The London Clinic

London, United Kingdom

Unit Information

address 20 Devonshire Place
London
W1G 6BW
United Kingdom
dialysis@thelondonclinic.co.uk
website http://www.thelondonclinic.co.uk/treatments/kidney-dialysis-haemodialysis
phone +44 (0)207 616 7661
Parent Hospital:

Information unknown

Treatment Provider:

The London Clinic

Provider Type:

Private

Number of Chairs:

4

Days of Operation:

M T W T F S S

Billing System:

Credit card, traveller’s cheques and cash

Types of Dialysis:

Information unknown

Cost Per Session:

Std Monday-Saturday: £ 415/session, Hep C: £ 426

Parking:

Information unknown

Pickup:

Information unknown

Public Transport:

London Underground and buses

Features:
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Comments:

London Underground The Clinic is within walking distance of two underground stations: Baker Street: Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan Lines Regent’s Park: Bakerloo Line Bus Numbers: 18, 27 and 30 stop on Marylebone Road next to the Clinic

Reviews

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gregcollette

Melbourne, Australia

"Premium dialysis, premium service, sting in the tail"

4.5

Reviewed: 02/03/18, Edited: 02/03/18

I’ve been to the London Clinic almost every time I’ve travelled to the UK. And I like it a lot (with one reservation). Why? In theory, UK dialysis is free to Australian patients. However, the reality is that the NHS in London is super-busy all the time, and their dialysis units are usually operating at full capacity. I have tried to book into public BigD units in London, with zero success, so in the past I have used a private unit (The London Clinic) and limited my travel to day trips close to London. I love The London Clinic. I feel safe, comfy, even pampered. But this all comes at a price – Around £415 per standard session, Hepatitis C £426, High Flux £431, with surcharges (about £20) for bank holidays. There are also package deals, eg £1,197 for three standard treatments. And I don’t resent these charges. They are just the cost of dialysing in Harley Street in London. I still lap up the atmosphere. But they do have a rip off fee they I do resent: As part of booking a session, they ask for copies of a range of blood tests etc: • Latest blood results for Full Blood Count (FBC) and Biochemistry(U&E)* • Latest blood results for Hepatitis B and C* • Haemodialysis Flow Sheets* (For one week) • Medical Summary/Report*(Stating is fit and well to travel) • Nose Swab & Throat Swab & Groin Swab for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)* • Latest blood results for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)* • Rectal Swab for Carbapenem Resistant Organism(CRO) * * Compulsory - All no more than 4 weeks old Which is all pretty normal (after all Chinese dialysis units also ask for Syphilis tests). Yet on the very same page, they also say: Blood tests for Hepatitis B and C is compulsory for non-UK based patients prior to commencing the first dialysis. These will incur an additional cost of approximately £115.00-£125. So they want my latest blood tests and then they ignore them, for cash. Up front. Looks very much like a money grabbing technique to me. I give my blood with very poor grace. But there’s no option. This is why I have rated the London Clinic at 4.5 points. This greedy little sting in the tail at the start takes the shine off.

Comfort Quality of Care

5.0

4.5

Cleanliness Ease of Booking

5.0

4.5

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