2013

December 2013

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  • Chelsea FC bring Christmas cheer

    There was a Christmas surprise for our paediatric patients on Friday 20 December when the squad from Chelsea Football Club paid a visit to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital.

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  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital appoints new Chair

    Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed by the Council of Governors as the new Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for three years, replacing Professor Sir Christopher Edwards who steps down after six years leading the organisation.

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  • Vaccinate, vaccinate!

    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster have pulled together to show off their musical prowess and help raise awareness about a very important campaign.

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November 2013

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  • Walk-in Clinic for HIV Testing Week

    West Middlesex University Hospital is supporting National HIV Testing Week which takes place from 22-29 November in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December.

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  • Top quality care says hospital watchdog

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital passed all standards of care assessed by the NHS watchdog the Care Quality Commission following an unannounced inspection.

October 2013

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  • West Middlesex flu fighting underway

    The West Middlesex University Hospital aims to make great strides in reducing the spread of seasonal influenza (flu) this winter by vaccinating as many frontline staff as possible.

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  • Notification of election

    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 in December.

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  • Community Education Provider Network Success

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital led a successful bid for an education network. Key partners in the bid include The Royal Marsden, social services teams from the three local boroughs, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Macmillan Cancer Support, Bucks New University, Central London Community Healthcare, Trinity Hospice and Skills for Care.

September 2013

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  • Friends and Family Test launch in Queen Mary Maternity Unit

    Tomorrow (1 October) West Middlesex University Hospital will launch the Friends and Family Test (FFT) in the Queen Mary Maternity Unit. The FFT is a simple survey that asks patients whether they would recommend hospital services to their friends and family.

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  • West Middlesex University Hospital to receive winter funding

    The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has this week announced that NHS England is to receive £250 million funding to help address the expected surge in patients attending A&E departments over the winter period and the anticipated increase in admissions.

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  • Fellowship for Colin Roberts

    Sexual Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Colin Roberts, has been appointed a Fellow of the Council for the Royal College of Nursing.

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting 2013

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting 2013 will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 19 September in the restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor.

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  • Supporting Hypo Awareness Week

    As diabetes is common in the Hounslow area with 1 in 5 West Middlesex inpatients suffering from the condition, the hospital will be supporting 'Hypo Awareness Week’ which takes place between 9 – 13 September.

August 2013

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July 2013

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  • Director of Nursing appointed

    Libby McManus has been appointed as Director of Nursing and Quality. She has been Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital since 2007 and has extensive leadership experience, having performed a range of senior NHS nursing and operational roles across England.

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  • Keep cool during the hot weather

    The UK is currently experiencing a particularly hot spell of weather and has moved onto Heat-Health Alert level 3 for London and the South East. We are following our Heat Wave Emergency Plan and taking the appropriate actions at each level.

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  • We are “By Your Side”

    Attending hospital appointments on your own can be difficult for everyone but if you have additional support needs it can be a very stressful experience.

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June 2013

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  • Directors’ Den Winners 2013

    Directors’ Den encourages staff to be innovative and suggest ways in which they can improve their own services—the winning entries are given funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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  • Norland win contract of the year

    The team at Chelsea and Westminster won Contract of the Year at Norland's Annual National Conference in March. They beat competition from major Blue Chip Corporate and Healthcare contracts, many are global brands.

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May 2013

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  • Local businesses help children’s charity

    In times of economic hardship charities are often the first to feel the brunt, which is why the Children's Hospital Trust Fund is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support it has received from renowned burger restaurant, Haché and several other local businesses.

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  • Stroke Coffee Morning goes down a treat

    Local Councillors, including the Deputy Mayor of Hounslow, and MP Mary Macleod joined patients, staff, and community groups at West Middlesex University Hospital to discuss further improvements to its Stroke Unit.

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  • Chocolate trial proves hard to resist

    As part of International Clinical Trials Day, West Middlesex University Hospital invited people to take part in a special just-for-fun chocolate trial, which proved unsurprisingly popular!

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  • Thousands visit 2013 Open Day

    Nearly 2,100 people came and enjoyed Chelsea and Westminster’s Open Day 2013, which marked 20 years since the hospital building was officially opened by HM The Queen.

