HCA Healthcare UK invests £50m in new cancer centres opening in Southwark and Chelsea.
Launch of the UK’s first integrated robotics theatre will advance high-quality cancer treatment in the capital
This week HCA Healthcare UK, part ..
For all patients coming to London Bridge Hospital on Monday 10th April there will be significant road closures in the area during the funeral of PC Keith Palmer. Please check your route before coming to the hospital.
London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has been rated outstanding by national regulators the Care Quality Commission.
From delivery of acute complex care to the provision of outpatient and diagnostic treatment, London Bridge Hospital ..
Mr Ian McDermott, Specialist Knee Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital and Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics, has been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by Vivostat for the use of biological glues in knees.
Hand injuries are not that common on the football pitch, perhaps surprisingly. Other injuries predominate and are commonly discussed. Hand injuries are more common in hockey, cricket and rugby.
When hand and wrist injuries do occur in football,..
HCA Healthcare UK’s outpatients centre in the heart of Canary Wharf has reopened this week after renovation and expansion work to better cater for local office workers. HCA Healthcare UK at Docklands, operated by London Bridge Hospital, is ..
Individuals and couples seeking fertility treatments will now benefit from services in the heart of London as The Lister Fertility Clinic, one of the largest fertility centres in the UK and part of the HCA Healthcare UK group, today moves into th..
HCA Healthcare UK, were the only UK based company to win an award, given by the International Medical Tourism Journal. An international panel of experts judged HCA according to patient satisfaction and the quality and range of services offered in..
The technology- Irreversible Electroporation- uses high-voltage electricity to ‘kill’ tumours. It is known by popular name “ Nanoknife” as it destroys tumours by creating nano pores into cell membranes which results in ca..
On Thursday 23rd June, a new clinic for lupus and Hughes Syndrome patients was opened in honour of Professor Graham Hughes, Head of The London Lupus Centre at London Bridge Hospital (part of HCA Healthcare UK).
The clinic in Madeira – name..
With forecasters predicting one of the hottest summers in the UK for 40 years, millions of men up and down the country are hitting the gym and lifting weights for a final pre-summer fitness push. New findings released earlier today by Sport Engla..
This Sunday, 8th of May is ‘world ovarian cancer day’, a campaign that aims to educate individuals about the disease. Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of women in the UK, with UK survival rates amongst the worst in ..
HCA at The Shard, a new outpatient and diagnostics centre, part of HCA Healthcare UK, surveyed 1000 of the Capital’s commuters to a find out their key health issues
The research also showed that commuters drink an average of 11-15 units o..
Many of the 38,000 participants expected to participate this year will be running their first ever marathon. To support marathon runners this year, London Bridge Hospital offers the following advice to participants:
Top tips for the final weeks
A new non-invasive treatment for heart disease is now available at London Bridge Hospital and has changed the way cardiologists are able to analyse the impact of blockages on blood flow.
CT-FFR, launched by American company HeartFlow Inc. is ..
HCA Healthcare UK has today opened its new medical outpatient centre in The Shard. HCA at the Shard offers quick, convenient and flexible access to world-class healthcare in one of the capital’s main transport hubs of London Bridge.
There is increasing interest in treatments that can reset the immune system such as Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT). The HSCT team at London Bridge Hospital are pleased to be able to offer HSCT for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoi..
Continued education of primary healthcare professionals is important not only to improve their knowledge of disease, but to help their patients understand the wide range of options for their condition.
Arthritis of the knee is no exception, and ..
Hospitality Assured is the quality standard created by the Institute of Hospitality specifically for customer facing businesses. The Hospitality Assured process encourages businesses to look at their own operation for the customer’s perspec..
Our housekeeping department has been awarded an accreditation to become a British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSs) Accredited Training Organisation. This means we can now deliver our own accredited and certified training to the Housekeeping ..
Summer ear infections can be quite common, as Prime Minister David Cameron found out last month when his holiday in Portugal was interrupted by a case of swimmer’s ear.
Our ears are an important part of our communication system and it is import..
Recent news reports that sofosbuvir, a potential cure for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), has been approved for NHS funding. The approval signifies a breakthrough for the healthcare industry and a turning point in the treatment of the HCV.
Heartburn is a very common condition, affecting one in five people every week.
An attack is often triggered by eating certain foods, particularly spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, citrus fruits, carbonated drinks or high-fat foods. Symptoms include r..
Following an inspection from the Southwark Council Environmental health officer in July, we are pleased to announce that London Bridge Hospital has been awarded a five star rating for food hygiene for the second consecutive year running. This is ..
The physical and mental health of the City of London is under acute pressure as a direct result of the working practices within the Square Mile. This is according to the latest research conducted by London Bridge Hospital, which operates three O..
