2014

December 2014

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  • Friends bring Christmas Cheer for staff

    The annual Friends Christmas Cheer Awards ceremony, 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 Thursday 18 December.

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  • Hospital staff commended for patient care

    Staff from West Middlesex University Hospital have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to patient care at their annual staff excellence and achievement awards ceremony.

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  • Chelsea FC spread Christmas Cheer

    Players from Chelsea Football Club took time out their schedule to bring some Christmas cheer to our young patients on Monday 8 December.
  • Join us for Christmas at Chelsea and Westminster!

    Join us on Thursday 11 December for Christmas at Chelsea and Westminster! The event will take place from 4–6pm with Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea switching on our Christmas tree lights at the start.

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November 2014

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  • Cycle security and safety event

    The Metropolitan Police teamed up with Transport for London and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea BKC Road Safety and Trust Travel Plan team for a cycle security and safety event today between 12 noon and 2:30pm outside the front of the hospital.

25th

  • West Middlesex supports National HIV Testing Week

    The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Corinna Smart has visited West Middlesex University Hospital’s Sexual Health Unit during National HIV Testing Week to see first-hand how easy it is for people to get tested for the infection.

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  • Notice of poll

    It is hereby declared that elections are to be held in the following constituencies...

October 2014

31st

  • Staff survey 2014

    All staff working at Chelsea and Westminster have a view on what it’s like to work here, and staff are invited to share their experience confidentially through the national NHS Staff Survey.

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  • List of nominated candidates published

    The list of candidates who have nominated themselves to stand for election to the Council of Governors in November’s elections has now been published.

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  • Information about industrial action

    A spokesperson for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We would like to reassure patients and members of the public that we continue to provide a full range of hospital services today.

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  • Notice 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 November.

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  • Nominate your healthcare hero for an award

    Is there a member of staff or team at West Middlesex University Hospital who you feel has made a positive difference to patient care and deserves to be recognised with an award?

September 2014

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting 2014

    Join us to hear presentations from the Chairman, Chief Executive and Council of Governors, as well talks about accountable care—helping patients stay out of hospital for longer.

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  • What is the real cost of missing your appointment?

    Each month 300 patients do not attend (DNA) their appointment. The average cost of an outpatient attendance is approximately £100. Over the course of a year this totals more than £350,000—money which could be re-invested into patient services.
  • Support for patients following critical illness

    The intensive care unit has been running patient focus groups for nearly ten years. Listening to patients’ experiences of critical care enables us to make changes to our service and develop specific information for patients and their families, particularly when they are discharged from the unit.
  • Bright Ideas campaign

    Chelsea and Westminster has launched a ‘Bright Ideas’ campaign to canvass staff and patient feedback on where we can improve efficiency and add value for money.

August 2014

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  • Governor makes donation to Hospital Arts

    Sandra Smith-Gordon has donated a piece of her own artwork to the Hospital Arts programme to support the Trust’s focus on providing its patients with a calming hospital experience.

July 2014

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  • Beware scam job adverts

    It has come to our attention that an individual or group of individuals have been impersonating Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on various recruitment websites mainly in South Africa and on social media.

16th

  • Keep cool during the hot weather

    The UK is currently experiencing a particularly hot spell of weather and has moved to Heat-Health Alert level 2 (60% probability of heatwave conditions between 8am on Friday and 8am on Sunday in parts of England).

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  • Tour de France travel information - Monday 7 July

    The UK leg of the Tour de France begins on Saturday 5 July and travels through the London area on Monday 7 July. The route does not go near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but may impact travelling to the Trust.

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June 2014

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  • Absolutely fabulous Open Day 2014

    This year's Open Day on Saturday 14 June had a very special guest, Joanna Lumley, who helped bring in crowds of more than 2,000 people on the day.

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  • West Middlesex speaks out for Diabetes Week

    During Diabetes Week (8 -14 June) West Middlesex University Hospital is speaking out to raise awareness of the condition which affects 1 in 5 of the hospital’s inpatients.

