St George’s was delighted to host a visit from Bishop James Newcome, the Church of England Bishop responsible for the NHS and healthcare, in March.

As part of his role, Bishop James regularly speaks in the House of Lords and in public on NHS matters, and he was keen to visit St George’s to meet some of our staff.

Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive, hosted a round table discussion with a number of staff from across the Trust to discuss their work during the pandemic.

He then had a tour of our ‘Outstanding’ Paediatrics service, which included our Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care and Freddie Hewitt ward.

Bishop James was hugely impressed with our staff and his tour of Paediatrics, he said:

“Thank you to the many staff at St George’s who made my visit so enjoyable and informative. The commitment that staff at St George’s have shown during the pandemic is clear for all to see and it was incredibly moving to hear just some of their experiences.

“I am also grateful to members of the team in Paediatrics who gave me a tour of their service. They do amazing work and it was no surprise to hear that they are rated as ‘Outstanding’.”