St Bartholomew's Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 27 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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Quality of service at St Bartholomew's Hospital

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% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.30% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

4.42% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

82 from 230 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience
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Latest reviews of this hospital

Efficient, respectful and caring.

I attended the one stop Breast Clinic six days after referral from my GP on discovering a breast lump a month previously. Thankfully, aft...

19 August 2014

Waiting times

You cancelled a pain clinic I was due to attend in early June and sent a revised appointment for 26 January2015, a delay of almost 8 mont...

19 August 2014

Best NHS experience yet

Turned up at the walk in minor injuries unit last Thursday afternoon. The arrival process of booking in via phone was very straightforwar...

16 August 2014

Great Minor Injuries Unit

I visited the unit today with a slow-healing cut. Wait time was less than 2 hours which is really good for a walk-in clinic at a busy hos...

11 August 2014

A wonderful Hospital with highly qualified /professional

i had heart bye-pass on 5th. June 2014. I was overwhelmed to see highly motivated, professional staff. During my stay in Hospital, I was...

29 July 2014

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Last updated on 04 September 2012.

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