Cleveland Clinic London targets UK and European patients

US group Cleveland Clinic has opened a new, private 184-bed hospital in London near to Buckingham Palace. It will provide care to patients through major domestic and international health insurers, self-pay and embassy-sponsored patients.

Cleveland Clinic London is targeting British and European patients who seek care at a globally branded hospital offering cardiovascular, digestive, neurological and orthopaedic specialties. The hospital will not offer emergency services.

The eight-storey 325,000-square foot hospital is a US$1 billion investment, on top of the London outpatient clinic which opened in 2021. It has 29 ICU beds and eight operating theatres, a 41-bed neurological rehabilitation ward and a staff of 1,150 clinicians. Outpatient services will continue to be offered at the Portland Place Outpatient Centre in the Harley Street Medical area.

The new hospital will follow the model of care set by the USA-based Cleveland Clinic brand as a physician-led group with almost all of its senior leadership positions occupied by doctors.

The hospital will use the latest medical and surgical technology including pharmacy barcoding and robot-powered medicine administration tracking, laser and robotic surgery capabilities, advanced electronic medical records, and advanced minimally invasive procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI).

It will be one of the first private hospitals in the UK that can conduct intraoperative imaging for brain and spinal cord disorders, a leading tool in preventing re-operations. The hospital is also equipped with a 41-bed neuro-rehabilitation suite with technologically advanced robotic equipment.

Cleveland has said it will publish detailed information on its treatment outcomes, with the goal of helping existing and future patients make informed decisions about their care options.