West Middlesex University Hospital

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West Middlesex University Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal College Of Midwives Picket The West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth - London.jpg
West Middlesex Hospital in 2014 with picketers from the Royal College of Midwives.
Location Isleworth, London, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Imperial College London
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds >400
Founded 1894, current hospital 2003
Website http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk
Lists Hospitals in England

West Middlesex University Hospital (WMUH) is an acute NHS hospital in Isleworth, west London, operated by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It serves patients in the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames and Ealing. The hospital has over 400 beds.

The hospital offers all of the services associated with a district general hospital including Accident and Emergency, Acute Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Surgery and Maternity Services.

In 2003 West Middlesex University Hospital opened its brand new main building following a £50 million refurbishment and it is now a modern, compact hospital. This houses A&E, critical care, operating theatres, clinical imaging, outpatients and patient suites.

The hospital is a teaching hospital of Imperial College School of Medicine and a member of the Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Partnership.[1] It also has an active volunteer program. Undergraduate students from the American university [Central College] are also allowed to complete internships at WMUH.

December 2011: West Middlesex was awarded full accreditation by UNICEF as a Baby Friendly hospital, the first London hospital to achieve this award. The Baby Friendly Initiative accredits maternity and community facilities which adopt internationally recognised standards of best practice.

In September 2012 the Trust concluded that it was not viable for it to apply for NHS Foundation Trust status and decided to seek a potential partner.[2] As of 1 September 2015, West Middlesex University Hospital is part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.[3]

Under the North West London strategy, Shaping a healthier future, the Trust was designated as a major hospital in 2013.

The Trust was highlighted by NHS England as having 3 of 148 reported never events in the period from April to September 2013.[4]


The hospital opened in 1894 as the Brentford Workhouse Infirmary. In about 1920 the hospital became the West Middlesex Hospital. When the original buildings were no longer suitable for the needs of the hospital, the hospital was redeveloped. Approximately half of the original site was sold, allowing refurbishment of two remaining buildings at the east of the site. The new building, constructed between 2001 and 2003, was funded by a Private Finance Initiative.

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  1. ^ [1] Imperial College website
  2. ^ "Analysed: The London FT pipeline and its hotspots". Health Service Journal. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hospitals join forces in bigger, better organisation". Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "NHS reveals 'never event' figures". Sheffield Star. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′25″N 0°19′33″W / 51.4736°N 0.3257°W / 51.4736; -0.3257