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Category Archives: Medical

Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting celebrates Jeannie Walls, who helped launch First Touch in 1998... First Touch charity, which was originally called The Friends of the Neonatal Unit at St George's, started in 1998. The charity has grown and continues to evolve and change to respond ...
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting celebrates the New Year with info on how they fund specialist training for their neonatal nursing team. Today we are back in sunny Tooting after time away over the festive season. And in the spirit of 'New Year/New Us' we thought we would update ...
Jane Burdett has long had a passion for improving the experience for patients and families in the General Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital. Jane founded Molly’s Smile Fund after losing her 19 year old daughter in 2015 after a short, gruelling battle with a rare blood...
£3,750 was donated to the St George’s Hospital Charity from the proceeds of the Community Fun Day held in Broadwater Road, Tooting on 13th July 2019, at a ceremony at Gatton Muslim Primary School on 7th November. The Fun Day is organised by the Al Risalah Trust schools, St...
More than 3,000 people across London with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan. The innovative device, which is the size of a £2 coin and worn on the arm, means people with Type 1 diabetes do not have to carry out multiple finger-prick...
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...
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