Health Matters

Health services in Ruislip come under Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG). They commission other parts of the NHS, and other organisations, to provide the services:


As in the rest of the UK, local GPs are private contractors who are commissioned by the HCCG to provide front-line healthcare to the people of Ruislip. Some of them are individuals, whilst others have formed partnerships with other GPs to provide the service. You can find local GP services using this NHS website:


There are three local NHS hospitals that handle most cases that are not treatable by your GP. The first two belong to the same NHS Foundation Trust, Hillingdon Hospitals, so services are shared between them. The hospitals are:

  • Hillingdon Hospital (Hillingdon Hositals NHS FT)
  • Mount Vernon Hospital (Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT)
  • Harefield Hospital (Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT)

There is also a private hospital co-located with Mount Vernon:

  • BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

Hillingdon Hospital

This is near to Brunel University, on Pield Heath Road. It is reachable by public transport from Ruislip by the U1 bus, which goes past the hospital. It is a general acute hospital and has full A&E facilities. There is also an Urgent Care Centre (UCC) where patients can be seen by a GP. It has extensive out-patient facilities.

Mount Vernon Hospital

This is in Northwood, on the Rickmansworth Road. It is reachable by public transport from Ruislip by the 331 bus, which goes into the hospital. It is an elective hospital, ie. it only does planned operations. There is a large out-patients department, called the Treatment Centre. There is also a Minor Injuries Unit that can treat sprains, broken bones, infected wounds, etc. It cannot treat chest pains, breathing difficulties, major injuries, gynaecological and prenatal issues. For these you should use the A&E department at Hillingdon Hospital.

There are several other units on the site:

  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre – the biggest cancer centre in the south of England. It is run by East & North Herts NHS Trust.
  • The Paul Strickland Scanner Centre – a specialist scanning facility.
  • The Lynda Jackson Macmillian Centre – a cancer care facility.
  • The Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) – a specialist burns and reconstruction centre.
  • The Michael Sobell Hospice – a palliative care centre.

Harefield Hospital

This is in Harefield, near to the Village Green. It is reachable by public transport from Ruislip by the 331 bus, which goes past the Green. It is specialist hospital working on heart and lung problems. The first heart transplant in Britain took place here.


These are provided by Central and North-west London Foundation Trust (CNWL). The main mental health facilities are at the Riverside Centre, which is located just south of Hillingdon Hospital. There is also the Pembroke Centre on Pembroke Road in Ruislip Manor.

Additional news about health services in and around Ruislip will appear on this page.*


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