2012

December 2012

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  • Recruitment open afternoon

    On Friday 11 January 2013 the Paediatrics Physiotherapy Department is holding a recruitment open afternoon at Jack Tizard School in White City from 2:30–4:30pm.

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  • Best Decorated Ward winners announced

    Rainsford Mowlem Ward 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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  • Chelsea and Westminster visiting restrictions

    We recognise that visitors are important to our patients’ wellbeing, but at this time of year 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.
  • Friends Christmas Cheer Awards 2012

    The annual Friends Christmas Cheer Awards, which recognises members of staff and teams who have a happy, positive approach to their work and encompass our values every day, took place on Monday 17 December.

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  • Dr Richard Morgan wins patient award

    Consultant Physician Dr Richard Morgan has received a prestigious award after being nominated by patients of his multi-disciplinary specialist spina bifida and hydrocephalus clinic at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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November 2012

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  • Live web chat for World AIDS Day

    Staff from 56 Dean Street will be hosting a live web chat session tomorrow Saturday 1 December from 1–2pm during their attempt to break their own world record.
  • The Pluto Appeal lands on Bing

    Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.com, is today handing over its daily homepage to The Pluto Appeal, which aims to raise £1.5million for a ‘da-Vinci’ surgical robot to perform life-saving operations in the Chelsea Children’s Hospital at Chelsea and Westminster.

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  • Star Awards 2013—coming soon

    This year’s inaugural Star Awards to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams of staff who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital were a big success with almost 800 nominations from staff and patients.

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  • Director of Research & Development shortlisted for top award

    Professor Derek Bell, Director of Research & Development at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Professor Bell is in the running to win the ‘NHS Quality Champion of the Year’ category of the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2012.

October 2012

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  • 56 Dean Street community campaign winner announced

    The winner of a competition launched by 56 Dean Street, the Trust's HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, to offer members of the gay community the chance to design an innovative HIV awareness campaign aimed at gay and bisexual men has been announced.

September 2012

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  • Junior doctors to run half marathon for Pluto

    Three of the young doctors who featured in the BBC documentary series Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands filmed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are taking on a new challenge - running The Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of The Pluto Appeal on 7 October.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital welcomes new Chief Executive

    The new Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Tony Bell, started at the hospital on Monday 3 September. Tony Bell has over 30 years of experience in the NHS and joins Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital where he was Chief Executive since 2007.
  • Chelsea and Westminster shortlisted for employer awards

    Chelsea and Westminster has been shortlisted in two categories of the Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2012—the Trust is in the running to win both both the ‘Best Employer for Flexible Working’ and ‘Best Employer for Carers & Eldercare’ awards.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster doctor featured on Radio 4 tonight

    Dr Ann Sullivan, Consultant Physician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, can be heard on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Inside Health’ programme at 9pm tonight (Tuesday 4 September) talking to presenter Dr Mark Porter about HIV in the UK today.
  • David Erskine Ward is moving—Saturday 8 September

    David Erskine Ward, which is usually located on the 4th Floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, is temporarily moving into St Mary Abbots Ward on the 5th Floor of the hospital for a 6-week period from this Saturday 8 September to allow David Erskine to be extensively redecorated and re-floored in order to improve the patient experience.

August 2012

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  • Charity donates wheelchair to hospital

    Path to Success, a London-based charity, has donated a wheelchair for use by bariatric (weight loss) patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The charity, which was established in 2005, funds projects which have an immediate and demonstrable positive impact upon the health, welfare and educational prospects of young people and adults. Support is provided through fundraising and grant-giving to organisations that fulfil their charitable objectives.

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  • Mother of girl hit by London bus to carry Paralympic torch

    The mother of a little girl who lost her leg when she was hit by a London bus will carry the Paralympic torch today. Sarah Hope and her daughter Pollyanna were both treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital by surgeon Simon Eccles following the crash in April 2007 which also killed Sarah’s mother, Elizabeth Panton.

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  • Olympic legend urges support for keeping A&E at Chelsea and Westminster

    Olympic legend and two-time Gold Medallist Daley Thompson, who visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital recently to put more than 100 staff through their paces during a pre-Olympics lunchtime exercise class, is supporting the ‘Safe in our hands’ campaign to keep A&E and other vital services including Maternity at Chelsea and Westminster.

