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Private Midwifery Care

Private midwifery-led care is increasingly popular with mums-to-be, and statistically is a safe, trusted and positive option for those experiencing a straightforward pregnancy. Excellent continuity of care within familiar surroundings, and the ability to form significant relationships with your midwife team during this exciting but unsettling time are all essential for you to achieve the kind of birth that you want.

For more information about midwife-led care packages around the UK, please contact the different practices listed below, or fill out our contact form and we will forward your enquiry on your behalf. Prices and package offerings will vary, so it’s worth researching all of your options.

Please also look into private obstetricians, private midwives and related private maternity hospitals for more information about your pregnancy and birth choices.

Related Resource: Private Maternity Care Clinics & Hospitals

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Neighbourhood Midwives offers a unique and personal midwifery service with high quality, safe, and comprehensive maternity care. Throughout the course of pregnancy, birth and beyond, Mums-to-be are supported 24/7 by a dedicated and trusted midwife with whom they develop an individualised and irreplaceable relationship. more...

Birth Rites Midwifery Practice
85A Penge Road
London SE25 4EJ
Greater London
Tel: 07704771485
Website: http://www.birthrites.uk.com/

Kensington Midwives
18 Kensington Court Place
London W8 5BJ
Greater London
Tel: 020 7937 3835
Website: www.kensingtonmidwives.co.uk

Kent Midwifery Practice
20 Romney Point
Ashford TN23 3GD
Kent
Tel: 01233 637 932
Website: www.kentmidwiferypractice.com

Google Rating
5
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Sophie Kirkham
Sophie Kirkham
With Virginia you have an expert; she is an oracle of knowledge and experience for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Virginia's book ‘The Baby’s Coming' is a must read for anyone interested in pregnancy and birth. She is an Independent Midwife and you can hire her to be your midwife all the way through your pregnancy and birth and afterwards for breastfeeding support and the like. I admire her so much.
Craig Millward
Craig Millward
Can't say enough about how wonderful Virginia and Kay are. Would recommend them to anyone planning or expecting a baby. 5 star rating simply isn't enough, they need a sky full to come close.

Neighbourhood Midwives
34b York Way
London N1 9AB
Greater London
Tel: 020 8874 6624
Email: info@neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk
Website: www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk

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5
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Sophie Kirkham
Sophie Kirkham
Expert midwives, one-to-one care and a professionalism you can rely upon for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Highly Recommended.
Harriet Fox Mallen
Harriet Fox Mallen
Highly recommend - support was invaluable!
Melinda Cotton
Melinda Cotton
Neighbourhood Midwives offer the most wonderful service that an expectant mother could wish for . When I engage them, I was engaging them to support me during giving birth . I was blown away by package of care. Their antenatal care was so nurturing. When it came to the day to give birth, I felt confident in myself and felt secure and safe with my team. Strangely I had not considered the importance of postnatal care, and this was what impressed me most. As an adult woman, I stand on my own 2 feet. To have someone caring and supporting me every step of my journey , through my pregnancy, at my birth, and then for a month that turned into 6 weeks, left me feeling strong and set up for the new chapter of life as a mother. When I gave birth to my first child we were very financially constrained, and going for private midwifery was a significant choice, but I feel that it was the best investment in my well being, and my baby’s well being. I have had 2 beautiful birth experiences at home supported every step of the way. Thank you !

North Surrey Midwifery Practice
23 Tanglyn Avenue
Shepperton TW17 0AD
Surrey
Tel: 07877 862444
Email: angela@northsurreymidwives.co.uk
Website: www.northsurreymidwives.co.uk

Google Rating
4.2
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Catherine Cook
Catherine Cook
I used North Surrey Midwives for my second and third births. After a fairly grim first birth in hospital (textbook cascade of interventions, ending in a ventouse delivery), it was a massive relief to have down to earth, evidence based care. In practice this meant antenatal appointments in my own home, at a time to suit me, for as long as I needed; continuity of care from 8 weeks pregnant to 6 weeks post partum (and of course throughout labour and birth); and a birth plan to suit my individual needs - I achieved two home births at approx 41 weeks, which probably would not have been possible in a hospital setting owing to my geriatric age ;) Angela and Tami are lovely, friendly, reassuring people who also happen to be highly qualified and continue to develop their professional qualifications - it was a joy to have them on board with my babies!
Jo Challenger
Jo Challenger
Angela was so helpful offering breastfeeding advise when I was at the brink of giving up. Would definitely recommend contacting these guys I would certainly use them in the future :)
Claire Koch
Claire Koch
I wanted a Harmony test, for my own peace of mind - Tami was able to come and visit me the next day, and was very friendly and professional, talking me through everything, and not minding my two children being curious as to what was going on. The results came through quickly, and Tami rang me to let me know before emailing them to me.

Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital
Sir Stanley Clayton Ward,
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital,
Du Cane Road,
London W12 0HS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3313 1466
Email: imperial.stanleyclaytonward@nhs.net
Website: www.imperialprivatehealthcare.co.uk

