St Bartholomew's Hospital

Telephone: 020 3416 5000
Address: West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 18 ratings for this hospital


St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts), is now part of Barts Health NHS Trust.

We offer a full range of local and specialist services, which includes centres for the treatment of cancer, heart conditions, fertility problems and sexual health conditions.

The fight against cancer took a major step forward with the opening in March 2010 to patients of the new £200m Barts Cancer Centre.  The nine-story extension of Britain’s oldest hospital boasts some of the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment facilities anywhere in the world – all in a stunning environment.   As well as offering the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures, cancer drugs, stem cell and gene therapies, Barts Cancer Centre has an impressive array of state-of-the-art imaging, radiotherapy and radio surgery technology.

Our world-renowned hospitals – Barts, The Royal London and The London Chest – are home to many international experts and world-class specialist centres, from cancer, cardiac and digestive diseases to trauma and a leading children’s hospital.

Our daily mission is bringing excellence to life – giving our patients the best possible care so that they can live better, fuller, longer lives. We aim to provide safe, clinically effective and patient centred care to the highest international standards.

We have one of the best survival rates in the NHS, a measure widely regarded as an indicator of clinical excellence overall.  During 2009/10, our survival rates were better than would be expected (as indicated in Dr Foster hospital standardised mortality ratio), given the nature and complexity of the cases we treat.  Patient safety is paramount at Barts and The London and we have an excellent track record to prove it.

And with the world’s biggest hospital development – a £1 billion investment – we will soon care for our patients in facilities that match the quality of our clinical care.

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St Bartholomew's Hospital

Tel: 020 3416 5000

Address: West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE



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Latest reviews of this hospital

Menstrual disorders clinic, Gynaecology

I attended the Menstrual disorders clinic at Barts last month. I saw a consultant who was straightforward and friendly. He did a scan of ...

14 April 2014

Awful reception staff, incredibly under resourced

The sexual health services (Ambrose King and Barts) reception staff are incredibly unhelpful, rude and unfriendly. In Barts the main r...

18 March 2014

Fantastic Colposcopy staff

Last week I went for a Colposcopy at St Barts hopsital. I was feeling really nervous as I'd had a bad experience in the past. However the...

18 February 2014

Thank you Harvey sisters and Angio ward!

I had to stay at the hospital for my heart ablation surgery and being only 17, I was really nervous about the surgery. However the doctor...

12 January 2014

My stay in Vicary ward.

Well, I was admitted to Vicary ward for the purpose of a triple bypass. My first impressions of the place were not great, I must admit, T...

9 December 2013

Quality of service at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

74 from 87 responses
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Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 8.48

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Poor - Some alerts not signed off after deadline

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Last updated on 04 September 2012.

Information supplied by Barts Health NHS Trust