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Friday, 27 March 2020

Update on our Estates Modernisation Programme: Covid-19

Sir Robert McAlpine has made the decision, in light of Covid-19 and the Government’s new measures this week on social distancing, that they will be pausing all work on the Springfield site.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Courses and library service suspended at Recovery College

As part of the Trust’s response to Covid-19 the Recovery College is temporarily suspending all face to face courses for the foreseeable future. Our library at Springfield Hospital will also be closed during this period.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Information for patients on clozapine and Coronavirus

If you are on clozapine it is important to continue to take your medication. There is no evidence to suggest that being on clozapine would make you more at risk from Coronavirus. 

If you are not well, please let your clozapine clinic know before you attend the clinic for your blood test. They will talk through with you if you need to come in or if we can send you a small additional supply of your medicine until you are feeling better. In some circumstances we may be able to visit you at home to carry out your blood test. 

Information for visitors about coronavirus (Covid-19)

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice

The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below:

Friday, 13 March 2020

Information for patients on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Our Trust and the NHS are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Friday, 13 March 2020

General advice about coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for patients and visitors

Our Trust and the NHS are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on

Thursday, 05 March 2020

Trust introduces new communication technology for Deaf community

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is introducing an innovative new video relay service (VRS) that offers Deaf and hard of hearing people an accessible option to communicate with hearing  staff over the phone by using British Sign Language (BSL).

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Restricted access to Springfield University Hospital site via Burntwood Lane

With approval of the Estate Modernisation Programme Full Business case confirmed, building work on the new fit-for-purpose mental health facilities has begun in earnest. As part of the re-development, much of the infrastructure needs to be upgraded; in particular the roads need to be widened and services installed beneath them.

As a result, from 30 March 2020, there will be no vehicular access through the site or access to car parks from Burntwood Lane.  This is due to work starting  on the section of road between West Wing,  (Trust HQ, Building 15) and Building 32 (Recovery College, Canteen and Conference Centre). Therefore this section of road will be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately six months.

Friday, 28 February 2020

South West London and St George’s NHS Trust hosts Eating Disorders Symposium

South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust hosted an Eating Disorders Symposium to raise awareness of how to support people with this condition.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Ellis Ward is moving

On Tuesday 3 March 2020, Ellis Ward will be moving from its current home in Building 14 Springfield Hospital in Tooting to Tolworth Hospital, in Kingston.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Trust features in new BBC3 mental health documentary with Stacey Dooley

South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust is proud to be the subject of a new BBC3 documentary filmed with Stacey Dooley.

The programme is an in-depth portrayal of how our mental health services provide care for those patients who are in crisis or suffer from serious or long term mental illness, and help them toward recovery.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Ground is broken to create new £150m world class mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has officially begun the construction of its new state-of-the-art mental health facilities.

Its ‘breaking ground’ ceremony on Monday 10 February 2020 marks the start of the transformation of the Trust’s largest site, Springfield University Hospital, in Tooting, South London, for the 1.1million residents it serves.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

We are recruiting

We have many excellent opportunities for clinical and corporate staff including nurses, social workers and occupational therapists at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams. We are looking for committed and ambitious people to join a community that cares and in return, we will look after you throughout your career with us. This is a very exciting time to join the Trust. We have invested over £180million in building state-of-the-art mental health hospitals which will be amongst the very best in the world. This development marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we deliver mental health services for 1.1m south west Londoners.

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