Coming to Hospital

 Admission to hospital

Following your consultation and/or initial referral, we will contact you via post, email or telephone to confirm the exact date and time of your admission to Royal Brompton Hospital.

Please come to the main reception and ask for the private patient office.

A member of staff will register you and direct you to the ward where you will be met by one of the ward team. You will be introduced to your named nurse, who will have specific overall responsibility for your nursing care.

There will be some paperwork to complete, mainly relating to you personal details and medical history. You will also be asked to complete some forms relating to payment of treatment charges and, if applicable submit a deposit which will contribute to the full cost. Any shortfall must be settled when you leave hospital.

Each room has an en-suite bathroom, a television and a telephone with direct dial facilities to and from your room. Telephone bills are sent after discharge.

What to bring

Whatever your length of stay, please bring all of your tablets, in their original packets, with you to the ward. Please ensure you have an adequate supply for your stay. Likewise, for patients with mobility problems, we request that you bring your mobility aids such as walking sticks, frames etc.

If your planned stay is a day or longer, you should bring with you:

  • A copy of your current insurance certificate or insurance card, to allow us to liaise directly with your insurance company
  • The name, address and phone number of your own doctor or GP
  • Nightclothes, a dressing gown and slippers
  • Comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit
  • Wash bag with washing and shaving materials
  • Any magazines or books you would like to read
  • Your personal stereo and headphones if you would like to listen to music
  • Towels will be provided, and shaver points are available for electric razors.

All valuables including credit cards should be left at home as the hospital cannot assume responsibility for them. A small amount of money will be useful for miscellaneous purchases. Essential valuables can be kept by arrangement with the nurses.

The nursing team

Upon your arrival to the ward you will be introduced to your nurse, who will have primary responsibility for your day-to-day care and will be able to explain the ward routine and answer any questions you may have. You will also be seen by one of our experienced Residential Medical Officers shortly after your arrival. Your nurse will work alongside a multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists including pharmacists, dieticians and physiotherapist to ensure you receive exceptional care.


We always make sure that our patients understand their treatment and the reasons behind it.  We will discuss your treatment, its benefits and risks, fully with you before going ahead.

We also respect each patient’s right to confidentiality and accordingly will only discuss their care with relatives with their consent.  In situations where a patient cannot give or withhold consent to treatment then our healthcare professionals must proceed on the basis of what they consider to be the patient’s best interest.  In such cases they will discuss any wishes previously expressed by the patient and may discuss the risks and benefits of proposed treatment with relatives.

Visiting the area

At both hospitals our private patient administration team can arrange accommodation within the hospital or provide information about a number of local hotels within a varied price range.

Visitors to Harefield Hospital’s private patient centre have the benefit of facilities at Parkwood House, a small, friendly, hotel-style house within the hospital grounds offering single or double rooms at very reasonable rates.

See details of local hotels:


Millennium Gloucester Hotel

4-18 Harrington Gardens London SW7 4LH
Telephone: +44 (0)207 331 6195

Brompton Hotel
30 Old Brompton Road SW7 3DL
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7584 4517

Cranley Hotel
10-12 Bina Gardens London SW5 0LA
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7373 0123
Fax: +44 (0)20 7373 9497

The Kensington Hotel
109-113 Queens Gate South Kensington London SW7 5LR
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7589 6300
Fax: +44 (0)20 7581 1492

Quality Crown Hotel Kensington
162 Cromwell Road London SW5
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7244 2400
Fax: +44 (0)20 7244 2500

The Regency Hotel
100 Queens Gate London SW7 5AG
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7373 7878
Fax: +44 (0)20 7370 5555

Holiday Inn Express
295 North End Road London W14 9NS
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7384 5151

Serviced apartments

Beaufort House
45 Beaufort Gardens London SW3 1PN
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7584 2600
Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 6533

35A Gloucester Road London SW7 4PL
Telephone: +44 (0)800 376 3898

Chelsea Cloisters
Sloane Avenue London SW3 3DW
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7589 5100
Fax: +44 (0)20 7225 2286

Think Apartments London
Reservations +44 (0)203 465 9100
Weekdays 8:30am – 6:30pm
Weekends 9am – 5:30pm
(Please ask for “Royal Brompton Hospital” rates)

Visiting hours for both adults and children are flexible; we only ask that visitors liaise with the appropriate nursing staff about the best times to visit.

We recognise that coming to hospital can be a worrying time for many, so we will do everything we can to make your stay with us as safe and as comfortable as possible.