ST GEORGE'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
About the Hospital
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's hospitals and health centres have a rich history dating back to 1733 when the original St George's Hospital opened at Hyde Park Corner.
Today, St George's University Hospitals is the largest healthcare provider in southwest London, with over 9,000 devoted employees caring for patients around the clock. The primary location, St. George's Hospital in Tooting, is one of the nation's foremost teaching hospitals and is shared with St. George's, University of London, which trains medical students and conducts sophisticated medical research. St. George's Hospital is also home to the St. George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is accountable for the regional training of a vast array of healthcare workers. In addition to acute hospital services, the Trust provides comprehensive specialised care and community services to patients of all ages since its 2010 merger with Community Services Wandsworth.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves approximately 1.3 million in southwest London. In addition, several services, including cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences, and kidney transplantation, serve major populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling over 3.5 million individuals.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides wide varities of services through the following healthcare settings:
St George's Hospital, Tooting
Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
St John's Therapy Centre
Eileen Lecky Clinic
Nelson Health Centre
Stormont Health Clinic
Tooting Health Clinic
Additionally, the Trust delivers services at GP offices, schools, nurseries, community centres, and patients' homes.
Why should you choose St George's University Hospitals?
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS Trusts in England, servicing more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond. There are numerous chances to join our outstanding nursing team at St. George's and numerous ways to advance your career here.
Welcoming Atmosphere: The Trust offers a variety of activities aimed at making personnel, including crucial members of Team St. George's, feel welcome. Additionally, management has counselled and encouraged personnel to ensure that they remain well and feel supported during their time at the Trust.
NHS Pension Scheme: Everyone who works for the National Health Service is eligible to join the Pension Scheme.
Annual Leave: The Trust gives considerable annual leave benefits to its employees, contingent on their NHS service tenure.
Staff Discounts: The National Health Service offers a variety of discounted goods and services to all NHS employees.
Health and Wellbeing: St. George's University Hospitals has also invested in new health and wellness initiatives for its employees, including counselling and assistance for those experiencing emotional distress, classes, and advice on a good diet and physical activity.
Keeping Well at Work: St. George's has signed the public health responsibility agreement and is totally devoted to the health and well-being of its employees. It has implemented initiatives for its employees, such as the Global Corporate Challenge, yoga classes, and mindfulness workshops. The Trust is also a signatory of the mindful employer charter, and its policies and training reflect a caring attitude toward employees with continuing health issues.
Sports and Leisure Facilities: The Robert Lowe Sports Centre is located on the St. George's Hospital Campus and features a multi-gym, squash courts, an all-purpose sports hall, and a climbing wall. These amenities are accessible to employees for a reasonable annual fee. The Hospital is a two-minute walk from Tooting Leisure Centre. The centre's amenities include:
A swimming pool.
Vast modern fitness centre.
A variety of classes and clubs.
LIFE IN London
London is one of the world’s most visited cities, the city has something for everyone. From history and culture to great food and exceedingly good times. London has about 2000 years of history and is deeply cosmopolitan and exotic. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities.
London's public transport is considered as one of the best system in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.
The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly
The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world. The Underground and the ever-cheerful London cabbie come in for particularly high praise.
Food & Drinks
London's food doesn't come any more traditional - or tasty - than good old pie and mash. The Londoners particularly love to have tea a lot.
Fish and chips are a delicious, fried dish that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London foods. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course – but you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.
The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it at any time of the day.
The city has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that you find in every corner serving multiple cuisines from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian kebabs, Chinese dishes to tasty Japanese sushi. Almost every street in the city has cafes and pubs that exuberates anyone and everyone.
London welcomes everyone and represents the cosmopolitan world, you will definitely find it as an extremely amazing place to live and add value to your lifestyle. Amazingly, the ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages.
The society of London is a multicultural society and the people are welcoming of every culture and creed.
The level of politeness among British people may surprise you at first as it’s certainly more prevalent than in some other countries. Don’t worry though because it’s easy to get used to; just say ‘thank you’ when someone has given you something or moved out of the way for you, ‘please’ when asking for something and ‘sorry’ should you bump into someone or inconvenience them slightly.