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Praise from on high for St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Your Local Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

St George’s Healthcare NHS trust has been heaped with praise following a national inspection.

Missing mental health patients on the increase

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12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Exclusive: Vulnerable mental health patients regularly go missing from hospital an investigation has discovered, with some not recovered for more than two weeks.

Father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife 'I'm going home tomorrow'

Your Local Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A middle-aged father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife ‘they are going to send me home tomorrow’, a coroners’ court heard.

'Spray-on skin' hope for burns

Your Local Guardian: The treatment is said to show potential for helping victims of burns

12:29am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Health officials are considering introducing "spray-on skin" as a treatment for NHS burn patients.

Croydon University Hospital scores worse than others in Care Quality Commission survey

Your Local Guardian: CROY YELLOW Croydon University Hospital scores worse than others in Care Quality Commission survey

8:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Inpatients at Croydon University Hospital have a worse experience than those staying at other hospitals, according to a recent satisfaction survey.

Access to GPs and over-officious receptionists top patient concerns

Your Local Guardian: Concerns over cuts to GP funding

6:20am Sunday 13th April 2014

Patients in Richmond want better access to GPs and complain that receptionists sometimes get in the way of appointments, according to a health watchdog.

Pollution blamed for Croydon and Sutton deaths

Your Local Guardian: Croydon today

9:13am Friday 11th April 2014

More needs to be done to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

New political party formed to save St Helier Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party candidates

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

Exclusive: A newly formed political party has announced six prospective candidates for the May local elections in Sutton and Merton.

More die of lung diseases in Wandsworth than national average - 4,000 remain undiagnosed

Your Local Guardian: X-ray image of a pair of lungs

9:27am Wednesday 9th April 2014

More people are dying of lung diseases in Wandsworth than the national average, and thousands remain undiagnosed with potentially fatal conditions according to health bosses.

Non-slip socks reduce falls at Croydon University Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Croydon University Hospital staff are taking steps  to cut inpatient falls

9:09am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Inpatients are now given non-slip socks as part of a plan to cut the number of people falling over during their stay at Croydon University Hospital.

Fight hay fever with wrap-around sunglasses and Vaseline up your nose, says top doc

Your Local Guardian: Dr James Marsh

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Spring has sprung and hay fever sufferers have been urged to wear wrap-around sunglasses and smear their noses with Vaseline to make the season as pain free as possible.

Hospitals winning the battle against C Diff superbug

Your Local Guardian: Chief nurse Pippa Hart leading the fight against C Diff

2:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The number of cases of superbug clostridium difficile (C Diff) at Epsom and St Helier hospitals has dropped dramatically in the past year thanks to effective counter measures by staff.

'St Helier Hospital has been saved', says leader of Merton Conservatives

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Oonagh Moulton

3:49pm Monday 7th April 2014

The leader of Merton Conservatives has defended Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond after Labour councillors accused him of "betraying" St Helier Hospital.

Sutton has worst HIV detection rate in London

Your Local Guardian: The NAT is urging councillors to raise awareness of the dangers of late HIV diagnosis

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

More than half the people diagnosed with HIV in Sutton are diagnosed too late meaning they pose a greater risk of passing it on and have worse outcomes.

Public health drive launches in Battersea

Your Local Guardian: The council is encouraging people to live healthier lives

1:04pm Friday 4th April 2014

The scheme will see hundreds of people living on the Winstanley and York Road estates offered free gym and slimming class memberships.

Social care experts sign up to a charter of good practice

Your Local Guardian: MP Norman Lamb with Wandsworth care providers

11:03am Friday 4th April 2014

Adult social care experts in Wandsworth have signed up to a charter of good practice.

Woman with dementia was left to wander streets alone at night, court hears

Your Local Guardian: Langley Oaks care home was opened by Croydon Council in 2010

9:24am Thursday 3rd April 2014

An elderly dementia sufferer wandered the streets alone at night for 12 hours while care home staff neglected to look to her then tried to cover it-up, a jury heard today.

Brave boy, 9, puts others first despite major illness

Your Local Guardian: Sarah Milne with William and sisters Ellie and Hope

9:54am Thursday 3rd April 2014

An inspirational nine-year-old boy who has spent the last three months in hospital with intestinal failure wants to expand his charity to support children and families in a similar position.

