CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Our vision is to enable every patient to receive outstanding care, in our Trust’s community of more than a million people and beyond.
Our mission is to work with our Trust to create world-class facilities, drive innovation and research, and enhance patient and staff wellbeing. Using our expertise in partnership building, arts in health and healthcare innovation, we develop creative solutions to support an evolving NHS.
Our values reflect the positive, supportive culture at CW+ and underpin the work we do. We are:
Community-focused – we put people at the heart of everything we do
Respectful of differences – we embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Impact-driven – we learn, we share, we grow
Collaborative – we are stronger when we work together
We are hugely fortunate to work with a remarkable network of partners, supporters and philanthropists who help staff across the hospital to develop and deliver the very best care for our patients.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top-ranked and top-performing hospital trusts in the UK. It employs more than 6,000 staff over two main hospital sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and across 12 community-based clinics in north-west London, providing outstanding care to a community of more than 1.5m people.
On 13 May 1993, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Built to bring together the services of Westminster Hospital, Westminster Children’s Hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital and St Mary Abbots Hospital, it was the most technologically advanced hospital in Europe, described as ‘a vision of future healthcare’ and ‘a model of the way forward’. With over 500 beds and a design that was a groundbreaking departure from the impersonal hospitals of old, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital soon became a landmark centre in London and a model replicated by other health systems across the world.
Find out more about the history of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which reaches back 300 years to the original Westminster Hospital.