Cancer scientists say they have achieved ‘spectacular’ results from trials on a new class of drugs. Immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s own immune system to attack cancerous cells, has been hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs i..
City of London Medical Centre is proud to be able to provide a range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of numerous cardiac conditions, offering appointments which are convenient for busy City professionals.
The City of London Medical Ce..
Sevenoaks Medical Centre is currently undergoing an impressive £1.4m refurbishment and expansion that will bring world-class facilities straight to the heart of the Sevenoaks community. The refurbishment will include state of the art equip..
We are pleased to announce that on 16th March 2015, London Bridge Hospital was awarded with a MacMillan accreditation!
The MacMillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) was introduced by the charity in 2009 to assess whether cancer care environments ..
A non-invasive treatment for Barrett’s oesophagus is now available at London Bridge Hospital, which is changing the way dysplasia and cancer of the oesophagus (Adenocarcinoma) is treated. This new service is being led by Dr Jason Dunn, Cons..
A good night’s sleep is essential for the maintenance of your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, with many sleep conditions leading to a vastly reduced quality of life. London Bridge Hospital has launched a dedicated Sleep Centre providi..
The Endoscopy Unit within the Day Surgery Unit at London Bridge Hospital has the capability to carry out a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures. Our facilities include the latest advances in equipment and facilities to pe..
Dr O’Brien and Professor Schilling have worked together on these procedures for many years.
They have all three areas continuously audited by auditors independent of the London AF Centre. The team reviews these results regularly and informe..
Heartburn affects up to 40 per cent of the population and has been a cause of pain and discomfort for millions, including Barack Obama, Ashlee Simpson, and Joss Stone. With this in mind, we’ve been speaking to the experts at London Bridge H..
Our Referrers Guide is designed to provide GPs with the latest information about the services available at London Bridge Hospital and provides full practice details and information on our regular referring Consultants.
The Referrers Guide also in..
With the fresh mountain air and idyllic landscape views, it could be easy to forget the dangers of the skiing as you hurtle down the piste. However, approximately 10,000 skiers and snowboarders from the UK are admitted to hospital every year with..
People diagnosed with cancer receive a wealth of support from a variety of health professionals throughout their treatment. Recent studies show that there are benefits of providing ongoing support beyond treatment, once in the recovery stage. Con..
Increased Awareness Vital for Improving Early Diagnosis Rates
The beginning of November kicks off Mouth Cancer Action Month, the charity campaign that aims to raise awareness of and save lives caused by mouth cancer. With more than 6,700 people ..
The oesophagus is the narrow tube which connects your throat and your stomach. Acid reflux into the oesophagus is found in approximately 30% of the UK population. Reflux can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, which is now the sixth most common cau..
We’re delighted to announce that HCA was awarded two top prizes at the Laing Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards last week, in recognition of our industry leading work and services.
Jasy Loyal was awarded Legal Advisor of the Year in reco..
There have been ongoing reports in the media on the Ebola virus currently impacting populations in West Africa.
There have been no reports of the virus being contracted in the UK to date. HCA International is vigilantly and stringently following ..
The London Obesity Practice at the London Bridge Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative obesity therapy aimed at patients with a BMI of 30+. The therapy focuses on healthy eating habits and portion control and consists of 2 p..
HCA, which operates 164 hospitals and 114 surgery centers in 20 states in the US and in England, and the CDC Foundation today announced a $1 million cash donation by HCA to the CDC Foundation to help support international Ebola epidemic response ..
London Bridge Hospital is delighted to have been accredited with the Investors in People Gold Award, in September 2014.
Being accredited with this award at a time of constant challenge is a big achievement and it is a clear reflection of the impo..
London Bridge Hospital is to host it’s first ever Twitter ‘Q&A,’ giving you the chance to ask questions, or for hints and tips from a specialist.
The Q&A session will be focusing on the hospital’s new antenatal and postnatal serv..
The London Bridge Hospital catering department has received a top rating for hygiene, following a recent inspection by the Environmental Health Officer.
During a routine inspection, a food safety officer inspected London Bridge Hospital to see ho..
London Bridge Hospital has excelled in a patient satisfaction review by private health insurance company BUPA, with 99% of patients describing their care as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’, the highest within the HCA group.
When asked about th..
HCA International Limited, which owns six of London’s leading independent hospitals, has won the prestigious 2014 HealthInvestor Award for ‘IT Innovator of the Year’.
The award marks the third success in as many years for HCA In..
London Bridge Hospital has raised over £400 for its charity of the year, Connect, by hosting a therapy evening for all staff.
For a small charitable donation, London Bridge Hospital employees chose from a range of relaxing complementary the..