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April 2013

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  • Canine compassion helping patients on Nell Gwynne ward

    Patients on the Nell Gwynne stroke unit are benefiting from therapy of a different kind. Every Wednesday Humphrey, the standard long-haired Dachshund, spends the morning in the day room where patients can visit him for a therapy session.
  • A decade of cancer care at Chelsea and Westminster

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Macmillan Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Built in 2003 with generous funding from Macmillan Cancer Support, the centre has helped over 20,000 people through its information, counselling and complementary therapy services.

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  • An upbeat celebration party marks special anniversary

    West Middlesex University Hospital's award-winning Upbeat Heart Prevention and Support Group marked its 21st birthday this week with members past and present gathering to reminisce and celebrate their many combined achievements.
  • New virtual training system arrives

    One of the most advanced virtual training systems has arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The new £90k LapSim Haptic System is one of the first of the new generation of haptic simulators (simulators that provide touch feedback) to be used in the NHS in England.

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  • Easter cheer on West Mid's children wards

    Children needing treatment at West Middlesex University Hospital over Easter had chocolate treats in store thanks to the generosity of Virgin Media and Japan Airlines.

March 2013

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  • An early diagnosis will help treat tuberculosis

    Anyone can be infected with tuberculosis (TB) and the sooner it’s treated the better your chances are of making a full recovery. That’s the message from the specialist TB team at West Middlesex University Hospital who are raising awareness for World TB Day (24 March).

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  • Special members' meeting

    A Special Members’ Meeting of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to be held on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 4pm.

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  • Be prepared to be smoke free

    It’s No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March and many people choose this milestone to break their nicotine addiction.

February 2013

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  • Friends and Family Test results—January

    The Department of health Friends and Family Test January results showed that overall, 94% of patients said they would recommend Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to their friends and family.

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  • National award for thrombosis team

    Sheena Patel (Specialist Anticoagulation Pharmacist), Dr Helen Yarranton (Consultant Haematologist) and Mr Amer Raza (Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) were awarded the ‘Best Obstetrics Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Programme’ on 4 February 2013 at the National Lifeblood VTE Awards.

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  • Response to concerns over horse meat in beef products

    We would like to reassure patients, staff and visitors that the company that provides our catering—ISS Facility Services Healthcare—and its suppliers are confident the food served at the hospital has not been affected by the latest concerns over horse meat.

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  • On the run for Pluto

    Two runners are taking on the challenge of the London Marathon in April to raise money for The Pluto Appeal—a fundraising drive by the Children’s Hospital Trust Fund to buy London's first robot to perform delicate and complex operations on children and babies.

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  • Women’s health evening

    Women living with HIV are often underrepresented in patient forums. To address this on the 6 February the HIV Patient Forum held its first open evening for women living with HIV in London. The aim was to provide information on a range of women’s health topics and to engage women in the development of our future services so they better meet their needs.

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January 2013

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  • HIV nurses share knowledge at workshop in Morocco

    Jane Bruton, HIV Nurse Consultant, and Zoe Sheppard, Advanced HIV Nurse Practitioner, at Chelsea and Westminster ran a very successful one-day workshop on nurse management of HIV with a group of 13 Moroccan nurses in Marrakech.
  • Launch of new arts partnerships

    Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity has two new arts partnerships for 2013—the Royal College of Music and Rambert Dance Company.
  • Executive team news

    David Radbourne has been appointed Chief Operating Officer after covering the role on an interim basis since April 2012.

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  • West Middlesex maternity unit to get £210,000 makeover

    Women and their partners who will have their babies at West Middlesex University Hospital’s award winning maternity unit can look forward to improved facilities following a Government grant of over two hundred thousand pounds.

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  • Santa visits children’s wards

    The Children’s Hospital Trust Fund put smiles on the faces of 80 children at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital by organising for the charity’s Chairman and Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Mr Munther Haddad, to play the part of Santa and surprise the children with gifts provided by local businesses.
  • Annabel wins London Midwife of the Year accolade

    Chelsea and Westminster midwife Annabel Bryant has been announced as the winner of the Midwife of the Year 2013 for the London & South East region in the Royal College of Midwives Annual Awards.

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  • Directors’ Den 2013

    A total of 31 applications have been received for the second round of our new staff initiative Directors’ Den, based on the TV series Dragons’ Den.

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