King Edward VII’s Hospital patients have included many high profile names and it describes itself as ‘London’s leading hospital’, having expert specialists in everything from women’s health to urology and orthopaedics. The 56-bed hospital employs only the most experienced and respected consultants. Chief Executive Lindsey Condron says: ‘From the moment they walk through the door to the moment they leave, every aspect of a patient’s journey back to health is carefully considered.’ As it is a charity, any surplus money is re-invested into care provision, whether it’s technology, facilities or nursing expertise, as well as supporting its charitable work with veterans.
The origins of King Edward VII’s Hospital date back to 1899. Sisters Agnes and Fanny Keyser devoted themselves and their home to caring for sick and wounded officers returning from the Second Boer War. In 1948 it moved to its present home on Beaumont Street, in the prestigious Harley Street district.
Patients are full of praise. ‘I’ve got conditions which are rare and which nowhere else in England has been able to treat,’ says one, who has a complex medical history going back 25 years. ‘My admission and my consultations at your hospital have been unparalleled. My birthday was last month, and instead of presents, I asked people to donate through Facebook to King Edward VII’s.’