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  • New work experience programme to inspire young people

    Today (Monday 20 August) Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is launching a new work experience programme called INSPIRE. It is the brainchild of Libby Wingfield (Volunteer Services and Work Experience Manager) and Staff Governor Maddy Than. The new programme aims to engage and inspire young people from our local community to consider a career in medicine and healthcare.
  • Paediatric Ambulatory Care Clinic moves location – Monday 20 August

    Parents and visitors to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are asked to note that the Paediatric Ambulatory Care Clinic (PACC) is relocating to Outpatients Department 4 from today (Monday 20 August). The clinic will run from this space until December. This is part of the ongoing development of the new Chelsea Children’s Hospital at Chelsea and Westminster.

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July 2012

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  • Olympian leads lunchtime exercise class

    Following the success of the lunchtime exercise class in the hospital on Workout at Work Day in June, when Olympic legend Daley Thompson put more than 100 staff through their paces, another session took place at lunchtime today at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, led by Snowy Brooks.
  • Leading emergency care of athletes

    With only two days to go before the Olympics we caught up with Dr Claire Emerson (Consultant, A&E Department) who will be leading the team of doctors and physiotherapists who treat athletes who get ill or injured while competing.

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  • Olympic Torch Relay—26 July

    The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Thursday 26 July from approximately 1:20–1:50pm.

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  • Excellent ratings for hospital environment

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been rated ‘Excellent’ for Environment, Food and Privacy & Dignity in the latest Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment—results for every hospital in the country are published today (Wednesday 17 July) by the NHS Information Centre.

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  • Countdown to London 2012—2 weeks to go

    With just 2 weeks to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is getting ready for the Games period with plenty of information for patients, visitors and staff about how the Games will affect the hospital.

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  • Innovative service to help women with FGM wins two awards

    A pioneering service to help women with female genital mutilation (FGM) has won two prestigious awards from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity (APPGM). The APPGM is a cross-party group which aims to highlight maternity issues in Parliament. It is serviced by the National Childbirth Trust which is the UK’s largest charity for parents.

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  • Dermatology and Plastics outpatient services on the move

    The new Dermatology and Plastics Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has now re-opened following refurbishment. Dermatology moved into the new, improved area on Monday 9 July and Plastics will move into the new department on Monday 16 July.
  • Annie Zunz Ward to move back to 3rd Floor – Friday 13 July

    Annie Zunz Ward, which is usually located on the 3rd Floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, temporarily moved into St Mary Abbots Ward on the 5th Floor for a 4-week period last month to allow Annie Zunz to be extensively redecorated and re-floored in order to improve the patient experience.

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  • From surgery to Stratford

    With only three weeks to go before the Olympics we caught up with Mr Simon Clarke (Consultant Paediatric Surgeon) who will be performing in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July.

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  • Walking maps published—beat the congestion during the Olympics

    Roads and public transport are expected to be very busy during the Olympics from 27 July to 12 August. Patients who are mobile enough, staff and visitors are encouraged to walk to the hospital where possible. Why not beat the congestion and get some extra exercise?

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  • Annual Report & Accounts published

    2011/12 was a busy and challenging year for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. You can now read all about it in our Annual Report & Accounts for the last 12 months which was laid before Parliament on Monday 2 July and is now published on our website.

June 2012

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  • Imperial College Health Partners launched

    Imperial College Health Partners, a company that aims to improve the health and care of the population of 1.9 million people living in North West London, is formed today.

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  • Annie Zunz Ward has moved

    Annie Zunz Ward, which is usually located on the 3rd Floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, has temporarily moved into St Mary Abbots Ward on the 5th Floor for a 4-week period to allow Annie Zunz to be extensively redecorated and re-floored in order to improve the patient experience.
  • ‘Show us the way’ consultation—you have your say

    Patients, visitors, Foundation Trust members and everyone else with an interest in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital were encouraged to take part in the ‘Show us the way’ wayfinding consultation which ended on 18 May.

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  • Trust shortlisted for national awards

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been shortlisted in two categories of the Health Service Journal Efficiency Awards—winners will be announced on 25 September.

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May 2012

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  • More patients treated more quickly

    Chelsea and Westminster has been singled out by the Department of Health as one of just 59 NHS trusts nationally, and one of only a handful in London, that have no patients on a waiting list for longer than 12 months.

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  • 56 Dean Street campaign wins British Medical Journal award

    Congratulations to staff from 56 Dean Street, our hugely successful HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, who won the Health Communication Campaign of the Year category at last night’s British Medical Journal Group Improving Health Awards.
  • Andrew Lansley praises Chelsea Children’s Hospital

    Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley was given a special behind-the-scenes look at the new Chelsea Children’s Hospital yesterday and met with staff and patients on a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities.

