CW+ has joined forces with fellow charity, MediCinema, to bring the 'CW+ MediCinema' to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Patients are now enjoying the latest film releases, free of charge, right in the heart of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Patients are encouraged to bring family members or carers along to share the experience together. The state-of-the-art cinema is fully digitalised with 3D screen and Dolby Surround Sound, 40 luxury cinema seats and capacity for six wheelchairs and five beds, which enables patients to enjoy time away from wards with their loved ones. Two nurses are present at every screening so patients can continue to be cared for.
The cinema officially launched recently and patients, their families and staff all love it. 12 year old Jack has been in hospital for over eight months. His mum Steph says: "It can be hard to keep Jack entertained, especially as he has been in here so long, so the CW+ MediCinema is really great”.
When the space is not being used for film screenings, it provides a state-of-the-art teaching and conferencing facility for clinical staff in the hospital.
We also commissioned artist Andy Council to produce two bespoke murals, which span the exterior walls of the cinema. Following consultation with patients, Andy created a fox and a rhino artwork, which are made up of buildings and local landmarks in the Chelsea and Fulham area. These large artworks will provide an uplifting and interesting point of interest in the hospital for patients, families and staff to enjoy. Read more about this commission here.