Google Rating
4
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ioana suditu
ioana suditu
My experience is related to EPU team. This is an amazing department with very experienced staff. I've had a miscarriage and got pregnant soon after, I've got no words to thank the team for the amazing support and care they have offered. I am very happy with you all, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! And keep it up! Warmest hugs and thoughts to you all! God bless!
John K
John K
Even though the maternity services where good enough the birth experience was the worst it can be. We were going for normal birth, dilated up to 6cm and the, apparently most stupid midwife in the world for 8 hours was saying "stop pushing baby, just breath your oxygen". We were asking for epidural to be done as soon as possible but no, they had their own plans. After already in contractions for 5 hours they decide to come in; being in unbelievable pain it takes around 30 minutes to get my wife ready and then their beeper beeps for an emergency and they leave us for another 3 hours waiting in total pain and the midwife saying every 3 minutes "don't push baby...". They finally changed shifts at 9am (we were there since 5pm) and the new ones decided that we go for emergency c-section. We just wanted the nightmare to finish. Just to mention the waters broke at 10pm so open for infections for 11 hours. The theater (surgery) was nothing like expected. Around 8 people around coming and leaving while my wife's internals where wide open. The door was opening every minute and someone new was coming or leaving and of course old school non-dissolvable sutures with needle. Even though everything seemed that went good enough we stayed in for 5 more days. No one came to check the baby for 3 whole days; gave pills and checks to my wife but no check on the baby. So our little one got a fever of 39 and only then they decided, after we ask them, to call for a doctor. The doctor said that we need to give antibiotics to the baby just in case it had sepsis. It seems that the baby was trying to breastfeed for 3 days and mother didn't had milk yet so sucking for so long made him sick. At the moment we fed him by bottle the fever dropped to normal but they kept giving to this little baby 3 more doses of antibiotics even though we asked not to. 9am of the 5th day they say we will get discharged so we asked to remove the needle from baby's hand. They are so slow that I went to ask again at 2:30pm to do that but the midwife was in lunch brake. A good lady finally came at 4:30. Of course it didn't end there. After we went back home we were told to expect a midwife the next day to remove the stitches. It appears the email left the hospital the next day (Saturday at 10:30am) so no one knew about our discharge and no one came. After many calls they decided to come on Sunday. To conclude. "Worst Birth Experience Ever". We went there after reading good reviews but something has changed and the management need to take real actions like discharge themselves. Personnel also needs better recruitment process.
Stuart Laing
Stuart Laing
My wife and I had our 20 week scan here. The staff are absolutely brilliant. The lady who gave the scan was personable, warm and caring. Made us feel very special. Can't rate them high enough. Thank you.
Reyes Gutierrez
Reyes Gutierrez
Horrible, Horrible, Horrible I gave birth to my first child here. I had a very bad experience with my antenatal appointments: Several times they lost my blood results, very bad treat from some midwifes, but birth experience was a nightmare! The toilets in the ante natal room where I had to stay for 2 days due to there were no beds available, the toilets there were disgusting and with blood everywhere. But the worse was yet to come when after 15 hours labour, the doctor came to tell us that the midwife had calibrated wrong the heart machine and my baby's heartbeat was not recognized! My tear got infected and I think part was due to the poor hygienic conditions... They are overloaded and they treat you like chicken in a production line!
Atanas Markov
Atanas Markov
Amazing neonatal care. Nurses are amazing. Have no words to express our gratitude! You are the best !
Marjane Carvalho
Marjane Carvalho
So far I am very impressed with the service in this hospital. Was waiting for about 6 weeks a letter from St Thomas and never arrived so decided to subscribe to have my baby at Queen's charlottes as recommended by my private midwife. Less than a week later had all my appointment letters for the following week. Today I had my first scan and the lady was so friendly, I felt as well treated as in a private scan I did previously. The lady took her time and was very helpful. The reception staff were so helpful too, they accommodated my requests about timing to take blood as I was late for a meeting and the lady that took my blood was so amazing that I didn't feel a thing. Thank you dear team, I feel very reassured so far to have my baby there.
Harmanpreet Kainth
Harmanpreet Kainth
Cannot fault the team of midwifes on the birth centre I had my 2nd baby here a few days and would definitely recommend having a baby at the birth centre. The antenatal midwifes are lovely also only downside was the scans I had the ladies who did both my scans were very impatient and didn't look like they wanted to be there but apart from that what a great hospital and birth centre. Aftercare team were also great.
Danielle Rovigatti
Danielle Rovigatti
This morning I did a blood test and Sian was fabolous in her job, well Done Sian and the world need more people like you.
William Salha
William Salha
Best hospital ever...my wife had her caesarean in this hospital. so clean comfortable atmosphere.. doctors, midwives and nurses were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Great regards to all the team ...
Lydia Strachan
Lydia Strachan
I have had two children at Queen Charlotte's, my second one last week, and I would unhesitatingly recommend it. The staff are unfailingly kind, compassionate and professional. My first pregnancy was very complicated and risky. It was handled expertly, giving me complete confidence in my medical team. I chose to return for my second baby. She was thankfully less complicated but I still received a very high standard of care, including the obstetrician of my choice and exactly the birth plan I wanted. My interactions with other parts of the maternity service (midwife helpline, birth centre, maternity triage, etc) were all good. Four stars, not five, because the antenatal clinic is utterly chaotic. I saw a different midwife at every appointment and the appointments usually ran at least an hour late. The midwives were all excellent but I felt a lack of continuity of care and support. Overall, a very positive experience.
Patrycja Pawelek
Patrycja Pawelek
Outstanding; caring professionals. I have received the best care I could imagine on arrival of our son. The midwives in the centre were excellent and delivered our baby safely although the birth was not an easy one. Post natal care in the birth centre was excellent. Even after being discharged I could count on them and give a call to a birth centre to ask for an advice when needed. We are both very grateful to all staff of the birth centre.
