Press Releases


BREAST SCREENING ADVICE GOES ON THE WEB

The South West London Breast Screening Service is launching a web site to help inform local women about breast screening services. The web site – www.swlbreastscreening.co.uk – has been designed to allow women to get further information about breast screening from the comfort of their own home. It includes information on: having …

12 May 2008 | Tags: Breast breast screening Screening


St George’s Transformation begins with new front entrance

The main entrance at St George’s Hospital is to gain a complete make-over in a major refurbishment scheme beginning in the spring. This is the first time the entrance to the hospital has been given a face-lift since the Tooting Hospital opened in the late 1970s. Pictured above is an …

3 Mar 2008 | Tags: front entrance make-over refurbishment transport lounge


Hospital and RMHC scoop Wandsworth Design Awards

The two hospital schemes to win awards are the Dragon Children’s Centre, which has won a Commendation Award for Access, and the A Walk on the wild side garden, which receives an Access Award. RMHC has won an Access Award for its Tooting House. The Wandsworth Design Awards have been …

25 Feb 2008 | Tags: Access Award Design Awards dragon children's centre RMHC


Medical students take to the catwalk for charity

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHARITY is the fortunate beneficiary of this year’s hugely successful Student Charity Fashion Show! Students from St George’s University of London chose the Child Development Centre (CDC) at St George’s as their special charity of the year to benefit from all proceeds raised from the Fashion Shows. …

12 Feb 2008 | Tags: catwalk CDC Fashion Show Student Charity


Wimbledon Celtic Supporters support St George’s children

YOUNG INPATIENTS AT ST GEORGE’S received a generous donation of gifts from Wimbledon Celtic Supporters club this week. The club, which meets at the Jack Beards pub on Mitcham Road, Tooting, donated over £800 worth of presents to children on the paediatric wards at St George’s. The gifts range from …

21 Dec 2007 | Tags: Celtic presents Wimbledon


New hospital medical director appointed at St George’s

AS ONE MEDICAL Director retires at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, another is appointed and both are senior radiologists by trade. The Trust has announced that Dr Ros Given-Wilson will become the Trust’s new medical director with responsibility for children’s and women’s services as well as the hospital’s …

6 Nov 2007 | Tags: Dr Derek Dundas Dr Ros Given-Wilson Medical Director


Move Bolingrbroke services to St John’s agrees Secretary of State

The Health Secretary Alan Johnson has accepted recommendations made by an independent panel to move the services based at the Bolingbroke Hospital in the short term to the nearby St John’s Therapy Centre in Battersea. The announcement means that St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Wandsworth Teaching Primary …

29 Oct 2007 | Tags: bolingbroke move services St John's Therapy Centre


Former patient pays tribute to hospital staff

FORMER PATIENT Matthew Gray returned to St George’s Hospital this week to pay tribute to the staff who helped him on the road to recovery last year. On the 7th April this year, Matthew Gray suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage (a bleed into the space around the brain) during a cup …

22 Oct 2007 | Tags: Matthew Gray pays tribute


Health Check results for St George’s

PATIENTS can still have faith in St George’s reputation for excellent patient care, despite the Trust’s change in ratings in the Annual Health Check, says the Trust’s Chief Executive. In the annual review of past performance by the Healthcare Commission, the score for the quality of services at St George’s …

18 Oct 2007 | Tags: annual review health check ratings


St George’s Hospital Charity launches annual review

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHARITY marked a busy and interesting year by publishing its first Annual Review this week. The review expresses the Charity’s thanks to all those people who have given so generously and fundraised so earnestly for St George’s over the year. It also shows some of the projects …

15 Oct 2007 | Tags: Charity fundraising Hospital Charity


St George’s staff to vote on new patient visiting hours

STAFF at St George’s are to give their views on the best times for friends and relatives to visit patients. Over the last ten years the hospital has gradually relaxed its visiting hours, allowing each ward and unit to decide on their own appropriate visiting times, but the Trust is …

18 Sep 2007 | Tags: visiting hours


Bolingbroke services to move to St John’s

The services currently provided at the Bolingbroke Hospital are to move to the modern St John’s Therapy Centre in Battersea, following a unanimous decision today (Tuesday, 3rd July) by Wandsworth Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Boards of both the Trust and …

3 Jul 2007 | Tags: bolingbroke


Bolingbroke Hospital Consultation Next Steps

he Bolingbroke Hospital consultation has now ended. The consultation was about where best to house the services currently provided at the Bolingbroke Hospital for the next three to five years. You can still visit the website to read updates and a copy of the full consultation document or the summary …

15 May 2007 | Tags: bolingbroke


Join the team

IF YOU have time to spare and an interest in helping people, why not join the growing team of volunteers at St George’s NHS Healthcare Trust? At present, the Trust has approximately 200 volunteers, ranging from undergraduates to retired people, and some have been volunteering for many years. There is …

30 Apr 2007


European Centre of Excellence – on your doorstep

THE BLOOD PRESSURE UNIT of St George’s Heathcare NHS Trust has been named by an international body as a centre of excellence, providing a high level of care to its patients. The Unit, part of the Department of Cardiology at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, is one of just seven …

30 Apr 2007 | Tags: centre of excellence


Going the distance for Cancer Research

A HELICOPTER ride over London and half-hour flying lesson will be up for grabs alongside pampering treats and restaurant dinners at a fundraising auction held by St George’s Hospital staff on Friday 27th April for Cancer Research UK. Organisers Endocrine Sister Lisa Wynn and Medical Oncology Registrar Susanna Alexander of …

25 Apr 2007 | Tags: cancer research


EastEnders actor opens new hospital garden

JOSEPH KPOBIE, well-known for playing Juley Smith in Eastenders, will visit St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Tuesday 1 May to open a new garden at the heart of the hospital. Mr Kpobie was born at St George’s, his mother nursed at the hospital for many years and his sister …

25 Apr 2007 | Tags: hospital garden


Dragon Children’s Centre opens its doors

A SIX-MONTH project to refurbish St George’s Children’s Clinic is complete, creating a bright and child-friendly space which will now be known as the Dragon Children’s Centre. The centre was officially opened by Mr Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting on Friday 13 April. Formerly known as the Children’s Outpatients Department, …

17 Apr 2007 | Tags: dragon children's centre


Former patient returns to St George’s with cash for ward

NINE YEARS AGO, Dave Ward was treated at St George’s Hospital for a heart by-pass. He hasn’t forgotten the treatment that saved his life and he returned this week with a cheque for £710.00. Dave, from Wallington in Surrey, raised the money through the sports club he runs as chairman …

3 Apr 2007


Help for Cancer Patients

PEOPLE with cancer can get help to get the welfare benefits to which they are entitled thanks to Wandsworth Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Macmillan Cancer Support. A recently opened service will run at three different venues, including the Health Information Centre at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, to help cancer …

2 Apr 2007 | Tags: cancer resource centre