Hammersmith Hospital2018-03-28T09:59:27+00:00


The Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Wing at Hammersmith Hospital is a dedicated private facility within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The hospital specialises in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, gynaecology, haematology, oncology, kidney and liver conditions and general clinical services. We are renowned for our world-class consultants and clinical research which ensures you will receive the highest standards of care.

As a patient in The Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Wing, as well as staying in the comfortable, modern facilities you would expect of a private hospital, you will be also be offered the highest level of medical care with access to a full range of specialist services to support your condition.

Hammersmith Hospital has a reputation as one of the best in the world for a variety of acute conditions. It has one of the most advanced cardiac units in the UK, with a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in its field and a long history of clinical excellence. The hospital is also home to the Renal Medicine and Transplant Centre, the largest facility of its kind in Europe. Services here are continually developed to represent the most innovative practices in treating kidney conditions.

It is also one of the foremost cancer centres in the country, with one of the highest trial recruitment rates over the whole range of treatments.

Hammersmith Hospital is part of Imperial College Health Partners, the designated academic health science network for North West London. Many consultants practice at Hammersmith whilst undertaking clinical and medical research at Imperial College, London. This close relationship means that ground-breaking research is quickly translated into the very latest treatments for patients, which are often unavailable elsewhere.

All care at Hammersmith Hospital must meet the high standards of clinical oversight set by the NHS, so you can be reassured that the medical treatment you receive will be of the very highest quality. In addition, by choosing private care within a large acute hospital, you also have the reassurance of a wealth of back up NHS services, all available on-site, round the clock, if it should be needed.

As a private patient at Hammersmith Hospital, you will be able to be seen by the consultant of your choice, who will work within a wider team of specialists (including nurses, therapists, radiologists, physiotherapists or other related specialisms) to make recommendations to you about your care. This multi-disciplinary team will ensure that your treatment is carefully tailored to your specific needs.


Address: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Wing, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS


Outpatients team: +44 (0)20 3313 1398

Admissions team: +44 (0)20 3313 1406

Email: imperial.private.healthcare@nhs.net

Consultation is by appointment only: we do not accept walk in patients

Meal times:

  • Breakfast 07:30-08:30
  • Lunch 12:30-13:30
  • Evening meal 17:30-18.30

WiFi is available

Connect to the network. On your device select the wifi signal WifiSPARK_Private

If you have any problems accessing the WiFi service, please call Wifi Spark on their 24/7 support telephone line 0344 848 9555.

We accept cash, bankers drafts and all credit cards except American Express or Diners Club

Information for Visitors:

  • Visiting hours are from 10.00 – 22.00.
  • Visitors are welcome to bring flowers to the Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Wing.
  • Visitors who wish to stay with the patient may do so at the discretion of the sister in charge.
  • For information on local hotels, please visit the About London page.


Travel by Train

The nearest tube station to Hammersmith Hospital is East Acton (Central Line), which is approximately a 15 minute walk away. The hospital can also be reached from White City (Central line) or from Shepherd’s Bush overground station

For up to date information on any travel issues please visit the Transport for London website

Travelling by Bus

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Wing is well served by several bus routes.

For a full bus route map and up to date information on any travel issues please visit the Transport for London website

By Road

Hammersmith Hospital can be easily accessed from the A40. We do, however, recommend that you come to the hospital by public transport or taxi due to limited parking. However, please bring plenty of change for car parking if you choose to drive yourself, as all parking is pay and display or metered.

For offsite parking please refer to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s website.

There are a number of parking spaces for disabled badge holders and parking is free for badge holders in any of the available spaces.

Click here to plan your route.

From Airports

If you are travelling from overseas, London is well served by airports.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 14 miles (23km) from the hospital and takes approximately 45 minutes by taxi. Alternatively, the London Underground can be taken from Heathrow to Acton Town (Piccadilly line) which in turn is only fifteen minutes from the hospital by taxi.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is approximately 31 miles (52km) from the hospital and takes around 1 ½ hours by taxi, depending on the time of travel. London Gatwick is not served by the Underground network but there is an express train service available to Victoria Station, which will get passengers in to central London in approximately 35 minutes. Please allow for onwards travelling.

London City Airport (LCY) is 15 miles (23km) from Hammersmith Hospital, which takes approximately one hour in a taxi. London City Airport terminal connects with the overland railway known as the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) which connects with London Underground.

Stansted and Luton airport are also within two hours journey from central London.

Please visit our International patients section for more information for overseas visitors.