Amy Andrews
Amy Andrews
I gave birth to my daughter here and it was high risk due to my heart condition. The actual delivery I feel the staff were attentive and empathetic but after for 5 days I was surrounded by cold nurses who neglected me so badly that I could have died of sepsis. I had an infected episiotomy that was extremely painful even with painkillers and I kept asking for it to be looked at and the nurses just kept saying it was fine and giving me ice packs. I couldn’t sit or stand for 5 days and the evening after we left my boyfriend had to take me to the A&e where they confirmed an infection just by looking at it. I called the maternity unit in the Queen Charlotte hospital I was in to tell them what happened and one of the nurses who was the only one that seemed empathetic (although she never suspected I had an infection) answered the phone and seemed genuinely sorry about what happened.
Mateusz M
Mateusz M
Our beloved son was born in Queens Charlotte Hospital. We have been lucky to have him delivered there, whole team of professional and super friendly doctors and specialists were taking care of my wife and our little boy. After our son was born we have beed moved to maternity ward and this was an truly amazing experience! We would like to kindly thank everyone who helped us - starting from kind and helpful lady at the reception (I’m sorry I have forgotten your name) - blond lady in glasses :). Our midfives were angels!!! - Special thanks to Ene Obiabo!!! - thanks for all the stuff that we lerned from you and all the time you spend with patiently explining everything !! This hospital should be proud to have such a great team in there!!!! Highly recommended!!!
Charmaine Raymond
Charmaine Raymond
Had my daughter here , On arrival staff took care of me all the way through, till i left. Definitely come back
Didi c
Didi c
Very polite and professional staff at matternity ward.Gave birth at this hospital and have nothing but praise.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith
The best hospital in West London to have a baby. Superb staff
PLAMENA SLAVEVA
PLAMENA SLAVEVA
I had my baby girl on Valentines Day . Although I am very difficult patient , I was treated exceptionally , i am so grateful of everyone from the antenatal care to Labour Ward, i couldn't have received better care anywhere else , all staff were very proffesional and very polite and understanding. The diabetis midwife Helen did everything she could to calm me down and made sure i was not scared , Consultant Bhavinder Sagoo made sure my plan was followed and also took care of me , there was a student called Amy who made me feel calm as well, there was a midwife called Freya who did not leave my room for 10 hours , the Anaestetic team were absolutely faboulous sadly at that point i could not hear their names , there was a team of consultants checking on me regulary , and although my blood pressure went down and babys tones were low i did not panic as i felt i couldnt have been in better hands . And the Rm Sophie Martha Leona and the student midwife Myesha Priya they have made my experience unforgettable and positive, my delivery calm and aware .Although i have 2 other children and their deliveries were very easy and very short , my third delivery and 24 hours stay in the hospital is the best one . Words can not express how grateful i am , thank you all for the care you have given me, for the experince you helped me with, and of course for the safe delivery of my baby girl .
Magda Valencia
Magda Valencia
Excellent service and care provided to me and baby Eva. Fantastic midwives, Ambra, Ronke and student Samatha were motivating and thanks to their 24h support, strong encouragement and hard work Eva was born through natural labour which was less stressful, controlled and better for my body post labour. All staff at QC is working very hard to make sure you and your baby are healthy during and after labour with frequents checks and visitations at home. Real dedication to their work. The three ladies who delivered Eva were fantastic and their encouragement, mental support, knowledge and professionalism was priceless during the labour. Thank you QC xx
Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott
I had my second baby via csection at the this hospital on the Stanley Clayton ward and the experience was amazing. Dee looked after me so well and gave me so much breastfeeding support and encouragement. She was always on call, treated me with respect and dignity at all times, and was just perfect. I also think she’s a little bit magic because despite having almost no labour signs and over a week before my due date she told me 3 hours before I went into labour that she had a feeling it would happen that night! All the midwifes were excellent and it was a completely different experience to the hospital I’d had my first baby at. There was always someone on call to help either myself or the baby and they were just all such nice people. I’ve doctored then one star for two reasons: - the finance department are a shambles. They won’t return your calls and despite ignoring at least 6 messages I’ve left they continue to send me letters about an outstanding amount (which my insurer has told me is them trying to overcharge and not to pay) - secondly, my baby was born with a suspected tongue tie and the midwifes arranged a specialist lady to come to the ward with a view to diagnosing. Well this woman was the rudest person I have ever come across. She came into the room eating which I thought was really unprofessional. Before my husband and I had even said hello she pointed at my ‘Pram’ and told me it was completely unsuitable for a newborn - I mean she really aggressively told us off about it (she wrongly thought our doona car seat was our Pram but didn’t give us time to correct her). She then examined our baby and said he might have a tongue tie, might not, it might need treating, might not. Just completely sat on the fence despite being specialist in the area. Then just as she was going my husband asked her a question just to clarify we understood the next steps to which she replied ‘weren’t you listening to what I just said?’ , my husband tried to rephrase the question to which she just said ‘well if you’d listened I already gave you the answer’ and marched off! Honestly it was utterly bizarre! I don’t think we were asking a stupid question because we had listened to her intently however even if we were, she could have shown some compassion that we were new to the whole tongue tie thing and had a baby less than 48 hours prior!.Anyway we ended up seeing a tongue tie practitioner local to us who was amazing and said it was a really obvious tongue tie (she couldn’t understand how it a specialist wouldn’t have instantly diagnosed it) and properly talked us through what it meant and our treatment options. It’s such a shame because the horrible woman was just so unlike anyone else we dealt with in our time at Queen charlottes. In hindsight I wish I’d put in a formal complaint but I just didn’t want anything to detract from the precious first days with our baby.
It's Diamant
It's Diamant
jesus christ is gay lol

