Media Highlights

Thursday 4 June

A four month old baby from Peckham has become King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's youngest COVID-19 survivor. The story, featured in Southwark News, introduces Emmanuel Akuamoah Boateng, who has overcome being born nearly three months premature and spending six weeks in hospital with COVID-19. 

Sunday 7 June

Saved by robot surgeon 4,000 miles away - cancer surgeons at Guy’s Hospital operated on a patient whilst being guided by a colleague 4,700 miles away. The Sunday Times, Sun online and Sky News reported that Mo Tajer’s robotic surgery was beamed to Jim Porter in Seattle using an augmented reality platform called Proximie.

Monday 8 June

Amputee schoolboy raises money for hospital that saved his life - the story of five-year old Tony Hudgell who had both of his legs amputated as a baby was covered by BBC News outlets including BBC Breakfast, as well as 5 News, Metro, Daily Express, Evening Standard, Mail online and Sun online. The schoolboy is walking 10km during June on his new prosthetic legs to raise money for Evelina London Children’s Hospital where his life was saved.

Wednesday 10 June

In the 2021 QS World University rankings King’s College London climbed two places from 33rd to 31st globally. King’s performance was mentioned in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times (including print), The National (UAE).

Monday 15 June

Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's robot back from ‘furlough’ for cancer surgery - the Evening Standard reported how an NHS surgical robot has been moved to a private hospital to help tackle a backlog of cancer operations. The £2 million Da Vinci robot, which weighs about a tonne, was moved from Guy’s hospital in London Bridge to the private floors of its adjacent “Covid-free” cancer centre.