A peek at the City’s newest private unit

London’s newest private hospital, where over 200 consultants have practising privileges, has begun seeing patients.

It is the City Of London’s first independent hospital: the 55-bed Nuffield Health at St Bartholo­mew’s Hospital.

Nuffield Health has invested £70m into the project, built in collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust which runs St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The two organisations share many of the consultants, and surpluses generated from private patient activity will be invested back into NHS services.

Nuffield Health says consultants will benefit from the breadth of experts at the new hospital, with operating theatres featuring in-built live-streaming capabilities. 

Live operations can be streamed to the hospital’s boardroom, providing training opportunities and clinical knowledge sharing.

Nuffield Health at St Barth­olomew’s Hospital is split over two buildings and offers:

 26 consultation rooms;

 An oncology day unit – including access to Maggie’s at St Bartholomew’s Hospital; 

 Four advanced operating theatres;

 Seven specialist intensive care beds;

Inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy services;

 Free community programmes, including joint pain and Covid-19 recovery;

 A full range of diagnostic services including an imaging suite and Siemens Magnetom Sola 1.5T MRI system with BioMatrix Technology; 

 Connection to the new Nuffield Health Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre’s state-of-the-art gym floor, athletic zone, 25m swimming pool and spa facilities, dedicated prehab and rehab area and group exercise studios. 

The on-site medical centre provides expert physiotherapy, emotional well-being services, private GP and a travel clinic.

The hospital says its cardiac care pathway includes cardiac rehabilitation, a unique feature in the independent sector.

It is operationally independent, with Nuffield Health leasing and renovating the former pathology and residential staff quarters buildings. 

Jonathan Canham, business development director and interim hospital director, says: ‘Our new hospital – Nuffield Health’s 37th hospital in the UK – complements the internationally-leading cardiac care delivered at the neighbouring St Bartholomew’s Hospital. 

‘Our private patients will have access to many leading consultants within cardiac, cancer, orthopaedics, and women’s healthcare.’

The medical staff at the Bart’s Nuffield Hospital

Mr Paul Flora, vascular surgeon

Mr Pasquale Giordano, colorectal surgeon

Dr Patrick Wilson, gastroenterologist

Mr Kulivinder Lall, cardiothoracic surgeon

Ms Laura Johnson, breast surgeon

Jonathan Canham, interim hospital director

Mr Ben Lamb, urologist

Mr Ali Noorani, orthopaedic surgeon

Dr Ajav Jain, cardiologist

Dr Andrew Deaner, cardiologist

Anthony Fitzgerald, matron