Patient stories

With over 45,000 young patients visiting The Portland Hospital every year, our consultant paediatricians, nurses and support staff have the pleasure of getting to know each individual very well. 

No matter what condition your child may be receiving treatment for, we are committed to ensuring they have as comfortable an experience as possible, helping to improve their quality of life in the process.

Below are just a few examples of the wonderful patients who have been kind enough to share their personal Portland stories with us. We hope reading these can inspire other parents and children to feel less nervous about any future hospital stay. 

Patient story Jude

Jude's selective dorsal rhizotomy

Seven-year-old Chelsea fan Jude Liversage always dreamt of being able to kick a ball around like his schoolmates, and every Sunday his father Tony still drives him 100 miles to special training sessions for children with cerebral palsy.

Jude is now closer than ever to achieving his dream, as just a few days after he underwent the selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) neurological procedure at The Portland Hospital, he was able to stand flat footed for the first time in his life.

Hattie's scoliosis treatment

When Hattie first felt her back hurting in early 2019, her parents didn’t immediately think it was anything serious. However, a scan later that year showed a significant curvature of her spine and an eventual diagnosis of severe spinal scoliosis.


The discovery of the curve on Hattie's back led her parents to The Portland Hospital for surgery in order to prevent the condition from getting worse.

Hattie a new lease of life
Paediatric hub Joel story

Joel's heart surgery

Joel Ucko was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart condition purely by chance, after his parents took him to see the doctor, believing he was simply suffering from a cold. They soon realised he needed a serious operation.

After being referred to The Harley Street Clinic, Joel's initial nerves about corrective surgery were alleviated, after the operation was a complete success.

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020 3918 6525
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