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The Portland Hospital in central London is the UK’s only private hospital dedicated to the healthcare needs of women, children and their families. With an experienced team of over 600 consultants, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and a dedicated paediatric intensive care unit, the hospital enjoys an international reputation for its specialist services in the fields of maternity, gynaecology and children’s health.
Rated Good by the Care Quality Commission, The Portland Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services and treatments for women and children, including:
The Portland Hospital is located just off Regent’s Park and a short distance from Harley Street in Central London. It is home to dedicated, multidisciplinary teams working across the specialties, from leading London consultants to clinical nurses and support staff.
The Portland’s famous maternity unit combines top-class facilities with the clinical expertise of more than 50 consultant obstetricians, many of whom are considered to be amongst the world’s leading birthing experts.
Offering highly personalised care, the hospital’s maternity packages feature both consultant-led and midwife led maternity care, as well as services such as pregnancy scans and physiotherapy. Facilities include private en-suite rooms with bed for partner to stay and birthing pool, as well as an on-site neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), on-site Adult High Dependency Unit (HDU, emergency theatre and 24/7 resident obstetric anaesthetist, ensuring delivery in the safest possible environment.
The Birth Company works in partnership with The Portland Hospital to provide high-quality obstetric, fertility and gynaecological ultrasound scans. Other services available include blood tests and complementary and holistic therapies.
The paediatric unit at The Portland Hospital offers expert specialist care using the most advanced medical technology, from the treatment of everyday childhood conditions to scoliosis surgery and complex craniofacial reconstruction.
The world-leading complex medical and surgical care provided at The Portland is supported by their on-site paediatric intensive care unit. In addition, the children’s department is open 24/7 for the assessment of non-life threatening medical needs and minor conditions, as well as elective and urgent admissions. A fast-track referral system offering same- or next-day appointments with a GP is also available.
Children and their families visiting The Portland are made to feel as comfortable and reassured as possible, with young patients having access to a variety of entertainment options.
The Portland Hospital has an on-site neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for premature and ill babies. Equipped with the latest technology and staffed by a specialist team of consultant neonatologists and neonatal nurses, the unit cares for premature babies born from 28 weeks onwards, those with low birth weight or those who have a medical condition that requires intensive care.
To ensure continuity of care, babies are looked after by the same team of neonatal nurses on progression to the hospital’s special care baby unit (SCBU).
The Portland can arrange for babies born within the NHS requiring neonatal services to be transferred to their care.
The women’s health unit at The Portland is at the forefront of medical excellence, providing a comprehensive range of gynaecological services in a discrete, female-only environment.
Services available include a nurse-led smear clinic, sexual health, gynaecological surgery, support managing the menopause and consultants specialising in endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
The Lister Fertility Clinic at The Portland offers a full range of fertility treatments led by Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, Mr Rehan Salim.
Offering high quality, evidence-based care, the clinic’s philosophy is to treat all patients with the potential to succeed, regardless of criteria such as age, low ovarian reserve and previous treatment history. Treatments available include IVF, egg freezing and surrogacy.
The Portland Hospital is experienced in welcoming overseas patients and its dedicated international relations team is always on hand to help with everything from airport transfers to finding accommodation. They also provide translators for a wide range of languages.
The Portland Hospital welcomes patients with private medical insurance, corporate-sponsored patients, government-sponsored patients and those who wish to self-fund their treatment.
All of the services at The Portland Hospital can be accessed quickly by means of self-pay. The hospital provides clear and transparent quotes outlining what is included and excluded with a self-pay package, removing any uncertainty. Payment can be made by credit card, cash, bank transfer and personal cheque with a banker’s card.
Patients with private medical insurance are advised to confirm with their insurer that their treatment is covered and obtain authorisation before making an appointment.
Corporate-sponsored patients are requested to provide a letter of guarantee authorising payment for their tests or treatment.
Patients sponsored by an international embassy are requested to provide a letter of guarantee before their initial appointment.