December 2009



  • Chelsea FC brings Christmas cheer to children

    Chelsea players including Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien visited the children’s wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Tuesday 22 December to spread a little festive cheer.


  • Hospital staff spread festive cheer

    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are spreading some Christmas cheer to patients who unfortunately have to spend the festive season in hospital rather than at home by adorning their wards and departments with colourful decorations.



  • New look website

    More than 35,000 people already use our website each month to find out information about Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its services.


  • World AIDS Day

    The St Stephen’s Volunteers who provide information and support for patients with HIV/AIDS at Chelsea and Westminster, together with St. Stephens AIDS Trust who lead pioneering research into the disease, held a fundraising event in the hospital to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday 1 December.
  • New look for Assisted Conception Unit

    Staff from the Assisted Conception Unit showcased their newly refurbished facilities at the UK’s first ever Fertility Show which was held at Olympia in early November.

November 2009



October 2009



  • Chelsea and Westminster is ‘Excellent’ in NHS performance ratings

    The Care Quality Commission, the independent health watchdog in England, published ratings for all NHS trusts in England in October 2009—every trust was given 1 of 4 possible scores ranging from ‘Weak’ (worst) to ‘Excellent’ (best) for both Quality of services and Quality of financial management.

August 2009


  • Children’s nurse wins top award

    Lin Graham-Ray, Nurse Consultant for Looked-After Children, has won the Child Health category of the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2009.
  • Annual Members’ Meeting

    Several hundred Foundation Trust members, including many staff, attended Chelsea and Westminster’s Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday 16 September.

July 2009



  • The 25 Year Club

    Nine employees from Chelsea and Westminster have celebrated becoming official members of the 25 Year Club which recognises and rewards long service.
  • Support the neonatal and paediatric units

    Join the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity London Duathlon on Sunday 13 September in Richmond Park, and help to raise money for the neonatal and paediatric units at the hospital.
  • Infection control inspection passed with flying colours

    Chelsea and Westminster has been given a clean bill of health by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection in May to assess whether the Trust adequately protects patients, staff and others from infections.


  • Got flu? Stay at home

    Patients are being asked to follow official NHS advice if they experience the symptoms of possible swine flu.

June 2009


  • Stroke services among best in the country

    The latest National Sentinel Stroke Audit has ranked stroke services at Chelsea and Westminster as the third best in the country—congratulations to all staff who help provide such excellent care to stroke patients.
  • Loraine meets Health Minister to back campaign

    Loraine Pearce, Maternity Bereavement Facilitator, met Health Minister Ann Keen MP to discuss the Why 17? Campaign which aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths—17 babies die every single day in the UK.

May 2009

  • Bringing Sexual Health Services into the 21st century

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's new state-of-the-art sexual health centre named and located at 56 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 6AQ, was officially opened by Lord Darzi, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, today.


  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor opens hospital maternity unit

    Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor opened The Kensington Wing—the newly expanded and revamped private maternity unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital—during the hospital’s annual Open Day on Saturday 9 May.

April 2009


  • Fundraise for your hospital!

    It’s that time of year again! The Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity London Duathlon is open for registration and the Charity needs your help to make the 2009 team a fundraising success.



March 2009


  • Support our stroke services—BACK THE BID!

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is launching a major public campaign urging patients and members of the public and staff to back our bid to be a specialist ‘hyper-acute’ stroke unit (HASU) as well as a local stroke unit and a TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) centre.
  • Spring Seasonal Working Conference—Friday 27 March

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Seasonal Working Conferences enable staff working across the hospital to hear about new developments to improve patient care—and to share their experiences and ideas.
  • Parents donate £10,000 in memory of baby son

    A couple whose baby son lost his brave fight for life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have raised £10,000 for the unit to thank the staff who cared for him.
  • Our very own Children’s Champion

    Denise Watson, Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, has been shortlisted for a News of the World Children’s Champion Award.
  • New sexual health centre opens

    The Trust’s new sexual health centre—56 Dean Street—opened its doors to patients for the first time on Monday 2 March.

February 2009



  • Hospital heroes honoured

    London’s heaviest snowfall in almost 20 years may have stopped the capital’s buses in their tracks but Chelsea and Westminster Hospital maintained urgent and emergency services thanks to the determination and dedication of staff.




January 2009


  • Trust announces education and research partnership

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has established a new education and research partnership with the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London and the Faculty of Health at London South Bank University.