2011

December 2011

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  • Chelsea FC brings festive cheer to children

    Chelsea players including Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba—together with manager Andre Villas-Boas—visited the children's wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Monday 19 December.
  • Safeguarding Children Declaration 2011

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to ensuring that all patients including children are cared for in a safe, secure and caring environment.
  • Carols fill our hospital with Christmas joy

    The Westminster Cathedral School Choir brought the true spirit of the Christmas season to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Thursday 15 December when they performed a recital of classic Christmas carols in the Main Atrium of the hospital.

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  • Hospital staff celebrate festive season

    The X-Ray Department has won Chelsea and Westminster 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.

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  • Trust passes key patient safety assessment

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully achieved compliance with the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) risk management standards at Level 2 following an on-site visit from the NHSLA assessors on Monday and Tuesday this week.

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  • A world record for World AIDS Day 2011

    Staff at 56 Dean Street marked World AIDS Day on Thursday 1 December by setting a Guinness World Record for administering HIV tests at the G-A-Y Bar in Old Compton Street.
  • World AIDS Day clinic run in Hammersmith

    West London Centre for Sexual Health (WLCSH) was commissioned to run a one off rapid HIV testing clinic in conjunction with World AIDS Day and Connexions One Stop Shop on King Street, Hammersmith on Thursday 1 December to mark World AIDS Day.

November 2011

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  • Friends Christmas cards available

    The Friends of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital’s Christmas cards are now available from the Friends stall on the Ground Floor of the hospital at a cost of £2.50 per packet of 10 cards with envelopes.

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  • 56 Dean Street set for HIV test world record attempt

    Staff at 56 Dean Street are gearing up for a world record attempt to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December by setting a Guinness World Record for administering HIV tests in eight hours at the G-A-Y Bar in Old Compton Street.

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  • Trust scoops national awards

    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are celebrating after winning a number of different national awards yesterday (Tuesday 15 November)

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  • Poppy the Yorkshire Terrier has World Diabetes Day licked

    Today is World Diabetes Day, but as on any other day, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital diabetes patient Philippa Copleston-Warren will make sure she has everything she needs to manage her condition including her insulin pump, her glucose testing kit… and Poppy her Yorkshire Terrier.

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October 2011

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  • Thanks a million!

    The Children’s Sunshine Appeal at Chelsea and Westminster aims to raise £5 million for our new children’s hospital.

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  • 1,000 hospital staff get the flu jab

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital vaccinated the 1,000th member of staff this week, just nine days into the Trust’s seasonal flu vaccination programme.

September 2011

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  • Football fans get a health MOT

    QPR fans took the chance to get their health checked out before their Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on Sunday 25 September.
  • 56 Dean Street shortlisted for award

    Congratulations to staff at 56 Dean Street, our HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, who have been shortlisted in the ‘Public Sector, Value for Money’ category of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Awards 2011.
  • Council of Governors elections 2011

    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 this autumn.

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  • Football fans offered a health MOT

    QPR fans are being given the chance to get their health checked out before their Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on Sunday 25 September.

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  • JLS support safer sex message

    Chart-topping boyband JLS promoted the importance of safer sex in reducing sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies during a visit to a local youth centre today.

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  • HIV research and testing event in Vauxhall—Sunday 18 September

    Leading HIV/AIDS research charity St Stephen’s AIDS Trust has organised a one-off event in Vauxhall this weekend to promote their clinical trials and offer HIV testing, in partnership with nurses from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting—Thursday 15 September

    A new initiative funded by the Friends of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and run by hospital volunteers to improve the experience of patients will be the topic of a presentation at the Trust's Annual Members' Meeting.

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August 2011

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  • Antenatal Clinic refurbishment completed

    A major refurbishment of our Antenatal Clinic to improve the reception and patient waiting areas for women who choose to have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has now been completed.

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  • Annual Review published

    2010/11 was an exciting year for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. You can now read all about it in a new publication called A Year in the Life of Chelsea and Westminster—an 8-page Annual Review.
  • Quality Awards winners announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the latest round of the Trust’s quarterly awards scheme to recognise the contributions that individuals or teams of staff make to improving the quality of patient care and the patient experience.

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  • Staff preparing for life-changing trip

    A team of midwives and doctors are preparing to travel to Gimbie in Western Ethiopia in December to provide emergency obstetric training to local health practitioners.

