St George’s Hospital NHS Trust
First Floor, Lanesborough Wing, St George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, SW17 0QT
0208 725 1936
They provide specialist care for the smallest and sickest babies, including those that are born prematurely and those that require surgery.
St George's is a regional centre within the south London neonatal network and has a large specialist fetal medicine unit. Many women with complex pregnancies are referred there for expert care.
They provide the majority of intensive care for newborn babies in south west London as well as providing some specialist services for neighbouring networks, covering a large geographical area extending down to the south coast.
All babies in the intensive and high dependency areas are reviewed by a consultant twice a day. Formal consultant ward rounds are held on Mondays and Thursdays. Thursday’s round is a teaching round, attended by students and visiting consultants. Consultant rounds in special care are held daily between Mondays and Fridays.
Parents can visit at any time. When other babies are being discussed during a ward round parents will be asked to step outside. Parents are welcome to attend when their baby is discussed.
Thursday morning is a teaching round attended by a large number of professionals and parents are asked not to attend during this time.
A professional is designated to feed back about the discussion regarding your baby after the round.
Only siblings of the baby are allowed to visit. During winter time, because of the large number of respiratory illnesses within the community, siblings under the age of 6 are not allowed to visit the neonatal unit.
Lead Clinician: Dr Sijo Francis
Head of Nursing: Doris Jackman
Matron (intensive care and high dependency care): Rebecca Simpson
Matron (special care): Mary King
There are a number of cafés and shops on the hospital site.
Cafés include: Marks & Spencer’s, Peabody’s and the hospital canteen.
There are two cash points, in the main entrance to the hospital, and another one in the medical school on the ground floor.
Limited parent accommodation is provided on the unit – these are allocated depending on need, and are also used for parents to stay with their baby for a couple of nights before going home. We also have facilities in the hospital grounds where parents who live far away can stay (Ronald McDonald House – shared with paediatrics or Ingleby House).
Public Transport & Car Parks
Tooting Broadway underground station on the Northern Line is a ten-minute walk from the main pedestrian entrance on Effort Street, or a short ride on bus routes 493 or G1. National Rail services from Tooting station are linked to the hospital by bus routes 44, 77, 264, 270, 280 and N44.
Bus routes 493 and G1 enter the grounds of St George's Hospital. Several other bus routes serve roads within a short walk of the hospital. Routes 44, 77, 270, N44 stop on Garratt Lane, routes 57, 131. 219, and N155 stop on Tooting high street, and routes 155, 264 and 280 stop on Blackshaw road. Low-floor, wheelchair accessible buses run on all routes.
By car: if you are driving to the hospital, entry points are Blackshaw Road, off the A24 Tooting High Street, or Fountain Road, off the A217 Garrett Lane.
Concessionary car parking is available for parents at £10/week. These need to be obtained from the unit. Visitors car parking tariff is as follows: up to 1 hour for £2, up to 1.5 hours for £3, up to 2 hours for £4, up to 2.5 hours for £5, up to 3 hours for £6, up to 3.5 hours for £7, up to 4 hours for £8, over 4 hours for £12, over 6 hours (daily fixed rate) for £20. Parking is free between 22.00hrs and 06.00hrs. The parking machines accept notes (£5, £10, £20) and coins (£2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p). Card payments can be paid at the security office in Grosvenor Wing.