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September 2017

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  • Parsons Green incident

    The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning is being treated as terrorism. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has received casualties.

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August 2017

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  • New Mum & Baby app launched

    Hospital charity CW+ is delighted to launch the brand new version of our Mum & Baby app, providing new parents with reliable, up-to-date advice about looking after their baby and themselves.

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July 2017

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  • Prudential RideLondon—28–30 July

    On 28–30 July, Prudential RideLondon, a world-class festival of cycling, is taking place in central London and Surrey. On Saturday 29 July the Freecycle is taking place around central London and on Sunday 30 July the RideLondon Surrey 100, RideLondon-Surrey 46 and RideLondon Classic take place throughout London and Surrey.

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June 2017

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  • Hot weather information

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. Make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • Fire in North Kensington

    Lesley Watts (Chief Executive, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) said: “Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has received 21 casualties, four of whom were children. We currently have five critically ill patients in the hospital and a small number of less seriously injured patients.

May 2017

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  • Fantastic turnout at 11th annual Open Day

    On Saturday 20 May more than 2,000 people came to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Open Day—our annual event to help patients and members of the public find out more how we are proud to care for the 600,000 patients we see each year at our hospital.

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  • Chief Nurse appointment

    Pippa Nightingale has been appointed as Chief Nurse of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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April 2017

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  • Launch of a new model of midwifery supervision

    Midwifery colleagues have marked the launch of a new model of clinical supervision for midwives which they believe will provide greater opportunities for learning and development, ultimately improving care and experience for mothers.

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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February 2017

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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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