December 2020


  • Trust marks World AIDS Day 2020

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to mark World AIDS Day today. As a leading Trust that has a proud history of achievements in the research, innovation and care of people living with HIV, we are committed to challenging stigma, creating awareness and improving the care we offer every day.

November 2020


  • Happy International Men’s Day!

    It’s International Men’s Day, a global day of recognition. It invites everyone to come to come together to celebrate men and boys in all their diversity.




  • Trust 2,000th London Living Wage employer

    The Trust has become the 2000th public body to be accredited by the London Living Wage Foundation. That means a commitment to pay all staff at least the London Living Wage, including staff working at the Trust employed by our partners.

October 2020



  • Changes to visiting rules 26 November

    The Trust has a restricted visiting policy to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We want to support patients and their families but we need to protect patients, visitors and staff


  • Celebrating Black History Month

    The Trust is proud to employ more than 6,000 members of staff—one in seven who are from African and Caribbean Diaspora.

September 2020


  • CW Innovation programme—one year on

    The CW Innovation programme, run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with our charity CW+, is celebrating its first anniversary. It’s been a year like no other with the COVID-19 pandemic spurring a wave of innovation across the Trust.


  • West Middlesex University Hospital turns 100

    West Middlesex celebrated its centenary on 17 Sep 2020, with Chief Executive Lesley Watts announcing a year of celebrations to highlight the staff, medical achievements and contributions of the hospital to the country and community.


  • A picture of health: an acute Trust’s core catchment

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today published its first Public Health profile which describes the broad health needs of the core population it serves. This work was supported by the Health Foundation.


August 2020



  • Trust uses game-changing nudge test for coronavirus testing

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has joined one of eight London hospitals involved in the initial deployment of the COVID nudge test—a rapid, accurate, portable test that delivers results on the spot, at the point of need and in only 90 minutes.


  • Heatwave Alert

    London is moving to heatwave alert level 3 from Friday 6th August. This means there is high probability of increasingly hot conditions until Sunday 9th August.


July 2020



  • Trust confident we can resume more services safely

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is resuming a variety of services paused or reduced by Covid-19. We are confident as we resume more services that we can deliver a high quality of care, keeping patients, visitors and staff safe. We urge those offered appointments and procedures to take advantage of them



June 2020


  • #PROUD to have #PRIDE

    Pride month is a time for our LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the progress made to attain the rights we currently enjoy and remember those who fought over the years to win these rights.


  • Heatwave alert—stay safe!

    Severe hot weather is expected in the UK this week. Here are some useful resources and tips to help you stay safe and beat the heat.



May 2020


  • LifeArc boosts COVID research funding by £1.37m

    The PIONEER clinical trial, launched to test treatments for COVID-19, has received a funding booster of nearly £1.37 m of £10 m awarded globally by medical research charity LifeArc. The trial is underway at Chelsea and Westminster/West Middlesex University Hospital.



  • PIONEER study tests treatments for mild to moderate COVID-19

    An important new international study will compare two treatments for early stage COVID-19 inpatients. It is led by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, in conjunction with Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital and in association with University Hospitals Leuven/UZ Leuven in Belgium,


April 2020


  • Free webinar for endometriosis patients in times of COVID-19

    An expert panel consisting of endometriosis specialists from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a free live webinar to answer patient questions about dealing with this condition during the current pandemic and offer much needed advice and support to them.


  • Trust improves digital solutions to support COVID-19 response

    The Trust’s digital team has introduced a range of exciting technological enhancements to help improve patients’ care and hospital experience, giving them more control over their care. They will also help the hospital to continue to run efficiently in this challenging time
  • A message for your loved ones

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust launched today, a ‘Message for You’ project to enable people to send messages to their loved ones while they are in hospital, while wards are closed to visitors.


  • Hearts for our hospitals

    During the coronavirus outbreak it’s more difficult for people to say goodbye to loved ones. We’re joining hospitals around the country calling on local crafters to help us to help families to feel closer to their loved ones at this difficult time.


  • Macmillan cancer nurses supporting fight against coronavirus

    The London Nightingale is one of seven sites across England providing surge capacity and it's great to know that some of our Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff are able to offer their support by joining other NHS colleagues across the country.



  • A big thank you from us

    In the last few weeks we’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of goodwill messages, donations and support we’ve received from all corners of the London community.


  • Trust wins Gold in new NHS visual data competition

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to have won Gold in a new data visualisation competition sponsored by the Nuffield Trust, the BMJ and NHS Digital. Using data provided by NHS Digital, entrants were asked to tell a captivating visual story about the health of different groups of people in England.
  • Improving outpatient experience at Chelsea site

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expanding a successful trial of sending outpatient appointment letters by text. With immediate effect, the system will apply to nearly all Adult and Paediatric services on the Chelsea site.

March 2020


  • Advice about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    The NHS in London and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.



  • Outpatient letters by text or email at West Middlesex

    West Middlesex University Hospital is launching a major improvement to how patients get their outpatient appointment letters. Patients will now have the option of accessing their appointment letter digitally (by email or phone text).


  • Four innovation projects shortlisted for BMJ awards

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for four BMJ Awards, the most received by one Trust in this year’s awards. The BMJ Awards promote excellence in healthcare and recognise the inspirational work of healthcare teams across the country.

February 2020


  • No drop-in coronavirus testing at our hospitals

    There is no drop-in or self-referred coronavirus testing at our hospitals. If you are concerned you might have coronavirus symptoms, you should call NHS 111 rather than visit your GP or a hospital.

January 2020


  • Trust warmly welcomes positive CQC report

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today warmly welcomed its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings, which show the Trust is well-led, and offers safe, caring, responsive and effective services.


  • Making breakfast count

    Breakfast—an important part of anyone’s daily routine, but after a life-changing event such as a stroke, that can be difficult. On our Nell Gwynne Ward at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Breakfast Group provides a good social occasion, supports recovery, and helps assessment for patients.

December 2019

  • Christmas Day voluntary angels

    Our Trust volunteers make such a difference to helping us deliver better quality services. This year we launched a Christmas volunteering campaign to encourage volunteers to support our patients and staff over the busy Christmas period.


  • Chelsea FC players bring smiles to the children's wards

    A special visit from Chelsea Football Club’s first team, who came to spread some Christmas cheer to the children’s wards, organised by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and our official charity CW+.
  • Christmas cheer

    Across our Trust, Christmas is a time for celebrating staff and teams—for their kindness, positive attitude, and creativity.
  • Midwife leader honoured after 35 years

    Chief Midwifery Officer, Tonie Neville, was surprised to receive a retirement present with a difference—a prestigious NHS Gold Award from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the Chief Midwifery Officer for England.

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