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Category Archives: Medical

Figures released today to mark the end of Sickle Cell Awareness Month (September) show that black people in Wandsworth are responding to the urgent need for donors. Over the past year, 15% more black people have started donating blood in Wandsworth. There is a donor centre on the site of St...
You can imagine how wonderful it is for nursing staff and doctors to see the progression of some of the tiny and vulnerable patients that they have cared for, often for many months. One of the ways that we facilitate this is by funding the annual Christmas Party for neonatal graduates, held at the...
On Sunday 1 September, Ronald McDonald House Tooting hosted their very own house party as part of a nationwide celebration to mark the 30th birthday of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK. Ronald McDonald House Tooting provides eight bedrooms and is just one of the 11 Houses across the UK providing an...
Congratulations to Charlotte Day, one of the midwives at St George’s in Tooting, on the birth of her baby boy Milo! On Wednesday 14 August, Charlotte left work after delivering a baby at 7.30pm. Just seven hours later at 3am, she returned to the hospital in labour with her own baby! A total of...
Anthony lost a lot of blood at the scene and doesn’t remember much about his accident.  Anthony said: “I threw myself off the saw. I don’t know whether it was my brain playing tricks on me, but it was like an out of body experience; I could see myself and see what I’d...
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting on the amazing fundraisers who are running, swimming and cycling for the charity – and how you can get involved! “A Summer of Sport” many people call it. And certainly a lot of our super supporters use sporting challenges as a way ...
The charity supporting St George’s Atkinson Morley Wing in Tooting is inviting people to take part in two amazing fundraising events. The John King Brain Tumour Foundation fundraises for the Neurosurgery department. It was set up by Laura King whose husband John King sadly died following...
David said: “I’m delighted to have received this award. Reaching 70 years with diabetes has had its ups and downs but it was worth the wait and determination – I’m very stubborn!” Dr Nicola Neary, Consultant in Acute Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology, delivered a...
It’s World Hepatitis Day today, Sunday 28 July, and the St George’s Viral Hepatitis Team in Tooting are continuing to encourage local people to get tested for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus. People can become infected by coming into contact with the blood of a person who...
Jay said: “If Aari couldn’t be helped any further, Sina and I felt strongly that we wanted Aari to help others. We did not want another family to suffer losing their child or loved one. “Aari donated seven organs and saved the lives of two other children. We received a...
NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding donors in Tooting to give blood throughout the summer to help those who need it most. Regular donations are vital because stocks are more vulnerable at this time of year. People get distracted by holidays, sporting events and the warmer weather, and stocks...
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting on a busy summer ahead and how one dad will be jumping out of a plane for the charity! Hello from First Touch at St George's neonatal unit! July is incredibly busy for us as we head towards the summer holidays. This Saturday our supporters further...
“St George’s is an NHS Foundation Trust, which means it elects staff and public Governors. Public Governors represent the best interests of the public by scrutinising the big decisions the Trust makes and checking its performance. We are there as a check and balance but we work...
Shamim Umarji explains:  “A total wrist replacement is a complex operation which requires enormous precision to ensure the new joint is correctly aligned and well balanced. Traditionally, the only surgical option available has been to fuse the wrist, which removes the pain but also...
All of these things are reflected in a number of programmes, initiatives and projects that we run for people with learning disabilities and autism at Share. For example: Our training and advocacy work teaches our students valuable independent life skills, highlighting the importance of choice and...
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