Intestinal Failure Service: Leading comprehensive care for intestinal failure

42-52 Nottingham Place
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Welcome to the Intestinal Failure Service at The Princess Grace Hospital

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Intestinal Failure Service

The Princess Grace Hospital is delighted to announce the launch of its multidisciplinary intestinal failure (IF) service, one of the only private IF services in the UK. The service supports a group of very complex patients with severe gastrointestinal disorders and advanced malignancy who are unable to maintain their nutritional and fluid requirements without ‘artificial’ nutrition. A dedicated IF service, enables such patients to be optimised for the advanced surgical and medical treatments they need to manage their primary conditions.

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Our team can help if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. Our reception team are also on-hand if you'd like to make an appointment whilst your at the centre. 

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Meet our expert multidisciplinary intestinal failure team

Our patients benefit from the combined experience of a whole team of clinicians, including:


Mr Alastair Windsor, Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Edward Westcott, Consultant General Surgeon

Miss Caris Grimes, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon


Glenda O’Connor, Lead Dietitian


Dierdre Cunningham

Noemie Madrid


Dr Niall Power

Dr Andrew Plumb


Dr Farooq Rahman, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Professor Peter Irving, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Professor James Lindsay, Consultant Gastroenterologist


Jaime Whiteside

Wider healthcare team:

  • Haematologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physiotherapists

Complex GI Centre

At The Princess Grace Hospital, we have the clinical expertise and infrastructure to diagnose and treat the full breadth of GI conditions, no matter how complex. Our robust governance structure and consultant-led multidisciplinary approach ensure that patients receive the most appropriate treatment and management plan for their condition.



At The Princess Grace Hospital our state-of-the-art intensive care unit, which has an integrated high-dependency unit, means we can deliver enhanced patient care to the most critically unwell patients, while our ward-level critical care outreach team means we can support those patients who require extra monitoring in a traditional ward setting.


Nutritional support

We deliver enteral and parenteral nutrition support as well as expert nutritional analysis and advice to our patients. Our programme allows patients with chronic conditions who need parenteral nutritional support to receive that treatment in the comfort of their own home. Due to the complex nature of this treatment, The Princess Grace Hospital is proud to be one of the few in the UK able to offer it.

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Patient story

I’m six foot two and my average weight at the time was around nine and a half, or 10 stone. If you look back at old family photos, I'm skin and bone, you know?”

Jon Ashby, 58, is recalling his referral for surgery a little over 10 years ago. Having lived with Crohn's disease of the small intestine for most of his life, he was showing signs of intestinal failure (IF) and was becoming dangerously malnourished.

Different types of intestinal failure

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Type 1 IF is acute, short-term and self-limiting. It can resolve spontaneously without treatment and lasts less than 28 days. Some examples of type 1 include acute post-op ileus and acute inflammation.
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Type 2 IF is a prolonged, acute condition which requires complex multidisciplinary team care and IV supplementation over periods of weeks or months. Some examples of type 2 include abdominal sepsis, enterocutaneous fistula and GI complications.
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Long term

Type 3 IF is a chronic condition in which patients need IV supplementation over months or years. This can be irreversible. Some examples of type 3 include short bowel syndrome, chronic obstruction and motility disorders.

Frequently asked questions

Intestinal Failure Service FAQs

Yes, we have free onsite parking for our customers.
The last time for appointments at Princess Grace Hospital is XX. Appointments will need to be booked in advance.
No, as part of HCA UK we offer an Urgent Care service at The Lister Hospital. Alternatively the closest Emergency department is Charing Cross Hospital.
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How we work with doctors

Meet our team

Our medical centre is supported by the expertise of leading consultants and multidisciplinary teams. Our teams are able to identify and diagnose complex conditions quickly and with accuracy.