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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital welcomes Joanna Lumley to Open Day 2014

12 June 2014

This year’s Open Day, from 11am-3pm on Saturday 14 June, promises to be the biggest ever and will be launched by Joanna Lumley.

This year’s Open Day, from 11am-3pm on Saturday 14 June, promises to be the biggest ever and will be launched by Joanna Lumley.

The theme of this year’s event is “Keeping you well”. We will be offering advice to visitors on how they can keep themselves healthy and therefore out of hospital. We will be providing health MOTs where visitors can get a quick and easy check-up and advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with everything from help to stop smoking to tips on eating well.

The Teddy Bear Hospital will be back once again and there will be many other fun and educational activities for children and families to enjoy.

Joanna Lumley said: “I am delighted to be invited to attend Open Day to support Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on its 21st birthday. The NHS is a vital service, and I wanted to have the opportunity to recognise the wonderful staff who care for our communities 24/7. I shall be seeing plans for the £10m redevelopment of the A&E department, visiting the new paediatric outpatients department and the hospital school. Open Day really does highlight the diversity of care available through our cherished NHS.”

Our charities will also have their own stands where you can find out about their latest fundraising activities to support the hospital.

Our Foundation Trust Governors will be available throughout the day to speak to you about your local hospital and the work they do representing patients and our local community. If you are interested in becoming more involved and finding out more about Chelsea and Westminster Hospital you can sign up to become a Foundation Trust member. There will be goody bags for everyone who signs up on the day.