Portland Hospital

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The Portland Hospital
The Portland Hospital from Great Portland Street, day-time image

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, is a private hospital located on Great Portland Street, in the West End area of London, England. It belongs to the Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world.

The hospital has been the place of birth for several well-known people in Britain, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Prince Oddysseus-Kimon of Greece and Denmark, as well as children of Jennifer Saunders, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie C, Noel Gallagher, Katie Price, Gillian Anderson, Louise Burfitt-Dons, Claudia Schiffer, Emma Willis and Boris Becker. It should also be noted that it is London's only private hospital dedicated entirely to the care of women and children, and their various health conditions.

The Paediatric Unit at The Portland Hospital

The hospital occupies 3 buildings on Great Portland Street: The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, The Consulting Suite and The Maternal and Fetal Wellbeing Centre. According to its website, since the establishing of the hospital in 1983, over 32,000 babies have been born in the hospital. The children's unit offers service and conduct children up to 16 years of age from diagnosis, through to surgery and aftercare.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 51°31′22″N 0°08′37″W / 51.5227°N 0.1436°W / 51.5227; -0.1436