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  • Health Minister Simon Burns visits Chelsea and Westminster

    Health Minister Simon Burns visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital yesterday (17 May) to hear about the implementation of a new ‘care bundle’ approach to the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which has been proven to reduce the readmission of patients to hospital.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards 2012

    BBC presenter Sophie Raworth announced the winners of the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, sponsored by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, at an awards evening held at Chelsea Football Club on Monday 14 May 2012.

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April 2012

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  • Barclays Cycle Hire—now near Chelsea and Westminster

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is now on the cycle routes of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme with two new docking stations located to the side of Pizza Express on Limerston Street and to the side of the Fulham Road cinema, Drayton Gardens.

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  • Our values unveiled

    More than 800 patients and staff voted for their top four values and a further 130 took part in a series of focus groups during our ‘Who do you think WE are?’ consultation campaign to define our values in February 2012.
  • Star Awards shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards is announced today. Almost 800 nominations were received from staff and patients and now 3 individual staff and/or teams have been shortlisted.

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  • Bright ideas shortlisted for Directors’ Den

    Six applications from frontline staff have been shortlisted for Chelsea and Westminster’s new initiative to encourage innovative ideas to improve the experience of patients—Directors’ Den.
  • Hospital Radio presenter shortlisted for national award

    Congratulations to Alex Baker of Radio Chelsea and Westminster, our hospital radio station, who was shortlisted in the Male Presenter of the Year category of the National Hospital Radio Awards. Alex won a Silver Award in this category.
  • New NHS 111 to be launched soon

    The launch of the pilot of the new NHS 111 service in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster is due to take place in May.

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March 2012

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  • Hundreds of staff nominated for Star Awards

    The search is on for the outstanding individuals or teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital as we run the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards—made possible by generous sponsorship from Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity.

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  • Trust ‘highly commended’ in national awards

    Chelsea and Westminster and our partners in the Fulham Road Collaborative—the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton hospitals and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)—have been highly commended in a major national award scheme.

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  • Trust shortlisted for national procurement award

    Chelsea and Westminster and our partners in the Fulham Road Collaborative—the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton hospitals and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)—have been shortlisted for a major national award.

February 2012

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  • Dignity in care rewarded

    Congratulations to staff and patient representatives from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who were winners in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s first Dignity in Care Awards.

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  • Outpatients give their verdict on our services

    93% of patients would recommend outpatient services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to their friends and family, according to the results of the national NHS outpatients survey published by the Care Quality Commission today (14 February).

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  • World Health Organisation delegates visit Chelsea and Westminster

    Professor Derek Bell, Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London—based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital—hosted a visit to the hospital today by a group of delegates from the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at Imperial College London.

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  • Twitter evening in A&E a success

    We were on site in our A&E Department on Saturday 4 February from 8pm–1am to post the events of the evening on our hospital Twitter feed ChelwestFT.
  • New HIV & Cancer Unit now open

    A brand new unit for patients living with HIV—as well as oncological and haematological problems—has opened at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital today (Monday 6 February).

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  • New services for children now open

    The next stage in the development of the new Chelsea Children’s Hospital at Chelsea and Westminster has been reached following the opening of new facilities this week.

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January 2012

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  • New Chairman for Children’s Hospital Trust Fund

    After 20 years as Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Trust Fund, Dr Martin Brueton has handed over to Paediatric Surgeon Mr Munther Haddad with Consultant Neonatologist Dr Gary Hartnoll replacing Munther as Vice-Chair.

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  • Diane Abbott MP visits 56 Dean Street

    Shadow Public Health Minister Diane Abbott MP visited 56 Dean Street, Chelsea and Westminster’s HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, today to learn more about our services.

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  • Quality Awards winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the latest round of the Trust's Council of Governors Quality Awards which recognise the contributions that staff make to improving the quality of patient care and the patient experience.

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  • Trust receives special award from Dr Foster

    Chief Executive of Dr Foster International, Tim Baker, visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital today to present a special award following our strong performance in the latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide, an annual independent healthcare survey.

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  • ISS Mediclean awarded contract

    Following a competitive tendering process to identify best value for money and best quality of service, the Trust has awarded the contract for its Soft Facilities Management (FM) services (including catering, cleaning, portering, security etc) to ISS Mediclean for the next five years, with an option to extend for a further two years.

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  • Chief Executive set for new challenge

    Heather Lawrence OBE, Chief Executive of one of the country’s best performing NHS trusts, has announced that she will be leaving Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust this summer after 12 years at the helm.

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