The London Clinic

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The London Clinic
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The London Clinic
The London Clinic is located in City of Westminster
The London Clinic
Location in Westminster
Geography
LocationLondon, W1
United Kingdom
CoordinatesCoordinates: 51°31′22.7″N 0°9′1″W / 51.522972°N 0.15028°W / 51.522972; -0.15028
Organisation
Care systemPrivate
History
Founded1932; 87 years ago (1932)
Links
Websitewww.thelondonclinic.co.uk

The London Clinic is a private healthcare organisation based on the corner of Devonshire Place and Marylebone Road in central London. According to HealthInvestor, it is one of England’s largest private hospitals.[1]

History[edit]

The London Clinic was established by a group of Harley Street doctors; the building was designed by Charles Henry Biddulph-Pinchard[2] and officially opened by the Duchess of York in 1932.[3]

In 2005, The London Clinic became the first hospital in the UK to trial and offer robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System, allowing specialist consultants to perform complex procedures.[4]

The Queen opened a new cancer centre, built at a cost of £80 million, at the London Clinic in April 2010.[5]

After an inspection in December 2014 by the Food Standards Agency the organisation was given only two stars - the only hospital in London to perform so poorly[6] - but the poor standard of hygiene was addressed and, after a further inspection in June 2015, the Clinic was awarded five stars.[7]

In November 2015 it secured a £65 million revolving credit facility from HSBC which was used to increase theatre capacity, boost technology investment and renovate the radiology and intensive care facilities.[8]

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Clinic in February 2017.[9] In November 2017 the Care Quality Commission described the design of the new intensive care unit and the annual multi-faith memorial service, which contributes to end of life services, as areas of "outstanding practice".[10]

The clinic opened a specialist centre for robotic surgery in 2019.[11]

Notable patients[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The clinic has around 250 beds, around 17 theatres and an intensive care unit.[8] There are 750 members of clinical staff, and some student nurses in training.[23]

About 15% of its earnings come from overseas patients.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Reiter joins The London Clinic". HealthInvestor. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "London Clinic and Nursing Home, Marylebone Road, London: the Devonshire Place entrance hall". RIBA. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  3. ^ "The London Clinic and Nursing Home". NCBI. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ "London hospital launches specialist centre for robotic surgery". Medtech News. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Queen meets nurses at new cancer centre". Nursing Times. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Harley Street private hospital told to improve food hygiene after inspection". Evening Standard. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  7. ^ "The London Clinic awarded 5 stars by Food Standards Agency". Food Standards Agency. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b "The London Clinic secures £65m credit facility". Health Investor. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Court Circular". The Times. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  10. ^ "The London Clinic" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  11. ^ "The London Clinic launches specialist centre for robotics". Building Better Healthcare. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Major Clement Attlee (1883 - 1967), leader of the opposition, recuperates at the London Clinic after an operation". Getty Images. 19 July 1939. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  13. ^ "President Kennedy's White House Tan". JAMA Dermatology. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  14. ^ "QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, Volume 98, Issue 6, June 2005, Pages 387–402". 6 May 2005. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Menderes fit again". British Pathé. 26 February 1959. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Elizabeth Taylor leaves the London Clinic". 23 January 1963. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Princess's history of ill health". BBC. 29 March 2001. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  18. ^ "General Pinochet arrest: 20 years on, here's how it changed global justice". The Conversation. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Pinochet, the friend of Britain who ruled his country by fear". The Telegraph. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Actress Wendy Richard dies". BBC News. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  21. ^ Patrick Foster (27 February 2009). "EastEnders actress Wendy Richard dies". The Times. London. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  22. ^ "Prince Philip in hospital for operation on abdomen". BBC. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Working as a matron doesn't make my job less hands-on with patients". Guardian. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  24. ^ "Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession". Financial Times. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.

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