The Portland Hospital is a world leader in the field of maternity services and children’s healthcare.

Still the UK’s largest private children’s hospital, The Portland Hospital treats more than 43,000 children every year, and it delivers around 1,600 babies annually.

Staffed by an experienced team of midwives and more than 155 world class consultant paediatricians, this highly respected healthcare institution prides itself on creating a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment for the children it cares for.

As well as receiving outstanding levels of care and treatment, your baby or child becomes part of a very special family when he or she checks in at The Portland Hospital .

Patients become part of a tight-knit family at The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital is so much more than a world class healthcare facility - it is a family. Every baby born or child treated in the hospital automatically becomes a member of The Portly Panda Club .

More than 5,000 members receive a range of attractive benefits, including the unique Portly Panda cuddly toy and Portly Panda never forgets to say happy birthday with a greeting card.

This is also a great opportunity for children, parents and the healthcare professionals at The Portland Hospital to keep in touch and parents to the club receive a complimentary copy of the hospital’s Nurture parenting magazine twice a year.

Outstanding paediatric services at The Portland Hospital

The children cared for at The Portland Hospital can expect to receive care and treatment of the very highest standard. There are 58 paediatric beds in this highly respected hospital, as well as a 10-bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

The Portland Hospital is fully equipped with the very latest technology - located in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Traditional Care Unit, a Special Care Baby Unit and a Neuro-rehabilitation Unit.

There are also three operating theatres for elective procedures and a dedicated theatre for dealing with emergency surgical procedures.

A multidisciplinary approach to healthcare includes collaboration between children’s nurses, dietitians, consultants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and play specialists.

These highly experienced medical professionals, who have access to state-of-the-art care and monitoring equipment, ensure that children always have the best standards of healthcare found anywhere in the world.

World class maternity services

The Portland Hospital has a range of facilities and services that care for mums-to-be - from a positive pregnancy test right through to labour. Mothers get the choice between midwife-led and consultant-led care, and they can play the leading role in the formulation of their own birthing plan.

The Portland Hospital has an extensive range of scanning equipment in its Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine Unit. Mothers can undergo dating scans, fetal anatomy scans, 3D scans and growth scans in comfortable and friendly surroundings. The very latest equipment is employed by sonographers and consultants to provide highly accurate images of foetuses - identifying potential problems at the earliest opportunity.

The team is able to check for the signs of Down’s Syndrome, Patau’s Syndrome and various developmental disorders - and provide fast and effective care when it is required.

The Early Pregnancy Service provided by The Portland Hospital can alleviate concerns for mothers-to-be who are in early pregnancy and offers high quality care and understanding at what can be a stressful and worrying time.

Being in hospital can be a worrying time for children and their families. A strange and intimidating environment can be difficult to cope with, which is why The Portland Hospital creates a homely environment for all its patients. There are play specialists available to help put children at ease with any concerns they may have regarding their procedure.

Children staying in the hospital may even be lucky enough to bump into Portly Panda and his best friend Rabbit for a cuddle. From the moment your child enters The Portland Hospital, he or she becomes part of a very exclusive family.

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