Meet our Critical Care Campaign crane!

4 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. 

Richard Jackson, Corporate Nursing Quality Improvement Lead at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was the lucky winner of our competition.

Richard said: "I am very proud to have named Wayne the Crane. It’s obviously a very crane like name and I’m excited to see the improvements to our Critical Care Services Wayne will help to make."

Richard has very kindly donated the toy crane he won (pictured) to the children's wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. 

About the Critical Care Campaign: 

The current intensive care units at the hospital are too small to meet the increased demand. Wayne the Crane will help us deliver the significant expansion and redevelopment 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- Transform our outdated NICU facility, increasing the space by 40% and installing additional cots so that we can provide life-saving care to 150 more babies every year, as well as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 £20 million. The Trust has committed £10 million towards the project. We have initiated a campaign to raise the remaining £10 million to enable these new facilities to be fully operational by 2020.

To find out more and how you can get involved, please contact Oliver on or 020 3315 6585

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

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