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Registered Office 4 Connaught Place London W22ET
A WA R M W E L C O M E
London Bridge Hospital is committed to excellence and quality and
has an established international reputation for offering the very best
in private healthcare.
We provide the highest standard of clinical skills and nursing care across an
extensive range of specialties and attract world-class doctors and surgeons from
the leading London teaching hospitals.
Occupying a commanding position overlooking the River Thames and the City,
the hospital offers a convenient central London location for patients and their
visitors and is one of the largest private hospitals in the UK.
Delivering a wide-ranging array of medical services, we offer inpatient,
outpatient and day case treatment in the finest surroundings. What’s more, these
services can be provided as part of your own private health insurance scheme or
purchased individually whenever you need them.
We believe that paying close attention to the comfort of our patients helps their
recovery. The hospital caters for individual tastes and requirements to ensure
that patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during their stay.
Please take the time to read through this brochure and find out more about
our facilities and the extensive range of medical specialties available to you.
Please contact our Marketing Team if you require any further information.
INT R O DUCT IO N
O F F E R I N G T H E B E S T I N P R I VAT E H E A LT H CA R E
TO TH E H OS PI TAL
London Bridge Hospital offers a wide range of medical, interventional and diagnostic specialties. These include, but are not limited to:
Anaesthetics • Proctoscopy • Dental Radiology Orthopaedic Surgery
Breast Surgery • Sigmoidoscopy • Mammography Outpatient Department
• Breast Services General Medicine • MRI Pain Management
• One Stop Breast Clinic • HIV • Nuclear Medicine Plastic Surgery
• Specialist Breast Nurse General Surgery • Radiology • Gender Reassignment Surgery
Central Stress Management • Laproscopic Surgery • Ultrasound Pathology
Critical Care Unit Genito Urinary Medicine/Sexual Health International Service Pharmacy
• Intensive Care Gynaecology Liver Physiotherapy
• High Dependency Haematology & Pathology • Fibroscan Podiatry
Dermatology • Blood Disorders • Hepatology Renal
Dietetic Services • Cellular Pathology • Liver Surgery • Renal Medicine Dialysis
Endocrinology • Stem Cell Transplant • Hepatobiliary Liver Surgery • Renal Transplantation
• Endocrine Surgery Heart & Lung Lupus Rheumatology
• Endocrine Conditions • Cardiology Neurology Sports Medicine
(Diabetes, Thyroid) • Angiography • Neurophysiology Theatres
ENT • Cardiothoracic Surgery • Neuroradiology Urology
• ENT Surgery • Clinical Genetics • Neurosurgery • Bladder Reconstruction
Gastroenterology • Respiratory/Chest Occupational Health Medicine • Blue Light Cystoscopy
• Barium Studies • Thoracic Surgery Oncology • Brachytherapy
• Bowel Cancer Screening Imaging Services • Chemotherapy • GreenLight Laser
• Colorectal Surgery • CT Scanning • Palliative Care Vascular Surgery
• Gastroenterology/Endoscopy • Dexa Scanner Oral Maxillofacial Surgery • Laser Therapy EVLT
NB We do not treat patients under 16 years of age.
C O M M I T T E D T O T H E W E L L B E I N G O F O U R PAT I E N T S
S TAN DARD O F CA R E
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMFORT DURING YOUR STAY OVERNIGHT
London Bridge Hospital is committed to the highest Naturally, we are committed to the wellbeing and care Our appointed single rooms include air-conditioning,
standards and is supported by a comprehensive quality of our patients. We will strive to make any stay, however en suite bathroom and shower, with many overlooking
assurance programme. The professional standards long, relaxing and comfortable. the River Thames. Each bedroom has TV, satellite
maintained within the organisation are monitored channels, a free premium movie service and Nurse Call
You’ll be cared for by a friendly and professional team
through rigorous annual external audit. System. We can arrange daily newspapers, magazines
including your consultant, specialist nurses and our
and a number of other services including an Internet
London Bridge Hospital is regulated and inspected by resident medical officer who is available 24 hours a day.
facility and refrigerator.
the Healthcare Commission (HCC) and accredited
by CHKS. CHKS is a quality management process DAY CASE – what to expect during your stay Our chef provides a different menu each day of the
enabling healthcare organisations to examine themselves Waiting time: week and caters for special diets while our dietitian
critically against a nationally recognised framework of will recommend the dishes that are most appropriate.
