The Lister Hospital
Private hospital run by HCA Healthcare UK

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The Lister HospitalLeading private hospital in London

Part of HCA, the world's largest private hospital group, The Lister Hospital in London works with some of the capital's most respected specialists to provide a range of the highest quality services in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Specialist services available include orthopaedics, fertility, women's health, cancer care and cardiology.

Conditions and treatments

Rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, The Lister Hospital provides an extensive range of treatments and diagnostic services, including:

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Breast care
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endometriosis surgery
  • IVF
  • Joint replacement
  • Mesothelioma surgery
  • Menopause treatment
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Urgent care centre

To see details of our treatments and find a consultant or specialist, select from the list above.

About The Lister Hospital

Built in 1903 as the British Institute of Preventative Medicine and renamed in honour of Joseph Lister, the father of antiseptic surgery, the Lister Hospital remains a centre for medical innovation.

Ongoing investment in state-of-the-art technology has equipped the hospital with some of the most advanced facilities to be found anywhere in the world, including the Chelsea Outpatient Centre offering treatment in specialisms such as gastroenterology and orthopaedic surgery and the Chelsea Medical Centre which provides expert physiotherapy services.

The Lister Hospital houses a number of specialist units and teams who deliver consistently excellent standards of healthcare for their patients. From initial consultations to diagnostic testing and treatment, the hospital’s on-site and external units combine clinical expertise with advanced medical technology to ensure a seamless and positive patient experience.

Women’s health

The Lister Hospital provides a comprehensive women’s health and wellbeing service available to patients of all ages. Their multidisciplinary team of experts, including some of the UK’s finest consultants, delivers care of the highest quality, tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Services available include fertility treatment, DEXA bone density scanning and bone health, mammography and breast care, gynaecology, a specialist endometriosis clinic, menopausal health, health and wellbeing screening, and nutrition and exercise.

Orthopaedic care

With a pioneering group of orthopaedic consultants and a wider multidisciplinary team, The Lister Hospital offers treatment for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions across all age groups, from arthritis and sports injuries to complex spinal conditions and congenital deformities.

As part of HCA Healthcare UK’s continued investment in the latest medical technology, The Lister Hospital offers robotic orthopaedic procedures for patients requiring joint replacements, such as hip and knee replacements, using the Mako® robot.

Cancer care

The Lister Hospital works with renowned experts to provide highly specialised oncology care, including a One-stop Breast Clinic and a specialist Sarcoma Service.

As part of their comprehensive cancer care services, they are in partnership with Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) based at the Sydney Street Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre. They work with LOC to provide access to a range of cancer services, including consulting rooms, individual treatment bays, oncology pharmacy, digital PET CT scanning and a blood laboratory.

Fertility care

Established in 1988, The Lister Fertility Clinic in Chelsea is recognised as one of the UK’s leading private fertility treatment centres. Services available include IVF, ICSI, egg freezing, fertility preservation and egg sharing.

Cardiac care

HCA UK group are world leaders in cardiac care, treating patients from all over the world at their London centres of excellence. At the Lister Hospital, patients can access cardiology consultations with leading specialists and investigations for conditions such as coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmias.

Acute Admissions Service

The Lister Hospital provides 24/7 care for urgent and unplanned medical admissions. The service is equipped to care for the most complex patients, ensuring the highest standards of care available in an emergency.

International patients

The Lister Hospital is experienced in welcoming overseas patients and its dedicated international relations team is always on hand to help with everything from airport transfers to finding accommodation. They also provide translators for a wide range of languages.

Ways to pay

The Lister Hospital welcomes patients with private medical insurance, corporate-sponsored patients, government-sponsored patients and those who wish to self-fund their treatment.

Self paying patients

All of the services at The Lister Hospital can be accessed quickly by means of self-pay. The hospital provides clear and transparent quotes outlining what is included and excluded with a self-pay package, removing any uncertainty. Payment can be made by credit card, cash, bank transfer and personal cheque with a banker’s card.

Insured patients

Patients with private medical insurance are advised to confirm with their insurer that their treatment is covered and obtain authorisation before making an appointment.

Corporate-sponsored patients

Corporate-sponsored patients are requested to provide a letter of guarantee authorising payment for their tests or treatment.

Government-sponsored patients

Patients sponsored by an international embassy are requested to provide a letter of guarantee before their initial appointment.


Facilities and services

  • Dietician
  • Endoscopy suite
  • Intensive care unit
  • Pharmacy (on site)
  • Physiotherapy (outpatient)
  • Private GP service
  • Urgent care centre

Specialist clinics

  • Breast clinic
  • Gynaecology clinic
  • Infertility clinic

Imaging and radiology services

  • CT scan
  • DEXA (bone) scan (for osteoporosis)
  • MRI scan
  • Mammography (Breast scan)
  • Ultrasound - 2d
  • Ultrasound - Vascular Doppler


  • BUPA Approved Breast Care Unit
  • Care Quality Commission
  • CHKS

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