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Partnership with Drayson Technologies to launch a global healthcare first piloting wireless environmental sensors in intensive care units

29 September

We were delighted to announce a new partnership with Drayson Technologies to launch the first pilot of wireless environmental sensors in the intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The announcement was made on Wednesday on the Digital NHS stage at the Healthcare Efficiency through Technology show at Olympia London, where we presented seven of our digital health innovative projects currently being implemented at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more here.

Hospital Director takes on Richmond half marathon to raise money for the children's wards

17 September

Tina Benson, Hospital Director at West Middlesex University Hospital swapped her suit for lycra and trainers today to run the Richmond half marathon, as part of Richmond Run Fest. Tina led a team of fundraisers who collectively raised over £2,000 for our Sun and Star Appeal, which is raising funds to transform the hospital’s children’s wards.

Read more here.

Sun and Stars Appeal launched at West Middlesex University Hospital Open Day

16 September

West Middlesex University Hospital had their busiest Open Day to date today - with numerous patients and members of the public coming down to take a peek at the fantastic work taking place across our hospital and how proud we are to care for all of our patients.
The event was a huge success and we were delighted to officially launch our Suns and Stars Fundraising Appeal to transform our children’s wards into a bright, fun and welcoming environment for our youngest patients and their families.

Read more here.


Celebration of digital health success at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

8th September 2017

Together with colleagues from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, CW+ were delighted to showcase our ‘digital health successes’ at the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator’s one-year anniversary event at the Kia Oval yesterday. Also speaking at this celebration event was Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal and NHS England’s Chief Clinical Information Officer, Keith McNeil.

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NHS England visit Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to hear about our innovations

16th August 2017

We were delighted to welcome Professor Oliver Shanley OBE, Regional Chief Nurse for London and Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent OBE, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People at NHS England, to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital yesterday to learn more about our nurse led innovation projects. 

Read more here.

Mum & Baby app launched

14th August 2017

We are delighted to launch the brand new version of our Mum & Baby app, providing new parents with reliable, up-to-date advice about looking after their baby and themselves.

Mum & Baby offers access to national and international resources of relevant information, advice and guidance, validated by a team of NHS midwives and doctors, working closely with Dr Sunita Sharma, Lead for Postnatal services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Read more here.


Bringing the latest innovations to our patients 

9th August 2017

We are a strategic delivery partner of the DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator programme working to identify the latest innovative technologies to benefit our patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Over the last year, we have been working with the Accelerator to successfully establish five new innovative projects at our hospitals, supporting the Trust's digital health innovation and quality improvement strategy.

Read more here.

Meet our Critical Care Campaign crane

4th August 2017 

The crane for our expansion and redevelopment of the intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is now on site and has started work.

We recently ran a competition to 'name the crane' so we are delighted to announce that our crane has been officially christened Wayne. 

Read more about Wayne and how he will help transform our Critical Care services here


Transformational pledge received to help create new Intensive Care Unit 

27th July 2017

We are delighted to have received a generous pledge of major support from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust towards our Critical Care Campaign.

This pledge - the largest ever made to the hospital - will help create The Julia and Hans Rausing Intensive Care Unit. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art expanded and redeveloped 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Read more here.


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

19th July 2017

A substantial report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing was published on 19 July 2017, and presents the findings of a two-year political inquiry into the ‘powerful contribution the arts can make to our health and wellbeing’.

The report, ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’, evidences how arts-based approaches can help people to stay well, recover faster, manager long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life.

We are delighted this report has been published as it provides strong evidence and research to support the arts in health programme we have been running at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1993, and which we are now rolling out at West Middlesex University Hospital. 

Read more here.


CW+ Art and Science series talk - ‘Consciousness, Hope, and Time’

15th June 2017

Our most recent ‘Art and Science’ event was a full-house! As part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week (12-18 June), we hosted a discussion last night with Jordan Baseman from the Royal College of Art who was in conversation with three artists we have worked with at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – Shiv Grewal, Lewis Khan and Janina Lange.

