A message from the Group Chief Executive

Jacqueline TotterdellThe new St George’s and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group (GESH) was formed on 1 February 2022 and has responsibility for two separate NHS statutory organisations: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust.

Working as a hospital group allows for more joined-up decision making for the benefit of local people, a larger and more resilient clinical workforce, reduced variation in levels of care and more access to a wider range of services for our patients.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country’s principal teaching hospital and our main site is shared with St George’s University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. We have over 9,000 dedicated staff serving a population of 1.3 million across south-west London. We deliver a large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation. We also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a range of community services.

Formed in 1999, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) is an acute provider offering an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynaecology to over 490,000 people in South West London and North East Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also proud to be part of two innovative integrated care partnerships – Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.

We are looking for compassionate, values-driven individuals to join us at a pivotal point in the Trusts continued development. The successful applicants will join an ambitious team and will help us achieve our vision of improving the health of our patients and the local communities while keeping patients at the heart of everything that we do.

Jacqueline Totterdell
Group Chief Executive

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At GESH, we recognise the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, and accepted for who they are. This is why we have been working hard with our diversity Staff Networks, senior managers, Governing Body Members, and external stakeholders to promote, diversity inclusion and belonging.

We have made significant progress in the last few years in our inclusion, both for patients and communities and our workforce. As we embark on a transition to a group model, we expect very high standards from our senior leaders – demonstrating strong personal and professional commitments to our Values and the NHS Constitution and making continuous improvements in our inclusion performance through which they can be held to account.

Jacqueline Totterdell

The new St George’s and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group (GESH) was formed on 1 February 2022 and has responsibility for two separate NHS statutory organisations: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust.

Working as a hospital group allows for more joined-up decision making for the benefit of local people, a larger and more resilient clinical workforce, reduced variation in levels of care and more access to a wider range of services for our patients.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country’s principal teaching hospital and our main site is shared with St George’s University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. We have over 9,000 dedicated staff serving a population of 1.3 million across south-west London. We deliver a large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation. We also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a range of community services.

Formed in 1999, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) is an acute provider offering an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynaecology to over 490,000 people in South West London and North East Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also proud to be part of two innovative integrated care partnerships – Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.

We are looking for compassionate, values-driven individuals to join us at a pivotal point in the Trusts continued development. The successful applicants will join an ambitious team and will help us achieve our vision of improving the health of our patients and the local communities while keeping patients at the heart of everything that we do.

Jacqueline Totterdell
Group Chief Executive

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At GESH, we recognise the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, and accepted for who they are. This is why we have been working hard with our diversity Staff Networks, senior managers, Governing Body Members, and external stakeholders to promote, diversity inclusion and belonging.

We have made significant progress in the last few years in our inclusion, both for patients and communities and our workforce. As we embark on a transition to a group model, we expect very high standards from our senior leaders – demonstrating strong personal and professional commitments to our Values and the NHS Constitution and making continuous improvements in our inclusion performance through which they can be held to account.