A driving force behind NHS Foundation Trusts is the active participation of local members of the public, patients and staff through our membership and their elected representatives on the Council of Governors.
By becoming a member of the trust, you will play a vital role in the way we develop our services. You can choose to get involved as much or as little as you like. You can just receive regular information about the trust’s plans and progress or you can:
- Vote in the Council of Governors elections
- Stand for election to the Council of Governors
- Take part in developing and improving services.
You can become a patient member if you are 16 or older and have been a patient or carer at one of our hospitals in the past three years.
You can become a public member if you are 16 or older and live in one of the following boroughs:
- City of Westminster
- London Borough of Ealing
- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
- London Borough of Hounslow
- London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
- London Borough of Wandsworth
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
We want our membership to be representative of the communities we serve.
You can become a member by clicking 'Join online' below. Alternatively, please pick up a leaflet from the PALS office at each of our main hospital sites and send your completed form to:
Membership Engagement Services
The Election Centre
33 Clarendon Road
If you’d like more information about becoming a member, please call our membership helpline number 0800 731 0319.
Discounts for Foundation Trust members
Anyone who is a member of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust can now benefit from the 'My Trust Benefits' scheme, which has previously only been available to NHS staff. All you need to do to start enjoying the benefit of the 'My Trust Benefits' scheme is to visit their website at www.chelwest.mytrustbenefits.co.uk, click 'register now' and fill in the form which has a section for Foundation Trust members.
Charitable support continues to play a crucial role in so much of what Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is able to achieve. In recent years, for example, donations to the charity have supported the appointment of a number of key individuals to support our pioneering research into burns care, understanding and preventing premature birth and prevention of cerebral palsy. It also funds innovation, art and design including the art collection that adorns the hospital walls and a comprehensive performing arts programme for patients.
From time to time, we would like to use your name and address to send you information on the work of CW+ Charity. If you would rather we did not use your name and address for the purposes of our charity (including creating a profile of your interests and preferences so as to ensure this information is best used and you are not contacted unless appropriate), please write to Membership Engagement Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW Please ensure that you include your full name and address, including your postcode.