Cromwell Hospital

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Cromwell Hospital
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Cromwell Hospital
Cromwell Hospital is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Cromwell Hospital
Shown in Kensington and Chelsea
LocationLondon, SW5
Coordinates51°29′42″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4949°N 0.1914°W / 51.4949; -0.1914Coordinates: 51°29′42″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4949°N 0.1914°W / 51.4949; -0.1914
Care systemPrivate
Founded1981; 37 years ago (1981)

The Bupa Cromwell Hospital is a private sector hospital located in the South Kensington area of London.


The hospital was established by Bank of Credit and Commerce International to provide healthcare for the Abu Dhabi royal family in April 1981. The finance for the construction of this purpose-built facility was arranged by Pakistani banker and philanthropist Agha Hasan Abedi.[1] The hospital had been bought by the private health and care specialist Bupa and renamed as the "Bupa Cromwell Hospital" in 2008.[2] Bupa have devoted marketing effort towards positioning the hospital as a health destination for patients from the Middle East.[2]

In 2011, it was reported that almost half of the hospital's patients were from the Middle East[3] and in 2015 about 40% of its earnings came from overseas patients.[4]

Famous patients[edit]

The hospital has established an international reputation for treating liver and kidney infections. In 1987, two Rover SD1s of the Metropolitan Police Service set a record by transporting a liver transplant from London Stansted Airport to the hospital, completing the 27 mile journey in under 30 minutes, to save the life of Ms Aliza Hillel in a journey subsequently nick-named the Liver Run.[5]

Patients have included:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kerry, Senator John; Brown, Senator Hank (1992). The BCCI Affair: A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations. The Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate. p. 428.
  2. ^ a b Peter Pallot (21 May 2008). "Middle East focus for Cromwell Hospital". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ Peter Pallot (19 Aug 2011). "Expat guide to Saudi Arabia: health care". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession". Financial Times. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  5. ^ "The Liver Run | UK Emergency Vehicles". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  6. ^ "Hubert Ogunde – Father of Nigerian Theatre". Life and Times News. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "M. Lockwood; British Film Actress, Star of 'Lady Vanishes'". LA Times. 17 July 1990. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ Rose, Cynthia (19 August 1997). "Nusrat's Passing Leaves Void in the Music World". Seattle Times. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Living in the grip of alcohol". BBC News. 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ Ben Fenton (26 Nov 2005). "George was just natural and very nice . . . people liked him for that'". London: Daily Telegraph.
  11. ^ "Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki dies in London hospital". Daily Nation. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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