We want patients & visitors to stay safe when using our services. This includes observing social distancing; washing hands regularly; and from 15 Jun wearing a face covering when visiting our hospitals or community services. Our Chief Nursing Officer @BleasdaleRob explains why 👇
More guidance about wearing a face covering, and who is exempt, can be found on our website 👇
The review found failings in the care we gave many heart surgery patients between 2013-2018, and we are deeply sorry for this. [1/4]
We would like to say sorry to the relatives of those patients who were let down by us – the care they received fell far short of the high standards they deserved.
We are in direct contact with relatives, and continuing to offer them all the support we can. [2/4]
Mar 12, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
To minimise the risk of Coronavirus infection, we have decided to temporarily restrict visiting arrangements at our hospitals.
Full details here: stgeorges.nhs.uk/newsitem/coron…
We are asking friends & relatives to only visit patients if absolutely essential. They should also not visit our hospitals if they have flu-like symptoms, cough, fever or a cold.
We're now going to kick off and answer some of the questions we've been sent, as well as some of the common questions around nursing at St George's.
Do tweet us with your questions over the next hour.
Our first q is from Amadosi on Facebook who asked about overseas recruitment...
We recruit globally! You need equivalent standard of training to be registered here, have Eng language skills & will need to pass certain tests to start work. More info: stgeorges.nhs.uk/work-with-us/y…
Dec 18, 2019 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
The @CareQualityComm have today recommended that St George’s is moved out of Quality Special Measures! The report found “significant improvement” has been made since our last inspection – great news for patients and staff.
Here is our Chief Executive @TotterdellJac 👇
The overall ratings for the Trust, and for St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals will remain as requires improvement and we know there is lots more work to reach our ambition of #OutstandingCareEveryTime
Dec 5, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
St George’s Dragons’ Den is back for Quality Improvement Week!
Our fierce looking dragons are waiting for staff to pitch their quality improvement projects for up to £5,000 investment 💰
Naz, one of our anaesthetists, is asking the dragons to invest in personalised caps to help improve communication and teamwork in theatre.
She’s come prepared with custom-made caps for all our dragons!👇
🎉Today is Pharmacy Technician Day, and once again, we're delighted to feature some of our fab pharmacy techs on our feed!
We'll be posting a few pictures of the team and letting you know a bit more about their work...#RXTechDay
First up is Suja, who is an educational supervisor. Suja is currently supervising Renata, who’s undertaking the @HEE_LaSEPharm Medicines Optimisation Course to become a clinical pharmacy technician
When she completes the course Renata will be assigned her own ward #RxTechDay
Oct 14, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
🏆Congratulations to all of our #AHP award winners!
Well done to Jonathan Da Costa, Specialist Physiotherapist and Evanna Leavy, Specialist Dietitian for winning the 'AHP Team Players' award #AHPsDay
Our AHP 'Research Champion' award goes to both Kirsty Harwood and Sarah Latham who job share a Research Physio post.
💬“They work tirelessly to ensure meticulous study conduct, and have endless energy for driving recruitment.” #AHPsDay
Oct 1, 2019 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Our Chief Executive @TotterdellJac is here to say a few words to open our #BlackHistoryMonth celebration.
Marlene, Head of Nursing for Renal, is our first speaker, and will be talking about her journey and career in the NHS.
Our Chairman Gillian Norton is now opening our 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting #GeorgesAMM
Richard Mycroft, our Lead Governor, is now speaking about the important role our Council of Governors play at the Trust
Sep 26, 2019 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
Our Annual Members’ Meeting marketplace is now open!
We have health check ups, a VR experience and lots more on offer!
Lots of people at our Membership stall, interested in finding out more about the benefits of being a Member. #GeorgesAMM
Aug 6, 2019 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2019, our Infant Feeding team are sharing answers in this thread to some very common breastfeeding queries they receive.
🤔Do I have to eat a restrictive diet when breastfeeding?
💬The answer is no! You can eat whatever you like, but caution with caffeine and alcohol should be considered #WBW2019
Jul 22, 2019 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
Our @SGHFetalMed team ran a hands on practical obstetric ultrasound course this weekend. The course has been so popular that the team now run it twice a year - and have received some fantastic feedback! Well done team! #TeamStGeorges#FetalMedicine#MedEd#ultrasound
Here are some of the great pieces of feedback we received from this weekend’s course...