New Chelsea Centre to provide advanced cancer care

15 May 2017

HCA Healthcare UK invests £12m in new facility opening today

Brings fast, convenient access to cancer services in South West London

Today (15 May 2017) a 30,000 square foot, £12m, purpose-built outpatient cancer centre is being unveiled in the heart of Chelsea. HCA at Sydney Street – operated by HCA Healthcare UK, part of the world’s largest private hospital group – will offer rapid and convenient access to consultant-led cancer services, opening up access to private oncology, haematology and chemotherapy in South West London.

Based at 102 Sydney Street, the centre will also offer patients access to some of the most advanced treatments. It will house one of the first digital PET CT scanners in the capital, reducing the dose of radiation during scanning by up to 50%, making it safer for patients and helping to diagnose and stage cancers much earlier. The facility will also house a blood laboratory, meaning rapid turnaround times on blood tests, and an aseptic pharmacy manufacturing suite to produce and dispense all treatments to patients on site.

Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC), part of HCA UK, will provide outpatient cancer treatment. LOC works with leading consultants to offer the most advanced and innovative cancer care and also provides a holistic approach allowing patients to access to psychological support, hair and image services, nutritional advice, complementary therapy and the Living Well survivorship programme.

HCA at Sydney Street will also be part of HCA UK’s The Lister Hospital which will provide patients with access to nearby intensive care facilities and a new, dedicated inpatient oncology ward. The new facility will also offer general outpatient consultations for benign dermatology, gastroenterology and colorectal conditions as well as private GP services, with outpatient diagnostic support including MRI and x-ray provided by the nearby Chelsea Outpatients Centre and the Chelsea Medical Centre, also part of HCA UK.

Suzy Jones, CEO of The Lister Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, said: “The Sydney Street facility allows us to provide cutting edge cancer services to our patients close to home, with support from The Lister Hospital and the wider HCA UK network when needed. We always strive to provide exceptional services to our patients and I am proud to say that this facility will help us provide the very best cancer treatment and care available”.

Guy Reynolds, Vice President of Cancer Services at HCA Healthcare UK and CEO of Leaders in Oncology Care, said: “HCA Healthcare UK is committed to providing patients with the very best in cancer care, whether that’s cutting edge surgery, providing access to clinical trials through Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK, or delivering the most advanced treatment plans and innovative drugs. Throughout the HCA Healthcare UK group we provide an integrated approach to cancer services meaning that our patients have access to excellent care and support during their whole journey and beyond with our survivorship programme Living Well.”

The brand new centre in Chelsea is central to the wider development of HCA Healthcare UK’s high quality cancer network in London, Essex, Manchester and across the country. This includes London Bridge Hospital, Private Care at Guy’s which opened recently (24 April) in the top four floors of the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital. This cancer care network provides a range of expertise – from screening to treatment and survivorship – and includes leading private hospitals such as The Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital as well as partnerships with NHS Trusts around the country such as The Christie in Manchester, Queen’s Hospital in Romford and University College Hospital.

Mike Neeb, CEO at HCA Healthcare UK said; “At HCA Healthcare UK we’re committed to providing the very best in expert cancer treatments with our specialist network of facilities in London, Manchester and around the UK, and we’re proud to continue and strengthen this legacy by opening two new facilities. We know that patients and their families demand the best when it comes to cancer, and we aim to offer that reassurance; that their loved ones are getting the very best care available, without delay.”


For more information, or to organising briefings, one-to-one tours or interviews with representatives from HCA at Sydney Street please contact / 020 7478 7833.

Notes to editors

About The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital is a 57 bed private hospital, supported by intensive and critical care, in Chelsea. The Lister offers services from GP appointments and outpatient treatment though to complex care and surgery, with a focus on providing exceptional individual care.

The Lister Hospital is home to Lister Fertility Clinic, a leading national centre for fertility treatment, with satellite clinics in the surrounding counties, Jersey, and a recently opened clinic in The Shard. It is also the largest clinic to support fertility treatment in patients over the age of 40.

As well as specialising in general medicine The Lister Hospital has a Total Abdomen Clinic which focusses on abdominal wall repair, reconstruction, and hernia repair. It is also the home of the only dedicated mesothelioma clinic in Europe. Rapid access to appointments at convenient locations at Chelsea Outpatient Centre, Chelsea Medical Centre, Basil Street Practice and the Chelsea Consulting Rooms are part of the Lister Hospital network.

About HCA Healthcare UK’s cancer services

HCA Healthcare UK’s private cancer care network provides a range of expertise, from screening to treatment and survivorship. We ensure rapid referral and an exceptional quality of personalised care, and are committed to providing the latest innovative technology and robotics, including a Da Vinci robot at the new London Bridge Hospital, Private Care at Guy’s site and three digital PET CT scanners across the group.

The network includes leading private hospitals such as The Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital as well as partnerships with NHS Trusts around the country such as The Christie in Manchester, Queen’s Hospital in Romford and University College Hospital London. It also includes the Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK, a unique standalone trial facility that conducts clinical trials across all phases of drug development and a broad range of cancer tumour types in order to develop new and innovative cancer therapies for patients.

About Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC)

LOC, part of HCA Healthcare UK is a specialist cancer treatment centre originally established by four leading oncologists, with the aim of delivering pioneering cancer treatment, while providing exceptional, patient centred care and support during cancer treatment and beyond. It now has a team of over 80 cancer specialists recognised nationally and internationally as experts in their fields, delivering cancer care from their of state-of-the-art facilities.LOC now offers their services at six out-patient centres across London and one in Manchester.

About HCA Healthcare UK

HCA Healthcare UK is a private hospital group and the country's largest provider of privately funded care, treating 800,000 patients every year. From complex and urgent care, to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, we provide exceptional care across our network of facilities in London and Manchester. HCA Healthcare UK includes London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, The Wilmslow Hospital, Roodlane Medical Ltd, and Blossoms Healthcare. HCA Healthcare UK also has NHS partnerships around the country including Harley Street at University College Hospital, Harley Street at Queen's and The Christie Clinic in Manchester.

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