July 2011

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  • Homebirth away from home

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has unveiled a new Birthing Unit for women who want a homebirth experience, but in a hospital setting.

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  • 7/7 survivor celebrates Burns Appeal success

    7/7 survivor Davinia Turrell today announced that a psychologist will provide vital support for burns patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital following a successful appeal to raise more than £100,000.

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  • Trust to star in new BBC documentary

    Chelsea and Westminster has been chosen as the setting for the second series of the award-winning BBC documentary Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands.

June 2011

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  • Potential use of online patient records

    As reported in the media during the past week following a press release published by the Scottish cloud software company Flexiant, researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are testing the potential use of cloud computing in healthcare.

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  • 56 Dean Street wins top national award

    Congratulations to staff at 56 Dean Street who have won the ‘Best Budget Campaign’ category in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards 2011—the award winners were announced on Wednesday 1 June.

May 2011

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  • Community gynaecology service celebrates first birthday

    More than 800 women have been treated by our Westminster Community Gynaecology Service since it was launched a year ago – and 94% of women taking part in patient surveys have rated their care as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.
  • What’s new on this website?

    More than 50,000 people now visit this website every month which means it is a major source of information for patients, visitors and people interested in working for the Trust.

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  • Open Day Programme released

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has today released the final details of this year’s Open Day which is taking place this Saturday 7 May from 11am–3pm.

April 2011

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  • Find your perfect career at Chelsea and Westminster

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has announced details of a unique careers event taking place at the hospital’s annual Open Day next Saturday 7 May (11am–3pm). The free event is aimed at people who are considering a career in healthcare, but are uncertain of what options are available and how they can get started.

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  • Patients praise care at Chelsea and Westminster

    89% of patients treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital rate their care as ‘Excellent’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’, according to the results of the national Inpatient Survey published by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission today (Thursday 21 April).

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  • Open Day 2011

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will once again be throwing its doors open on Saturday 7 May (11am–3pm) for its annual Open Day.

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March 2011

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  • New hospital videos go live

    More than 50,000 people now visit the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital website every month which means it is a major source of information for patients, visitors and people interested in working for the Trust.

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  • Fulham Road near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital reopens

    After months of disruption caused by the closure of Fulham Road northbound and southbound between Redcliffe Gardens and Gunter Grove because of an unsafe structure at the junction of Fulham Road and Edith Grove, the road has finally been reopened.

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  • Skin to skin contact boosts breastfeeding rate

    New statistics show that 94% of the 5,500 women who have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster every year have skin to skin contact with their baby soon after birth—the highest rate of any NHS maternity unit in London.

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  • Anne Milton pays the hospital a visit

    Minister for Public Health Anne Milton visited the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust’s drug treatment centre on Thursday 10 March to take a tour of the facility and meet with patients.

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  • Hospital ‘lockdown’ exercise a success

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital tested its preparedness to ‘lockdown’ the hospital in the event of an emergency today between 10am and 12 noon. The exercise was a great success and the building was made fully secure in 11 minutes.

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  • SMART flower stall extends opening hours

    The flower stall run by local mental health charity SMART (Saint Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training) is a familiar sight at Chelsea and Westminster hospital.
  • Burns patient publishes inspiring memoir

    A patient whose life was saved by the expertise of staff in the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster following a horrific acid attack, has published a book about her experiences.
  • Quality Awards winners announced

    Congratulations to the first winners of the Trust’s new quarterly awards scheme that recognises the contributions that individuals or teams of staff make to improving the quality of patient care have been announced.

February 2011

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January 2011

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  • Breastfeeding rates on the up

    New statistics just published show that 95% of the 5,500 women who have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital every year start breastfeeding after their birth—compared with a national average of just 76%.

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  • Temporary road closure near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

    Patients and visitors travelling to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Monday 24 January are advised to allow extra time for their journey following the closure of Fulham Road northbound and southbound between Redcliffe Gardens and Gunter Grove.

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  • Hospital visiting restrictions

    Cases of flu are being reported in increasing numbers across the UK—if you have flu-like symptoms, please DO NOT come into the hospital.

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  • Hospital manages unprecedented demand for services

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has experienced an unprecedented level of demand for services. This was largely as a result of high levels of patients requiring intensive care facilities including patients with flu symptoms.

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