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Great Ormond

Life IN london 

About the Trust  

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital trusts in the UK. With a staff of more than 6000 people the Trust provides care through two main hospital sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital and across 12 community-based clinics within North West London. Together they provide outstanding care to a community of over 1.5 million people.


The Trust has the second largest maternity service in England, delivering over 11,000 babies each year. Specialist care includes the world-renowned burns service, which is the leading centre in London and the South East. The Trust also runs Chelsea Children's Hospital with paediatric inpatient and outpatient services and also has specialist HIV and award winning sexual health care services.


The Trust aspires to provide locally based and accessible services enhanced by world class clinical expertise. The Trust's excellent financial and operational performance means they can simultaneously achieve their financial plan while continuing to be one of the best performers against the national standards for accident and emergency (A&E) and cancer related diseases.


Why Chelsea and Westminster?


The Trust has been recognised independently as an employer of choice - named Best Employer for Carers and also ranked among the top 30 employers for working families in the UK in the Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2011 and named as finalists in the 'Website' and 'Internal Communications' categories of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards 2012.




London's public transport is considered as one of the best systems in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. There’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.

The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network can get you to most places in the center of the city quickly.

The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world.


Food & Drinks


The traditional food in London is renowned for being delicious with a wide variety of choices. The City has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that serve a mix of cuisines ranging from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian Kebabs, Chinese dishes and even Japanese Sushi.

Fish and chips are a delicious iconic dish, that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London dishes. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course however, you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.

The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it throughout the day.


London is welcoming of everyone and anyone. It represents the cosmopolitan world. The 'Big Smoke' as it is referred to is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages. British people are renowned for being polite and hospitable. The British people are especially polite and helpful, so don't be shocked if you hear a few too many 'Thank you', 'Please' and 'Sorry'.

London is one of the world’s most visited cities. The city has something for everyone. From history, and culture, to great food and exceedingly good times. London has a rich history of about 2000 years. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. Such diversity, makes London among the world’s most international cities.

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