Although you will have been given a provisional time for
surgery, the order of the operating list is not confirmed Visitors are welcome to join patients for meals in their
The hospital has also achieved Investor in People status, by the surgeon until the day of admission. On the day of room and in our Riverside Restaurant in the main
an internationally recognised standard for the training your procedure, you should expect to spend a minimum building. We have significant experience in meeting
and development of staff, and Clinical Pathology of 4-5 hours with us. the cultural needs of patients from many countries and
Accreditation (CPA) for our pathology facilities. provide interpreters who understand and can explain
Privacy and single-sex accommodation:
London Bridge Hospital was the first independent In the Day Surgery Unit, all rooms accommodate two to
hospital to submit cardiac surgery data to the Society four patients and are single-sexed. The beds are separated Visiting times are flexible, with family and friends
of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland by curtains to provide some privacy. If you would like welcome at any time up to 10.30pm.
database. London Bridge Hospital has an extremely to discuss your treatment in a more private place please
low infection rate. ask the nurse assigned to you. Please do not hesitate to
contact us if you have any questions that you wish to
discuss with a nurse prior to your admission. The nurses
can be contacted on 020 7234 2581.
A M U LT I - D I S C I P L I N A R Y A P P R O A C H T O CA R I N G F O R PAT I E N T S
S E RVI CE S
All our units and teams work closely together to offer London Bridge Hospital has some of the most to help ensure a positive effect on a patient's nutritional
a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients. comprehensive acute clinical facilities available status, aid the recovery process, control symptoms and
privately in the UK. Our eight ITU beds and four improve wellbeing. Goals or care plans for nutritional or
CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIOTHORACIC UNITS HDU beds support major surgical procedures using dietetic treatment will be realistic and agreed with the
Our Cardiothoracic and Cardiology Units are first state-of-the-art equipment and top consultants from patient or their carers. We work co-operatively with other
class facilities staffed by a holistic team comprising London teaching hospitals. Acute clinical care is delivered members of the multi-disciplinary team to integrate the
of cardiothoracic and cardiology nurses, cardiac by highly qualified senior medical personnel, available at patients' nutritional treatment into their overall care. For
technicians, a dietitian, physiotherapists and pharmacists. all times, including overnight and at weekends. further information please call the Dietetic Department
on 020 7234 2359.
The Cardiothoracic Unit is also supported by the
DAY CARE UNIT
Critical Care Resident Medical Officer who provides
Our Day Care Unit is situated within the main building ENDOSCOPY SUITE
24-hour cover and our consultants are from the leading
and St Olaf House giving us flexibility to care for a wide The Endoscopy Suite is also situated within the Day
centres in London, including Guy’s and St Thomas’
range of specialties. Our team is highly rated by our Surgery Unit. It is a state-of-the-art facility which is used
and King’s College Hospitals.
patients and consultants for its commitment to efficient, for both diagnostic and therapeutic Gastro Intestinal
The Specialist Cardiology Unit, one of the largest facilities professional and excellent care. The unit is comprised of Endoscopies plus Bronchoscopies. With consultants who
in the UK, provides innovative services and enables an operating theatre capable of delivering procedures on are experts in their field, we provide care of the highest
us to offer all traditional cardiology procedures and, an extensive scale including complex surgery. The ward quality.
additionally, ablation for atrial fibrillation and other area has recently been refurbished and has a shared area.
