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About HCA

17 June 2008

Who is HCA?

HCA International is London’s largest private hospital group, comprising six world-class hospitals: the Harley Street Clinic, London Bridge Hospital, the Lister Hospital, the Portland Hospital, the Princess Grace Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. HCA also runs, in conjunction with University College Hospital, the highly specialised private cancer treatment unit, Harley Street at UCH, as well as four other outpatient treatment centres in the capital.

HCA has access to more leading consultants than any other private hospital company in the UK. HCA International’s parent company, HCA Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America),is the world’s leading independent hospital company, treating 14 million patients a year at 173 hospitals and 108 outpatient centres in England and the U.S, with a turnover of $26bn a year

Key facts:

  • 6 London hospitals
  • 763 beds
  • 116 intensive care beds
  • £70m capital investment in 2007
  • 34 operating theatres
  • over £330m in annual revenues
  • 3,000 specialist consultants
  • 61,000 inpatients in 2007
  • over 250,000 outpatients in 2007

Why choose HCA?

HCA has some of the highest survival rates and best patient outcome data in the UK.  Its hospitals are virtually MRSA-free, with an infection rate nearly six times lower than other London hospitals. HCA was the first private UK hospital group to allow comparison with national outcome standards and the group’s hospitals exceed national standards of care in areas including intensive care survival and cardiac bypass surgery.

HCA has internationally recognised Centres of Excellence for cardiac care, neurology (brain and spine injuries), obstetrics, paediatrics, IVF and fertility, and runs the largest and most advanced private cancer network in London.  Many of HCA’s consultants and specialists come from London’s leading teaching hospitals, providing world-class treatment and cutting-edge insights into their specialist areas. Last year alone HCA spent more than £70m on new equipment and facilities to ensure that patients receive the very latest treatments, therapies and drugs. Each hospital boasts a higher ratio of intensive treatment and high-dependency beds than any other private hospital in the capital. As a result of its commitment to innovative medicine and compassionate care, HCA hospitals have become the private hospitals of choice for acute and tertiary care in London.

Where are HCA hospitals?


The Harley Street Clinic
The Lister Hospital
The Lister Fertility Clinic
London Bridge Hospital
The Portland Hospital
The Princess Grace Hospital
Wellington hospital
HCA Healthcare UK at The Shard
The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital
Harley Street Queens
Harley Street at University College Hospital
The Christie Clinic
Sarah Cannon Research UK
Blossoms Healthcare
HCA Laboratories
Roodlane Medical
The Wilmslow Hospital
Galen Health Partners
The London Gamma Knife Centre at St Bartholomew's
HCA Healthcare UK

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