January 9, 2018
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital receives donation for new neonatal services
The Reuben Foundation has donated a transformational gift to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and its charity to establish new maternity and neonatal services.
This gift will create The Reuben Foundation Maternity Centre at the hospital. The first phase of the centre will open in autumn 2018 and will transform the existing labour and maternity wards into a world-class environment for women and their families.
The gift will also support the hospital's plans to expand and redevelop its NICU. This new facility will open in 2019 with capacity to treat 150 more babies every year in a state-of-the-art environment for families and babies born from 23 weeks.
Lesley Watts, CEO of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, says: "We are extremely grateful to the Reuben Foundation for this most generous gift. We are delivering more babies each year at our hospitals and, although our staff provide exceptional care, our current facilities urgently need improving. This wonderful donation will give us the opportunity to transform these areas into a first-class maternity centre for our mothers, babies and their loved ones."