St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London will co-host a community open day at their shared main site in Tooting on Saturday 18th June.

The day, which will run from 10am to 3pm, is free to attend and will offer visitors the chance to gain an insight into the work of a busy NHS teaching hospital and university, the science of the human body and learn more about some of the cutting-edge research conducted at St George’s. There will also be information about healthcare and medical education and career opportunities, as well as a variety of family fun activities.

 



Visitors will be able to explore the work of a number of hospital specialist departments including CT-scanning and surgery while guided tours will trace the history of St George’s and its famous pioneers of medicine, such as Edward Jenner.

David Astley, chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The trust and university have an association dating back almost 300 years and I am excited at the prospect of our opening the doors to our local community in this way.”

Professor Peter Kopelman, principal of St George’s, University of London said: “The day will offer something for everyone and provide an excellent opportunity for our local community to better understand the science, healthcare and the leading research that is taking place in Tooting.”

A full programme for the day, which is kindly supported by Mitie, will be published shortly on the trust and university websites.