Baby Friendly Initiative

Services at | Updated 6 Dec 2019 | Tags: baby friendly

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. In December 2018 St Georges Neonatal Unit was awarded Stage 2 accreditation of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards In 2019 our …


Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 1 Aug 2019

Welcome to our Mental Health and Wellbeing webpage – a central resource for all issues related to mental health and wellbeing in St George’s Hospital. It is a wholly indefensible statistic that people with serious mental illnesses die on average 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population, acting …


Inpatient Services (Epilepsy)

Services at | Updated 19 Mar 2018

Liaison Epileptology service in St George’s Hospital Patients admitted to St George’s hospital with seizures are referred to the Epilepsy Registrar who will then see or discuss the individual referrals with the on-call Consultant Epilepsy Specialist. At the moment there is a Consultant Epilepsy Specialist available Monday to Friday, while …


Neuropsychiatry Services (South West London Mental Health Trust)

Services at | Updated 19 Mar 2018

Low mood, anxiety, memory problems and other mental health problems are common in people with epilepsy and need to be treated appropriately and effectively. We work in close partnership with our neuropsychiatry and clinical psychology colleagues who provide invaluable input in the assessment and management of our patients with epilepsy …


Outpatient Services (Epilepsy)

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 26 Nov 2018

First Seizure Clinic Anyone with a suspected first seizure can be referred either by their GP, the A&E department at St George’s hospital, or by the medical team if they were an in-patient at St George’s Hospital, using our using our First Fit Referral Form (see the Leaflets section). The …


Our Vision

Services at | Updated 3 Jul 2020

To provide outstanding holistic care for the adult epilepsy population within South West London; this includes not only a comprehensive diagnostic service, but a multidisciplinary individualized approach to support people with epilepsy throughout their lives. To provide support and share excellent practice with other providers in the region, driving equitable …


2016

Services at | Updated 9 Jan 2018

Vincent JL, Shehabi Y, Walsh TS, Pandharipande PP, Ball JA, Spronk P, Longrois D, Strøm T, Conti G, Funk GC, Badenes R, Mantz J, Spies C, Takala J. Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept. Circulation. 2016 Apr 15 Yende S, Austin S, Rhodes A, Finfer S, …


New Beginnings FAQs

New Beginnings FAQs

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 5 May 2019 | Tags: EBCD New Beginnings patient experience Point of Care Foundation

What is Experience based Co-Design? EBCD involves gathering experiences from patients and staff through in-depth interviewing, observations and group discussions, identifying key ‘touch points’ (emotionally significant points) and assigning positive or negative feelings. A short edited film is created from the patient interviews. This is shown to staff and patients, …


New Beginnings 🌸🦋- improving the experience of birth in theatre

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 16 May 2019 | Tags: caesarean EBCD gentle caesarean Instrumental delivery New Beginnings operating theatres Operative birth Patients experience Point of Care Foundation

We’re a group of St George’s staff who want to improve the experience of mothers in our maternity department. We’ve been given funding for a project called “New Beginnings” to bring mothers and staff together to make positive changes to the experience of having a baby in an operating theatre. …


Acute Neurology Rapid Access Clinics (HOT Clinics)

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 30 Nov 2018 | Tags: a&e ED HOT clinics neurology neurosciences Quick Rapid access clinics

The Neurology Rapid Access Clinic (or ‘HOT’ clinics) is a consultant-led clinic which provides rapid access to neurology assessment for adults with either acute or sub-acute neurological symptoms. However, the clinic will not routinely review patients with suspected TIA, who should be referred to the TIA service, or seizures, who …