Regent’s Midwifery Practice
2 Varndell Street
London NW1 3RG
Greater London
Tel: 07891 276 499
Email: midwifeodette@al.com
Website: www.regentsmidwiferypractice.co.uk

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4
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Giacomo Guglielmone
Giacomo Guglielmone
Very disappointed for having hired Odette. We spent about 4.5k for having 3 antenatal visits which were fine (my wife felt they were mainly usefull to get to know the person who is going to be at your side during labour) and a labour support which we found totally useless. In fact it was via whatsup and phone calls during most of the labour (ie, the whole preliminary phase and the first few hours of the "established" phase - to give an idea, we were given one-to-one midwife from NHS about 9hrs before Odette thought appropriate to turn up at the hospital! looking backwards, I could find 1000 better ways to spend that amount of money for my wife and child than this. Will definitely stay away from her in any future pregnancy.
Reshma Sidhpura
Reshma Sidhpura
As a mother of 3 and a practising Hypnobirthing practitioner. Odette helped me to achieve the home birth of my dreams for my 3rd child! I highly recommend her services. You will not find anybody as highly skilled, knowledgeable and lovely as Odette is. With also teaching courses myself in Hampstead, I wanted to find a local midwife I could recommend to my clients and Odette is the only midwife that I trust. Every single one of my clients have been extremely happy with her services, enabling them to have natural births that have also been memorable. You will not be disappointed!
A Google User
A Google User
Fantastic service, very professional, warm and friendly. Definitely wont hesitate to use for the next baby!
A Google User
A Google User
Very happy with Regents midwifery, my wife and I had a truly wonderful experience.

