Wellington Hospital


As a private healthcare provider this hospital’s page is different from those of NHS hospitals featured on this site. The patient population of private hospitals is subtly different from NHS units and this makes direct comparison of outcomes more complex. This hospital’s mortality rate is displayed with the two other private hospitals that contribute to the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit. Surgeons who operate in this hospitals are not listed on this page and their details can be found on the hospital’s own website by following this link.

About the unit

With several leading cardiac surgeons and a highly skilled support team, the Wellington hospital has been running one of the largest cardiac surgical programmes in Europe for the last 30 years. The hospital offers three dedicated theatres, 9 intensive care and 14 Cardiac Surgical / High dependency beds.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Rehabilitation and follow up

Consultant follow-up is generally 6 weeks post procedure with the appropriate surgeon, followed by referral back to the GP as required and appropriate. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally for catchment patients or appropriate contact is made with the patient’s local hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation team to ensure continuity of care.


The hospital is 5 minutes walk from St. John’s Wood London Underground station and is on 5 bus routes. Two NCP car parks are nearby. Wheelchair access is available.

Visiting hours

0800 – 2200 hours


The Wellington Hospital North Tower,
Wellington Road,
St Johns Wood,

Tel: O207 483 5148

Unit Website: http://www.thewellingtoncardiacservices.com/

Cardiac Outcomes

Risk adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations

Data for period April 2015 – March 2018.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate

Consultant Cardiac Surgeons 2015 - 2018: 0

Consultant Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons: 0

Consultant Thoracic Surgeons 2017: 0