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March 2017

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  • Westminster incident—update 23 March

    Lesley Watts (Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) said: “Following yesterday’s tragic events in Westminster I can confirm that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital received 13 casualties.

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  • Westminster incident

    A spokesperson for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital said: “Our thoughts are with those who have been involved in, or affected by, today’s tragic events in Westminster and our NHS and Police colleagues supporting them.

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  • Essential power works at West Middlesex University Hospital 18 and 19 March

    During the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March we will be carrying out some planned electrical works at West Middlesex University Hospital. This will affect the Marjory Warren unit, East Wing and some external buildings between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm. We have carried out extensive planning to ensure that we minimise disruption during this period.

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  • Boyz Awards for 56 Dean Street

    For the second year running 56 Dean Street have won the award for ‘Best Sexual Health Organisation, Charity or Clinic’ at Boyz magazine’s Boyz Awards, and Leigh Chislett (Clinic Manager at 56 Dean Street) won a personal award ‘Outstanding Contribution’ for his services to people with HIV.

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January 2017

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  • West Mid Hospital pilots new innovative technology

    West Middlesex University Hospital is one of few in the country to be first to trial a new technology on their general wards that could potentially future lives. This technology is a wireless monitoring system of patient’s vital signs providing medical professionals with real time information about patient’s heart rate, respiration rate and underarm temperature so they can respond much more quickly to any significant changes that may indicate the patient is deteriorating.

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  • Paediatric Administrator nominated for NHS Unsung Hero Award

    We are delighted to announce that Tanya Lewis, Paediatric Administrator with the Paediatric Therapy Team has been nominated for a NHS Unsung Hero Award. Tanya has worked at Chelsea and Westminster for 16 years and within Paediatrics for 15 of those years.

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  • Strike action affecting public transport this week

    Tube station staff who are union members are striking today, Monday 9 January. Tube services are severely reduced and some stations will be closed until the end of service today. This means that the majority of stations in Zone 1 are closed.

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  • Teaching Excellence Award for West Mid Doctor

    West Middlesex University Hospital Consultant, Dr Anjan Chakrabarty, received the Teaching Excellence Award from Imperial College London’s School of Medicine in recognition of all his hard work and efforts put into teaching paediatric students.

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  • 42% drop in new HIV diagnoses at 56 Dean Street in just 12 months

    Latest figures released by clinicians at 56 Dean Street show that 393 new diagnoses of HIV were made between January and December 2016, compared to 679 during the same period in 2015. This reduction may be significant as 56 Dean Street carried out a comparable number of HIV tests and hasn’t seen a reduced prevalence of other STIs. The Soho clinic operated by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust accounts for one in nine of every new HIV diagnosis in the UK. In London, it accounts for one in two of every new HIV diagnosis made in gay men.

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December 2016

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  • Chelsea FC surprise children in hospital

    Chelsea Football Club Manager Antonio Conte and the squad surprised children and their families at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Brentford Players bring some festive cheer to children’s ward

    There may be four days to go until Christmas but a group of people who ply their trade in red and white have already been to West Middlesex University Hospital bearing gifts this week. Six Brentford First Team players spread a little festive cheer at the Children’s Ward at the Isleworth hospital this week.

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  • Hospital nurse wins Stoma Care Nurse of the Year

    West Middlesex University Hospital lead nurse specialist Tracey Virgin-Elliston has been awarded Stoma Care Nurse of the Year in recognition of her work improving care for patients living with this often debilitating condition.

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  • Southern Rail Strike Action

    This weeks planned action includes RMT (conductor strike) and ASLEF (drivers’ strike). Whilst commuters are used to weekly RMT strikes, we are warned that ASLEF strikes mean that there will be no Southern trains on most routes.

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  • Always improving for you

    Our hospitals—Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex—aim to give patients and families the best clinical care and hospital experience possible.

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November 2016

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  • Stay well this winter

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is supporting the 2016 NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign. The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term health conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses.

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  • Join us for an annual event to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital are holding an annual ‘Light up a Life’ event, which is a non-religious occasion to celebrate and remember loved ones and patients who are no longer with us. The service includes a minute’s silence, music and readings, followed by refreshments.

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October 2016

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  • Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex fighting flu this winter

    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospital are together working hard to reduce the spread of seasonal influenza (flu) this winter by vaccinating as many frontline staff as possible. The trust had the second highest uptake up-take last winter from its staff for the flu jab and since starting the campaign on 3 October some 744 / 23% of front line staff have been vaccinated already.