In addition to standard endoscopic procedures we are
arrhythmias, and cardiac resynchronisation therapy for This allows us to be both efficient in delivering care to
able to offer additional diagnostic services such as
heart failure. you, and also means we are able to monitor you closely
Bravo, Conventional and High Resolution Oesophageal
following your procedure.
Manometry and Video Capsule Endoscopy.
CRITICAL CARE UNIT
London Bridge Hospital delivers a full range of tertiary DIETETICS
care for patients. Our highly specialised Critical Care London Bridge Hospital has a committed team of
Situated in comfortable surroundings our Oncology
Unit allows us to achieve an unrivalled level of acute highly skilled state registered dietitians. We provide a
Unit provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and
care and support for medical patients, complex surgical comprehensive assessment in order to establish nutritional
day case services. The Unit specialises in medical
cases and multi organ failure. needs and to recommend appropriate nutritional
and surgical oncology, particularly breast and
treatment. We evaluate and monitor dietetic intervention
WO R L D - C L A S S D O C TO R S A N D S U R G E O N S
S E RVI CE S
maxillo-facial, diagnostic and interventional radiology In addition to our inpatient physiotherapy services, emergency on-call service to cover acute dialysis in the
and our nurses are specially trained to care for cancer the City Sports Clinic is based at both London Bridge Intensive Care Unit.
patients. Hospital within the Physiotherapy Department and also
London Bridge Hospital also offers dialysis and
located off site at 37º, a nearby fitness centre, providing
Patients requiring day case chemotherapy are cared for treatment for a variety of conditions to overseas patients
holistic treatment through Physio-led sessions. We
in the Chemotherapy Day Unit, which also has two fully coming to London on holiday or business, including
provide a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of
equipped consulting rooms for outpatients. As part of major surgery or transplantation.
the problem, followed by a course of treatment tailored
our holistic caring approach, we have a full range of
to your specific needs.
traditional services and complementary therapies. THE LONDON LUPUS CENTRE
At the same time, we’ll work with you to design a London Bridge Hospital Lupus Centre, which is located
PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT programme of home exercise to ensure your continued in St Olaf House, has eight consultants and state-of-the-
The on-site laboratory, complete with cutting edge recovery. For further information regarding the London art facilities. Professor Graham Hughes, the UK’s leading
instrumentation and computerisation, provides blood Bridge Hospital Physiotherapy Service, please call the Lupus consultant, founded the St Thomas’ Lupus Trust
tranfusions and a range of testing facilities, including Physiotherapy Department on 020 7234 2500. and the Hughes Syndrome Foundation and is Head of
biochemistry and haematology. City Sports Clinic, 37º, 2b More London Riverside, this specialist unit.
London SE1 2AP The unit was established specifically to accommodate
PHARMACY DEPARTMENT Lupus patients in a friendly reassuring environment
The department provides a pharmaceutical service to RENAL UNIT and provide the very best treatment including:
patients, nurses and consultants, including inpatient Our Renal Unit provides facilities for treating patients
prescriptions, private outpatient prescriptions, cytotoxic with general nephrological conditions, in addition to
reconstitution and discharge medication counselling. • Pathology Services
patients with acute and chronic renal failure and end
stage renal failure requiring access surgery. • Counselling Services
PHYSIOTHERAPY AND THE CITY SPORTS • Inpatient Facilities
The Haemodialysis Unit is led by a full-time renal
physician, who is supported by visiting renal physicians A research facility has been established and work is
London Bridge Hospital has a committed team of and a fully trained nursing team. In addition to providing ongoing to find a cure for this rare condition and to
highly experienced Chartered and State Registered facilities for patients with chronic conditions requiring discover ways of making Lupus sufferers more
Physiotherapists with a wide range of specialist skills. emergency treatment, the unit runs an out-of-hours comfortable.
