Rapid Referral Service: We offer quality medical care 24/7

The Lister Hospital , Chelsea Bridge Road , London, SW1W 8RH

What is the rapid referral service?

If you need to be urgently admitted to a private hospital, your GP can refer you into our rapid referral service.

You can be referred for the following:

  • acute and general medicine
  • interventional radiology
  • gastroenterology
  • general surgery
  • gynaecological surgery
  • intensive care
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • urological surgery
  • vascular surgery

With a referral, we provide walk-in, comprehensive acute and elective treatment in comfortable surroundings — whenever you need it. When you arrive, you'll be assessed by a consultant and admitted to our ward, if necessary. 

More about our medical specialties

Our consultants provide a vast range of investigations and treatments across major medical specialties. 

  • Gastroenterology

    Need to know

    Gastroenterology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the stomach and intestines. Whether you need a routine test or complex cancer treatment, our multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal consultants, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists will work together...

  • General surgery

    Need to know

    Our general surgeons use the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to treat your condition. Because of the increasingly specialist nature of all surgery, we tend to divide general surgery into a number of sub-specialties. General surgery is carried out by surgeons who are trained to perform a...

  • Acute internal medicine AIM

    Need to know

    If you're admitted to hospital with symptoms that require urgent but not emergency medical attention, you'll be cared for by doctors who specialise in acute internal medicine for the first 72 hours. Acute internal medicine, also referred to as AIM, is dedicated to the immediate and early management of...

  • Orthopaedic care

    Need to know

    Orthopaedic Care covers all areas of the musculoskeletal system and is split into the main areas of the body covering, Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Elbow, the Spine, the Hand and Wrist, the Foot and Ankle and the Peripheral Nerve. At HCA UK, we have orthopaedic consultants who specialise in all areas, and...

  • Urology

    Need to know

    Urology is an area of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs. Our experienced urologists specialise in problems of the bladder, prostate and kidneys, providing care for conditions including incontinence,...

  • Intensive care medicine

    Need to know

    No matter how ill you become, when you're one of our patients, you won't have to be transferred to another hospital. With level 2 (HDU) and level 3 (ICU) critical care units in all our main hospitals, we can take care of you even in the most challenging situations. In fact, one in nine of our beds are...

Contact us

Any questions regarding our rapid referral service? You can call or email us and we'll be happy to help. If you are a GP and would like to make a referral please call us on the number below

Rapid referral enquiries

020 7881 4190
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