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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.
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TO TH E H OS PI TAL
 OUR SPECIALTIES
 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.
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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
 organisational standards.
                                                             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:
                                                                                                                          medical terms.
 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.
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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
                                                                                                                                ONCOLOGY UNIT
  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
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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
                                                                                                                             • Haematology
  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
  CLINIC
                                                               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.
MEDICAL
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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.
  IMAGING
                                                                    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
    air systems.
                                                                    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,
    cardiothoracic surgery.
                                                                    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.
MEDICAL
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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
 inpatient settings.


 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.
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CLI NICS
 London Bridge Hospital’s Outpatients Department provides
 access to experienced consultants with expertise in all
 specialties.

 Additional specialist services include:

 • Allergy
 • Breast Care
 • Cardiology
 • Central Stress Management
 • Dietitian
 • Fertility
 • Foot & Ankle
 • Gynaecology
 • Hand & Wrist
 • Neurology
 • Physiotherapy
 • Sinus
 • Syncope

 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.
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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.
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PATI ENT S
  INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS

  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: mohammed.hashem@hcahealthcare.co.uk
  surgery or treatment is required.
                                                                    Web: www.londonbridgehospital.com
  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.
                      USEFUL




London Bridge Hospital
31 Old Broad Street
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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.

  Address:
  London Bridge Hospital
  27-29 Tooley Street
  London SE1 2PR
  Email: info@lbh.hcahealthcare.co.uk
  Web: www.londonbridgehospital.com
27-29 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR   HCA International,
Tel: 020 7407 3100                     242 Marylebone,
Web: www.londonbridgehospital.com     London NW1 6JL

				
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