Press Releases

First ever total wrist replacement at St George’s

Julie Richardson, 43, from Croydon is the first ever patient to receive a total wrist replacement at St George’s hospital in Tooting. St George’s is one of the few centres in the UK to offer this type of surgery, which is more complicated than a hip or knee replacement due …

27 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Outsiders…

St George’s treats over 1200 stroke patients every year. In this episode, we meet the specialist stroke team who are dedicated to caring for people when they suffer the potentially devastating consequences of a stroke.

25 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Too close for comfort…

This episode – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department. 

18 Jun 2019

Patient with rare genetic condition thanks St George’s for ‘miracle son’

Lauren West, 23, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition – Fanconi anaemia – has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds. Having fanconi anaemia reduces the chance of having a baby to 15%, which is further reduced after having a bone marrow transplant, as Lauren did, to less than 8%.

17 Jun 2019

Dr Ranj, Charles Venn and St George’s staff raise a cuppa to launch NHS Big Tea campaign

TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn joined staff at St George’s to raise a cuppa and celebrate the launch of the NHS Big Tea campaign.

14 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: I’ll stand by you…

This episode – I’ll stand by you – features stories of human compassion and kindness, in the most challenging circumstances and from the most unexpected sources.

11 Jun 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Mother’s little helper…

This episode – Mother’s little helper – displays the strength of unconditional love between parents and children.

4 Jun 2019

Partnership with Barclays helps our patients get back into work

A unique partnership between the Trust’s Vocational Rehabilitation Programme, based at the Wolfson Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital, and Barclays Bank has seen more of our neurorehab patients get back into work. The partnership was formed after Dr Shai Betteridge, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Melony Trott, Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, …

29 May 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The extra mile…

This episode – The extra mile – features the stories of two patients and one of the hospital’s longest standing members of staff.

28 May 2019

Bus network helping patients in step towards London becoming first dementia-friendly capital city

As part of Dementia Action Week, Transport for London and St George’s have worked together to improve the experience of people living with dementia.

24 May 2019

St George’s drives record recruitment to clinical trials during 2018/19

St George’s recruited over 13,000 patients to clinical trials during 2018/19 – by far and away the most ever during a 12 month period. Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March this year, a total of 13,140 patients took part in a range of clinical trials across nearly 30 different …

23 May 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Roll with the punches…

This episode – Roll with the punches – features Tania who is brought to resus after being knocked over by a car, Edwin who is rushed to A&E bleeding from a neck tumour and semi-professional footballer Lilli who arrives in the urgent care centre with a football injury.

21 May 2019

Joint public statement regarding Professor Marjan Jahangiri, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

This is a joint public statement regarding Professor Jahangiri, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the Trust. In August 2018, Professor Jahangiri was excluded from attending the cardiac surgery unit of the Trust, in connection with a commissioned review about the working relationships in the cardiac surgery unit. The exclusion did not …

20 May 2019

St George’s Hero Awards 2019: our winners!

Last night saw hundreds of staff and supporters of St George’s Hospital Charity come together to celebrate the St George’s Hero Awards. Hosted by TV presenter and friend of St George’s, Lorraine Kelly, the Hero Awards paid tribute to just some of our incredible staff who go above and beyond …

17 May 2019

St George’s team launches UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day

Our Chronic Pain Self-Management Team at St George’s launched the UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day on 1 May.

16 May 2019

International Clinical Trials Day at St George’s

On Monday 20 May, Clinical Research delivery teams at St George’s will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day. They will be holding an open day in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which our staff and the public are welcome to attend. International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world …

15 May 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Leap of faith…

This episode – Leap of faith – features patients Aydigul and Winnie as they are brought to St George’s for emergency treatment.

14 May 2019

24 Hours in A&E returns for 18th series with “From this day forward…”

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series returns for an 18th series on Channel 4 at 9pm on Tuesday 7 May.

It’s Royal Wedding Day during this episode and as Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot, the patients and their relatives reflect on the meaning of lifelong love, devotion and commitment.

7 May 2019

Kathryn Harrison to step down as Lead Governor

“I feel so proud to have been part of this organisation.” In May this year, Kathryn Harrison will step down from her role as Lead Governor at the Trust. As a Foundation Trust, St George’s has both staff and public Governors. All of our Governors are elected, and play a …

24 Apr 2019

World-first maternity project saves babies’ lives and reduces emergency Caesarean sections in multiple births

A pioneering project working with mothers of twins, triplets and more has reduced the number of caesarean sections and admissions to hospital during pregnancy.

5 Apr 2019