The Princess Grace Hospital

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The Princess Grace Hospital
Hospital Corporation of America
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The Princess Grace Hospital
The Princess Grace Hospital is located in City of Westminster
The Princess Grace Hospital
Location in Westminster
LocationMarylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′21″N 0°9′11″W / 51.52250°N 0.15306°W / 51.52250; -0.15306Coordinates: 51°31′21″N 0°9′11″W / 51.52250°N 0.15306°W / 51.52250; -0.15306
Care systemHospital Corporation of America

The Princess Grace Hospital is an acute private hospital based in Marylebone, London and is part of the international division of HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), which is the world's largest private healthcare company.[1]


The Princess Grace Hospital was designed by Richard Seifert and opened by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1977.[2] The intensive care unit was opened by Princess Caroline in 1983 and the hospital was acquired by Hospital Corporation of America in 1996.[2]


The hospital has introduced many new technologies[3] such as Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy, which is used to treat chronic low back pain caused by a bacterial infection in the spinal discs,[4] "Nanoknife", which destroys soft tissue tumours with an electric current,[5] the da Vinci robotic surgical system, which facilitates complex surgery,[6] "SmartPill", which is an ingestible capsule that detects changes in pressure, pH and temperature as it travels through the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract,[7] and vacuum assisted breast biopsy, which is when a hollow probe is guided into the abnormal breast tissue and a biopsy is pulled into the probe and cut off.[8]

In recent years the hospital has grown from its main base on Nottingham Place, a few blocks west of Harley Street. The hospital has worked in partnership with the NHS and other stakeholders to develop the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. This centre specialises in sports and exercise medicine and offers treatment to both elite sports professionals as well as those who only partake in sport at the weekend.[9]

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  1. ^ Gallagher, Paul (14 June 2013). "World's largest private healthcare company HCA plans expansion into NHS". The Independent. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "40 years of clinical excellence". The Princess Grace Hospital. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  4. ^ Jeremy Laurance (2013-05-07). "'The stuff of Nobel prizes': Half a million sufferers of back pain 'could be cured with antibiotics'". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  5. ^ "NanoKnife joining the treatment armoury against cancer". Total Health. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  6. ^ "What Is Robotic Surgery - Robotic Surgery Information". Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  9. ^ "Welcome". Orthopedic Centre. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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