We welcome private patients from around the world who are looking to receive care at our internationally-renowned hospitals.

Whether you are funding your own care or are sponsored by your local embassy, we’ll help with every stage of your treatment journey.

Explore information about our services, facilities and team below.


Each of our hospitals – Evelina London Children’sGuy’sHarefieldRoyal Brompton and St Thomas’ – are internationally recognised for their areas of expertise.

Collaborating as a service, we lead the way in treating the most complex cases – from before birth to later in life.

Our specialists are at the forefront of international research, pioneering numerous world-first diagnostics and treatments.

We provide care across specialist areas, including children’s medicine and surgery, heart and lung care, maternity and fertility medicine.

Evelina London family with two children


Outpatients and diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art outpatient and diagnostic facilities across our hospitals, and all are based in London near to local attractions and places to shop. These include King’s Road, Big Ben and The London Eye, to name a few.

Inpatient facilities

Adult and maternal inpatient care is provided in dedicated private rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and a range of premium amenities. Children’s inpatient care is provided on NHS wards at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

We offer freshly prepared meals from our dedicated catering service with food options that include vegetarian, Halal and Kosher meals.

Our hospitals have numerous shops for food, drinks and essential items on site, as well as accommodation options for relatives and friends.

We also support spiritual and religious needs with our multi-faith prayer rooms and religious representatives who are happy to meet with patients and visitors.

Juniper Ward

Additional facility information

Our private patients can be treated in different areas of our hospitals. Below is some information you may find useful to guide your stay, as well details for your visitors.

All our inpatient rooms have en-suite facilities and are equipped with a nurse call system, television, radio, direct dial telephone and free internet access. Soap and towels are provided but you are advised to bring your own toiletries.

You are generally welcome to use your mobile phone in your room and in designated areas.  You can also make phone calls using the hospital’s telephone system. Any external calls will be charged to your account. Ask a member of staff for details of charges.

Wi-Fi internet access details are specific to each of our hospitals and will be available in your room.

To make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible, we offer a range of nutritionally balanced meals and cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher and halal meals.

Our friendly hospitality staff are happy to assist with any special dietary needs. Please contact your consultant’s secretary or our inpatient team with your requirements before admission and we can make the necessary arrangements.

Your family and friends are welcome to order food but please be aware that meals and refreshments for visitors are chargeable.

While nutritious meals are provided for our patients, you can also enjoy food at one of the stores, cafés or restaurants located at our hospitals. Some of our hospitals also have convenience stores for daily essentials.

Harefield Hospital

You can have a snack at the friendly Pavilion run by the League of Friends. If preferred, you can have a meal at Harefield Hospital’s restaurant, The Hungry Hare. This is located opposite the main entrance, below the concert hall.

Royal Brompton Hospital

We have a variety of hot and cold drinks and snack options at the coffee shop located close to the main reception. Alternatively, you can enjoy a meal at the Garden Restaurant on Level 1 which serves lunch and dinner, seven days a week. There is also a WHSmith for daily essentials.

St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital (same location)

We have a range of options for food and drinks. These include M&S Café and M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee, Toms Riverside Café and Toms Shepherd Hall Restaurant. There is also a WHSmith and Stock Shop for daily essentials and women’s clothing.

We provide a number of facilities and contacts to support the spiritual and religious needs of our patients and their relatives and friends. This includes our prayer rooms and chapels, as well as on-site religious representatives at our hospitals. Explore our facilities below.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Our multi-faith rooms at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals allows people of all religions and backgrounds a private and quiet place to pray or contemplate. The room is equipped with holy books, a male/female room divider and prayer mats. Washing facilities are also nearby.

Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital each have a Christian Chapel which provides a quiet and tranquil space, away from the wards, for use by all.

Our chaplaincy service will support patients, their relatives and friends by providing someone who can listen in confidentiality and provide support and information.

We offer a number of on-site religious representatives which can also be contacted any time to meet your individual needs. To make use of this service, simply ask the customer services team or your nurse.

Guy’s Hospital

Guy’s Chapel is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. It is located just off St Thomas Street at Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT.

Our multi-faith prayer room is open from 8am to 7pm every day. It is located on the ground floor at Guy’s Hospital, Tower Wing.

Evelina London Children’s and St Thomas’ hospitals

Evelina London and St Thomas’ hospitals are in the same location and share religious facilities.

St Thomas’ Chapel is open from 7am to 10pm every day. It is located on the 1st floor of St Thomas’ Hospital.

