Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital
|Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|Location||Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||Imperial College London|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Speciality||Maternity, women's and children's services|
|Website||http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/qcch/index.htm Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Queen Charlotte's|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital is one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe, and until around 1999 occupied a site at 339-351 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0XG. Originally called Queen Charlotte's Hospital, it merged with the Chelsea Hospital for Women and is now based at the Hammersmith Hospital site in West London . The hospital was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The hospital is part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It has a particular reputation for its fœtal medicine services, based at the Centre for Fœtal Care. The CFC has expertise in the management of complicated and monochorionic twin pregnancies. It also has a strong reputation for its reproductive medicine and gynaecological oncology services.
It is a postgraduate teaching hospital, as well as being a major provider of maternity services to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, with around 5000 births/year.
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Radcliffe, Mischa Barton, and Dame Helen Mirren (who in 1994 portrayed the hospital's namesake in The Madness of King George), musicians Zak Starkey and Sex Pistol Steve Jones, and athlete and politician Sebastian Coe are among the many prominent people born at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital.
Bliss, the special care baby charity, are currently funding Dr Lydia Tyszczuk's simulation training project.
- Google Earth imagery shows the site being demolished in September 1999.