Why Choose Us

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is London’s leading charitable hospital providing exemplary standards of care to patients. Our Hospital is known for its calming and friendly atmosphere, world class Consultants, and excellent standards of nursing care.

"All profits from the Hospital fund St John's Hospice, keeping its vital services running, which provide free care for over 4,000 terminally ill patients and their families each year."

A room on St Elizabeth Ward

Our facilities

We have an extensive range of specialist outpatient clinics, and over 60 patient bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. In 2019, we completed our £2.1million refurbishment programme of the St. Elizabeth and St. Francis Wards, providing the pinnacle in healthcare accommodation.

There are over 600 doctors who can treat almost any illness on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Additionally, our urgent care centre Casualty First offers treatment for minor injuries and illnesses on a walk in basis.

HJE Consultants

Our Consultants

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is renowned for its world class Consultants spanning a range of medical specialties. We’re proud to be the hospital of choice for leading London Consultants who are committed to our values, partnership working and our tradition of care and compassion.

The minimum criteria for Consultants being granted privileges to work at the Hospital is that they must be on the GMC Specialist Register appropriate to their practice.

Hospice Nursing

Our charity

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is a charity, meaning every time you visit here for treatment you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself. Our aim is to help care for the sick, whilst putting back profits from our world-renowned organisation to fund our on-site hospice, St John’s and clinics.

Our key objectives are to make sure that patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to whoever seeks it.

Sir Mark Allen

A word of welcome from the Chairman of the Board

Our Hospital, founded in 1856, is one of the country’s largest independent charity hospitals and the UK’s premier Catholic hospital.  Our commitment to our patients is in the quality of our care, the range of our services and the quality of our consultants and staff.  They are, we believe, the very best in their profession.  Together we offer a welcome to all to visit us.

Our charitable status comes from our St John’s Hospice which is in the Hospital and which we fund with appeals and surplus from our private healthcare services.  This in-patient, day care and community facility provides care, without charge, to people living within our wide catchment area.  In the past year we have looked after 4000 patients and in many cases their families too.

We take great pride in our heritage.  The Catholic ethos which has been our inspiration since the Hospital was founded, assures patients of a commitment to care and compassion in the delivery of their healthcare.  Our aim is the same now as it was over 161 years ago — to provide the highest quality healthcare for all those who seek it.


Sir Mark Allen,

– The Hospital Chairman

An old picture of the Sisters of Mercy at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

The history of the Hospital

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is the UK’s premier Catholic Hospital. Founded in 1856 under the care of the Sisters of Mercy, an order of nuns who worked with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, the Hospital pioneered the use of advanced nursing techniques to help the sick, the dying and the needy in the local community.

Patient Testimonials

Patient testimonials

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth strives to provide the best possible patient care. You can view our patient testimonials to watch patient stories and learn about their experiences with us.

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