It was an exciting day for the Royal Hospital Chelsea as Prince Charles and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher came to open their new building – The Thatcher Infirmary. The Prince and Baroness Thatcher greeted the Royal Hospital’s famous residents – the Chelsea pensioners.

In addition to supporting the pensioners who currently reside here, the Royal Hospital is  in talks with the Ministry of Defense to use the new Infirmary to provide care for service personnel injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

IAHSA will be hosting a facility tour to the Royal Hospital Chelsea during the 8th International Conference. We will also be conducting a post occupancy evaluation of the building with findings presented in session 15-B. For more information on the conference please visit