Press Releases


St George’s Hero Awards 2019: our winners!

Last night saw hundreds of staff and supporters of St George’s Hospital Charity come together to celebrate the St George’s Hero Awards. Hosted by TV presenter and friend of St George’s, Lorraine Kelly, the Hero Awards paid tribute to just some of our incredible staff who go above and beyond …

17 May 2019


St George’s team launches UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day

Our Chronic Pain Self-Management Team at St George’s launched the UK’s first ever Chronic Pain Awareness Day on 1 May.

16 May 2019


International Clinical Trials Day at St George’s

On Monday 20 May, Clinical Research delivery teams at St George’s will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day. They will be holding an open day in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which our staff and the public are welcome to attend. International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world …

15 May 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Leap of faith…

This episode – Leap of faith – features patients Aydigul and Winnie as they are brought to St George’s for emergency treatment.

14 May 2019


24 Hours in A&E returns for 18th series with “From this day forward…”

The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series returns for an 18th series on Channel 4 at 9pm on Tuesday 7 May.

It’s Royal Wedding Day during this episode and as Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot, the patients and their relatives reflect on the meaning of lifelong love, devotion and commitment.

7 May 2019


Kathryn Harrison to step down as Lead Governor

“I feel so proud to have been part of this organisation.” In May this year, Kathryn Harrison will step down from her role as Lead Governor at the Trust. As a Foundation Trust, St George’s has both staff and public Governors. All of our Governors are elected, and play a …

24 Apr 2019


World-first maternity project saves babies’ lives and reduces emergency Caesarean sections in multiple births

A pioneering project working with mothers of twins, triplets and more has reduced the number of caesarean sections and admissions to hospital during pregnancy.

5 Apr 2019


Good luck to The Garden Productions as 24 Hours in A&E nominated for a BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have shortlisted 24 Hours in A&E within the Factual Series category of this year’s awards ceremony.

The nomination is the end result of a huge amount of hard work involving our Emergency Department, plus staff and teams from across the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical.

3 Apr 2019


Inspirational Issy dancing again following paralysing stroke

Issy Dolby, 9, returned to dancing in January after being left paralysed from having a stroke last year.

29 Mar 2019


New NIPT quality standards to be developed by St George’s Professor

Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, is part of a collaborative partnership to develop quality standards for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

26 Mar 2019


Teams across the Trust celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Last week (11-17 March) was Nutrition and Hydration Week, with teams across the Trust organising a variety of events and giveaways for patients, staff and visitors. The week aims to educate and engage people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social …

20 Mar 2019


Call for more living kidney donors on World Kidney Day

139 people in London have received a kidney transplant from a stranger in the last five years thanks to someone they didn’t know donating altruistically while they are still alive as part of the UK Kidney Sharing Scheme.

13 Mar 2019


UK first for trauma and orthopaedic team at St George’s

Our trauma and orthopaedic team became the first in the UK and second in the world to use the new T2 Alpha Stryker tibial nail in February.

8 Mar 2019


St George’s rolls out London’s first asthma bag scheme to local schools

St George’s is rolling out a new scheme to provide every primary and secondary school with an emergency asthma kit, which is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in London.

4 Mar 2019 | Tags: asthma


The John King Brain Tumour Foundation presents £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department

Tuesday, 19 February saw the presentation of a £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department on behalf of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation. John King sadly died following treatment for a glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour, at St George’s Hospital in 2016. His wife Laura King set up the …

4 Mar 2019


Double St George’s on TV tonight! (26 February)

St George’s will be on ITV’s This Time Next Year featuring a renal transplant story at 8pm tonight, followed by 24 Hours in A&E on Channel 4 at 9pm.

26 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Look both ways…

This episode – Look both ways – looks at the paths people take when they reach a crossroad in their lives, whether or not the decisions remain in their control. 

19 Feb 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Walk on the Wild Side…

This episode – Walk on the Wild Side – features stories of people who have faced challenges and transformed their lives.

12 Feb 2019


St George’s to return to reporting its referral to treatment (RTT) data

St George’s will return to reporting its 18 week referral to treatment (RTT) data following a decision last month by the Trust Board. The Trust’s referral to treatment (RTT) data for January 2019 will be published as part of the national performance data release in March, and on a monthly …

7 Feb 2019


Recruitment to clinical trials at St George’s tops 10,000 patients in a year for the first time

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited over 10,000 patients into clinical research trials this financial year – the first time we’ve ever passed this important milestone during a 12 month period. Since April 2018, 10,000 patients have been recruited into a wide variety of clinical trials at …

7 Feb 2019