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West Middlesex University Hospital

West Middlesex University Hospital (WMUH) is an acute NHS hospital in Isleworth, west London, operated by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It is a teaching hospital of Imperial College School of Medicine and a designated academic health science partner (Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Partnership.[1]).

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
Lists Hospitals in England

West Middlesex University Hospital serves patients in the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames and Ealing. The hospital has over 400 beds and provides a full range of clinical services including Accident and Emergency, Acute Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Surgery and Maternity.

In December 2011, West Middlesex University Hospital 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 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. 

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