Sage Femme
7 Lynmouth Road
London N2 9LR
Greater London
Tel: 020 7873 2327
Website: www.sagefemme.co.uk

The Birth Company
137 Harley Street
London W1G 6BF
Greater London
Tel: 020 7725 0528
Fax: 020 7725 0529
Email: admin@TheBirthCompany.co.uk
Website: www.TheBirthCompany.co.uk

Google Rating
4.9
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Anna Liacas
Anna Liacas
My experience with the Birth Company for over 6 years has been excellent. Dr Gibb is an amazing professional but more importantly he is a wonderful person who gives individual attention to the issues and problems, and finds the best way to resolve, reassure and keep you happy. Dr Gibb monitored and advised during my four pregnancies... The support I had from him was unbelievable, even during weekends and after hours. He was the only doctor who answered all my questions over the phone, without even me being registered at his clinic, after which I became his client for many years. Now I am a proud mother of two healthy and beautiful children, and happy to return to Dr Gibb for gynecological and obstetrics consultations. Thank you!
anna s
anna s
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!
Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see. Sarah Newland x
Laura Bradley
Laura Bradley
Lovely receptionists and excellent results service. Only disappointment was the blood test – I have a needle and blood phobia and flagged this with the doctor, but he proceeded to give a step-by-step account of the procedure (he was demonstrating to a colleague) and left the bloods on table for me to see. My partner and I were pretty shocked. Possibly the worst experience of giving blood – not what you expect from a private service.
Lucy Macdonald
Lucy Macdonald
The Birth Company have supported us through both the hardest and happiest times of our lives. Everyone including the receptionists, clinical team and Dr Gibb himself are caring, thoughtful and highly professional. I never feel rushed, I always feel cared for and respected and every question we have ever asked (we always have lots) has been answered in as much detail as we have needed. I have most of my ante natal care on the NHS, including deliveries, but have had a few consultations and scans at the Birth Company in all of my pregnancies. I normally arrive at consultations feeling anxious and confused and leave feeling reassured and confident that the plan ahead is the right thing for my baby, my family and me. I could not recommend them highly enough.
Irina Bassett
Irina Bassett
A conveyor belt of scans. The service delivery was very poor. We went to The Birth Company feeling really excited to see our baby for the first time (we booked a viability scan at 8 weeks) and left the clinic having our experience ruined by the staffs' attitude. The front staff seemed very friendly with each other, but cold with the patients, while the sonographer treated us like a McDonalds transaction. No emotions, no congratulations, just a medical routine procedure for them. She didn't answer most of my questions while I was on the table. Very dissapointed...
Justine Louw
Justine Louw
The team at the birth company have provided us with peace of mind during our pregnancy. The arrangement of the Panorama test, scans during the 9 months and genuine care & concern for us has meant we have always felt to be in excellent hands. Thank you.
pete ballard
pete ballard
Excellent service. Had a Harmony test with Kate. Very professional and has a great sense of humour :) which is needed when you are going for tests like this! Would highly recommend.
sumeer babber
sumeer babber
We went to the birth company for our 2nd child, and from our first appointment we were treated so professionally and with so much care, I actually just googled private clinics and they were the first and in my opinion I’m so glad I clicked on their website and rang them, initially it was just to make sure the baby was doing well, at early stages, but after feeling so comfortable we went for the harmony test, which actually was so helpful, also found out that our new born was a boy. I honestly would say to anyone wanting to check privately, don’t be scared to call, these guys are so good and make you feel so welcome, not pushy at all, and are actually doing a fantastic service. By the way our new born is now 7 months, And he’s doing great. Thank you so much, and I wish you all the very best, keep up the great work.
Katrina Ross
Katrina Ross
Very easy to arrange and pay for online, great scan, efficient with sufficient detail and made to feel comfortable.
Marie WebAlbum
Marie WebAlbum
The most professional team on Harley Street (and we've been to no less than 4 clinics in the area). From the staff that greets you upon entering the clean, modern clinic to Bina Bhawan, our fantastic and knowledgeable sonographer, everyone was attentive, kind and caring. Sadly, all a winning combination highly lacking on Harley Street these days. Highly recommend!
Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
Went in for a coil removal, the process was easy, fast and quick. I had two very helpful scans which were done accurately and professionally, I'm very pleased with the service! The location is also very convenient. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Irina Bassett
Irina Bassett
We recently had our 16-week scan at The Birth Company with Kate Richardson. She, and the rest of the team were fantastic! On this occasion we also found out the baby's gender, which made the experience even more special. Thank you!
Cindy Xin Xiao
Cindy Xin Xiao
Happy about the service in the Birth Company from the very minute in their office. All staff and Dr. Gibbs are so nice and professional. They are especially helpful when I was waiting for test result and being nervous.
Pel Mehmet
Pel Mehmet
Can’t recommend The Birth Company enough, I’ve had specific dealings with Kirsty who is just wonderful and has so much time and patience. I never realised how anxious I would be and I’ve had nothing but reassurance. So much so I’ve booked the Gold Package to make sure they are by my side throughout the whole of my pregnancy. Definitely worth every penny.
Corina Stanescu
Corina Stanescu
Lovely staff, great service. Had an appointment with the senior doctor - he is lovely and very knowledgeable, and also very professional. Seemed to be doing his job as a passion, not in it for the money like you’d get in other places. Pleasantly impressed, will go back for a next scan for sure.
Jessica Mariotti
Jessica Mariotti
My experience at the BC has been great, as the staff has been so friendly a kind with me, providing in the same time a very professional service! Highly recommended
Mohammad Sherzad
Mohammad Sherzad
last minute appointment, great service, lovely people around the doctor himself was very professional, listened carefully to everything, looked the notes advised accordingly. lastly I don't have words to explain their service. thanks again doctor and receptionist.
Amy Ashbrook
Amy Ashbrook
I had a harmony test completed at the birth company. I was able to get a same day appointment at the clean and comfortable Alderley edge clinic. Doctor Gibbs did my scan and took my sample of blood and was professional, Frank and reasurring. I had the results back a week later. Everyone I spoke to was incredibly helpful and polite, especially Ruth who I believe works on reception. Would recommend to family and friends.
Matthew Ryan-Gill
Matthew Ryan-Gill
My girlfriend and I had some very worrying results from our 12 week blood test from our local hospital. We needed to have a Harmony test, and the Birth Company managed to fit us in that same day. The lady we saw was absolutely incredible. My girlfriend was incredibly emotional and the lady had such a kind nature and was also extremely thorough on our scan. She explained everything in great detail. We left feeling we were in the right hands. 1 week later we received our results and it was all good news! The way the Birth Conpany handled giving us our results was brilliant. Great people, great service, highly highly recommend going here.
aniyah Paton
aniyah Paton
Amazing company like, very professional. Results came back very quickly an once they received an let me know them they didn't delay or drag out process of telling me. Highly recommended.. For peace of mind, especially when it comes to your baby or babies
isuru de silva
isuru de silva
Really friendly, Professional and efficient service. Great experience overall. Thank you Kate Richardson and the team for putting our minds at rest.
Elizabeth Page
Elizabeth Page
We had an early scan here and were very impressed. Facilities were nice (even if the lift is a bit rickety!), staff were friendly and helpful and the equipment seemed modern and efficient. Would certainly return for any other private scans that we do
Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones
This was my second time now at the Birth Company and I opted for the Panorama NIPT, I originally went into for the Harmony but after a discussion the Panorama seemed the best choice and I was told what was the difference between them all. I had Kate and she was super helpful and took some beautiful pictures and videos of our baby. I got sent the full report and everything straight away. The actual results for the Panorama come quicker then I expected and it was super easily laid out for you to see all the results etc. I would 100% recommend this company. Appointment was exactly on time, no waiting around, Kate was amazing and the receptionists were also super helpful. Charlotte
Alessandro Santo
Alessandro Santo
Amazing service! We just did an early pregnancy scan and the whole staff was welcoming and helpful. The sonographer did an incredible work, she showed the baby, measured heart rate, took dimensions and everything else. She was extremely helpful on explaining everything and suggesting the next steps. AAA+
Terri Lee
Terri Lee
I actually went to the Alderley Edge clinic rather than Harley Street as I'm based in the North West. Staff and venue were brilliant. It was a very caring experience; great attention to detail and extremely informative. Would recommend!
Liliana Grassi
Liliana Grassi
Lovely experience at the Birth Company. Extremely friendly, professional, and reassuring. Lots of information in an easy to understand language. We recommend it!
Megan Hart
Megan Hart
I have had 2 scans at The Birth Company and cannot recommend them highly enough. Each time, the Sonographer's have been friendly and talked us through every detail of what they and we were seeing. They really take the time to capture great stills and videos. The service and care they provide is priceless.
Pip Hamilton
Pip Hamilton
Such lovely ladies at reception greeted us with smiles. I was so nervous but there’s a reassuring atmosphere there and they are kind and gentle. Super professional but also personable. Would highly recommend this place and we have been to several other similar clinics and this is definitely the nicest.
Lisa McDowell
Lisa McDowell
I went into the Birth Company for a harmony scan and am so glad I did, the whole experience was great. When I called to ask about the test, the receptionist was very friendly and helpful and immediately put me at ease. Booking the appointment was very fast and comprehensive too, great customer service all around. Dr Gibb was excellent - professional, explained everything thoroughly, and had a great bedside manner. The location is great and the facilities were very nice - bright, comfortable and relaxed. Receiving the results from my test was again a great experience, very thorough and considerate too. I would refer anyone to come here and if I need to in the future will definitely visit again.

