Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 24 Aug 2020

St George’s pharmacy department provides and supervises the use of all medicines prescribed within the Trust. This key role, known as medicines management, begins with coordinating the way in which medicines are selected, purchased and delivered to the hospital. It includes overseeing the way that they are prescribed and given …


Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 30 Jan 2019

This is a tertiary referral national service providing expert assessment, diagnosis, treatment and continued support for those with lymphoedema. Patients with lymphoedema of all causes are treated, including primary lymphoedema (adults and children), and secondary to other problems (e.g. cancer-related lymphoedema, chronic venous oedema, lipoedema). The aim is to restore …


South West London Breast Screening Service

South West London Breast Screening Service

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 28 Mar 2019

The South West London Breast Screening Service provides breast screening, using breast x-rays (mammograms) for women registered with a GP in the areas covered by Croydon, Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth. The aim of breast screening is to detect cancer at an early stage when treatment may often …


Rehabilitation service

Services at Queen Mary's Hospital| Updated 29 Nov 2013

Vitali Unit Part of the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre, the Vitali Unit provides the necessary outpatient services, clinics and resources needed to enable the rehabilitation of patients so that they can achieve their optimal level of function, mobility and health status. The centre also offers services for the management of …


Bone boost

Bone boost

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 29 Nov 2013

The Bone Boost programme has been designed to provide a care pathway for those with osteoporosis/osteopenia and to ultimately reduce the incidence of fragility fracture in Wandsworth.  


Senior health

Senior health

Services at St George's Hospital, St John's Therapy Centre| Updated 3 Jan 2019

Senior health is a branch of General medicine that is concerned with the clinical, preventative, remedial and social aspects of illness in old age. The challenges of frailty, complex co-morbidity, different patterns of disease presentation, slower response to treatment and requirements for social support call for special medical skills. Presentations …


Neuropathology

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 29 Jun 2018 | Tags: neurology diagnosis neuropathology

The neuropathology service performs expert and fast nervous system and muscle diagnostic procedures by examining central nervous system biopsy tissue from the brain and spinal cord.¬† Biopsies taken by neurosurgeons in theatres, clinics and on the wards are delivered directly to the neuropathology laboratories in Jenner¬†Wing, with results uploaded directly …


Neurophysiology

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 18 Jul 2019 | Tags: EEG EMG NCS neurophysiology

The neurophysiology service uses innovative procedures to record and interpret electrical signals from the nervous system to diagnose and assess a range of nervous system disorders, including epilepsy, movement disorders, headaches and facial pain. Neurophysiology investigations include: EEG (electroencephalography) – a recording of the electrical activity of the brain from …


Occupational therapy

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 29 Nov 2013

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust occupational therapists help patients whose independence or ability to live a normal life has been affected because of their condition. Rehabilitation within a hospital setting involves helping a patient to learn new skills or adapt existing ones to enable them to engage in …


Speech and language therapy

Services at St George's Hospital| Updated 23 Oct 2019

5Speech and language therapists work with patients who have impaired speech, language or voice problems, or a combination of these. They can also help patients who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing. These impairments and difficulties can have numerous and varied causes and be very complex. As a result, speech …