Press Releases


St George’s report celebrates success of 2009/10

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its 2009/10 report and accounts, summarising key activity and achievements during the last financial year. The report examines the leading-edge care the trust provides to the local community and highlights how patients from across the country also benefit from its specialist …

22 Sep 2010 | Tags: accounts report report and accounts


Simulation brings trauma training to life

Trauma staff at St George’s Hospital, London, are benefiting from a new state-of-the-art simulation manikin, SimMan 3G, designed to teach and test staff working with severely injured patients. The £60,000 manikin, funded through a bid to NHS London, is completely wireless and self contained making it is easy to transport …

21 Sep 2010 | Tags: simulation training trauma trauma training


St George’s to build state-of-the-art breast unit

A new Breast Diagnostic Unit, is to be opened at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, it was announced today (7th September 2010). St George’s is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. The trust has identified a site for a modern …

7 Sep 2010 | Tags: Breast Breast Diagnostic Unit state-of-the-art


St George’s Annual General Meeting 2010

2009/10 saw St George’s recognised for its high standards of patient safety with the trust named by Dr Foster Intelligence as its `Large Trust of the Year 2009.` Our plans to become a Foundation Trust by 2011 continued to take shape and we were chosen as the preferred provider to …

24 Aug 2010 | Tags: AGM Annual General Meeting Dr Foster Foundation Trust


Sale of Bolingbroke will improve care for Wandsworth residents

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is moving ahead with plans to sell the site of the former Bolingbroke Hospital within the current 2010/11 financial year. The sale is expected to raise millions of pounds which will be invested in improving healthcare for the 1.3 million people that St George’s serves …

24 Aug 2010 | Tags: bolingbroke sale sell


Stroke services rated country’s best in national audit

Stroke services at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting, southwest London, have been rated the best in the country in results from a national audit released today. The National Sentinel Audit for Stroke, organised by the Royal College of Physicians, assesses quality of care by looking at the process …

19 Aug 2010 | Tags: national audit services Stroke


St George’s rare cancer care wins national award

The prestigious Karl-Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope has been awarded to consultant urological surgeon Mr Nick Watkin from St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, in recognition of his work in male genital reconstruction and penile cancer. St George’s is a specialist centre for penile cancer, a rare condition affecting around 400 …

13 Jul 2010 | Tags: award Karl-Storz-Harold national rare cancer Telescope


Tooting to the trot

The St George’s healthcare community hosted the Tooting Trot and Family Running Festival last weekend. Set in the leafy and spacious grounds of Springfield Hospital, the festival comprised a 5k for adults, a 1k for children and a range of family entertainment. The event was attended by over 100 runners, …

6 Jul 2010


Emergency services pull together for St George’s

Tooting’s emergency services chose St George’s as the beneficiary of their combined effort to pull a 4000 kg ambulance through the streets of Tooting. As part of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Summer Fun Day on Saturday 21June, Tooting Fire Station, Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team and the London …

21 Jun 2010 | Tags: BATCA emergency services pull Summer Fun Day


St George’s launches Foundation Trust consultation

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust officially launched its Foundation Trust consultation on Wednesday 25th May. Over 120 people attended the evening event including representatives from local patient, community and charity groups. The plans received the support from Tooting MP, Sadiq Khan, who hoped that St George’s relationship with its local …

4 Jun 2010 | Tags: Foundation Trust consultation Sadiq Khan


Arthur Smith’s patient experiences raise Nursing Day smiles

Comedian Arthur Smith brought smiles to the faces of nurses at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tooting, as part of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2010. Balham resident Arthur Smith gave an entertaining account of his experiences as a patient at St George’s during an afternoon event …

14 May 2010 | Tags: Arthur Smith International International Nurses' Day


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 www.xstgeorges.nhs.uk. 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