St George’s University Hospital, London
Full Circle’s project at St George’s University Hospitals was one of the first of its kind in the UK. Our work at St George’s continues to pioneer evidence-based integrated health projects in some of the most complex areas of the Hospital.
The project first began in 2001, following a request from nurses for a supportive therapy service to support leukaemia patients in the hospital’s Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant ward. Soon after, a request was made by Haematology Consultant Dr David Bevan to support his patient group, those with the life limiting genetic condition Sickle Cell Disorder. As the project grew, word spread amongst nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and even dietitians and in 2006 we were invited to introduce the Hospital’s first project for paediatrics. Since then, we have provided over 10,000 treatments to support sick children, teenagers and adults, and their families at St George’s Hospital. Our work currently extends widely across haematology, oncology, palliative care, neuro intensive care, paediatrics including paediatric intensive care.
Pioneering project developments
A central part of the Full Circle model is to develop – with medical and nursing teams – unique patient centred projects, that are driven primarily by the unmet need of patients, to support resilience in the most complex medical environments as well as to enhance quality of life.
Our innovative projects have included clinical hypnotherapy and mindfulness for head and neck cancer patients and blood and lymphatic cancer patients with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy [nerve damage], and a unique project Connecting Reiki with Medicine which incorporated a research partnership with a leading Hospital in the United States.
Full Circle Therapies currently offered at the St George’s Hospital
• Clinical Massage Therapies
How can I be referred for the Full Circle therapy service?
If you are a patient currently under the care of St George’s Hospital, please talk with your Consultant or Clinical Nurse Specialist who will be able to make a referral for you.