The Kensington Wing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
Greater London
Tel: 020 3315 8616
Tel: 020 3315 8150
Email: kensington@chelwest.nhs.uk
Website: www.chelwest.nhs.uk/private-care/kensington-wing

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4.1
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Liz Poulton
Liz Poulton
I've had my daughter and son born here, and each time, baby and I were well looked after. I am grateful for all the help I received. I would have given 5 stars, but deduct one only because I was told that the hospital doesn't do neonatal circumcision for those that request it. (Turns out that if you have a baby boy, you CAN have him circumcised in the private outpatients wing. I would like to have known at the time, as I ended up going elsewhere to have this done for my son.)
The VBA
The VBA
My wife was admitted with acute sepsis to the Acute Assessment Unit- 2 weeks ago the treatment there was fantastic professional and highly skilled. Maureen and myself would like to thank all of the staff for their dedication, she is now doing well. thanks again Malcolm Wright
Jon Edwards
Jon Edwards
Been in twice for bumps and breaks and seen within 2 hours both times. All brand new and clean. Staff as always in the NHS excellent. Better than George's or St Thomas' for wait times and have everything they do. I'd travel the extra 10 mins or so for a walk in to A&E. My niece was born here and that was also (apparently!) Excellent.. Pharmacy opposite and plenty of food options in the area if your in for a wait. Underground parking also on site, albeit expensive as you'd expect for a central London parking location.
Stretch Darkmagi
Stretch Darkmagi
Great staff and knowledgeable consultants. Starbucks and subway are just outside A costa franchise - Cafe Qualitá on ground floor nice loyalty card system. Restaurant on lower ground floor
Hussain
Hussain
Twice I've taken my daughter here, and both times the children's department has been amazing. Great staff, very friendly and very professional.
Matt Wan
Matt Wan
Terrible emergency service! Waited for 4 hours simply to get a medicine. They put me to a room after waiting for 3 hours, but no one never came to attend the room and check on me or give me anything until I have to find the doctor again! I had to keep pressing the doctor and the nurse to give me the medicine as they kept saying they were doing straight away which they didn't. In the end they told me the medication was no available and asked me to go somewhere else next day. I told them I had not slept for 33 hours and haven't eaten for 10 hours, and I was really on the edge to pass out because I am suffering from a bad cold, but both of the nurses just didn't care and walked away. I simply asked if I could just leave and pick it up next morning as they need to order it, the doctor told me I would need to go to another clinic and requeue all over again if I don't wait for it there but they wouldn't tell me how long it may take to wait for it. I understand they might be busy in the A&E sometimes, but clearly it wasn't the case at the time I was there. I only went to A&E because I really needed to and I was following the guidance due to the circumstances I was in. I usually do respect the doctors and nurses at the hospital, but it really disappointed me with how those two doctor and nurse handled the patient, particularly the doctor which he was clearly playing his game there which is very unprofessional!
Beata Ankowska
Beata Ankowska
I receive exelent service from staff. All doctors, consultant and nurses were very friendly, professional and helpful. They saved my life.
Turbobiljbilj
Turbobiljbilj
Great experience! I had my baby girl there in the midwife led birth centre and the midwifes helped me and my husband to have a great memory of our firstborn. We are both very thankful to the whole team that was there for us at that time, but especially to midwife Jo, who had amazing patience. It was a whole year ago, but I hope she'll see this and remember the greatest screamer of all times from 10.09.2016 4.33 am.
Andrea Vajda
Andrea Vajda
I had an amazing experience giving birth to our first child in this hospital. The nurses were really helpful and kind. Overall very happy!
Teresa Thompson
Teresa Thompson
Terrible experience! I have just had major abdominal surgery and was on the Chelsea Ward which is private. I have had several operations in my time but never have I experienced such appalling aftercare. They might as well have had a vending machine of drugs as the lack of any care was just shocking. I am very surprised this could happen on a private ward in such a well known London hospital. Apparently the rest of the ward is full of older chronically ill patients paying privately and so their focus is on them as that's where they make their money - also old patients usually don't or can't complain. Explains a lot!
Starbuck Coleman
Starbuck Coleman
Excellent service, incredible Doctors, Nurses and support staff who gave my friend the very best of care. They were also so accommodating to me as a visitor. A real jewel in the crown of our brilliant NHS. Thank you so much.
Sara Levine
Sara Levine
Twenty minute so far trying to find out if my friend is still in the C & W. They need to answer the telephone occasionally. Nine months later......worst than ever. The computer that answers the phone has not been set up in such a way that it can put you though to a human being when it can't understand what you want. So it tries a range of random departments. I ended up being put through to Mental Health (not entirely inappropriate after 40 minutes) and a helpful man there said he would put me through to the switchboard but, after another half hour, it became clear nobody was going to answer. UTTERLY HOPELESS.
Marco Galbiati
Marco Galbiati
Been here for the birth of our second child. The birthing center has been absolutely fantastic. Very competent and friendly staff, they made us feel at home and helped us with great sweetness and professionalism. The only slight issue was a noisy fan in the room, but this was absolutely nothing compared to the great service we received. Highly recommended. We did not experience the labour ward, but all examinations and prenatal courses we had at the hospital were great. Again, professional, punctual and friendly staff. Great!
Mlh Lucie
Mlh Lucie
Unfortunately, had to go to the emergency many times - but they definitely made my bad experiences more enjoyable. They are all extremely nice, professional and helpful. By far, one of the best hospitals in London, with Cromwell.
Louise O'Hara
Louise O'Hara
Great hospital. Lovely doctors. Only let down by a few Agency nursing staff. (My personal experience) Food is OK, portions are so small. Hard working staff in a very busy hospital.
MB G
MB G
It does not feel like a hospital. There are sculptures and art everywhere, which makes it such a pleasant space. On the top floor there's even a cinema with the latest releases for patients. The canteen serves up fresh food everyday too.
Max Havelaar
Max Havelaar
