Lister Hospital (Chelsea)

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The former Lister Institute in about 1985. Now the private Lister Hospital in Chelsea Bridge Road, London.

The Lister Hospital is a private hospital in Chelsea, London, England, opened in 1985. It is part of the HCA International group which includes a number of other significant private hospitals in London.

Brief history[edit]

The building was established in 1891 as the British Institute of Preventative Medicine, later renamed the Jenner Institute and then, in 1903, renamed the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine in honour of the great surgeon and medical pioneer, Joseph Lister. This Grade II Listed building [1] along with an adjacent building, forms what is now the Lister Hospital.[2]

The birth of The Lister Hospital[edit]

Joseph Lister died in 1912 after a long and illustrious career, but his legacy lives on in The Lister Hospital, where we are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare available. When he died Lister was honoured with a service at Westminster Abbey. Many felt he should be buried there, but he was buried alongside his wife at Hampstead Cemetery as he had wished.

The Lister Hospital today[edit]

The Lister Hospital has always been a centre for medical innovation. It continues to attract some of the most eminent consultants in the UK because of its dedication to providing the most advanced facilities in which to practise medicine. In 2000, the hospital became part of the HCA group of six award-winning hospitals: The Harley Street Clinic, London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital and The Wellington Hospital.


  1. ^ "Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine, Westminster". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Lister Hospital history.

Coordinates: 51°29′11″N 0°09′01″W / 51.4863°N 0.1502°W / 51.4863; -0.1502