Thousands visit 2013 Open Day

14 May 2013

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.

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.

Film, theatre and television actress Maureen Lipman CBE officially opened the event and took part in an interview on Hospital Radio for those patients that couldn't be involved in the festivities on the day.

Particular highlights included tours of Pluto, our brand new £1million robot for keyhole surgery on babies and children, the ever popular teddy bear hospital, on the spot health tests and the career zone for budding NHS workers.


In photos

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A cake to celebrate our 20th anniversary

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African Cultural Development

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A visitor has her blood pressure checked

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St Nicholas Fund volunteers

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Blowing bubbles in the Children's Zone

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Special guest Maureen Lipman with Chief Executive Tony Bell

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A visitor has her height measured

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Maureen Lipman has a go on Pluto, our new surgical robot

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Akademi South Asian Dance

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Young visitors in the Children's Zone

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Teddy Bear Hospital

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A young visitor performs an ultrasound

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The Giggle Doctors

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Our staff celebrate at the close of the Open Day