Press Releases

Joint plan launched to improve health and care in Wandsworth

A major plan to improve the health and care of residents in Wandsworth has been launched this week. Health and social care organisations across Wandsworth, including St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, are working together to ensure our social care, community, wellbeing and hospital services are as joined up …

7 Oct 2019

Professor Asma Khalil features in Progress 1000

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician and Multiple Birth Lead at St George’s, features in the prestigious Evening Standard Progress 1000 list which is made up of the top 1000 most influential people in London for the second year.

3 Oct 2019

Interview with Terence Joe, Head of Patient Experience and Partnership

What is your background, and why did you want to work at St George’s? I have worked in health and social care for around 25 years at local councils, in the voluntary sector, and the NHS. My background is in health promotion and public health, with significant experience of developing …

27 Sep 2019

Trust members and staff turn out for our Annual Members’ Meeting

The Trust’s 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 26 September, with members and staff attending to hear about the last 12 months at St George’s. Before the meeting, a health check-up and information marketplace was organised so attendees could get a blood sugar and blood pressure test, as well …

27 Sep 2019

“The NHS is a leveller for everyone” – Interview with Anneke de Boer, Governor

As part of a new series of interviews getting to know the Trust’s governors, we met with Anneke de Boer. Anneke has been a governor since 2013 and was one of the first people elected following our move to Foundation Trust status. She told us why she wanted to get …

27 Sep 2019

St George’s named Innovative Trust of the Year by the Health Innovation Network

St George’s has been named Innovative Trust of the Year by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) at their annual awards ceremony.

27 Sep 2019

Nursing Times Workforce award win for St George’s

St George’s was presented with a Nursing Times Workforce award, beating eight other shortlisted Trusts from across the country to win in the ‘Best Recruitment Experience’ category.

27 Sep 2019

Kidney transplant patient still thriving after 50 years

A patient cared for by the renal department at St George’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his kidney transplant. Villy, 72, from West Byfleet, is the longest surviving kidney transplant patient on record at St George’s and one of the longest in the UK, after receiving the gift of …

24 Sep 2019

Silver Award highlights commitment to Armed Forces

St George’s has been recognised for its commitment to providing and promoting NHS career opportunities to Armed Forces leavers. The Trust has been named as a Silver Award winner in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Just 34 employers across the private and public sector in Greater London are …

23 Sep 2019

St George’s hosts second ever European clinical meeting

St George’s hosted a European VASCERN primary and paediatric lymphoedema clinical meeting this month with representatives attending from all over Europe.

19 Sep 2019

Patient celebrates end of cancer treatment at St George’s

A 9-year-old patient has thanked friends and family in a heart-warming speech to mark the end of his cancer treatment at St George’s. In December 2015, Roberto was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – a type of cancer in which the bone marrow releases large numbers of white blood cells, …

13 Sep 2019

Burpee challenge raises £17k for new life-saving equipment at St George’s

St George’s has received new equipment for fetal surgery thanks to St George’s Hospital Charity and fundraiser Craig Peters, also known as ‘The Burpee Guy’! In 2016, Craig set himself the challenge of completing over 67,000 burpees to help raise money for our Fetal Medicine Unit, after they saved the …

11 Sep 2019

St George’s urges local community to support Organ Donation Week

During Organ Donation Week, September 2 to 8, NHS Blood and Transplant and St George’s are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by a transplant. Next year, the law around organ donation is …

2 Sep 2019

Surgeons save man’s hand after seventeen hours of surgery

Plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved a man’s hand following seventeen hours of surgery, after a chop saw accident resulted in a double-level amputation.

27 Aug 2019

Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2019: hear how our team saved baby Lacey and get a free health check up

The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at St George’s Hospital, with all welcome to attend. From 5pm, our teams will be providing free health checks for attendees, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests, as well as giving out health information and tips. We …

22 Aug 2019

Jacqueline Totterdell appointed Chair of CRN South London Partnership Board

Jacqueline will take up the new role in addition to her current role as Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Research …

21 Aug 2019

Baby born after five blood transfusions in the womb

A baby with haemolytic disease of the newborn, who received five intrauterine blood transfusions from 20 weeks gestation, has been safely delivered at St George’s.

20 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Saving Grace…

This episode features patients who overcome hardship in life by drawing strength and solace from the people they love.

20 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Children of Men…

In this life-affirming episode, we meet George who is rushed to St George’s with a bleed on the brain, Bridget who is in our Urgent Care Centre and Kezia who has a gymnastics injury.

13 Aug 2019

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Call of duty…

During this episode – Call of duty – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

6 Aug 2019