Brysson White rehabilitation unit

Services at Queen Mary's Hospital | Updated 29 Nov 2018

A multi-disciplinary unit providing a one stop needs led outpatient rehabilitation service for older people. Patients are treated using a problem orientated team approach where staff work very closely with individuals to enable them to achieve their functional goals to stay as active and independent as possible. Facilities Large multi-therapy …


Stop smoking service

Services at Queen Mary's Hospital, St George's Hospital | Updated 3 Sep 2018

Background Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and illness, with second hand smoke causing significant short and longer term risks to health. In addition, Smoking materials are a primary source of ignition and cause fires. The NHS has a duty to promote healthy behaviours and to protect people …


Research

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 25 Sep 2014

The Critical Care Directorate of St George’s Hospital is world renowned for its research and educational activities. Our scientific production has increased steadily over the last 10 years and several members of our team hold, or have held, senior positions in International and National Societies and high impact factor journals …


Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 8 Feb 2019

The Cardiothoracic Critical Care unit comprises of CTICU and CTICU A. It has a total of 21 specialist critical care beds. We have an approximate 50:50 split between elective and emergency activity which commonly includes: Cardiac Surgery Thoracic Surgery Vascular Surgery Cardiology Advanced Respiratory Support Chest Trauma Working within the …


Adult Critical Care

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 27 May 2015

What is Critical Care ? Critical Care (or Intensive Care Medicine) is the medical specialty that takes care of the most seriously ill patients: those whose life is immediately threatened. Patients who are cared for in an intensive care unit (ICU) are admitted because they have suffered from a wide …


Neurology

Services at Queen Mary's Hospital, St George's Hospital | Updated 19 Sep 2019 | Tags: neurology neuroscience neurosciences services Stroke

The Neurology department specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system – including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. The Neurology department at St George‚Äôs benefits from hosting the Atkinson Morley Regional Neurosciences Centre, based in the Atkinson Morley Wing. There is also a …


Research

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 25 Nov 2013

Research and conferences St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s cardiothoracic department is part of the Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. George’s, University of London. The department is made up of over 100 personnel dedicated to first class research on heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation and diseases …


Patient information

Services at Eileen Lecky Clinic, Queen Mary's Hospital, St George's Hospital, St John's Therapy Centre, Tooting Health Centre | Updated 12 Dec 2013

What can I expect? Following your consultation with the surgeon, if surgery is indicated, you will be placed on a waiting list. All surgery will take place within a maximum of 12 weeks. As your time for admission for surgery nears, usually three weeks in advance of your planned surgery, …


Treatment

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 4 Nov 2013

Surgery on the heart valve involves repair or replacement of the damaged valve or valves. An operation to repair a valve involves reconstruction to ensure that it works well. There are three different types of artificial valves, if a replacement is needed: Bioprosthetic valves are generally known as “pig valves”, …


Diagnosis

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 12 Dec 2013

To diagnose and determine treatment for your particular valve disease, your doctor will obtain medical history, perform a thorough physical examination and order any or all of the following special diagnostic tests. The tests involved in diagnosing heart valve disease include: ECG Electrocardiogram, which is tracing of the heart, mainly …