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The Friends Patient Support Project
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust

Additional support services

Are you, a friend or relative coming to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for an appointment or as an inpatient?


If so, the Friends of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital can offer additional support during your visit or stay through one or more of our additional support services:

Here to Help – Helping patients, relatives and visitors to find their way around the Hospital.

Visiting Service – Spending time visiting lonely or vulnerable patients to help reduce social isolation.

Meal Assistance – Offering support during mealtimes to elderly and vulnerable patients.

TimeOut – Taking patients outside the wards on a regular basis to give them a break from the clinical environment.

By Your Side – Providing assistance and support to patients coming to outpatient appointments on their own.


Our dedicated team of volunteers are here to make our patients' stays or visits less stressful and as pleasant as possible.

How to request a support service


You can request our support services in one of the following ways:

1. Via our website. Click here to visit the request form.
2. Call the office on 020 3315 6864 and leave a message including your full name and telephone number and we will call you back.


Become a Friends Patient Support volunteer

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply to be one of our Patient Support Volunteers as everyone has something different to offer, retired people are very welcome.


The only things we require are:

- Volunteers must be warm, caring, outgoing and friendly and willing to give up their time to help others

- Volunteers must be able to commit to a few hours, between 9am to 5pm on a weekly basis, for at least 1 year.


If you would like more information or would like to request an Enquiry Form then please contact us via email:


Finding Us

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH