Portland Hospital

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Portland Hospital
Hospital Corporation of America
The Portland Hospital from Great Portland Street in London, June 2013 (2).jpg
Portland Hospital from Great Portland Street
Portland Hospital is located in City of Westminster
Portland Hospital
Shown in Westminster
LocationWest End, London, England
Coordinates51°31′22″N 0°08′37″W / 51.5227°N 0.1436°W / 51.5227; -0.1436Coordinates: 51°31′22″N 0°08′37″W / 51.5227°N 0.1436°W / 51.5227; -0.1436
Care systemHospital Corporation of America
Founded1983 (1983)

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children is a private maternity hospital on Great Portland Street, London, England, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America.


Statue by David Norris outside the Portland Hospital

The Portland was conceived by Barry Lewis, a paediatrician, who perceived the need for London to have a private hospital devoted entirely to women and children: it opened in 1983.[1] It markets its services on an international basis and in 2015 about 25% of its earnings came from overseas patients.[2]

Notable patients[edit]

Relatives of the British Royal Family who have given birth in the hospital have included Sarah, Duchess of York,[3] Lady Sarah Chatto[4] and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon.[5] Other celebrity mothers have included Victoria Beckham,[4] Lady Helen Taylor,[4] Anneka Rice,[4] Jerry Hall,[4] Jemima Goldsmith,[4] Pamela Stephenson,[4] Rachel Hunter,[4] Mel B,[4] Benazir Bhutto,[4] Trudie Styler,[4] Patsy Kensit,[4] Victoria Wood[4] and Julie Walters.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marcus Setchell, Founder of The Portland Hospital". The Portland Hospital. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession". Financial Times. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ "New Princess". Getty Images. 30 March 1990. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "The Portland: The A-list's choice". Evening Standard. 5 April 2002. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Who is Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones?". Royal Central. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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