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COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

Pathology Unit

The Pathology Unit is a well equipped modern facility providing a comprehensive diagnostic service to all areas of the Hospital and to Consultants and GPs, in London and the South East of England.

The Pathology Unit has full unconditional CPA accreditation

  • The Laboratory provides a 24 hour service.
  • Most routine test results are available the same day.
  • The Phlebotomy Department is located on the first floor of Brampton House in the Outpatient Department, and is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and Saturdays, 9am to 1pm.
  • The Department operates a walk-in service for all routine blood tests, and self referrals for a limited range of tests.
  • Appointments are only necessary for specialised investigations.

Clinical advice

Each specialty within Pathology is consultant led and clinical advice and interpretation is available at all times. This can be arranged through the Client Services Coordinator, Tel : 0207 806 4022.

Personalised profiles

Personalised (special price) profiles can be arranged to suit the individual Client (Consultant, GP, alternative therapist, clinic, etc).

A phlebotomy service for blood tests is available in the Outpatient Department during routine opening hours – Appointments are not required for routine blood tests.

Domiciliary phlebotomy services can be arranged.


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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4022.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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