Critical Care Campaign

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading and best performing Trusts in the country, providing care across two sites for nearly one million people.

We have recently seen a dramatic rise in individuals attending our Accident and Emergency department, and have undertaken a significant expansion and redevelopment of this department to accommodate this. However, this increased number of emergency patients has had a direct impact on both the adult and neonatal intensive care units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Both units are too small to be able to meet the increased demand. It is imperative that we significantly expand and redevelop both the adult and neonatal intensive care units to be able to meet this demand.

We now have the opportunity to build a first class and innovative Critical Care service which will:

- Increase the capacity of our adult ICU by 45%, enabling us to care for an additional 500 patients per annum.

- Transform our outdated NICU facility, increasing the space by 40% and installing additional cots so that we can provide life-saving care to 150 more babies every year, as well as providing better clinical space and family facilities.

- Create a patient-focused environment which will transform our care and patient experience. This innovative, new model of care and world-class environment will improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce risks for our patients. It will become one of the leading Critical Care services in the UK, influencing NHS guidelines and best practice nationally and beyond.

The full cost of this expansion and redevelopment will be approximately £25 million. The Trust has committed £12.5 million towards the project. CW+ has initiated a campaign to raise the remaining £12.5 million to enable these new facilities to be fully operational by 2020.

To find out more and how you can get involved, please contact Kerry on or 020 3315 6619

To make a donation, please click here. Thank you for your support.

See a timelapse of the exciting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit expansion from November to December below:

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