The Bupa Cromwell Hospital is a private sector hospital located in the South Kensington area of London. The hospital was founded on 29 April 1981. The Cromwell Hospital has at various times been owned by the now discredited Bank of Credit & Commerce International and the Abu Dhabi royal family.
As of 2011, it is reported that almost half of the Cromwell Hospital's patients were from the Middle East.
Musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan was admitted to Cromwell Hospital on August 11, 1997 while passing through London on the way to Los Angeles USA in order to receive a kidney transplant. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at the Cromwell Hospital on Saturday, August 16, 1997, aged 48.
Musician and playwright for Nigeria Chief Hubert Ogunde died there in the year 1990.
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