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.

In 2019, we celebrated 300 years of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In 2020, we look forward to celebrating 100 years of West Middlesex University Hospital with colleagues, partners and the local community.

100 Years of West Middlesex

To celebrate West Middlesex’s 100th anniversary on 17 September 2020, we are launching an online exhibition, displaying key moments of the hospital’s past, including oral histories, photographs, and other artefacts. We’ll be celebrating the fascinating stories from our staff and the local community, and finding out what makes West Mid such a special place. Join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as we share profiles from some key West Mid characters and explore the hospital’s rich history. Don’t forget to share your own special memories, photos and stories with us on social media using the hashtag #WESTMID100. Click here to find out more about our celebrations this year.

Hear from some of West Middlesex’s key leaders, staff and supporters in this short film:

Chelsea and Westminster: 300 Years On

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.