Thursday, 16 September 2010

Major milestone in Hammersmith Hospital building marked

Imperial College celebrated a major milestone in the building work on the Hammersmith Hospital site in East Acton on tuesday. The new development will be a flagship building for the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), the College’s partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

What does all this mean for patients? It means that the centre will expand its award winning research programme and that local patients will benefit from the early translation of the fruits of that work into actual patient care.

I have reason to be personally grateful for living close to this superb hospital in the past as we became users of their first class maternity services. I don't think we really appreciate just how lucky we are to have this on our doorstep - and this new development promises many more years of cutting edge medical care for local residents.  Have a look at the ceremony below - love the pagan yew tree in concrete motif!


  1. Is the maternity unit part of Queen Charlotte's? We've just has our 12-week scan there and were quite impressed. Has anyone else got experience of Queen Charlotte's?

  2. it is indeed and yes we do - excellent staff and if yuo can use the birthing centre. You even get views of Wormwood Scrubs over the walls!

  3. That's good to know, thank you!

  4. It is a superb hospital. It's a pity though that London Underground reneged on their promise to build a new station opposite, shortly after a former Chief Executive joined the Trust, funnily enough from - you guessed it, London Underground.