There is a number of NHS and private hospitals scattered around the Kensington and Chelsea borough. This includes the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital, the BUPA Cromwell Hospital, St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, the Lister Hospital, the Royal Marsden, as well as Charring Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital further afield.
The BUPA Cromwell Hospital is a privately owned BUPA hospital in between Gloucester Road and Earl's Court stations. The hospital was founded in 1981 and was acquired by BUPA in 2008. It offers a wide range of medical services, such as cancer treatment, weight management, cardiac and paediatric services.
- Earls Court
- Gloucester Road
The Charing Cross Hospital is another key teaching hospital for medical students at Imperial College. It is located just a short walk from Hammersmith tube station. Whilst not in the K&C borough, the Charring Cross Hospital offers a wide range of services and may be the most convenient for some of our residents.
- Barons Court
- West Kensington
The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital is located on the Fulham Road and provides a wide array of medical services with a 24-hour A&E department. Whilst primarily an NHS hospital, it also offers private care for those wishing to use their own private health insurance. The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital also specialises in paediatric and neonatal surgery, high risk pregnancies, dermatology, weight loss surgery, amongst a range of other departments.
- Fulham Broadway
- West Brompton
Hammersmith Hospital is not actually in Hammersmith, but it is located in between East Acton and White City. It is a part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is a leading teaching hospital for Imperial medical students. Whilst not in the confines of the K&C borough, Hammersmith Hospital provides a wide range of services and may be the most convenient for some of our residents.
- East Acton
- White City
Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital has specialist women's, children's and maternity services. The primary focus at Queen Charlotte's is high risk pregnancies, but it also offers a mid-wife birth centre for those with uncomplicated pregnancies looking to experience natural birth. The hospital is now located within the Hammersmith Hospital and is also home to the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre.
- East Acton
- White City
The Royal Brompton Hospital is a specialist heart and lung centre. The hospital was founded back in the 1840s and moved to its Chelsea location in 1847. Not only does the hospital provide treatment for heart and lung conditions for all ages, but they also do extensive research in an effort to improve these treatments. The hospital is located in between the Fulham Road and the King's Road on Sydney Street across from St. Luke's Gardens.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is retirement home for over 300 British soldiers, who are known as the "Chelsea Pensioners". It is also, famously, the grounds where the Chelsea Flower Show takes place each Spring. Whilst this is not a public hospital, the Royal Hospital Chelsea treats its pensioners with the highest of hospitality. They also have a specialist nursing home unit for veterans with dementia or other age-related illnesses.
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services such as psychological health, neurological rehabilitation, diabetes and speech therapy. It also provides a specialist dentistry unit for patients with special needs or home visits for those unable to travel. It is located next to Kensington Memorial Park and is a short walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station.
- Ladbroke Grove
- Westbourne Park
Overlooking the River Thames, the Lister Hospital is a private hospital along the Chelsea Embankment, which offers a range of high quality medical services. It was founded in 1985 and was named after Joseph Lister, who was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. The hospital specialises in orthopaedics, gynaecology, dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, as well as plastic surgery. It also has a speciality fertility clinic that offers success rates above the national average.
The Royal Marsden provides specialist cancer treatment and is located along the Fulham Road near South Kensington tube station. The hospital was founded in 1851 by Dr. William Marsden in honour of his late wife in order to research cancer and discover viable treatments. The Royal Marsden was the first hospital in the world to dedicated solely to cancer treatment and continues to devote its efforts to cancer research and treatments.