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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.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Changes to car park A at Springfield Hospital

As part of the re-development of the Springfield Hospital site there will be some changes to Car Park A (week commencing 20 January). If you are visiting the trust, please allow extra time to take these changes into account. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Norovirus: What to do if you think you have the Norovirus bug

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus and the most common infectious cause of diarrhoea and vomiting in the UK. It is often called the ‘winter vomiting bug’ as its peak season is over the winter months. It is easily spread between people, usually by an infected person not washing their hands properly after using the toilet. The most effective prevention is thorough hand washing.

Thursday, 09 January 2020

Domestic Abuse conference success

Last month the Trust held its first ever Domestic Abuse and Mental Health Conference; ‘Inspiring Practice, Saving Lives’, where over 120 staff attended the day. The day was organised and coordinated by one of our Lead Occupational Therapists Shelley Ralls as part of the Trusts support to the 16 Days of Activism 2019. It was chaired and facilitated by Dr Roxane Agnew-Davies a clinical psychologist who has specialised for the last 20 years in the impacts of violence, particularly domestic abuse, sexual violence and trafficking for exploitation on women's mental health.

Monday, 06 January 2020

Go-ahead for ground breaking new £150m mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has today [Monday 6 January 2020] announced that it has secured government approval to start work on its two new state-of-the-art facilities for south west Londoners.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Trust welcomes Good rating from CQC

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust today welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report, which rated the Trust Good across all five domains.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Trust introduces new communication technology for Deaf community

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

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

New Chief Operating Officer Appointed

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer.

Winners announced in staff Quality Awards ceremony

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust’s annual Quality Awards took place on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

New help for patients with type 2 diabetes

On World Diabetes Day, Thursday 14 November 2019, the NHS in South London is launching a new service for people living with Type 2 diabetes to make it easier to access vital support.

Thursday, 07 November 2019

Trust wins award for programme of screening for serious heart condition

The Trust’s Quality Improvement and Innovation (QII) Steering Group has won the Team of the Year award from the Arrhythmia Alliance.

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