Our units and teams

The Lister Hospital is home to a number of specialist units and teams from The Menopause Clinic to The Bunion Clinic. We work closely with leading consultants across a range of medical disciplines, in order to deliver consistently excellent standards of healthcare for our patients.

Locations such as Chelsea Outpatient Centre offer treatment in specialisms such as gastroenterology and orthopaedic surgery. If you're in the recovery process after surgery, facilities such as Chelsea Medical Centre provide expert physiotherapy services. Additionally, if you have teenage children and are in West London, we have specialists at Chiswick Medical Centre who treat teenagers for hormone imbalances, skin conditions and sports injuries. The newest location of The Lister Hospital can now be found just south of the river, in the centre of the Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms redevelopment area. Find out more here 

From initial consultations to diagnostic testing and treatment, our on-site and external units combine clinical expertise with advanced medical technology, ensuring you have a positive patient experience with us.

Departments and specialties at The Lister Hospital

Each medical specialty is delivered by experienced teams who specialise in their field. They are not generalists. The teams consists of dedicated consultants, nurses, radiologists, pathologists or physiotherapists.

The services and treatments available to you across west and south London provided by The Lister Hospital team are very broad. For example, our centres across Chiswick, Chelsea and Battersea & Nine Elms offer medical departments such as

  • Breast care services
  • Fertility
  • Respiratory

The Lister Hospital's specialist units

The Lister Hospital is home to a number of specialist units and teams.

Acute Admissions is 24/7 care

For urgent and unplanned medical admissions, patients can benefit from consultant physician-led care without delay.  GPs can refer their patients to us and a patient can be admitted within two hours.

We provide a physician-led Rapid Referral service, with 24/7 consultant on-call rota with resident doctors and specialist nurses.  A private ambulance service can be arranged.  On site a patient has direct access to diagnostics and imaging if required.

We can treat anyone 18 years or over and they will benefit from quick, easy access to specialist consultants from:

  • general medicine and surgery
  • gastroenterology
  • gynaecology
  • orthopaedics
  • urology

For GPs: please call 07712 672794 to speak with The Lister Hospital's Duty Manager. Alternatively email: Bleepholders@hcahealthcare.co.uk.

Full body MRI service

We can now offer our patients an MRI scan that gives a full view of the body. The detailed scan can take up to 90 minutes, and the images allow our doctors and consultants to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions more accurately and efficiently.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance recommends to consider whole-body MRI as first-line imaging for patients with suspected or newly diagnosed Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow).

Our full body MRI scans are carried out by a specialist team and provide images of both the skeleton and vital organs, bone marrow, the brain, neck, chest, pelvis and abdomen (including the liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and gallbladder). For taller patients, we may not be able to scan the entire body – our team will discuss this with you at the time.

Patients wishing to book our full body MRI scan at The Lister Hospital (Chelsea Bridge Road) or Chelsea Outpatients Centre (280 Kings Road) must have a clinical referral via an HCA consultant, GP referral or other clinical professional. To book, call 020 7882 4114.

Cardiac MRI Service

The Cardiac MRI Service at The Lister Hospital offers a full range of cardiac scans, including cardiac rest, cardiac stress (perfusion) and hypertension imaging. We use a cardiac MRI scan to look at your heart’s function, size and structure. 

The scans take 60-90 minutes and allow our expert medical teams to see if there have been any changes in the heart, such as damage caused by a heart attack or heart disease. The images can help our doctors and consultants give an early diagnosis of suspected cardiac conditions and plan any necessary treatment.

Patients wishing to book a cardiac scan at The Lister Hospital must have a clinical referral via an HCA consultant, GP referral or other clinical professional. To book, call 020 7730 3759 or email TL.Imaging@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Our clinical nurse specialists

From the moment you arrive at The Lister Hospital, our highly-trained clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) will be on hand to provide you with one-to-one support, from your diagnosis through to your treatment and rehabilitation. They also play a critical role in clinical practice, teaching, research, consultation and management.

Intensive care at The Lister

To support all our medical service lines, we have an on-site critical care service, including a high dependency and intensive care unit.

The unit is managed by a team of specialist critical care nurses and consultant intensivists.

Our physiotherapists

The physiotherapy team at The Lister Hospital are highly skilled when it comes to using a wide range of techniques to restore, improve or maintain your strength, mobility and flexibility. Our team are all full members of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Any questions? Contact us by email or call.

020 7730 8298
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