Our multi-faith prayer room is open from 8am to 8pm every day. It is located on the ground floor at St Thomas’ Hospital, South Wing (near Central Hall).

We recognise that friends and relatives will want to stay close to our patients to see each other often.

At our hospitals, our team can arrange accommodation within the hospital grounds, subject to availability.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

We understand that you will want to stay close to your child while they are in hospital.  The majority of beds within Evelina have a pull-down adult bed next to them allowing one parent or carer to stay with their child overnight. We provide linen, towels and showering facilities.

Occasionally, relatives can stay in the patient’s room at the discretion of the ward sister or ward co-ordinator, but normally it is only possible if the patient requires language assistance or has additional personal care needs.

Harefield Hospital

Visitors have the benefit of accommodation at Parkwood House. This is a small, friendly, hotel-style house within the hospital grounds. It offers single or double rooms at reasonable rates.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Accommodation is limited and needs to be booked in advance. As a result, only one of your visitors can stay there at a time.

St Thomas’ Hospital

Visitors have access to on-site accommodation. River-View apartments provide short and long-term temporary accommodation.

Located on the St Thomas’ hospital site, the self-contained apartments offer a ‘home from home’ environment and spectacular views of the River Thames and Westminster Palace.

Choose from 2 or 3-bed apartments with an open-plan kitchen, lounge, free Wi-Fi and TV. Complimentary bath linen and toiletries are provided.

For accommodation enquiries and reservations, call +44 (0)20 7188 0276 or email stthomas.accommodation@gstt.nhs.uk.


We have a partnership with the London Park Plaza Hotel group and can offer a special 15% discounted rate.

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is just minutes from St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, making visiting easy, and close to many of London’s famous landmarks.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
200 Westminster Bridge Rd
London, SE1 7UT

We welcome friends and family to visit inpatients at most times.

Visitors should please check with the ward staff to see when the best time is to visit their loved one, as it may vary depending on the patient’s care and treatment. Patients can tire easily and need plenty of rest.

Royal Brompton Hospital – Sir Reginald Wilson ward

Friends and family are welcome to visit 7 days a week, between 10am and 10pm. There is a rest period for patients between 1pm and 2pm. During this period, the ward is closed to visitors.

The intensive care (ITU / ICU) and the high dependency unit (HDU) do have limitations on the times and number of visits per patient. Visiting times are as follows:

  • HDU: 11am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • AICU: 11am to 12 midday and 4pm to 7pm.
  • Recovery: after 6pm.

Harefield Hospital – Juniper ward

You can visit 7 days a week, between 10am and 9pm. There is a rest period for patients between 1pm and 2pm. During this period, the ward is closed to visitors.

Juniper Ward’s high dependency unit (HDU) welcomes visitors from 2pm to 9pm, with a restriction on the number of visitors.

St Thomas’ Hospital – Howard ward

You can visit inpatients 7 days a week, between 11am and 8pm.

There is a maximum of 3 to 4 visitors per patient.

St Thomas’ Hospital – Westminster Maternity Suite

You are welcome to visit 7 days a week, between 3pm and 8pm.

There is a maximum of 2 visitors per patient.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

You can visit inpatients on the ward 7 days a week, between 12pm and 7pm.

There is a maximum of 2 visitors per patient and only one visitor may stay overnight.

In the emergency department, there is a maximum of 1 visitor per patient.

Our team

We know that visiting hospital can be a worrying time for patients, especially if they’re travelling to us from abroad. That’s why our international patient coordinators are here to help by providing tailored support, so patients can focus their full attention on getting better.

Our international patient coordinators can:

  • advise on referrals – such as which consultant is most appropriate for each patient
  • liaise regularly with embassies and international contacts to keep them informed of a patient’s care and handle financial matters
  • arrange appointments and admission to our hospital, as well as for professional interpreters to be present if patients require them

Our international patient coordinators speak Arabic and are available across our hospitals from Monday to Friday. They are also on-call for urgent queries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (We have interpreters available for other languages.)

Our international patient journey coordinators

International referral process

We have close relationships with many embassies and arrangements to provide treatment for their staff. These established links mean we can provide full support to international patients from an initial enquiry to admission and discharge, ensuring that patients are supported at every stage of their treatment.

Our friendly international team works together with embassy colleagues to offer bespoke healthcare packages that meet the needs of patients. We provide support for letters of guarantee, translators and any other healthcare services to ensure our private patients have the highest standards of care throughout their stay.

We also welcome patients who wish to pay for their own treatment. We have fixed price packages for some procedures and our reservations team can provide an estimate for the cost of treatment or surgery for procedures not included in package prices.