Cromwell Hospital

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Cromwell Hospital in London

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.[1]

It was announced in 2008 that the hospital had been bought by the private health and care specialist Bupa and renamed as the "Bupa Cromwell Hospital".[1]

Bupa have devoted marketing effort towards positioning the Cromwell Hospital as a health destination for patients from the Middle East.[1]

As of 2011, it is reported that almost half of the Cromwell Hospital's patients were from the Middle East.[2]

Famous patients[edit]

The former footballer and alcoholic George Best[3] spent his final days in Cromwell Hospital,[4] where he repeatedly received treatment for his medical problems, including liver transplantation.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peter Pallot (21 May 2008). "Middle East focus for Cromwell Hospital". London: Daily Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Peter Pallot (19 Aug 2011). "Expat guide to Saudi Arabia: health care". London: Daily Telegraph. 
  3. ^ "Living in the grip of alcohol". BBC News. 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Ben Fenton (26 Nov 2005). "George was just natural and very nice . . . people liked him for that'". London: Daily Telegraph. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′42″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4949°N 0.1914°W / 51.4949; -0.1914