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OBGYN Matters, set up by Christian Barnick and Alison Wright in 2006, offers care for Pregnant women and women with Gynaecological Problems. Between them they have more than 50 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. OBGYN Matters is based at 3rd Floor, 215 Great Portland Street London W1W 5PN.

Working together with The Portland Hospital and The Hospital of St John's and St Elizabeth's they are able to offer a full range of Investigations, medical and surgical therapies. They are able to perform all routine and a number of specialist services. Onsite access to high quality imaging (Gynaecological and Obstetric Ultrasound. MRI, and Breast Screening) for example means that a single visit is often all that is required for a diagnosis to be made and treatment planned.


The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in London entirely dedicated to women and children.  Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, women from around the globe seek the expertise of the doctors here.  The Portland’s specialities are primarily Obstetrics (maternity), Gynaecology (women’s health) and Paediatrics.  Outpatient departments for both adults and children, imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI scanning), physiotherapy and pharmacy are available, as are a full range of in-patient facilities.



Portland Hospital reception area




The Team

Working as a team means that one of us or one of our colleagues is on hand for advice and support 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  The Portland Hospital staff are often commended on their professional yet friendly approach. The Portland’s Consultant Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and Paediatricians are accompanied by resident (and therefore onsite 24 hours) Consultant Anaesthetists, Resident Medical Officers (RMO’s) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics, experienced nursing staff and a team of midwives dedicated to your care during delivery.  The Portland ensure a high ratio of nursing staff per patient with an average of three to four women to one nurse/midwife. This ratio is increased to one to one care in critical areas such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the HDU and delivery suite.






Portland Hospital medical team

Patient Safety and Emergency Care

Patient safety is our main concern. The Portland Hospital is often unfairly criticised by other private Maternity units for its' lack of emergency services. In fact the hospital is the only Private Maternity and Gynaecology unit in London to offer comprehensive services in all areas. there are two resident medical officers on sit at all times.

It is the only Obstetric unit to offer 24hr on site Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist cover. This is essential for an effective 24hr Epidural service and emergency cover. In addition, the hospital has specialists and facilities on hand should any emergency arise, including a dedicated Emergency Obstetric Theatre for Caesarean sections and other emergencies, an Adult High Dependency Obstetric care Unit (HDU), a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies beyond 32 weeks gestation, and a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).  All the staff have training in emergency procedures and all clinical staff are trained in basic life support skills. Many also have skills in intermediate and advanced life support, paediatric advanced life support and newborn life support. 



Portland Hospital Private Maternity and Gynaecology unit

For your comfort

When you stay at The Portland following a surgical procedures or after giving birth, the hospital is  proud to offer you comforts and services to make your stay as relaxing, homely and convenient as possible.  This includes large and clean ensuite rooms, television, wireless internet, excellent catering, room service and unlimited guests visits, where extra rooms can also be provided if your guests wish to stay.
For a detailed menu of what we can offer, click here.


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