Intensive Care at London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital , 27 Tooley Street , London, SE1 2PR

Critically, in order to practice medicine at its most complex, clinical teams need an environment in which all patients can be properly supported and safe. That’s why we have 20 level three intensive care beds, offering the highest acuity care. Level three beds are required to support patients with the most complex needs: multi-organ failure and advanced respiratory support. 

The main hospital and our Private Care at Guy’s cancer centre both provide these facilities led by Professor Richard Beale who is also Clinical Director of Perioperative, Critical care & Pain Services and Consultant Intensivist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

An Outstanding CQC rating

Following rigorous inspection by the Care Quality Commission London Bridge Hospital was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in early 2017. Furthermore the critical care department was also awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating.

“The CCU was clean and staff adhered to infection control policies and protocols. Record keeping was comprehensive and audited regularly."


"Decision making about the care and treatment of a patient was clearly documented using a multi-disciplinary approach. Patients were assessed and responded to in a timely manner if they were at risk of becoming unwell. There was good medicines management."


"Patients received treatment and care according to national guidelines such as the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. Patients experienced good outcomes as evidenced by a range of national audits. The Intensive Care National Audit Research Centre (ICNARC) was used as a basis to quality assure its critical care services."


"Multidisciplinary working was robust. All staff had access to further development and clinical training. All staff had received annual appraisals and the opportunity to complete mandatory training. The services were flexible, provided choice and ensured continuity of care at a time that suited the patients."


"Staff went the extra mile to make sure patients’ care was of the highest quality, timely and compassionate."


"Leadership at a local level was excellent and staff told us about being supported and empowered and enjoyed being part of a team. The service had reviewed its governance arrangement in order to ensure it continually met best practice and ensured its systems were robust and fit for purpose. There was an open, transparent no blame culture."


"Staff were empowered to lead the way in making improvements to the service with the support of senior staff.”

Specialised care

Our 24-hour Critical Care Unit provides dedicated, continuous, specialised care to critically ill patients with a variety of medical or surgical conditions. The Critical Care Unit is staffed by a dynamic and motivated multidisciplinary team of Consultant Intensivists, Critical Care Resident Medical Officers, Critical Care Nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapist, dietitians and nurses, all specialising in the management of acute care and pain.

The patients in our Critical Care Unit have 24-hour access to non-invasive and advanced mechanical ventilation, modern continuous haemodynamic monitoring systems and different modalities of renal replacement therapy, as well as a modern and efficient radiology department and, when appropriate, referral to Consultants from our range of medical and surgical specialities. So, when other private hospitals would rush patients to an NHS site, we take care of them right here.

Contact London Bridge Hospital

For patient appointments and enquiries email us or call:  

020 7234 2009
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