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, early pregnancy/acute gynaecology and gynaecological oncology services. 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, athlete and politician Sebastian Coe, and writer Graeme K Talboys are among the many prominent people born at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. The hospital is the base for the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the former Royal Postgraduate Medical School, which became part of Imperial College London.
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. The hospital is immediately adjacent to the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology (IRDB), which was established by Professor Lord Robert Winston in 2001. It is directed by Professor Phillip Bennett, and undertakes research in all aspects of reproductive biology.
The Institute is located within the purpose-built 'Wolfson and Weston Research Centre for Family Health' on the Hammersmith campus of Imperial College. Being adjacent to the new Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, and with links to clinical academic obstetrics and gynaecology St Mary”s Hospital, it is ideally placed to facilitate the translation of research into improvements in Women’s Health, fertility, reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth. Outstanding molecular and cell biology resources are available and supported by central core services and ‘state-of-the-art’ laboratories.
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.