H I G H E S T S TA N DA R D S – S TAT E - O F - T H E - A R T E Q U I P M E N T
T E CH N O L OG Y
Our consultants are supported by a clinical and GREENLIGHT LASER
technological environment of the highest standard. London Bridge Hospital is the first private hospital in the
Our continuous investment programme ensures that the UK equipped with the GreenLight HPS (High Performance
hospital is always fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. System), the latest technology for benign swelling of the
prostate and to relieve the obstruction of a prostate cancer.
A new technique introduced in 2002, the GreenLight laser
Our Imaging Department provides a wide range of diagnostic
procedure is non-invasive and involves a telescope being
services to help determine the best possible treatment options,
passed into the bladder for examination. Following this, the
such as MRI (including three 1.5 Magnets and a dedicated
obstructing prostate tissue is vaporised using high-powered
Extremity Magnet), Digital Mammography, 64 Slice CT
laser relieving the obstacle responsible for urinary problems.
Scanning, Bone Densitometry and Nuclear Medicine.
The benefits include reduced bleeding, hospital stay and
THEATRE FACILITIES recovery time and minimal side effects.
• Three theatres are equipped with Laminar Ultra-Clean
BLUE LIGHT CYSTOSCOPY
A technique that dramatically improves the ability to see
• Two theatres are fully equipped to carry out adult
bladder tumours, allowing more complete surgical treatment,
with the consequence possibly a lower recurrence rate of
• Two theatres are fully equipped to carry out adult bladder cancer. Blue Light Cystoscopy has the additional
orthopaedic implant surgery. benefit of no side effects.
• Theatres are equipped to carry out minimally invasive
urological, thoracic and general surgery.
• Theatres have the facilities to carry out Holmium
Laser urological procedures.
H I G H E S T S TA N DA R D S – S TAT E - O F - T H E - A R T E Q U I P M E N T
T ECHNO L O G Y
LIVING DONOR LIVER TRANSPLANTATION VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY
The London Bridge Liver Transplantation/Hepatology The patient swallows a small capsule, usually after an
programme offers a breadth of expertise unrivalled in its field. overnight fast. This capsule consists of a camera, a light
Comprised of Clinicians from the Institute of Liver Studies, source and a wireless circuit for the acquisition and
King's College Hospital, London, the team offers a portfolio of transmission of signals. As the capsule moves through
excellence in Liver Transplantation, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary the gastrointestinal tract, images are transmitted to a data
Surgery and Hepatology. The team has unique experience recorder, worn on a belt outside the body. This data is
in all modalities of liver transplantation, including living transferred to a computer for interpretation. The capsule
donor liver transplantation. The aim of the group is to provide is then passed in the patient’s stool and not used again.
a comprehensive clinical programme with an integrated
investigation and treatment service for all types of acute For more details on any of these services contact the
and chronic liver disease. Routine and emergency cases are Marketing Department on 020 7234 2479/2738.
accepted to the core services of liver transplantation, liver
intensive care and general hepatology in outpatient and
24-HOUR REMOTE TAPE
Our new 24-hour remote ECG monitoring system provides
a rapid, accurate diagnosis allowing fast-track delivery of
optimal patient treatment.
A discrete patient monitor captures ECG data over a 24-hour
period and enables the GP to send the report electronically
to us for reporting. We are able to report on the data
immediately and the results are returned within 24 hours.
C O N V E N I E N T A N D A C C E S S I B L E S E R V I C E S – F R O M O N E L O CAT I O N
London Bridge Hospital’s Outpatients Department provides
access to experienced consultants with expertise in all
Additional specialist services include:
• Breast Care
• Central Stress Management
• Foot & Ankle
• Hand & Wrist
Our facilities allow us to give advice, diagnosis and treatment
within many specialties, extremely quickly. With extended
outpatient hours, from 8am to 8pm, our aim is to offer a
professional service, which is both convenient and accessible
from one location.
