Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne MP visited St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Thursday 15 June.

He met managers and clinicians from our Emergency Department, where staff described how they are looking at new and innovative ways of working. Recent changes include creating a ‘rapid assessment and treatment’ area for ambulances, which helps ensure the swift handover of patients between respective teams.

The Minister then visited Theatres to hear about our rolling programme of theatre refurbishment and modernisation currently taking place, which will make the department more efficient and improve the experience of patients.

He ended his tour on Champneys Ward – which is for renal patients – where staff spoke about the great patient outcomes despite recent service relocations.

Trust Chief Executive Jacqueline Totterdell said: “I was very proud to show Philip Dunne the huge amount of good work going on around the Trust, and the staff driving this forward. There is more to do as part of our improvement journey, but the enthusiasm staff have for their services really shone through.”