Opened in 1977 by Princess Grace of Monaco herself, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the UK’s best-equipped, multidisciplinary, acute private hospitals, offering access to the latest innovative technology and pioneering medical treatment. Constantly at the forefront of medical innovation, The Princess Grace was the first ever private hospital to offer digital mammography and have an Urgent Care Centre. This gives people instant access to treatment for every urgent illness, injury and disease thanks to cutting edge diagnostic and screening equipment, on-site complex blood tests, a pharmacy and operating theatres. You don't need to book. You can just turn up. This was also the first hospital in the UK to develop a surgical robotic centre of excellence, bringing together world-leading specialists to challenge current medicine, develop new techniques and set new, higher standards for healthcare. The hospital offers specialist centres dedicated to digestive issues, breast, cancer, liver, bowel and orthopaedics problems and has significant expertise in robotic surgery, breast care, digestive health, urology, diagnostic imaging and gynaecology. There's a popular Institute of Sports, Exercise and Medicine to help you recover faster, staffed by highly-trained sports medicine experts, and overall the hospital's patients have access to over 700 experienced consultants.