‘ O N E - S T O P ’ C L I N I C S I N C O N V E N I E N T C I T Y L O CAT I O N S
L O CATI O N S
MAIN HOSPITAL DOCKLANDS HEALTHCARE
London Bridge Hospital overlooks the River Thames and Docklands Healthcare, located at Canary Wharf,
Tower Bridge and is within easy reach of the City and offers diagnostic services under the same roof as
south-eastern counties. With over one hundred en suite, dental and GP facilities.
air-conditioned rooms, we aim to make your stay as pleasant
MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray and Mammography facilities
and as comfortable as possible, and we are always happy
are available on site together with full supporting
to discuss any individual requirements that you may have.
consultancy services, at a convenient location for
London Bridge Hospital has two satellite centres. These people working within the Canary Wharf area.
specialist 'one-stop' clincs provide easily accessible and
friendly outpatient and diagnostic services.
31 OLD BROAD STREET
31 Old Broad Street is a unique private medical centre
developed and supported by London Bridge Hospital,
offering a complete range of outpatient diagnostic and
treatment services in a highly convenient location for
anyone working within the City of London.
The diagnostic facilities are extensive, with MRI, X-ray,
Mammography, Bone Densitometry and MRI Extremity
Scanner, Ultrasound, Pathology and Cytology all available
on site. The central location enables busy City professionals
to see a consultant and undergo any required investigations
with minimal disruption to their work schedules.
INT ER NAT IO NAL
M E E T I N G T H E C U LT U R A L N E E D S O F PAT I E N T S
PATI ENT S
Our International Team takes pride in looking after For more information about London Bridge Hospital’s
overseas patients and their relatives, making them International Services, contact our International Patient
feel at home. Manager, Mohammed Hashem on:
The service begins from the moment a medical report
Tel: +44 (0)20 7234 2459
is received and passed to the appropriate specialist
for a medical opinion. This gives both the patient Fax: +44 (0)20 7234 2023
and, if applicable, the sponsor an opinion of what Email: email@example.com
surgery or treatment is required.
If the patient decides to come to London for treatment,
the International Team will make all the necessary
arrangements for the patient and their relatives,
including accommodation, consultation and/or
admission, and transportation (ambulance or air
ambulance as required).
Once a patient has been welcomed to the hospital,
a full range of services is provided, including translations
and all daily requirements during their stay.
London Bridge Hospital
31 Old Broad Street
M E D I CA L E X C E L L E N C E – H I G H Q U A L I T Y CA R E
I N F OR M ATI ON
GETTING IN TOUCH PAYMENT OPTIONS London Bridge Hospital has agreements covering most
Admissions information: For details about our London Bridge Hospital welcomes clients who are self UK medical insurance schemes.
administration procedures, advice or information paying or sponsored by their company, organisation or Our pre-admission confirmation makes sure that the
regarding admission, please call the Patient Liaison embassy, as well as patients with private medical cover whole process is smooth and simple. We will tell you
Department: 020 7234 2942/43. from all major insurance companies. precisely what is included and what costs may be
additional to your cover. Paperwork and administration
Outpatient consultations: Appointments can be made via We provide a range of fixed price packages for a wide
are reduced due to our direct electronic links with the
your consultant’s private secretary. Alternatively, please variety of treatments and will be happy to provide a
major medical insurers.
contact our Outpatients Department: 020 7234 2107. quotation. This means that from the outset, our patients
know what their hospital costs will be, thus avoiding Patients should always check with their insurance company
Further assistance: For help with locating a consultant any unexpected or unpleasant surprises later on. before embarking on any form of medical treatment.
or making an appointment, please contact GP Liaison:
020 7234 2009.
More details on our services: For further information
on the full range of services provided at London Bridge
Hospital, please call our Marketing Department:
020 7234 2738.
Self Pay: For further information for self paying patients,
please call: 020 7234 2948.
London Bridge Hospital
27-29 Tooley Street
London SE1 2PR
27-29 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR HCA International,
Tel: 020 7407 3100 242 Marylebone,
Web: www.londonbridgehospital.com London NW1 6JL