Press Releases

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 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