Harley Street Clinic
, which for many years has been renowned internationally for
its world class standards of cancer, cardiac and critical care for both adults
and children, opens it new multi million pound Children’s Hospital today.
Following a major re-development and expansion programme
lasting some two years, The Harley Street Clinic Children’s Hospital is not
only unique in the UK private sector but is now one of the largest centres for
children’s tertiary care in Europe.
Among the new facilities are the following:
- An 18 bed paediatric ward.
- A new 13 bed level three Intensive Care Unit
- A five bed High Dependency Unit ( level two)
- Britain’s newest Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Unit (
including a state of the art bone marrow transplant unit the only one in the UK
- A dedicated children’s radiotherapy unit.
- A bespoke day care unit which includes four chemotherapy
In addition, the hospital is developing a Paediatric House
at 84 Harley Street, which will bring all children’s outpatient facilities under
the same roof together with a children’s day care ward in the main hospital.
Currently the hospital has around 50 of London’s leading
paediatric surgeons, oncologists, cardiologists, neuroscience and other
specialist doctors, many of them holding senior positions at London’s renowned
teaching hospitals. More consultants are in the process of being signed
million plus development programme has been driven by increasing demand from
both the UKand overseas for private complex care. Neil Buckley is the
Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer:
“The Harley Street Clinic has long been recognised as a
centre of excellence for paediatric cardiac and cancer care in
particular. Increasingly however, our growing team of specialists have
been treating the most complex, life threatening neurological and other
“At the same time the demand for more routine treatments for
children has also grown exponentially so that now, there are very few medical
conditions that we do not treat here. The launch of this unique, brand
new Children’s Hospital marks a milestone in the history of The Harley Street
Clinic and I thank our doctors and staff for helping to make this happen,” said
The head of nursing for The Harley Street Children’s
Hospital is Acting Chief Nursing Officer, Donna-Marie Henry. “In both
cardiac care and cancer care we have carried out the most complex new and
groundbreaking life saving procedures that any other facility in the private
sector could never attempt.
“One of the things that really sets us apart is the way we
work together as a multi-disciplinary team. Paediatric consultants,
resident doctors, clinical nurse specialists, other nurses, dieticians,
pharmacists, physiotherapists and other medical professionals - we all meet
regularly to ensure each child receives optimum care.
“As for our nurses, well, I am very proud to be
leading such a distinguished nursing team,” she said.