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Mount Alvernia Hospital

Mount Alvernia Hospital welcomes patients from Guildford, Cranleigh, Haslemere, Horsham and further afield for treatments, imaging, surgery and other private healthcare services. 

Mount Alvernia Hospital has a long-standing reputation in the Guildford area and we are proud to offer you the best possible healthcare. You'll have access to a choice of expert consultants, and quick access to appointments in a hospital that's been highlighted as having areas of outstanding practice by the CQC (Last inspection report: May 2022).

99% of patients said that their experience at Mount Alvernia had been very good and you can read more about how they rated us on PHIN (Private Healthcare Information Network) website.

So when the time comes for some consultant advice, a diagnostic procedure or intricate surgery and post-op physiotherapy, why not give us a try?

Please note: we cannot see patients under the age of 18 at Mount Alvernia.

At Mount Alvernia Hospital we have access to private facilities and modern equipment, including a robot for joint replacements, for patients in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.

Our private healthcare facilities and support services enable private consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery. This specialist expertise is supported by caring, professional medical staff, with dedicated nursing teams and Resident Medical Officers on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

The hospital has:

  • 3 operating theatres
  • 39 overnight beds
  • 6 bay endoscopy / minor ops Ambulatory Care Unit
  • 9 bed / 6 pod oncology department for private cancer care
  • Imaging department which includes PET CT and nuclear medicine
  • 17 outpatient consulting rooms, including two in St Martha Centre.

The Imaging department offers the latest in imaging technology for X-ray, MRI and CT scanning, ultrasound and bone densitometry (DEXA) screening. We also offer nuclear medicine diagnosis and testing, including PET CT. Find out more about our private Imaging facilities.

The Physiotherapy department is staffed by a team of Chartered Physiotherapists and has a spacious, fully equipped exercise area and five private treatment rooms. In addition to general physiotherapy treatments, we offer specialist services including sports injury - with computerised muscle testing - shockwave therapy, back and neck care, Women's Health including bladder dysfunction, domiciliary physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Find out more about our private Physiotherapy service.

Our well-established Cardiology department offers diagnostic tests including resting and stress electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, carotid artery ultrasound scanning and pharmacological stress testing for those patients who cannot exercise on a treadmill. Read about our private Cardiology service.

The hospital also has a spacious Ambulatory Care Unit which offers excellent facilities and includes two endoscopy/minor operations rooms, a six-bay recovery area, a consulting room and a minor procedures room for gynaecology and urology.

We have a Pathology team on site offering fast, reliable on-site diagnosis for a wide range of pathology investigations. Test results are available to your Consultant or GP on the same day by e-mail. No booking is required for Pathology, and the team offer a walk-in service, but you'll need a referral prior to your appointment.   Email the Pathology team or call 01483 442682 for further information about tests that we offer. 

Pathology opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm (last appointment 4.45pm)

For your convenience, we also have a Pharmacy on site. 

Department Contact Number
Physiotherapy 01483 442746
Imaging 01483 442721

Wards - call main 
reception to put you

01483 570122

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 97.8% of patients said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family
  • 98.2% of patients said the quality of their care was very good, or excellent
  • 98% of patients said their expectations were met or exceeded

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2020, Mount Alvernia Hospital received 1,135 long form patient questionnaires.

Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford, Surrey is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare. Our commitment is to quality and value, providing facilities for advanced surgical procedures together with friendly, professional care. You can come to Mount Alvernia Hospital even if you're an NHS patient - to find out more about the NHS Choose & Book programme please speak to your GP or contact the NHS Telephone Appointments Line on 0345 608 8888 with your Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN), given to you by your GP.

NHS Choose & Book Clinics for adult patients

  • Nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery, including cholecystectomy, hernia, lumps and bumps
  • Gynaecology, including colposcopy
  • Orthopaedic hand & wrist diagnosis and treatment
  • Orthopaedic hip problems: diagnosis and treatment
  • Orthopaedic knee problems: diagnosis and treatment
  • Orthopaedic shoulder and elbow: diagnosis and treatment
  • Pain management
  • Urology.

Medication prescribed for NHS patients receiving treatment or consultations at Mount Alvernia Hospital will reflect the medicines included within the Local Health Economy formulary. For details of the formulary content please click here which directly connects to the document. Circle Health Group sincerely thank the Pharmacy team for their permission to use this reference.

Discover our fixed price packages which include information about the cost of surgery (if applicable), your initial consultation, treatment and aftercare.

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How to get to us and find the hospital

Mount Alvernia Hospital is located close to Guildford town centre and is easily accessible by road from the A3, M25 and M3. The nearest train stations are Guildford (5 min drive) and London Road (10 min walk).  It's easy to reach the hospital from both Gatwick and Heathrow airports too.

Find us on Google Maps

From the M25, exit the motorway at junction 10 (signed to London S.W./Guildford/Kingston) and follow the A3 (S). Leave the A3 at the Burpham exit and join the A3100 (London Road). Follow the A3100 over five roundabouts. At the next traffic lights turn left into Waterden Road and cross Epsom Road into Harvey Road. The hospital can be found on the left at the top of Harvey Road.

From the A3 Northbound (to Portsmouth) take the Guildford (A322) exit. At the roundabout take the second exit (A25). Remain on the A25 and at the third traffic lights turn right into Stoke Road, sign posted to Guildford College. Remain on Stoke Road over one roundabout and at the second set of traffic lights turn left into York Road. Go straight through the next two traffic lights, first onto Waterden Road, then onto Harvey Road.

Please note there is limited on-site parking at the hospital, but there are a number of pay and display roadside parking bays outside the hospital.  Additional public car parks are available in Sydenham Road (10 minute walk) and Bright Hill (5 minute walk). 

Guildford Station and London Road Station are on the main London Waterloo Line. Taxis are available outside both stations. For further information, call the National Railway Information Line on 03457 48 49 50 or visit

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