The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Patricia Ekechi, was given a guided tour Chase Farm Hospital (CFH) as well an introduction to plans to replace the existing buildings with a brand new hospital last week.

On Thursday 29 October the Upper Edmonton ward member visited the CFH redevelopment hub to discuss the redevelopment plans with Fiona Jackson, hospital director, before visiting patients and staff in the older persons' assessment unit, elderly care wards and urgent care centre.

Councillor Ekechi was particularly interested in dementia care at CFH, having devoted her Mayor’s Charity Fund to various charities aimed at helping people living with the condition. 

She said: “It was good to see that all the patients in the wards I visited seemed very happy and the staff here are very friendly. Dementia is my chosen cause and I’m quite happy with what I have seen.”

Fiona said: “It was a real honour to have the Mayor here. This was a chance to not only talk through our exciting plans for the new hospital, but also to show off the world class care our staff are providing right now.


Image: Councillor Ekechi with Matilda Bruce-Acolatse, senior sister and older people's assessment unit manager

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare. 

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.