News

April 2016

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  • Information about this week’s junior doctors strike

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means there will be a full withdrawal of labour—including emergency services—between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and again on Wednesday 27 April.

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  • Junior doctors’ strike—what you need to know

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means that, from 8am on Wednesday 6 April until 8am on Friday 8 April, junior doctors will only be providing emergency care at hospitals across England for this 48 hour period.

March 2016

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  • Chelsea and Westminster nurses training at top UK faculty

    It has been announced this week that King’s College London, who collaborate closely with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been ranked as the best Nursing Faculty in the UK and amongst the top ten in the world, according to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

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  • World TB Day: Be TB Aware!

    The specialist Tuberculosis (TB) team at West Middlesex University Hospital are raising awareness for World TB Day this Thursday 24 March, with Hounslow continuing to have one of the highest TB rates in London.

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  • Upcoming junior doctors strikes

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means that, from 8am on Wednesday 9 March until 8am on Friday 11 March, junior doctors will only be providing emergency care at hospitals across England for this 48 hour period.

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February 2016

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital marks World Cancer Day

    On Thursday 4 February Chelsea and Westminster Hospital joined people across the world to mark World Cancer Day with a stand in the main atrium where members of the public, relatives, patients and staff can come and talk to members of our cancer team to find out more about our services and development in the treatment of cancer.

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January 2016

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  • Safe Place scheme launched

    The innovative Safe Place scheme was recently launched at both West Middlesex Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.

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  • West Mid midwife recognised for Unicef work

    Katie Arneil, Infant Feeding Coordinator at West Middlesex University Hospital, has been recognised for her work with Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative and treated to an afternoon of special treats and surprises by Marks & Spencer to say thank you.

December 2015

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  • Carol-singing and present-giving

    Following on from the great success of my idea last year at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, [Staff Governor] Lou and I rallied together all the people we could to give gifts.

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  • Union J joins Christmas party at Chelsea Children’s Hospital

    Being in hospital for any length of time can be very hard, for the child and also their family. Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to have funded a Christmas party for the children and young people who have been treated at Chelsea Children’s Hospital over the current year.

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November 2015

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  • Temporary IT problems

    Due to a problem with some of our IT applications some of our clinics were this morning unable to provide their full, normal service.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster launch new blood borne virus testing programme

    Coinciding with the European HIV/Hepatitis Testing Week, all five sexual health clinics along with the Emergency Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are coming together this month to provide a range of opportunities for people across north west London to receive blood borne virus (BBV) testing.

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  • Keep healthy this winter

    Doctors and nurses from both hospitals urge local people to take some small practical steps to keep themselves healthy this winter, particularly those with long-term conditions and those over 65, so they do not require a visit to hospital.

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  • Non-executive director changes

    A new non-executive director has been appointed by the Council of Governors to serve the expanded population now covered by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

October 2015

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  • Getting to know West Middlesex University Hospital

    On Friday 23 October, West Middlesex University Hospital welcomed 30 visitors to a special ‘Getting to know your hospital’ event to help improve the overall experience of patients with learning disabilities and to dispel any fears or concerns they might have about coming to hospital.

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  • List of nominated candidates published

    The list of candidates who have nominated themselves to stand for election to the Council of Governors in November's elections has now been published.

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  • Global Handwashing Day—clean hands protect patients

    Global Handwashing Day takes place every year on 15 October and staff at West Middlesex University Hospital are encouraging visitors and staff to keep their hands clean and germ-free to help protect their patients from infection.

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  • Hypo Awareness Week 2015

    Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust encourages people who experience day- or night-time hypos to TALK Hypos with their doctor or nurse.

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September 2015

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  • Successful seminar for members of our Foundation Trust

    On Tuesday 8 September Dr Susan Childs, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Dr Bianca Kuehler, Speciality Doctor in Pain presented a seminar to our hospital members about the survivors of torture clinic and also pain management.

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  • K&C Mayor visits elderly patients

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS foundation Trust welcomed The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Wednesday 9 September.

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  • Statement regarding 56 Dean Street

    A spokesperson for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We can confirm that due to an administrative error, a newsletter about services at 56 Dean Street was sent to an email group rather than individual recipients.”

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August 2015

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  • West Middlesex University Hospital Open Day 2015—come and join us!

    The fun starts on Saturday 12 September 11am–3pm! Join us at the 3rd annual West Middlesex University Hospital Open Day—our full range of services will be represented, with behind the scenes tours, health checks, careers advice, live entertainment, food and drink tasting plus lots more.

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  • Proposed tube strike 5/6 August

    A proposed tube strike is due to take place from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August with services resuming on Friday 7 August. There will be no tubes on Thursday 6 August.

July 2015

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  • Website focus group Friday 17 July

    Patients and members of the public are invited to take part in a focus group to preview and provide feedback on the upcoming redesign of the Trust website www.chelwest.nhs.uk which will combine content from Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex hospitals.

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  • Proposed tube strike 8/9 July

    A proposed tube strike is due to take place from 6:30pm today Wednesday 8 July until the morning of Friday 10 July where there will be some disruption until the morning service resumes. If you are a patient and have an appointment during this time, please plan your journey to hospital before you leave.

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  • Additional funding granted to help new mums with mental illness

    A mental health and well-being project launched in October 2014 at West Middlesex University Hospital has secured an additional £108,000 in funding for a further 12 months to continue its work on improving awareness and access to support for women experiencing mental health issues immediately before and after giving birth.

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June 2015

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  • Be prepared for the hot weather

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • Your new organisation needs your ideas

    Please complete the short online survey to help develop the ‘look and feel’ of the enlarged organisation, following the integration of Chelsea and Westminster and West Mid hospitals.

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May 2015

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  • Stroke coffee morning welcomes actor Rudolph Walker

    West Middlesex University Hospital held its annual stroke coffee morning on Friday 22 May in support of Action on Stroke Month, and this year patients and staff were joined by a very special guest, actor and Stroke Association supporter Rudolph Walker.

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  • Staff and patients celebrate International Nurses Day at West Mid

    On Tuesday 12 May, celebrations were in full swing at West Middlesex University Hospital to recognise International Nurses Day, an event held annually on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing.

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  • Wandsworth Constituency Meeting—19 May

    Foundation Trust members and residents of the Borough of Wandsworth are invited to find out about exciting developments at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and provide feedback on plans to merge with West Middlesex University Hospital.

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  • Beating Bowel Cancer at West Mid

    On Thursday 30 April, as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, West Middlesex University Hospital held an information event in the hospital’s atrium to spread the word on beating bowel cancer.

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  • Star Awards 2015—winners announced

    Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners at the Star Awards which took place on Thursday 30 April. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the evening and to all of our judges who had the difficult task of choosing our winners.

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