About Us

Who we are

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

A number of our services are members of established clinical networks which bring together doctors, nurses and other clinicians from a range of healthcare providers working to improve the quality of services for patients. These include the South London Cardiac and Stroke Network and the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network, for which St George’s Hospital is the designated heart attack centre, hyper-acute stroke unit and major trauma centre.


Our Values

To Deliver Outstanding Care, Every Time

St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SGUH) has a vision to be a thriving hospital at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust and behave in a way that reflects these.

  • Be Excellent
  • Be Kind
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful

ICT Digital Strategy

The ICT department manages the Trust’s ICT systems, infrastructure and IT support services enabling the electronic filing, printing and sharing of both clinical and non-clinical information. It also provides support to manage the systems and services which includes: helpdesk; IT training; break-fix; application development, acquisition and support for all the supported Trust IT services. The ICT department is also responsible for Information Governance.

We work to identify opportunities to streamline business processes and to enable data sharing and collaboration internally and externally by use, or replacement, of technology. In addition, ICT should provide tools to enable business units to achieve their goals, resulting in improved quality of care to patients.

Easier access to information, including through digital technology, is reshaping the way we live our lives, and the way we access and interact with services. The SGUH Digital Strategy sets out our ambitions for building on that opportunity over the coming years.  The role of the ICT Department is to deliver the Digital Strategy that ensures:

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Our vision for 2024 is for staff and patients to have access to the digital technology and information they need, when and where they need it.

To deliver on that vision, we will pursue three strategic priorities:

Robust infrastructure

  • We will upgrade our IT infrastructure and telephony systems
  • We will upgrade and renew the systems that underpin clinical and non-clinical work within the Trust, and ensure the different systems we use increasingly operate as one
  • We will strengthen our systems and processes for cyber-security

New models of care for our patients

  • We will use information technology to interact with our patients differently (phone, online, video), sparing them trips to hospital wherever possible
  • Our approach to business intelligence will be proactive, outward-looking, and focused on enabling future improvement of our services

New ways of working for our staff

  • We will enable our clinicians to access the information they need from other NHS providers at the point of contact with a patient
  • We will complete the shift from paper-based to efficient and effective electronic clinical systems
  • We will enable our staff to do more work remotely
  • We will use the latest technology and systems to help staff work efficiently and effectively – including making use of big data and AI