Revealed: New helipad at St George's Hospital

Your Local Guardian: The new helipad has arrived at St George's Hospital

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Today the Wandsworth Guardian got a sneak preview of the £5m helipad based at St George’s Hospital which is set to go into operation on Monday.

Hospice chairman resigns over concerns about its future

Your Local Guardian: The chairman of St Raphael's Hospice Dr Ron McKeran has resigned

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The chairman of St Raphael's Hospice has resigned amid concerns about its future after the hospital it shares its site with was sold.

Wandsworth cancer death statistics higher than UK average

Your Local Guardian: Prostate Cancer Cell

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Worrying statistics show more people are dying of cancer in Wandsworth than the national average.

Serious incident declared by Croydon health bosses after dead woman's details revealed

Your Local Guardian: CROY YELLOW Youths phone dad for help after getting stuck in Purley car park lift

11:07am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Health officials are investigating whether meeting documents contained “inappropriate” information about a woman who called 111 but died before receiving a call back from a doctor.

South west London health groups pledge to work together

Your Local Guardian: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

10:03am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Health bodies which were part of the scrapped Better Services Better Value review have come up with a new strategy for the next five years.

Kingston GPs may be left without a chief financial officer for six months

Your Local Guardian: South Worcestershire CCG on target to make £3.1 surplus

5:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Kingston’s consortium of GP’s could be without expert financial guidance for at least six months.

Moorfields takes over Croydon's eye care services

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1:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Getting treatment for eye problems is now a lot easier and closer to home as Moorfields Eye Hospital takes over Croydon's eye care services.

'Chemsex' warning: Sex on drugs blamed for rise in HIV among gay men

Your Local Guardian: Police in China are cracking down on the manufacture and trafficking crystal meth or 'ice'.

8:37am Monday 31st March 2014

A report commissioned by three south London boroughs into drug use during sex has highlighted significant risks to the sexual and mental health of gay and bisexual men.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham backs Save St Helier campaign

Your Local Guardian: Labour parliamentary hopeful Siobhan Tate with Mr Burnham

11:19am Thursday 27th March 2014

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has backed the campaign to save St Helier hospital.

Croydon's A&E set for £17.5m rebuild

Your Local Guardian: Dr Kathryn Channing said a refurbished emergency department will give patients better care

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Plans have been unveiled to replace Croydon’s ‘crumbling’ A&E with a department fit for the 21st century at a cost of £17.5m.

Want to be a governor for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS trust?

Your Local Guardian: Springfield University Hospital in Tooting

5:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A mental health trust is holding governor elections for anyone over the age of 16.

Paramedic suspended for a year after treating seriously injured man as though he were drunk

Your Local Guardian: Injured: Matt Wannacott

6:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

A paramedic has been suspended for a year after he mistook as drunk a man who had in fact been victim of a hit-and-run, suffering a broken back and 12 broken ribs.

Girl who dreams of walking needs £65,000 for life-changing operation

Your Local Guardian: Scarlett Hewitt, eight, dreams of being able to walk unaided

8:37am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A little girl born with cerebral palsy hopes a £65,000 fundraising campaign will turn her dream of being able to walk into reality.

Queen congratulates staff at country's biggest orthopaedic centre in Epsom

Your Local Guardian: Staff at the Elective Orthopaedic Centre, based at Epsom Hospital, are celebrating its 10th birthday

5:50am Wednesday 19th March 2014

The Queen has congratulated staff at the country’s leading orthopaedic centre as it celebrates its 10th birthday.

Young Southfields woman recognised for blog about battling with cancer

Your Local Guardian: yellow SUTT: Young woman recognised for blog about battling with cancer

2:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

A cancer sufferer who lives with extreme pain everyday has been recognised for her blog through which she shares her experiences of the disease.

Battle not over to save St Helier Hospital, campaigners warn

Your Local Guardian: St Helier Hospital

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

Concerned residents and campaigners have pledged to continue the battle to save St Helier hospital.

Friend donates kidney to his best man and £1,000 to St Helier hospital

Your Local Guardian: Left to right: Trust chief executive Matthew Hopkins, Dave Yateman, Spencer Moss, surgeon Sarah Heap and transplant co-ordinator Tracy Norton Smith

12:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

Two pals presented a £1,000 cheque to St Helier hospital's renal department after going through a life-changing experience together.

