St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its annual report and accounts for the 2012/13 financial year.

The report can be read online at where it can also be downloaded as a PDF. Copies of the summary report will also be made available to patients and visitors at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals and across health centres in Wandsworth.

Miles Scott, chief executive, said: “The report reflects on an excellent year for St George’s where we have shown ourselves to be at the leading edge of healthcare, innovation and research.

“For the second consecutive year we were also named by the Dr Foster report for the Department of Health in the group of trusts with the country’s lowest mortality rates.

“This has given us the perfect platform to implement our ten year strategy and deliver truly outstanding healthcare services to the patients we serve.”

Christopher Smallwood, chairman, said: “Over the last year we successfully delivered a £6.28 million surplus, which is a significant achievement in the prevailing economic climate. Our financial prudence has allowed us to invest and improve our frontline services.

“This has included our paediatric intensive care unit and pre-operative care centre, and means we are very well-placed to offer high quality and safe care to all our patients.

“I know from my experiences visiting wards and departments that staff always give their absolute best in embodying our values and ensuring patients receive the best care possible.”

The trust’s annual plan for 2013/14 has also been published online. The plan sets out the trust’s key annual objectives over the next twelve months.

If you would like a copy of the trust’s annual report to be sent to you, contact the communications team on 020 8725 5151 or email

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our AGM will take place from 18.00 to 20.00hrs on Thursday 26th September 2013 in the Monckton Lecture Theatre, ground floor, Grosvenor Wing, St George’s Hospital.

There is no need to book a place. More information is available on our website at