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Neil Buckley takes over the reins at The Wellington Hospital

09 May 2014


Neil Buckley, who for the past seven years has overseen the reconfiguration and expansion of The Harley Street Clinic as CEO, has become Chief Executive Officer of The Wellington Hospital in North London.

It follows the retirement of Keith Hague who was CEO of the Wellington team for 11 years.  Aida Yousefi, formerly Chief Operating Officer and Neil’s deputy at The Harley Street Clinic, is now the hospital’s acting CEO.

The Wellington Hospital, situated next door to Lords Cricket Ground, is a unique  facility, spread over a large campus of modern buildings, which include The Platinum Medical Centre, Britain’s largest private diagnostic and outpatient centre in nearby Lodge Road.

The Wellington, the flagship of the HCA International group of hospitals in Central London, has an international reputation for the most complex treatments in many disciplines including neuro and spinal surgery, cardiac care, cancer care – including chemotherapy, gastroenterology, HPB medicine, complex orthopaedics and uniquely, neuro rehabilitation.

The hospital has around 40 critical care beds in two ICU units and an Acute Admissions Unit with its own level three ICU facilities.  Again uniquely, The Wellington has two of the largest diagnostic and imaging units in the private sector.

Neil Buckley, who trained originally as a pharmacist, said it was a privilege to take charge of Britain’s leading private hospital.  “It is a huge privilege to lead a hospital where teamwork and an absolute focus on providing the highest standards of patient care is the day to day reality.  The specialist medical teams we have here are world class.”

“Keith Hague rebuilt and expanded the Wellington and into what it is today and truly, he’s a hard act to follow, particularly having built such a great team.  Keith was a tremendous colleague and friend for all the time I was at Harley Street and we’ll all miss him”.

“In the Wellington’s 40th year, we are now moving forward with a number of major developments that will enable us to offer more new tertiary services for patients and opportunities for more of the UK’s leading doctors to develop their private practices here,” he said.

The Wellington Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic are owned by HCA Hospitals Ltd. 


For further information, please contact Neil Huband on 07808 298989

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