Hughes Syndrome is an autoimmune disease which affects the blood’s ability to clot. An overactive immune system produces antiphospholipid antibodies which cause the blood to clot too quickly in both veins and arteries, anywhere in the body. The..
Known as Antiphospholipid or ‘sticky bloody’ syndrome, Hughes Syndrome is caused by an over-activity of the immune system, which affects the blood’s ability to clot. Discovered by Professor Graham Hughes just over 30 years ago, the disease ..
HCA has once again been honoured with one of the highest awards for British business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, for outstanding achievement in investment and growth of overseas business.
The company, which oper..
London Bridge Hospital is pleased to announce that it is the first of the HCA group tp implement the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. Currently being piloted with colorectal surgery patients, ERAS is an evidence-based perioperativ..
In response to the final report published today by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - formerly the Competition Commission - HCA International provided the following response:
The CMA’s proposed remedy, which ignores a number of k..
London Bridge Hospital Consultant Cardiologist Professor Richard Schilling, has been appointed as the lead for clinical cardiovascular research, at a newly proposed cardiovascular centre at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.
The new centre, set to be ..
HCA International strongly contests Competition Commission (CC) plans to force sale of London Bridge Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital, two of its world-class Hospitals, released today following their examination of the private hospitals m..
This year, London Bridge Hospital has launched two Ski Clinics. The Physiotherapy team offer a specialised Ski Prevention Clinic, putting together a ski-specific programme to get skiers and snowboarders in shape.
A Snow Sports Injury Service off..
London Bridge Hospital is proud to announce the opening of a new outpatient treatment centre in the City. The purpose-built facility at 120 Old Broad Street is London Bridge Hospital’s fifth outpatient centre, offering patients rapid access to ..
The 1st of November marks Pancreatic Cancer Action Day, the official start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting over 8,000 people in the UK each year, Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest incident-to-mortality rates of any disease,..
Prostate cancer is now the most common form of cancer for men in the UK, with over 40,000 men diagnosed every year. Unlike many other cancers, prostate cancer is slow growing, in fact most men will have evidence of prostate cancer by the time the..
The dedicated GP Liaison team consistently liaise with consultants, secretaries, health professionals and patients alike to provide a bespoke service, organising timely, convenient consultant appointments at London Bridge Hospital and its satelli..
October 14th marks the start of National Cholesterol Week, a nationwide initiative that aims to raise awareness of both the causes and effects of high cholesterol. In the UK, three in every five people are affected by high cholesterol, a worrying..
The Competition Commission has been found to have unfairly blocked private hospital groups from defending themselves. Yesterday (Wednesday 2 Oct, 2013) a Competition Appeals Tribunal hearing, upheld a complaint by BMI Healthcare backed by HCA and..
October welcomes the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual initiative dedicated to raising awareness for the symptoms of breast cancer, encouraging women to regularly check their own breasts for abnormalities and empowering them to..
Diabetes is a condition that affects over 3 million people in the UK and is caused when the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin to help glucose enter the body’s cells, or the insulin produced doesn’t work correctly. N..
The Physiotherapy department treat multiple conditions and injuries ranging from ACL reconstruction and highly complex spinal surgery, to a common sprained ankle and work-related aches and pains
Commenting on the gym’s upgrade, Shalini Clark, P..
31 Old Broad Street, London Bridge Hospital’s satellite centre in the heart of the City, is proud to offer the latest in MRI technology, with the introduction of the NEW Siemens 3 Tesla (3T) Magnetom Skyra Scanner - providing patients with ..
Spacious and modern in design, the new Cancer Treatment Suite offers state-of-the-art technology, providing the very best chemotherapy and related treatments such as hormonal therapy, biological therapies and immunotherapy. 12 individual pods, fi..
On 10 May 2013, the Secretary of State for Health gave permission to the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), of which this hospital is a member, to conduct a pilot exercise to evaluate the potential benefits of linking records of priva..
The Competition Commission (CC) today (28th August 2013) published a series of Provisional Findings and Possible Remedies on the private healthcare market. Overall, HCA welcomes transparency in consultant incentives and provision of comparable qu..
Sarah Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of HCA NHS Ventures, received the award at Wednesday evening’s prestigious Grosvenor House ceremony in London, from writer and BBC broadcaster, Andrew Neil.
HCA NHS Ventures won the award for the divisi..
The Ethisphere Institute, the New York based international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility and anti-corruption, has voted HCA as one of the world&..
This innovative test shows an index of inflammatory changes in the blood vessels, which have been strongly linked to cardiovascular disease. The end results clearly and concisely display information on whether the patient is at low, medium or hig..
London Bridge Hospital today announces the launch of London Bridge Orthopaedics. Offering rapid assessment, specialist consulting and treatment for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, the centre is led by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr J..
