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Cromwell Hospital

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Cromwell Hospital
Cromwell Hospital, Cromwell Road SW5 - geograph.org.uk - 1290800.jpg
Cromwell Hospital
Shown in Kensington and Chelsea
Geography
LocationLondon, SW5
Coordinates51°29′42″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4949°N 0.1914°W / 51.4949; -0.1914
Organisation
Care systemPrivate
History
Opened1981; 39 years ago (1981)
Links
Websitewww.bupacromwellhospital.com

The Bupa Cromwell Hospital is a private sector hospital located in the South Kensington area of London.

History

The hospital, which was designed by Holder Mathias,[1] was established by Bank of Credit and Commerce International to provide healthcare for the Abu Dhabi royal family in April 1981. The finance for the construction of this purpose-built facility was arranged by Pakistani banker and philanthropist Agha Hasan Abedi.[2]

The hospital was bought by the private health and care specialist Bupa and renamed as the "Bupa Cromwell Hospital" in 2008.[3] Bupa marketed the hospital as a health destination for patients from the Middle East.[3]

In 2011, it was reported that almost half of the hospital's patients were from the Middle East[4] and in 2015 about 40% of its earnings came from overseas patients.[5]

Notable patients

The hospital has established an international reputation for treating liver and kidney infections. In 1987, two Rover SD1s of the Metropolitan Police Service set a record by transporting a liver transplant from London Stansted Airport to the hospital, completing the 27 mile journey in under 30 minutes, to save the life of Ms Aliza Hillel in a journey subsequently nick-named the Liver Run.[6]

Patients have included:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Architects Holder Mathias celebrate 40 years of success". Wales Online. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ Kerry, Senator John; Brown, Senator Hank (1992). The BCCI Affair: A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations. The Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate. p. 428.
  3. ^ a b Peter Pallot (21 May 2008). "Middle East focus for Cromwell Hospital". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ Peter Pallot (19 Aug 2011). "Expat guide to Saudi Arabia: health care". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession". Financial Times. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  6. ^ "The Liver Run | UK Emergency Vehicles". www.ukemergency.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  7. ^ "Hubert Ogunde – Father of Nigerian Theatre". Life and Times News. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "M. Lockwood; British Film Actress, Star of 'Lady Vanishes'". LA Times. 17 July 1990. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ Rose, Cynthia (19 August 1997). "Nusrat's Passing Leaves Void in the Music World". Seattle Times. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Living in the grip of alcohol". BBC News. 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ Ben Fenton (26 Nov 2005). "George was just natural and very nice . . . people liked him for that'". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  12. ^ "Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki dies in London hospital". Daily Nation. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

External links

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