Media highlights

11 September

St Thomas’ fundraising abseil

BBC London TV News and BBC Radio Solent covered the story of Hanif Karimi, who abseiled down the front of St Thomas’ Hospital to fundraise for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Evelina London's Children Hospital. Hanif is a long-term cardiac patient of the Trust and has had numerous pacemakers fitted since he was a child.

13 September

Haircut for schoolgirl in aid of hospital that saved her life

A four-year-old girl cut off 12 inches of hair to raise money for Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Isle of Thanet News, Academy FM (Thanet) and In Your Area covered the story of Evie Cox who raised more than £1,000 and is donating the hair she’s had chopped off to charity Little Princess Trust that provides real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust hires permanent Chief Executive

The announcement of Prof Ian Abbs as substantive Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust was covered by Southwark NewsLondon Online News and South London Press.

17 September

GSK teams with King’s College to use AI to fight cancer

The Guardian wrote an article on a five-year partnership between GSK and King's College London to use artificial intelligence to develop personalised treatments for cancer by investigating the role played by genetics in the disease.

18 September

Project fighting to house London homeless for life-saving treatment shortlisted for award

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Homeless Health team and Southwark Law Centre have been shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards for their Homeless Patients Legal Advocacy Service. The partnership project began in January 2020 and has provided crucial support to homeless patients who once discharged from the hospital have no place to go. The Evening Standard, who are sponsoring the awards, helped profile the service.

22 September

Maudsley Hospital launches new suicide bereavement service in Southwark

Southwark News published an article on Maudsley Hospital's new service for people in Southwark and south-east London whose loved ones have committed suicide. The service works with people who live in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley or whose loved ones lived or died in these boroughs.