2010

December 2010

31st

24th

  • Chelsea and Westminster on TV—Tuesday 28 December

    The remarkable story of Landina, a seriously ill baby rescued from the rubble of Haiti's devastating earthquake earlier this year and brought to London for treatment at Chelsea and Westminster and Great Ormond Street hospitals, will be told in a Channel 4 documentary The Miracle Baby of Haiti at 9pm on Tuesday 28 December.
  • MRSA screening—Statement of Declaration published

    A Statement of Declaration that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has the necessary procedures in place to ensure a robust MRSA screening programme for both planned and emergency admissions has been published.

23rd

  • 7/7 survivor celebrates Burns Appeal success

    7/7 survivor Davinia Turrell today announced that a fundraising appeal by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity to raise more than £100,000 for the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has reached its target less than six months after its launch on the fifth anniversary of the London bombings.

21st

  • You talk... Matrons listen

    We would like to hear feedback about your experience as a patient, a relative, an employee or a visitor.

16th

  • Hospital staff spread festive cheer

    The Decontamination Services Department has won the hospital's Best Decorated Ward competition, which is held every year to help bring some Christmas cheer to patients who unfortunately have to spend the festive season in hospital.

14th

  • Chelsea FC brings Christmas joy to children

    Chelsea players including John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba visited the children's wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Tuesday 14 December.

13th

  • Secretary of State visits A&E Department

    Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's A&E Department on Monday 13 December. He also visited the Paediatric A&E Department and new Urgent Care Centre which opened in October.

6th

1st

  • 56 Dean Street wins top NHS award

    Staff at 56 Dean Street, our HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, have won the ‘Success in Partnership Working’ category of the London NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2010 for their Hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment service run jointly with the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.

November 2010

30th

  • Children’s Sunshine Appeal launched

    A major fundraising appeal is being launched to help the Trust achieve its vision of providing world class children’s services following our designation as the lead centre for specialist paediatric and neonatal surgery in North West London.

19th

1st

  • Hospital Staff go Pink for Breast Cancer

    David Erskine Ward at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was transformed into a blushing shade of pink on Friday 29 October as ward staff, patients and their visitors all dressed the part for ‘Wear it Pink Day’ to raise money for the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

October 2010

29th

  • Meet the Governors sessions—November & December dates

    Members of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have the opportunity to meet their elected representative on the Council of Governors at the latest series of ‘Meet the Governors’ sessions which will be held in the Information Zone on the Ground Floor of the hospital (near Costa Coffee).

25th

20th

15th

  • Meet the Governors sessions—new dates announced

    Members of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have the opportunity to meet their elected representative on the Council of Governors at the latest series of ‘Meet the Governors’ sessions which will be held in the Information Zone on the Ground Floor of the hospital (near Costa Coffee).
  • Burns Appeal on track to reach £100,000 target

    To mark the fifth anniversary of the 7/7 bombing, Davinia Turrell—who was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Burns Unit for injuries she sustained in the Edgware Road tube bombing—gave an exclusive interview to the Evening Standard to launch Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s £100,000 Burns Appeal.

September 2010

29th

27th

  • Join us for the Teddy Bear Picnic

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is hosting a special Teddy Bear Picnic for children and their teddy bears on Thursday 30 September at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, SW3.

20th

  • Annual Members’ Meeting

    Several hundred Foundation Trust members, including many staff, attended Chelsea and Westminster’s Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday 16 September.

17th

2nd

August 2010

20th

13th

  • 56 Dean Street shortlisted for national award

    Congratulations to staff at 56 Dean Street, the Trust’s sexual health and HIV centre in Soho, who have been shortlisted for the prestigious NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2010 in the ‘Success in Partnership Working’ category.
  • ‘No more clots’ campaign to prevent DVT

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has launched a ‘No more clots’ campaign to reduce preventable venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 20% over the next year—this is one of the Trust’s priorities for quality improvement in 2010/11.

2nd

  • Meet the Governors sessions—new dates announced

    Members of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital now have the opportunity to meet their elected representative on the Council of Governors at a new series of ‘Meet the Governors’ sessions which will be held at the hospital every month.

July 2010

23rd

  • Trust achieves triple ‘Excellent’ score in PEAT assessment

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been rated ‘Excellent’ for the three categories of Environment, Food and Privacy & Dignity in this year’s Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment 2010—results for all hospitals in England have been published today by the National Patient Safety Agency.

22nd

  • Sexual health clinic featured in Channel 4 documentary—Monday 26 July

    A 1-hour TV documentary about the work of doctors, nurses, health advisers and other staff at the West London Centre for Sexual Health, which is based at Charing Cross Hospital but is run by Chelsea and Westminster, will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday 26 July and will be available to watch again afterwards on Channel 4 4oD.