Consultant made a false allegation that I failed to attend an appointment and used that as an excuse to deny me the care to which i am legally entitled as a taxpayer who funds the NHS. Wrote me an angry letter with a disturbingly hostile and hateful tone and kept repeating the allegation after I told him I never received an appointment letter. As this is a common NHS scam to reduce patient numbers and i had already busted another hospital doing the same - that hospital has repeatedly failed to provide evidence of an appointment letter despite a thorough grilling by the information commissioner - I challenged this hospital to provide evidence of an appointment letter, proof of posting and evidence of receipt by me. Surprise surprise, they rolled over and admitted there was NO APPOINTMENT LETTER EVER SENT OUT. Yet the consultant lied and even claimed a specific date of posting the non existent letter. What concerns me most is the way the consultant decided to wade in on the complaint and send me angry letters perpetuating the unsubstantiated allegation before the complaints dept had even completed their investigation. My personal feeling is that the consultant was behind the whole thing, probably under pressure to reduce patient numbers and thus resorting to high unethical tactics. I am disgusted because the allegation of non attendance is now captured on my GP record too; false allegations on patient records severely prejudice and undermine patient care.
Gordon Wanless
Gordon Wanless
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Cristina Schlesier
Cristina Schlesier
Impressed by the staff - everyone smiling, professional, happy to help and assist me in various occasions. Fast, no queues, very well organised.
William Healey
William Healey
Urgent care facilities are clean, modern, and well maintained. There is also a children’s waiting room so the adults one is also reasonably quiet. Receptionists are friendly and helpful. Doctors and nurses are knowledgeable and can explain your diagnoses in plain English. I was seen within 45 minutes although I imagine that it can take considerably longer at peak times. Good bus links with several pharmacies nearby.
Alan Bailey
Alan Bailey
Impressed by the staff - everyone smiling, professional, happy to help and assist me in various occasions. Fast, no queues, very well organised. Great experience! Wr had our baby girl there in the midwife led birth centre and the midwifes helped us to have a great memory of our firstborn. We are both very thankful to the whole team that was there for us at that time, but especially to midwife Jo, who had amazing patience. It was a whole year ago, but I hope she'll see this and remember the greatest screamer of all times from 29/11/2017. 11:58 am well done ✅✅✅✅
Tasha McIntosh
Tasha McIntosh
After waiting 4 hours in pain at another A&E I was told that they would not be able to help me and then I was referred to the this one, and although the aforementioned A&E failed to call ahead and pass along my details I was seen to very quickly and within an hour I was booked in for an operation the following morning. Everyone I came into contact with during my time there were well mannered, empathic and professional. This made me feel much more at ease as it was my first time being admitted to hospital and I was extremely nervous. Every step of what was happening was explained to me, I was always asked if I understood and had any questions. Very clean facilities and excellent bedside manners from the staff. The service I received here was nothing short of excellent.
Shane Ball
Shane Ball
Just amazing how lucky we are here to have free medical care given by amazing people. Thank you to the staff for my care over the years and shame on the people that complain about the most ridiculous things. You try working in a place like that getting grief from people that have a choice. If you're not happy then pay and go private!
Eva Rayfield
Eva Rayfield
Had to go to the A&E and just had to wait an hour. There are big posters in the waiting area explaining what is going to happen next. Every nurse and doctor I met was very nice and professional.
Alan Hughes
Alan Hughes
Pain clinic has got to be the worst hospital department I’ve ever had the miss pleasure of dealing with. Not only poor administration but the Dr I’m under is disgraceful, condescending, ignorant and looks down his nose at you. He has even stated that as I have a complaint on going he does not want to test me any further until the complaint has been dealt with. That to me is refusing me treatment and also BLACKMAIL, drop the complaint and we will carry on with your treatment. Guess what, not a chance is it being dropped. I’m also under the dermatology Department who are the complete opposite and can’t do enough for you. Every single member of staff I’ve dealt with are excellent. So, not the hospital, just the department that is a joke!!
Catherine Guinee
Catherine Guinee
I rent a room from Jacqui Wilkinson who is head of finance for Chelsea and Westminster hospital as well as councilor for Warwick ward, Westminster . I've lived there just over 2 months. She has taken 6 months rent from me and a bond. I cannot sleep at night because I can hear the trains 24 hours a day. The noise pollution team have said has a statutory duty to put an acoustic sound proof window in which only costs £600. She has had almost £7,000 from me. She has been rude, aggressive, obstructive and lacking any empathy. If I had known I was renting from a Conservative councilor I would never have moved in. There are no Conservative MPS in Wales. Greed is not good and society does exist. Do not vote for this woman.
Ivy McNinch
Ivy McNinch
Yesterday I cut myself badly enough to warrant a trip to A & E. There was a bit of a wait, as it was VERY busy for the day and time (but I was just happy to have an A & E that was open and well run!). However, all staff were friendly, helpful and professional and the waiting room itself was clean, modern, airy and comfortable. The young Dr that helped me was wonderful! He was cheery, confident and very kind. He patched me up and filled me with confidence that things would be fine. Well done him and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital!
The Draven
The Draven
The nurse-led triage service at Accident and Emergency is incredibly efficient. I can't stress how wonderful the nurses are, and that's not just because I would marry any of them in an instant. My GP sent me in with a mysterious yet dangerous pulse of 120 and BP of 165/105 and they got me into a chair immediately.
Sonja Shields
Sonja Shields
On the first day of a 2 week trip to England I ended up in Urgent Care of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with my 82 year old mother. She had taken a bad fall and needed to be examined and treated before we could continue our travels. The nurses, doctors and x-ray techs were friendly, knowledgeable and caring. They provided expedient and top notch care. When the other travelers in our group asked about our experience with NHS I let them all know that the services we received at this hospital was as good as, if not better and more timely, than what I have experienced in similar circumstances at home in the USA.