Shiv shared his journey of recovery using art making and his ‘Neurotectonic’ series produced in response to him experiencing a cardiac arrest meaning his body and brain were without oxygen for seven minutes. Interested in investigating the form of clouds, artist Janina (RCA) filmed a single cloud in 360 degrees from a helicopter which forms a commission for the Nuclear Medicine Department in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Lewis will share a body of work; Love Time produced during an artist residency at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The work focuses on the strength and fragility of human beings and challenges conventional thinking and imagery around power relationships within hospitals.


Digitising Ward Auditing: Nurse-led digital health innovation

12th June 2017

Working directly with the senior nursing team and Digital Health.London Accelerator company PerfectWard, we have secured a one-year collaboration aiming at digitising ward quality inspections.

Including 40 wards and specialist departments across two hospital sites, the pilot will aim to demonstrate increased auditing efficiency and reproducibility, with a fully paperless process and an estimated five hours of senior nursing time saved from each ward audit. 


Fantastic donation from Royal Military School of Music

2nd June 2017

A huge thank you to Shane Green, Sean Riley, Matthew MacDonald and Bob Gallagher-Walker from the Royal Military School of Music for taking part in the 100 Mile Run in the Cotswold’s, raising £600 for our children's wards at West Middlesex University Hospital. Not an easy challenge, but their fantastic efforts will make a real difference to many children's lives. The hospital has a long history of supporting the School's personnel and their families, so we were thrilled to welcome two members of the team, Staff Sergeant's Bob Gallagher-Walker and Mac MacDonald, who presented their cheque to staff.

Find out more about our appeal here.

International lecture on our Patient Environment and Experience programme

24th May 2017

We were delighted to be invited to give a lecture at the Advanced Studies Conference: Hospitality and Mental Health at the Sigmund-Freud-University in Vienna on 19th May.

The conference explored the concept of ‘hospitality’ and how to create warm and healing atmospheres in healthcare. We presented our unique Patient Environment and Experience programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which transforms the hospital experience and clinical environment. 

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Digitising physiotherapy for patients

19th May 2017

We are thrilled to be funding five Physitrack licenses to the therapies team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, to deliver remote physiotherapy to musculoskeletal patients. Physitrack offers complete patient engagement in one easy-to-use solution: exercise prescription, outcomes analysis, Telehealth and education. It will replace existing paper-based guidance and will allow custom video content to be prescribed to an unlimited number of patients for one year. Abbie McKenzie, Senior Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital said: "Physitrack will boost patient engagement, increase adherence and ultimately improve overall patient outcomes. We are looking forward to using the software with our patients!"

Physitrack is a company supported by the Digital.Health London Accelerator - which CW+ is a delivery partner of. 


Hounslow Heart Failure Patient Monitoring

9th May 2017

We are excited to announce we have approved funding towards an innovative project which supports heart failure patients. We are supporting a one-year pilot study led by the Cardiology Department at West Middlesex Hospital. This pilot will look to transform heart failure patient care pathways and access to care in the community. We will also be developing a mobile health monitoring solution, to enable clinical staff to remotely monitor patients.

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Chelsea Arts Club exhibition at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

09 May 2017

We recently collaborated with the Chelsea Arts Club to host a new exhibition of works at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which can be found on the 1st Floor walkway between Lift Banks B and C.

Chelsea Arts Club has been based in Kensington and Chelsea for 125 years and several artists from the club are represented in CW+’s extensive art collection throughout the hospital, helping to improve the patient environment and experience.  To celebrate this collaboration, we recently hosted an event at the hospital with some of the artists from the exhibition and members from the club, and staff from the hospital including Chief Executive Lesley Watts and Medical Director Miss Zoë Penn.

Ginger Gibbons, Vice Chairman of the Club and Chairman of the Art Committee, said: “The idea was to involve the hospital with its local community and for the club to support an outstanding hospital. Many of our members have received first class treatment here. I hope this revolving display of members work will show our gratitude and contribute to making a visit here a little less stressful.”


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