North West London Pathology (NWLP) was formed in November 2016 as a partnership between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. NWLP is a shared services organisation that is jointly owned by the three Trusts. It is hosted by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was launched on 1 October, 2007. It is made up of five hospitals; Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea, Hammersmith, St Mary’s and the Western Eye. The Trust has established the UK’s first Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC). The AHSC aims to bring together the delivery of healthcare services, teaching and research in a partnership for the purpose of improving the health of its patients, advancing clinical teaching and scientific invention and innovation.
The Trust’s sites:
Charing Cross Hospital – an undergraduate teaching hospital and a centre for major trauma and serious illness, emergency surgery, neuroscience, vascular services and musculoskeletal services.
Hammersmith Hospital – a postgraduate teaching hospital, famous for its research, and a centre for respiratory medicine, rheumatology, cardiac sciences, gastro – intestinal disease, cancer, particularly gastrointestinal and HPB, lung and solid organ cancers, and renal medicine. It contains the largest clinical research imaging centres in Europe.
St Mary’s Hospital – in Paddington is world renowned and provides general hospital services to local communities in West London and beyond, and specialist services in paediatrics, obstetrics, infection and immunity, ophthalmology, robotic surgery and cardiology which are accessed by patients from across the nation and the world. St Mary’s is a teaching hospital for academic research and medical education.
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Maternity Hospital – a world renowned advanced obstetrics and fertility centre, women’s health and ambulatory paediatrics services.
Western Eye Hospital – is the inpatient specialist hub for ophthalmic services in West London offering the only 24 hour emergency eye care in London.
CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
In 2015, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital became a single Foundation Trust. This has helped secure the future of both major acute hospitals. They run two main hospitals:
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- West Middlesex University Hospital
With 5,000 staff caring for nearly one million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, they provide a range a specialist clinical services as well as general hospital services for people living locally, which include A&E and maternity at both hospital sites. They offer a range of community based services, including their award winning sexual health and HIV clinics across London.
THE HILLINGDON HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
The Trust has a turnover of around £222 million and employs over 3,300 staff. It delivers high quality healthcare to the residents of the London Borough of Hillingdon, and increasingly to those living in the surrounding areas of Ealing, Harrow, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, giving us a total catchment population of over 350,000 people.
Hillingdon Hospital – providing the majority of services from the Trust, Hillingdon Hospital is the only acute hospital in Hillingdon with a busy Accident and Emergency, inpatients, day surgery, and outpatient clinics. The emergency care services has recently been redesigned following the award of £12.3m funding from the Department of Health.
Mount Vernon Hospital – in co-operation with the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Mount Vernon Hospital has a modern Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. With its spacious and contemporary design, the Mount Vernon Treatment Centre constitutes a new two-storey building and the existing Princess Christian Unit. The new buildings house four stateof-the-art operating theatres to carry out elective surgery, plus outpatient services.