St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s, University of London will co-host a community open day at their shared main site in Tooting on Saturday 18th June.

The day, which will run from 10:00 to 15:00hrs, is free to attend and will offer visitors the chance to gain an insight into the work of a busy NHS teaching hospital and university, the science of the human body and learn more about some of the cutting-edge research conducted at St George’s. There will also be information about healthcare and medical education and career opportunities, as well as a variety of family fun activities.

Visitors will be able to explore the work of a number of hospital specialist departments including CT-scanning and robotic surgery while guided tours will trace the history of St George’s and its famous pioneers of medicine, such as Edward Jenner.

David Astley, chief executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “The trust and university have an association dating back almost 300 years and I am excited at the prospect of our opening the doors to our local community in this way.”

Professor Peter Kopelman, principal of St George’s, University of London said: “The day will offer something for everyone and provide an excellent opportunity for our local community to better understand the science, healthcare and the leading research that is taking place in Tooting.”

Download the community open day programme, which is kindly supported by MITIE.

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, please contact the communications team at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust on 020 8725 5151 or email Outside working hours, please page the team by calling 0844 822 2888, leaving a short message and contact details for pager SG548.
  2. About St George’s, University of London:
    St George’s, University of London (SGUL), established in 1733, is distinctive as the UK’s only independent medical and healthcare higher education institution. It benefits from strong links with the healthcare profession, including a shared site with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting, south west London.SGUL is dedicated to the education and training of doctors, nurses, midwives, physician’s assistants, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers, social workers, healthcare and biomedical scientists. It attracts around 6,000 students, some of whom are taught in conjunction with Kingston University.

    Research at SGUL has a UK and international focus and aims to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in areas including infection and immunity, heart disease and stroke, and cell signalling. It also aims to enhance understanding of public health and epidemiology, clinical genetics, and social care sciences.