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  • Trust leading the way in research

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has once again seen a boost in the number of studies offered to patients. According to league tables published today the Trust came third in North West London for the number of research studies opened in 2015/16 and second after Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust when it came to the increase in the number of studies compared to the previous year and fifth in the country.

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  • Notice of election to our Council of Governors

    The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Elections are held in the following constituencies...

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September 2016

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  • Staff Awards 2016 a success!

    Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners at the staff awards which took place on Wednesday 28 September. 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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  • Hot weather - what you need to know

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. We are currently experiencing some particularly high temperatures—make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • Hospital backs dementia campaign

    West Middlesex University Hospital is backing a dementia-friendly campaign. The hospital has introduced more flexible arrangements for carers visiting their loved ones who have dementia.

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  • Suspension of industrial action – services run as normal next week

    The British Medical Association (BMA) has suspended the industrial action planned for the week of 12 September. This means that all services will run as normal – if you have an appointment or planned operation booked for next week please be assured that it will go ahead as detailed in your appointment letter.

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August 2016

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  • Pathology services in North West London strengthened by merger

    Pathology services in three North West London Trusts have joined forces to create a modern and more efficient service. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to consolidate their pathology services to better manage demand, standardise operations, improve value for money and make use of new technologies.

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  • Hot weather this week—what you need to know

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. This weekend and early next week is expected to see particularly high temperatures—make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • New cardiology service set to benefit local community

    A brand new service for people with heart conditions is set to bring a range of benefits to the local community. West Middlesex University Hospital is expanding its existing cardiology service so that patients, as well as their family and friends, will no longer need to travel to other hospitals for diagnosis and treatment of common heart conditions.

July 2016

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  • RideLondon—Sunday 31 July road closures

    On the 30 and 31 July, Prudential RideLondon, a world-class festival of cycling, is taking place in central London and Surrey. On Saturday 30 July the Freecycle is taking place around central London and on Sunday 31 July the RideLondon Surrey 100, RideLondon-Surrey 46 and RideLondon Classic take place throughout London and Surrey.
  • Hospital staff take on 100 mile cycling challenge for bowel cancer

    Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Peter Dawson, and Colorectal Nurse Endoscopist, Charlotte Dawson from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are cycling the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile challenge on Sunday 31st July to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

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  • Cardiac cath lab coming soon to West Mid

    We are developing a new cardiac diagnostic and interventional service to be based at West Middlesex University Hospital. This new service will bring a number of benefits to patients, as well as their family and friends, who will no longer need to travel further to other hospitals for diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Hot weather—what you need to know

    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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June 2016

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  • High obesity rates put children in Hounslow at higher risk of diabetes

    In the London Borough of Hounslow, nearly a quarter of children (23.9%) in Year 6 are classified obese, worse than the average in England, and nearly 22% of adults in Hounslow are obese. Comparing obesity data in Hounslow to the national picture and neighbouring Richmond Upon Thames, it is apparent that there is a continued increase in obesity in Hounslow.

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  • Safe sex over the summer

    Condoms—don’t leave home without them! Over the summer season of holidays and festivals it can be easier to get carried away and have unprotected sex, which could lead to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or unintended pregnancy. Dr Caroline G. Turner, Specialty Doctor in Genito-Urinary Medicine, gives essential advice on staying safe this summer.

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  • Members are invited to diabetes talk at West Middlesex University Hospital

    Foundation Trust members are invited to learn about diabetes at an upcoming health education event hosted by clinicians at West Middlesex University Hospital. Incidence of diabetes is relatively high in Hounslow and Richmond—with 1 in 5 of the hospital’s inpatients patients having the condition—making education essential in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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  • State-of-the-art NHS hubs now offer seven day GP appointments

    Everyone in Kensington and Chelsea and Queen’s Park and Paddington now has access to GP and practice nursing services seven days a week at one of two special hubs, thanks to a new service commissioned by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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  • An impressive start for West Mid’s new emergency surgery services

    West Middlesex University Hospital’s recently launched innovative service for patients with surgical problems is proving extremely successful. Early results, after the first few months of running, indicate that the new Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) and Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Care (ESAC) service are performing well and making a real difference to patient care.

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  • New qualification enables overseas nurses to gain UK nursing registration

    Staff at West Middlesex University Hospital with overseas nursing qualifications are benefiting from an exciting partnership between Middlesex University London and Health Education England: North West London (HEE:NWL), which will enable them to achieve registration with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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.

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