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Team GB race past Chelsea and Westminster to rein in the silver

30 July 2012

The return of the rain appeared to be something of a good omen at Sunday’s women’s cycling road race, as Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead took silver and became Team GB’s first medal winner.

The return of the rain appeared to be something of a good omen at Sunday’s women’s cycling road race, as Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead took silver and became Team GB’s first medal winner.

As the cyclists raced past Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, our staff worked hard to keep things running smoothly despite the road closures and challenges to accessing the site, including assisting some patients who were well enough to watch the action from the sidelines.

Dutch rider Marianne Vos won gold in the race, and Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya the bronze.

Over the weekend:

  • 15 women gave birth in our Maternity Unit
  • more than 500 patients were treated in A&E
  • 99% of patients were seen and treated within 4 hours (most were seen much more quickly)
  • 65 patients were admitted to inpatient wards
  • 28 patients were taken home by Patient Transport drivers

Dominic Clarke (2012 Olympic Lead) says: “Thanks to the efforts of staff from all areas of the hospital we were able to maintain our services for patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, despite access to the hospital being much more difficult than usual.

“I would like to thank all staff who went the extra mile to ensure our patients have continued to receive the best possible care over the weekend.”