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May 2014

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  • Top marks for ‘Keeping you well’ seminar

    Foundation Trust members were invited to attend the Medicine for Members seminar on Thursday 22 May which focused on Keeping you well with presentations addressing key parts of the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

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  • West Middlesex celebrates Nurses’ Day

    To mark International Nurses’ Day on 12 May, West Middlesex University Hospital held an event to celebrate the work of its nurses and the vital role they have in caring for patients.

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April 2014

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  • Keeping you well Medicine for Members seminar

    Foundation Trust members are invited to book their place for Medicine for Members event Keeping you well which takes place on Thursday 22 May, 5:30–6:30pm in the Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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  • Never too young to look out for symptoms

    A consultant at West Middlesex University Hospital is advising people that they are never too young to go to their GP if they have symptoms linked to bowel cancer.

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  • West Middlesex staff test their stamina

    On Sunday 13 April, Richard Ingrey, service manager for medicine at West Middlesex University Hospital, ran the London Marathon in support of Diabetes UK for a second year in a row.

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  • Sexual Health Hounslow launches new user-friendly website

    West Middlesex University Hospital has launched a new sexual health website in an effort to make it more user-friendly. The new website has been re-designed to make it easier for visitors to quickly find what they are looking for as well mobile-friendly so that contact details are accessible on portable devises.

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  • Cadets of Chelsea and Westminster blog launched

    The Cadets of Chelsea and Westminster are students aged 16–18 who are involved with Trust activities such as Open Day, visiting patients on wards, offering a cup of tea or a newspaper, and presenting at our Annual Members Meeting.

March 2014

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  • Just what the doctor ordered

    West Middlesex University Hospital supported Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 (17 – 23 March) with a variety of activities for staff, patients and visitors to learn about good nutrition and hydration.

19th

  • Be TB aware

    Anyone can be infected with tuberculosis (TB) and the sooner it’s treated the better your chances are of making a full recovery.

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  • The opening of Chelsea Children’s Hospital

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Tuesday 18 March to open Chelsea Children’s Hospital.

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  • Hospital’s flu fighter campaign proves a huge success

    Following a sustained campaign throughout the autumn and winter, three quarters (75%) of front line staff at West Middlesex University Hospital have now had the flu jab; protecting themselves, their colleagues, and most importantly their patients from the spread of flu.

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  • Prepare for battle against cigarettes

    Wednesday 12 March is No Smoking Day - many people choose this day to break their nicotine addiction and West Middlesex University Hospital's stop smoking service will be here to help.

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February 2014

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  • Put on your armour against prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, often giving no warning signs or symptoms. The best defense against prostate cancer is to be aware of what the possible symptoms are.

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  • Chance to find out about our £10m ED Redevelopment

    Dr Patrick Roberts (Clinical Lead for A&E) and Hilary Donnellan (Deputy Clinical Nurse Manager and ED Redevelopment Lead) will be talking about the exciting £10m re-development of our Emergency Department which will start this summer.

14th

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital visiting restrictions

    We recognise that visitors are important to our patients’ wellbeing, but at this time 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.

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  • Tinnitus – the invisible condition

    Tinnitus Awareness Week 2014 runs from 2 to 9 February, and is a reminder that we can take simple steps to avoid long-term damage to our hearing.

January 2014

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  • Nominations now open for Star Awards!

    Nominations are open for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards.

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  • Protect yourself from cervical cancer

    The start of a new year is a good time to take a fresh look at your health and wellbeing, and if you are a woman it’s also an opportunity to make sure that you are doing enough to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

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  • Kilimanjaro challenge for Heather Lawrence

    Heather Lawrence OBE, the former Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, is about to take on a new challenge—to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, in order to raise funds for Facing the World.

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  • West Middlesex innovative project shortlisted for awards

    West Middlesex University Hospital was last year shortlisted for various awards, including numerous nominations for the Online Point of Care Testing project (POCT) which helps reduce patient waiting times by giving faster and improved quality test results.

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