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October 2014

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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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  • Information about industrial action
    A spokesperson for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We would like to reassure patients and members of the public that we continue to provide a full range of hospital services today.

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  • Notice 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 November.

September 2014

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting 2014
    Join us to hear presentations from the Chairman, Chief Executive and Council of Governors, as well talks about accountable care—helping patients stay out of hospital for longer.

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  • What is the real cost of missing your appointment?
    Each month 300 patients do not attend (DNA) their appointment. The average cost of an outpatient attendance is approximately £100. Over the course of a year this totals more than £350,000—money which could be re-invested into patient services.
  • Support for patients following critical illness
    The intensive care unit has been running patient focus groups for nearly ten years. Listening to patients’ experiences of critical care enables us to make changes to our service and develop specific information for patients and their families, particularly when they are discharged from the unit.
  • Bright Ideas campaign
    Chelsea and Westminster has launched a ‘Bright Ideas’ campaign to canvass staff and patient feedback on where we can improve efficiency and add value for money.

August 2014

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  • Governor makes donation to Hospital Arts
    Sandra Smith-Gordon has donated a piece of her own artwork to the Hospital Arts programme to support the Trust’s focus on providing its patients with a calming hospital experience.

July 2014

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  • Beware scam job adverts
    It has come to our attention that an individual or group of individuals have been impersonating Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on various recruitment websites mainly in South Africa and on social media.

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  • Keep cool during the hot weather
    The UK is currently experiencing a particularly hot spell of weather and has moved to Heat-Health Alert level 2 (60% probability of heatwave conditions between 8am on Friday and 8am on Sunday in parts of England).

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  • Tour de France travel information - Monday 7 July
    The UK leg of the Tour de France begins on Saturday 5 July and travels through the London area on Monday 7 July. The route does not go near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but may impact travelling to the Trust.

June 2014

17th

  • Absolutely fabulous Open Day 2014
    This year's Open Day on Saturday 14 June had a very special guest, Joanna Lumley, who helped bring in crowds of more than 2,000 people on the day.

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May 2014

28th

  • Top marks for ‘Keeping you well’ seminar
    Foundation Trust members were invited to attend the Medicine for Members seminar on Thursday 22 May which focused on Keeping you well with presentations addressing key parts of the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

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April 2014

28th

  • Keeping you well Medicine for Members seminar
    Foundation Trust members are invited to book their place for Medicine for Members event Keeping you well which takes place on Thursday 22 May, 5:30–6:30pm in the Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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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.

14th

  • 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

30th

  • 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

23rd

  • 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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