The Trust’s 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 26 September, with members and staff attending to hear about the last 12 months at St George’s.

Before the meeting, a health check-up and information marketplace was organised so attendees could get a blood sugar and blood pressure test, as well as advice from our teams.

We also hosted a virtual reality experience from Rescape, who are currently trialing the technology at St George’s. Using virtual reality during medical procedures has been found to reduce anxiety for patients.

One of the highlights of the evening was hearing from our special guest speakers, Philip Sherriff and Dr Donovan Duffy, Neonatal Consultant. They told the incredible story of Lacey Sherriff, Philip’s daughter, whose life was saved at just 5-days-old at St George’s.

Philip gave an emotional retelling of Lacey’s story, from her birth to the point where Lacey had a cardiac arrest during surgery and her heart stopped beating for 22 minutes. Our teams were able to stabilise her and she thankfully pulled through. Lacey is happy and healthy and is approaching her second birthday.

Thanks to all who attended and to our many staff who supported the event.