11 UK hospitals among the best in the world

  • 4th April 2024

St Thomas’ Hospital was the highest-ranking UK health centre, at number 36

Eleven UK hospitals have made it onto the league table of the top healthcare facilities in the world.

A new report by Newsweek and data analysts, Statista, collected information on 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries.

And, despite being one of the most-criticised health systems in the world, the US ranked number one, with four of the five top hospitals and 43 in the top 250.

The best hospital worldwide was the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and Toronto Hospital in Canada.

The UK had 11 on the list of the top 250, six of which are in London.

The top ranking was St Thomas’ Hospital (number 36), followed by Guy’s Hospital (number 83).

Also on the list were University College Hospital London (number 84); Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge (number 91); John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (number 112); The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle (number 174); Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London (number 179); St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (number 184); Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (number 210); Freeman Hospital, Newcastle (number 227); and King’s College Hospital, London (number 231).

The hospitals were ranked based on an online survey of more than 85,000 medical experts and using public data including patient experience surveys; hospital quality metrics; hygiene measures and patient safety; and patient-reported health outcomes.

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