With nearly 8,500 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London, Surrey and beyond.
We provide core healthcare services for local people, as well as specialist services such as cardiovascular, neuroscience, paediatric, and other tertiary services to a population of over 3.4 million people. We are also home to one London’s four Major Trauma Centres.
As well as acute hospital care, we provide a range of specialist care following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.
The challenges St George’s currently faces are significant. A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection confirmed significant problems with our estate at St George’s (Tooting), and our information technology systems.
We also need to strengthen our financial and operational performance, so enabling us to enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients. We are on an improvement journey, and we are making progress – but we don’t underestimate the challenge we face.
St George’s in numbers
In a typical year, we see over 634,000 outpatients, deliver more than 5,000 babies, carry out 28,000 planned operations and day case procedures and admit 47,000 non-elective patients.
Our Emergency Department at St George's sees over 150,000 patients per annum, with our minor injury unit at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton seeing 16,000 patients each year.
We are home to one of London's four major trauma centres and eight Hyper Acute Stroke Units. Our stroke unit treats more than 2,000 patients each year, and we received 2,205 major trauma calls during 2015/16.