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New surgical ward and assessment unit opens—Monday 5 July

02 July 2010

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.

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.

The new ward areas will improve how different specialties work together and enhance our services for the increasing number of patients requiring higher levels of care.

Patients coming to hospital for planned surgery will also benefit from a smoother admission and discharge process—meaning they will need to spend less time in hospital.

To facilitate the development of the new ward areas, St Mary Abbots Ward will close from 5 July. Some building work is also required and this is expected to take place from mid-July to early October.

Where the new ward and unit are located—important information for patients and visitors

  • The new surgical ward will be located in the area currently occupied by Rainsford Mowlem Ward (3rd Floor, Lift Bank C).
  • The combined medical and surgical assessment unit will temporarily function in two areas of the hospital—the area currently occupied by the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Marie Celeste Ward (4th Floor, Lift Bank B)—until the required building work is completed.