At the Royal Hospital Chelsea, we believe in positive active ageing.

This means we want to enable and support our Pensioners to continue to enjoy and participate in activities and life in a meaningful way. In order to do that we provide a range of care support services from our team of professionals and ex-military staff.

This includes social care, rehabilitation, medical and nursing services along with the important role of our Captains of Companies who have an oversight of the welfare of Pensioners.

As a registered care home with nursing, domiciliary care service and independent GP practice, the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and required to demonstrate compliance with their fundamental standards. Our latest inspection report can be found here.

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Chelsea Pensioner, John Riley (86) on combatting loneliness

According to Government figures, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. John experienced intense loneliness when his wife passed away and tells us how he learnt to overcome his feelings of social isolation. 

Catherine of Braganza - Friends' Lecture
Event Spotlight: Catherine of Braganza Lecture

Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea were joined by members of the Anglo-Portuguese Society for a fascinating lecture on Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who became wife of King Charles II and Queen of England.

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