Like the rest of the country, the Chelsea Pensioners are looking forward to the easing of lockdown restrictions starting this week. Almost all the Pensioners have now had their second vaccinations and infection rates and serious cases of Covid-19 are on the decline in the area. 

Here at the Royal Hospital, we’ve long observed the benefits that taking part in activities has on the Chelsea Pensioners. Evidence from medical professionals increasingly supports our view that having interests improves physical and mental wellbeing and combats isolation.

England’s most senior nurse has appointed the lead on health and wellbeing for Chelsea Pensioners as her advisor on improving support for care home nurses.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea have retained an overall 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission for registered services in our infirmary

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.

Royal Hospital Chelsea Matron, Susan Williams joins expert panel of judges at the 3rd Sector Care Awards 2017

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.

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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