Press releases

Hospital staff honoured for long service

TO SPEND the better part of your career with one company may strike some people as unusual. Not so for 40 members of staff from St George’s Hospital who on Wednesday 24 November were praised for each giving more than a quarter of a century’s service to the Trust and … Continue reading

26 Nov 2004 | Tags: long service

Hospital scoops top prize at NHS oscars

AN INNOVATIVE software program that monitors deaths at St George’s Hospital, London has scooped a top prize at the health service equivalent of the Hollywood Oscars. The computer system and the team who created it won second prize in the category of Improvement in Performance Management at the annual Health … Continue reading

17 Nov 2004

‘Stars at Bedtime’ launched for St George’s PICU

It was in 2002 when Archie Chilcott – a one year old baby – was admitted into the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, having a severe brain virus. His mum, Victoria spent hour upon hour reading stories to her little boy in the hope that … Continue reading

15 Nov 2004 | Tags: picu

St George’s opens £4.6m Endoscopy Unit

A £4.6M state-of-the-art centre for treating bowel and lung cancer has opened at St George’s Hospital, London, it was announced today. The new unit, which was built with funding from Wandsworth PCT, the Department of Health and the health charity Beating Bowel Cancer, will carry out more than 6,000 endoscopies … Continue reading

11 Nov 2004 | Tags: bowel cancer endoscopy lung

A&E sees 100pc of patients in 4 hours

FOR THE FIRST time ever, the A&E team at St George’s Hospital, Tooting has seen 100 per cent of patients within a target time of four hours. The record achievement, which occurred on two consecutive days last week, has been welcomed by the hospital as ‘a sign of fundamental change’ … Continue reading

14 Oct 2004

Hospital in running for national award

THE CREATORS of an innovative software program that monitors mortality at St George’s Hospital, London have been named finalists in this year’s prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The unique software, developed by statistics expert Dr Jan Poloniecki and St George?s former medical director Professor Paul Jones, analyses mortality across … Continue reading

8 Oct 2004

Hospital beds are bloomin’ Marvellous! – Hospital gardeners scoop top prize

GREEN-FINGERED groundsmen at St George’s Hospital have scooped a top, London-wide prize for gardening. Beating off horticultural competition from hospitals throughout the capital, a team of five gardeners from St George’s has won second place in the annual London Hospitals Gardens Competition run by the London Gardens Society. St George’s … Continue reading

23 Sep 2004

Mexican Ministers spice up St George’s

THE TACOS AND TORTILLAS may have been missing but there was definitely a taste of Mexico down Tooting way last week (Thursday 16 September) when health ministers from the Central American country paid a special visit to St George’s Hospital. The delegation, led by Mexico’s Undersecretary of Innovation and Quality … Continue reading

17 Sep 2004

Annual General Meeting 2003/04

You are all invited to our Annual General Meeting on: TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 5-7PM, MAIN FOYER, ATKINSON MORLEY WING ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL 2003/04 has been a busy year for our staff. We have faced many challenges and achieved many successes. We would like to share that success with you and … Continue reading

9 Sep 2004

St George’s appoints new medical directors

PATIENT CARE at St George’s Hospital received a boost last week following the news that the trust has appointed three leading consultants to form a new team of medical directors. Consultants Mike Bailey, Patricia Hamilton and Chris Streather – each of whom used to be clinical directors at the hospital … Continue reading

7 Sep 2004

St George’s named pioneer site for hand hygiene

ST GEORGE’S Hospital has been named a pioneer site as part of a national campaign to stop patients catching infections while staying in hospital. The ‘clean your hands’ campaign, launched today by health minister Lord Warner, hopes to improve hand hygiene among doctors and nurses in a bid to prevent … Continue reading

1 Sep 2004

Patient poll shows care improves at St George’s

A POLL OF PATIENTS has found the care at St George’s Hospital to be better than two years ago, according to newly released figures. The number of patients who thought care was “excellent” at the Tooting-based Trust jumped from nearly 30 per cent in 2002 to just over 40 per … Continue reading

24 Aug 2004

Breakthrough use of artificial artery gives dialysis patients ‘second chance at life’

PATIENTS around the world with end stage kidney failure were given hope of a few more years of life today as surgeons at St George’s Hospital in London announced a breakthrough procedure that will allow them to continue receiving dialysis. A metre-long plastic artery used by surgeons at the Tooting-based … Continue reading

4 Aug 2004

St George’s star rating

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded two stars for its performance between April 2003 and April this year, in national ratings published this week by the Healthcare Commission. Last year, the Trust, which runs St George’s Hospital in Tooting, as well as the Bolingbroke Hospital and … Continue reading

21 Jul 2004

Revamped website for local health services

A website used by thousands of people every day to find out about health care at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has been revamped and redesigned to make it easier and simpler to understand. The site provides: a full range of patient information, including details of what to bring with you … Continue reading

13 Jul 2004