Royal Free Hospital
About the Royal Free London Private Patients Unit
The Private Patients Unit at the Royal Free Hospital was established in 1980. The unit is part of the NHS and is wholly owned by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We offer you access to some of London’s most experienced specialists, all of whom work as NHS consultants at the Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals. Find out how we’re investing in the NHS.
As part of the Trust, patients benefit from the rich history and expertise of the skills and standards of the NHS and teaching hospital.
World class expertise and local care since 1828
Established in 1828, The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has been pioneering research and treatments and continues to lead improvements in healthcare in 21st century, from targeted cancer therapies to new surgical procedures. For many years the Royal Free London has had some of the lowest mortality rates in the UK and currently mortality is 2nd lowest.
1.6M patients each year
The Trust is one of the largest in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million patients each year in three main hospitals: Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital in addition to a network of clinics provided at the other trusts hospitals and community sites.
Partnering with Teaching Hospital - UCL
We are a campus of University College Medical School and conduct important medical research, much of it of international status. As a founding member of the academic health science network UCL Partners, we also train doctors, nurses, midwives and many other clinical and non-clinical professionals.
Mission and vision
Our mission is to improve the health of communities we serve through world-class medical research, education and patient care.
We aspire to become one of the top 5 global academic health science centres and be the leader in providing the highest quality patient care through technological advancement and research.
As part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, we share the trust’s values of being positively welcoming, actively respectful, clearly communicating and visibly reassuring.
It underpins how we treat our patients, communities and staff with care, trust, dedication, imagination and innovation.
Supporting the NHS
All profits generated by the hospital are invested back into the NHS, in doing so, we are supporting medical research and treatments for patients within the NHS, delivering the highest quality of healthcare.
Our Impact - Investing in the
The Royal Free London Private Patients unit and Hadley Wood Hospital are part of the NHS and wholly owned by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The generated revenue which the hospitals earn is reinvested into the trust which supports vital hospital medical equipment and staffing. We are proud to bring the very best skills and standards of the NHS to benefit our private patients and, in doing so, support the continued development of the NHS and the Royal Free London through our success.
We are supporting medical research and treatments for patients within the NHS, delivering the highest quality of healthcare.
We are able to support dozens of nursing posts on the NHS that would otherwise be lost.
The Latest Technology & State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment
The latest technology and state-of-the-art medical equipment help patients receive exceptional care.
Over 40 Years of Support to Pioneering Medical Research
We support pioneering research and treatments to continually lead in improving patient care and experience.
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