At CW+, we have delved into the rich histories of our two main sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, finding out more about the changing landscape and lives of staff and the local community over time.
To celebrate West Middlesex’s 100th anniversary on 17 September 2020, we launched an online exhibition, displaying key moments of the hospital’s past, including oral histories, photographs and other artefacts. It explores the hospital’s rich history and celebrates the fascinating stories from our staff and the local community, and finding out what makes West Mid such a special place. Click here to find out more about our celebrations.
Hear from some of West Middlesex’s key leaders, staff and supporters in this short film:
We worked with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to explore the history of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which reaches back 300 years to the original Westminster Hospital.
Delving into the hospital’s archives, we were able to create and install a permanent exhibition celebrating our hospital’s rich history. We explored three main themes of The Hospital at War, Women in Medicine and Charitable Giving. Throughout 2019, we worked with external artists and historians to bring the history of Chelsea and Westminster to life in a myriad of ways. Click here to explore further.