Illustrator Mike Payne visited the Infirmary at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning to present his latest artwork, commissioned by the son of Chelsea Pensioner Terry Chaffer.

Chelsea Pensioners, staff & volunteers at the Royal Hospital joined nurses & carers from the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary to celebrate International Nurses' Day.

Last week the Royal Hospital held a Staff Nurse Conference and was privileged to host Professor Martin Green OBE as the guest speaker for the event.

Staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea were delighted to meet James Blunt ahead of his performance for the Live at Chelsea concert series last month.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has said goodbye to its Director of Health and Wellbeing, Colonel Laura Bale, whose career at the Royal Hospital has spanned the last eight and a half years.

The Royal Hospital has received the highest rating of OUTSTANDING from the official regulator of health and social care in England.

The Chelsea Pensioners have unveiled their very own ceramic poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.
Chelsea Pensioners and staff from the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Margaret Thatcher Infirmary (MTI) celebrate the National Care Home Open Day with an ‘around the world’ tea party.

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

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