Sutton MP Paul Burstow defends hospital shut-down clause vote

Your Local Guardian: Mps Paul Burstow and Tom Brake

10:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow has defended his decision to back a controversial Government reforms campaigners fear could threaten St Helier hospital.

Fire engine joins musical protest against St Helier Hospital cuts

Your Local Guardian: Campaigners on top of the fire engine

5:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

A singing flash mob and a musical fire engine brought the town centre to a standstill as protesters continued their campaign to save St Helier Hospital.

Protest planned as hospital shut-down clause debated in Parliament

Your Local Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

4:10pm Monday 10th March 2014

Campaigners against a controversial law which could see hospitals across the country shut down with minimal public consultation are preparing to protest outside Parliament tomorrow as it is debated by MPs.

Health bosses refuse to support mental health trust's foundation trust application

Your Local Guardian: Nurses protest over hospital parking charges

1:30pm Friday 7th March 2014

Health bosses have refused to support a large mental health service becoming a foundation trust due to a number of "quality concerns".

'Who killed my wife?' asks husband of woman who died at Croydon University Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Molly Penny pictured just before she was about to be admitted to Croydon University Hospital

9:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A grieving husband is demanding to know who killed his wife after she went into hospital “full of life and came out a haggard corpse”.

Making mental health a priority is Crystal Palace fan's goal

Your Local Guardian: Paul Richards at Selhurst Park

9:13am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A Crystal Palace fan has become one of the first mental health ambassadors in the Premier League a year after attempting to commit suicide.

Breast cancer patients 'could be spared chemotherapy if NHS hospitals offered gene test'

Your Local Guardian: Dr Kefah Mokbel, breast cancer consultant at St George's Hospital

11:10am Monday 3rd March 2014

A leading doctor is calling on hospitals to offer breast cancer patients a new gene test to indicate if they need chemotherapy.

Boris Johnson praises Putney brain injury hospital volunteers

Your Local Guardian: Victoria Borwick (Deputy Mayor), RHN volunteers Carol Mackay and Stan Nicholls, London Mayor Boris Johnson, RHN volunteers Julia Vernalls, Jan Freter, RHN Chief Executive.

4:30am Thursday 27th February 2014

Boris Johnson met with volunteers from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN), to hear more about their work with patients.

Blood red 'yarnbombing' in Crystal Palace Park

Your Local Guardian: Katie Kidd, Nida Usmani and Marina Jones yarnbomb the trees in Crystal Palace Park

10:41am Wednesday 26th February 2014

Guerilla knitters stormed Crystal Palace Park and ‘yarnbombed’ the trees to highlight the need for more young blood doners.

Hospital could face corporate manslaughter charge after mother of twins dies

Your Local Guardian: Rosida Etwaree pictured with her husband Ahamud

2:42pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Croydon’s hospital trust could be charged with corporate manslaughter after a mother-of-five bled to death just hours after giving birth to twins by Caesarean section.

Guerrilla campaign launched in support of St Helier Hospital

Your Local Guardian: One of the giant signs

12:38pm Monday 24th February 2014

A guerrilla campaign is spreading through the suburbs in aid of St Helier Hospital.

Woman in agony with broken leg "waited for nearly an hour in agony" for an ambulance

Your Local Guardian: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

6:00am Monday 24th February 2014

A woman in agony with a broken leg was forced to wait for nearly an hour in agony for paramedics to arrive.

Top doc at St Anthony's Hospital issues ovarian cancer warning

Your Local Guardian: Dr Bini Ajay

6:10am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A top doctor has urged women to be wary of the warning signs during ovarian cancer month.

Giant St Helier Hospital banner to come down after demise of BSBV review

Your Local Guardian: A banner still adorns St Helier Hospital saying the redevelopment is 'coming soon'

11:26am Thursday 20th February 2014

It emerged two weeks ago the £219m redevelopment of St Helier Hospital is unlikely to go ahead due to the uncertainty caused by BSBV.

Toddler with rare genetic condition captures heart of community

Your Local Guardian: Melody at a make-a-thon to raise awareness about her rare condition

5:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

A toddler with an extremely rare genetic condition has captured the heart of a community.



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