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April 2014

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  • Cadets of Chelsea and Westminster blog launched
    The Cadets of Chelsea and Westminster are students aged 16–18 who are involved with Trust activities such as Open Day, visiting patients on wards, offering a cup of tea or a newspaper, and presenting at our Annual Members Meeting.

March 2014

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  • The opening of Chelsea Children’s Hospital
    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Tuesday 18 March to open Chelsea Children’s Hospital.

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February 2014

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  • Chance to find out about our £10m ED Redevelopment
    Dr Patrick Roberts (Clinical Lead for A&E) and Hilary Donnellan (Deputy Clinical Nurse Manager and ED Redevelopment Lead) will be talking about the exciting £10m re-development of our Emergency Department which will start this summer.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital visiting restrictions
    We recognise that visitors are important to our patients’ wellbeing, but at this time the risk of visitors spreading norovirus (diarrhoea and vomiting/D&V), colds and flu is so high that we need to restrict visiting to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

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January 2014

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  • Nominations now open for Star Awards!
    Nominations are open for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards.

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  • Kilimanjaro challenge for Heather Lawrence
    Heather Lawrence OBE, the former Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, is about to take on a new challenge—to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, in order to raise funds for Facing the World.

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December 2013

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  • Chelsea FC bring Christmas cheer
    There was a Christmas surprise for our paediatric patients on Friday 20 December when the squad from Chelsea Football Club paid a visit to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital appoints new Chair
    Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed by the Council of Governors as the new Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for three years, replacing Professor Sir Christopher Edwards who steps down after six years leading the organisation.

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  • Vaccinate, vaccinate!
    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster have pulled together to show off their musical prowess and help raise awareness about a very important campaign.

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November 2013

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  • Top quality care says hospital watchdog
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital passed all standards of care assessed by the NHS watchdog the Care Quality Commission following an unannounced inspection.

October 2013

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  • Notification of election
    If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital when elections to the Council of Governors are held in December.

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  • Community Education Provider Network Success
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital led a successful bid for an education network. Key partners in the bid include The Royal Marsden, social services teams from the three local boroughs, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Macmillan Cancer Support, Bucks New University, Central London Community Healthcare, Trinity Hospice and Skills for Care.

September 2013

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  • Fellowship for Colin Roberts
    Sexual Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Colin Roberts, has been appointed a Fellow of the Council for the Royal College of Nursing.

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting 2013
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting 2013 will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 19 September in the restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor.

August 2013

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July 2013

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  • Director of Nursing appointed
    Libby McManus has been appointed as Director of Nursing and Quality. She has been Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital since 2007 and has extensive leadership experience, having performed a range of senior NHS nursing and operational roles across England.
  • Chelsea Vaccine Clinic launched
    The Trust has launched a new vaccine clinic which provides a complete vaccination service for men and women over the age of 16, customised to their individual needs.

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  • Keep cool during the hot weather
    The UK is currently experiencing a particularly hot spell of weather and has moved onto Heat-Health Alert level 3 for London and the South East. We are following our Heat Wave Emergency Plan and taking the appropriate actions at each level.

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  • We are “By Your Side”
    Attending hospital appointments on your own can be difficult for everyone but if you have additional support needs it can be a very stressful experience.

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June 2013

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  • Directors’ Den Winners 2013
    Directors’ Den encourages staff to be innovative and suggest ways in which they can improve their own services—the winning entries are given funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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  • Norland win contract of the year
    The team at Chelsea and Westminster won Contract of the Year at Norland's Annual National Conference in March. They beat competition from major Blue Chip Corporate and Healthcare contracts, many are global brands.

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May 2013

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  • Local businesses help children’s charity
    In times of economic hardship charities are often the first to feel the brunt, which is why the Children's Hospital Trust Fund is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support it has received from renowned burger restaurant, Haché and several other local businesses.

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  • Thousands visit 2013 Open Day
    Nearly 2,100 people came and enjoyed Chelsea and Westminster’s Open Day 2013, which marked 20 years since the hospital building was officially opened by HM The Queen.

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April 2013

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  • Canine compassion helping patients on Nell Gwynne ward
    Patients on the Nell Gwynne stroke unit are benefiting from therapy of a different kind. Every Wednesday Humphrey, the standard long-haired Dachshund, spends the morning in the day room where patients can visit him for a therapy session.
  • A decade of cancer care at Chelsea and Westminster
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Macmillan Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Built in 2003 with generous funding from Macmillan Cancer Support, the centre has helped over 20,000 people through its information, counselling and complementary therapy services.

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