The Portland Hospital
205 – 209 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5AH
Greater London
Tel: 020 7390 6068
Fax: 020 7390 8012
Email: info.portland@hcahealthcare.co.uk
Website: www.ThePortlandHospital.com

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3.5
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Claire White
Claire White
I had both my boys circumcised here as newborns (for health and hygiene reasons). Each time I have been very happy with how it was handled from start to finish. For my boys it appeared to be virtually pain free, and in each case, they healed within a week. It's been much easier to keep them clean now that there is no foreskin there, and the result looks comfortable for both of them. I would readily recommend this place if you are expecting a baby boy and plan on having him circumcised.
lord alrubaie
lord alrubaie
Rude staff! Bad customer service! Unhelpful! Especially when you're not there for fun! Had to make a complaint twice, and both times the duty manager didn't even bother to come back to me apologise or anything! I was left a voicemail from the accounts department with screaming and swearing in the background clearly another unhappy customer! I will avoid the Portland if possible! I will most certainly do my best to avoid the Portland hospital they need to train their staff starting with the duty manager!
Letícia Reis
Letícia Reis
The best hospital in the world. The best service I have ever encountered, super recommend, so I give 5 stars grace!
Rita Chiriaco
Rita Chiriaco
I can't be thankful enough to have had both my children at the portland hospital! The midwives were always by my side and no matter what I needed they did their best to help the pain after my c section! I also am very happy to have met an excellent obstrician Mr Etienne Horner who stood by me every minute and came to visit me every day to see how I was!
David Stephens
David Stephens
I can't say enough good things about the Portland. Having just returned from a three night stay for my wife to give birth to our baby son - there is no better place I'm aware of that you could go to. The staff work tirelessly to create a safe haven for you to start your new family life together. The midwives are second to none - no question too big or too small for them to deal with; and the care, attention and advice my wife received was amazing. Clearly a lot of stress is placed on a woman's body in childbirth, and the professionalism with which they dealt with potentially embarrassing issues was outstanding. Simply, the amount of effort every single person we dealt with put in to ensuring my wife and baby were healthy, comfortable and had everything they need will not be something that we forget. Rather than the first day of our baby's life being stressful and "an ordeal" - he entered the world to mum and dad relaxed and ready to take on the challenge, and whilst incredibly nerve-wracking, will be something that we remember fondly. Quite possibly the only "downside", if it could be considered that, is that if we're lucky enough to have another child we plan to go to the Portland again as now nowhere else could possibly match it!
Julia Kaczynska
Julia Kaczynska
Super disorganised administration. Always have to queue at least 15 mins to get registered before my appointment. Asked the operator to connect me with the blood test dept, they connected me with the scan dept. Was told over the phone that I can come to do my blood tests at 8.30, but when I actually came in it turned out to be 9.00. Very disappointed with the level of service
waimiaomiao1225
waimiaomiao1225
I got my daughter delivered in Portland hospital. Everything seems good apart from the nurse who took care of me during labour called my husband chinaman... a total shock how people works in this excellent hospital can be such a racist.
NN
NN
Wonderful. You will not find any better care, I could not be happier with the service and care I received.
Fun Girl
Fun Girl
I took my daughter to see a consultant because I felt the NHS were taking too long and not listening to my concerns. I paid £250 to see a consultant for 10 minutes at the most. She was rude and didn't even ask the basic questions about what my daughter was suffering with. I'm so angry I don't even want to pay but obviously have no choice. All I can say is thank God for the NHS!!!! Don't make the mistake I did. Research the doctor you're going to see before going and make sure you're choosing a good one. The junior doctor on the NHS was a million times more thorough than this rude consultant. I wish I could give zero stars it doesn't even warrant one..
SMART GATES
SMART GATES
Biggest hospital in the UK for children? A joke. First they book you with Harley street doctors at 250 pounds a pop that tell you basically the same as the NHS doctors and give you appointments the earliest for the day after. You would expect that with private health you get a same day appointment. Not here? Better take a plane and find a doctor somewhere else. All hospitals and doctors are connected; they all refer to each other and this is just a big big business. They reduce the supply to keep the availability to the minimum and prices at the maximum. Private health in the UK Makes sure that the NHS is a disaster and should you decide to go private the availability is super limited.
Oliver Legrand
Oliver Legrand
Very nice staff but their mission is to get you to commit to expensive treatment on the spot through a payement plan. I don't know if the treatment itself is as good as they say but regardless one shouldn't feel they have to make a decision on the spot for an exclusive offer that will only be valid there and then with a down payement. The person who took care of me was lovely and professional but I didn't feel comfortable when her manger came in to try and twist my arm further.
Chris James
Chris James
Our son was treated here successfully by physio. Paid in full by our insurer. One of the 5 appointments they lost track of the payment for, and for over 2 years they pursued and threatened us personally for payment. Money that they had all along. Every time I phoned them, proved they had the money (even giving the bank transfer ID number), they said “ok” and 6 months later they chase us again. We found out that they never once checked with our insurer in all that, despite having all the details and making 4 other claims with no issue. It came to a head when they referred us to debt collectors. We were afraid to open our front door! Eventually they bothered to check their records, found that they had the money all along, and unapologetically they wrote us that “the money was found.” Frankly I think it’s a scam, we were so stressed, and intimidated that we nearly just paid at one point. The admin staff don’t give a monkeys
Ola Manola
Ola Manola
I find it a dangerous place where they first try to put the blame on you, for a mistake they made. Happily launched into legal action threats and bullying, even when we had a proof the mistake was on their part. Finally we got a note saying it was their mistake but not even a single word "sorry".
Ola Manola
Ola Manola
It is a far cry from what a private hospital should be like. They forgot they are private and we paid for our newborn son to be treated there. We have filed a complaint with the management team but NO ONE bothered to respond. We got an email saying it was their mistake but it didn’t include a single apology. They think they are above the law. I find it a dangerous place where they first try to put the blame on you, for a mistake they made. Happily launched into legal action threats and bullying, even when we had a proof the mistake was on their part. When it was finished and they finally acknowledged that we were right all along, none of the people who harassed us said “sorry”. They treated us with so much incompetence and disrespect. I would never trust them with my son’s life. If you think you will be better off here than anywhere else - think twice. This is horribly run place.
Jane Tan
Jane Tan
Dr Mufthah Eltumi is the worst doctor I've ever seen in my life. He was not attentive during the consultation (fiddling with his computer and phone) and rude when we asked questions. As a result he gave my baby a wrong diagnosis. Another doctor at the portland and one from the NHS confirmed that his diagnosis was wrong. He caused us a lot of stress and unnecessary time spend. AVOID AT ALL COST
Fiona Brattle
Fiona Brattle
Great hospital with wonderful staff. I felt my son received excellent care.
Francesco Federico
Francesco Federico
Very poor healthcare facility. We went here as my girlfriend and baby daughter just relocated to the UK and we did not have time to understand how to get our baby visited by the NHS quickly, so given her issue was urgent we went here. The doctor was very unhelpful and always on a rush (we had 4 appointments), in some cases even more in a rush than the average NHS GP. Yes, the place is clean and well kept but the level of medical practice is absolutely below average (in my UK experience) and I would never recommend it. Just go through the NHS.
Valery Platitsa
Valery Platitsa
They saved my son's life at this hospital and gave us a lot of emotional support when he was unwell. I am forever grateful for their care, attention to detail and how they always put my son's life first. Thank you X
Mohammed Binthabit
Mohammed Binthabit
We had our baby here, excellent service, very helpful, very clean atmosphere.
Rae Abraham
Rae Abraham
Some consultants are great here however the hospital is not great, lack of communication between staff and departments results in a child not receiving adequate care. Find a better hospital. I am currently struggling with my son’s MRI as even the PA to the CEO does not respond! Any hospital must go that extra mile when dealing with a child, this is definitely not the case at this hospital
Genevieve Smith
Genevieve Smith
Very disappointed with the lack of clarity and communication and in fact lack of empathy as well. There are hidden fees at every corner. I had my baby there as my NHS hospital had run out of free space and was left scrambling to find a private hospital. We kept getting bill after bill and paid double than what we had been initially quoted. Went for a natural delivery with no epidural but was forced to pay for the anesthesiologist to be on call even though I specifically mentioned I didn’t want any drugs. Everything went well didn’t need the epidural but ended up having to pay over £600 for the anesthesiologist anyway. Some of the staff are very competent but others are down right aggressive and border line disrespectful. I’ve had to take my son for a scan there and was so shocked by the lack of empathy and care from the MRI technicians I will not be going back. The level of care there is much worst than with the NHS and you end up paying an arm and a leg for it with the finance department hounding you down even if payments are coming from insurance and have been covered.
Selena McCabe
Selena McCabe
My 2 year old son received fantastic care here when he had his tonsils & adenoids removed. The staff were all fantastic and the nurses were lovely.

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