HCA International Limited, which owns London’s six leading private hospitals, has won the prestigious 2012 Laing & Buisson, ‘Laing’s Healthcare 20’ award – the second major award for the group in four months.
Dr Jonathan Rees, a leading Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician, put his expertise to good use this summer as part of the medical team charged with looking after the Olympic and Paralympic athletes. He is one of the many consultants at..
Iris Scanning now available at London Bridge Hospital
To make identification quicker and easier when you start your journey with London Bridge Hospital we have now introduced iris scanning when you register for your initial appointment.
The safety and comfort of our patients is HCA’s primary concern.
You may have recently read about the advice to patients who have received metal-on-metal hip replacements regarding regular monitoring, irrespective of being symptomatic.
HCA International Limited has appointed John Bugos as its new Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1st July.
John Bugos, who is 48 and currently Director of Strategy and Planning at HCA International, will succeed Jim Petkas who is retiring a..
HCA wins HealthInvestor Award for Private Hospital Group
of the Year 2012
HCA International Limited, which owns London’s six leading independent hospitals, has won the prestigious 2012 HealthInvestor Award for ‘Private Hospital Gr..
Members of staff from London Bridge Hospital took part in a charity pub quiz to raise money for Connect, a local charity who work with people with aphasia. Participants from London Bridge Hospital and Connect formed 11 teams and competed to be cr..
London Bridge Hospital has developed a special iPhone app for patients, GPs and cross-referring Consultants, which helps them quickly choose a specialist and book an appointment for a consultation, diagnostic services, or for treatment.
The app p..
London Bridge Hospital has opened its new and expanded Critical Care Unit. The new unit now has 18 beds, of which 10 are in single rooms. This makes the hospital the largest private critical care provider between the South bank of The Thames and ..
London – 1 March 2012: The safety and comfort of our patients is our primary concern. The latest advice from the expert advisory group set up by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to supervise the ongoing care ..
The new £1.2 million laboratory is now being used to image any part of the body and supports the integration of interventional and surgical teams to perform some of the most complex procedures available today. It is designed for TAVI, Endov..
Period: January to December 2011
We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient’s time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results..
An independent audit of patient satisfaction for HCA’s six leading London hospitals has shown record high levels of approval during the past year.
Across the group, 99.1% of patients said they rated the overall quality of care as good or b..
Kurt Thomson, one of London Bridge Hospital’s Radiographers recently organised a charity event to help raise money for the Phaya Thai Babies Home in Bangkok. Kurt will be travelling to Thailand to volunteer at the orphanage, which was affec..
Staff members from London Bridge Hospital visited local pub, The Ship, to take part in a quiz to raise money for Connect, a charity that works with people with aphasia. Participants from London Bridge Hospital and Connect formed eight teams and c..
A team of specialists at London Bridge Hospital have become the first in the UK to offer a new test to identify patients at risk of complications following heart surgery.
More than 120,000 people undergo coronary artery procedures each year inclu..
Former breast cancer patients at London Bridge Hospital, known as the “Pink Buddies” are organising a charity lunch to raise vital funds for younger women diagnosed with the disease.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer amongst youn..
Instead of leaving ribs to heal themselves, the Synthes Rib Matrix procedure consists of tailor-made metal plates being pinned to broken bones, to speed up the healing process and alleviate pain. This technology is used to stabilise the rib fract..
At London Bridge Hospital we provide a wide range of diagnostics and treatments for cardiac patients. Our cardiac services are recognised nationally and internationally for clinical expertise, rapid assessment and customised care, incorporating v..
London’s leading hospital group is judged the UK’s leading non NHS healthcare employer
HCA International, which owns London’s six leading private hospitals, has won two national ‘Top Employers in Healthcare’ awards i..
Former breast cancer patients at London Bridge Hospital, known as the “Pink Buddies” are organising a charity ball to raise vital funds for younger women diagnosed with the disease.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer amongst young..
HCA’s six leading independent hospitals in central London have all been awarded the top five star status for cleanliness and safety in the first UK survey by the revolutionary electronic Quality Inspection Tool, e-QIT.
The hospitals, The We..
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a new procedure that has been introduced at London Bridge Hospital which can be used as an alternative to standard surgical aortic valve replacement. The procedure is performed on the beating hea..
HCA International, which owns London’s six leading private hospitals (including the London Bridge Hospital), has won four major awards at the annual Laing and Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards on Tuesday 22nd September 2009.
Perfusionists at London Bridge Hospital have succeeded in reducing the number of blood transfusions during operations by recovering and recycling patient’s own blood.
Chief Perfusionist Alan Rayner and his team have combined a range of spec..