16th

  • Charity launches appeal for Bereavement Suite

    The West London branch of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, has launched a £25,000 fundraising appeal to enable Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Maternity Unit to create a Bereavement Suite that would provide facilities and enable professional and specialist support to take place in a quieter, more homely space.

12th

6th

  • Trust team wins top award

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust received the award for 'Most effective benefits strategy' at the HR Excellence Awards 2010, held on 29 June.
  • Streetscape improvement works nearly finished

    As all staff and visitors to the hospital will be aware, extensive works to transform the area directly in front of the main hospital entrance and the surrounding pavement has been underway for a number of months.

2nd

  • New surgical ward and assessment unit opens—Monday 5 July

    Patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are set to benefit from better continuity of care and smoother transfers out of hospital with the opening of a new surgical ward and combined acute medical and surgical assessment unit on Monday 5 July.

June 2010

30th

7th

  • Council of Governors elections 2010

    If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital by voting in this month’s elections to the Council of Governors.

2nd

  • Patients give hospital a big thumbs up

    90% of patients rate the care they receive at Chelsea and Westminster as ‘Excellent’, ‘Very good’ or ‘Good’—according to the results of the national annual inpatients survey published by the Care Quality Commission.
  • Celebration of the life of Caroline, Lady Rhys Williams

    A service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Caroline, Lady Rhys Williams, Chairman of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity who died in December 2009, will be held at 2pm on Thursday 8 July in St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington High Street.
  • Trust featured in BBC documentary

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is included in a major BBC1 documentary series called Children’s Emergency which focuses on the work of the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).
  • Documentary about Burns patient nominated for a BAFTA

    Katie: My Beautiful Face, a Channel 4 documentary about a patient whose face was rebuilt thanks to the expertise of staff at Chelsea and Westminster following a horrific acid attack, has been nominated for a BAFTA—the awards ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton at the Palladium on Sunday 6 June.

May 2010

21st

  • Caring for carers

    The Princess Royal Trust for Carers provides quality information, advice and support to carers nationwide through a network of 144 independently managed Carers' Centres including Carers Network Westminster.

10th

6th

  • Meet the Governors at Open Day 2010 Saturday 8 May, 11am–3pm

    The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Open Day on Saturday 8 May is supported by our Foundation Trust Council of Governors which includes elected representatives of patients, members of the public and staff as well as nominated representatives of local partnership organisations.

April 2010

30th

29th

  • Preoperative Assessment Centre—new location from 4 May

    The Preoperative Assessment Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is moving to the Lower Ground Floor near Lift Bank C—the move is taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend and the department is due to open in the new location on Tuesday 4 May.
  • Council of Governors elections 2010

    If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital by standing for election to the Council of Governors.

21st

1st

March 2010

29th

19th

  • New software improves access to website

    As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing accessibility barriers, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has enabled an innovative new product on its website called BrowseAloud.

11th

5th

  • New Visitors’ Policy

    The Trust has launched a new Visitors’ Policy to help ensure a positive experience for patients by giving them the best possible opportunity to rest, recover, receive care and eat meals without interruption.
  • Fundraising concerts

    The Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are hosting two concerts at St Stephens Church (Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL) where the Imperial College School of Medicine Music Society will be performing.

3rd

2nd

February 2010

23rd

  • RBKC commences streetscape improvement work

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commenced work to improve the public areas in front of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and greatly enhance the environment around the hospital for patients and visitors.

9th

8th

3rd

  • 56 Dean Street shortlisted for top award

    Congratulations to the team at 56 Dean Street, the Trust’s sexual health and HIV centre in Soho which opened last year, who are shortlisted in the Secondary Care Team of the Year category of the British Medical Journal Awards.

January 2010

20th

  • Maternity Unit recognised by UNICEF

    The Maternity Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is delighted to announce that they have passed and received their UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Stage One Assessment.

15th

  • Safeguarding Children

    The Trust works with other organisations to ensure that children are safeguarded. We work in partnership with local Children's Trusts and local Safeguarding Children's Boards.

8th

  • Business as usual

    A number of patients and relatives have contacted the Trust to ask if outpatient clinics and routine planned operations have been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

6th

  • David Cameron visits Maternity Unit

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron visited the Maternity Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Sunday 3 January to meet new mothers and staff.
  • Caroline, Lady Rhys Williams

    With great sadness the Board of Trustees of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity announces the untimely death of its Chairman—Caroline, Lady Rhys Williams.

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