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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

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Background to this inspection

Updated 31 January 2020

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a large provider of acute and specialist services that services a population of over 1,000,000 in North West London, the south east and further afield.

The trust operates at two acute sites:

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • West Middlesex Hospital

The trust provides services to a number of local boroughs including services to Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Ealing, Richmond and Wandsworth. The trust provides specialist services for patients from London, the South East and beyond, including paediatric and neonatal surgery, the extensive HIV and sexual health service in Europe and a regional burns unit for London.

The trust had their first inspection as a merged trust in December 2017 and improved from a requires improvement rating at both sites to a good rating at both sites.

The trust has 1007 beds including:

  • 166 children’s beds/cots
  • 131 maternity beds
  • 35 critical care and burns unit beds and
  • 675 acute adult beds

Overall inspection


Updated 31 January 2020

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • We rated safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led as good.
  • We rated well-led at the trust level as outstanding. The trust had successfully merged the two former trusts and this merger had been undertaken sensitively to ensure cohesion acknowledging and adopting the best practice from both. At the same time the trust maintained financial surplus as well as achieving major targets such as the national access standards for A&E 4 hour waits, most Referral to Treatment (RTT) and Cancer.
  • Having established a clear base of good performance the trust was engaging with the wider health and social care economy of North West London.
  • Our decisions on overall ratings take into account, for example, the relative size of services and we use our professional judgement to reach a fair and balanced rating.

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Updated 31 January 2020