined St George’s as a general porter and who is currently part of the reception team, …

1 Jun 2009 | Tags: Adeola Talabi award BAFTA Unsung Hero


St George’s reports financial surplus for the second year running

For the second year in succession St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a modest operating surplus. The Trust achieved a surplus of £1.7m for the 2008/09 financial year, 0.3% of the hospital’s annual turnover. The financial stability of the Trust is crucial in maintaining St George’s dual …

28 May 2009


Thank you to St George’s nurses

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said a big thank you to its entire nursing staff on Tuesday 12 May during events and activities to mark International Nurses’ Day. The Trust named its Nurse of the Year 2009 as Jee Ho, Colorectal Nurse Specialist in General Surgery, for her …

26 May 2009


St George’s wins international award for infection control

The Infection Control Team at St George’s Hospital has won second prize in the international Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards, designed to recognise and reward those who are making a real difference to improve standards of infection control within hospitals worldwide. The team at St George’s has …

29 Apr 2009 | Tags: Infection Control international award prize


Local MP opens St George’s Main Entrance

The newly refurbished main entrance of St George’s Hospital, London was officially opened by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan on Friday 24 April. The new design provides a designated Patient Transport Lounge and a bigger and more comfortable seating area for visitors. The central location of the reception desk is designed …

24 Apr 2009