Going private - considering the benefits of private medical treatment
Wednesday 24 January 2018
When Ashtead Hospital opened in 1984 it was entirely private. All patients paid for their treatment, either with medical insurance or self-funded. But more recently, it has begun to take NHS patients too.
Why, then, is it worth paying for your treatment to go to the same hospital?
In essence, paying for your treatment means that you are treated at your convenience rather than to fit in with the NHS. Private patients can choose when they have their treatment, which can make a real difference. For some this simply means being seen as quickly as possible – in some cases being seen by a consultant on the same day as being contacted. Others find that due to work commitments, the uncertainty of when they will get their appointment or operation causes problems, especially for those who run their own business.
Choose who treats you
Private patients can also choose the consultant they wish to see. NHS patients are not always given a choice of consultant, or they may be treated by a member of a consultant’s team rather than the named consultant.
One point of contact
Private patients also benefit t from the assistance of our Private Patient Coordinator. Our aim is to make it as easy and straightforward as we can for you. We’ll support you with every stage of care, from referral to discharge. This includes helping you deal with your medical insurance, arranging transport, to making sure a copy of your favourite newspaper is delivered to your room during your stay.
More affordable than you might think
Private healthcare enables choice, convenience and an experience designed around you and your needs. And it’s more affordable that you may think. We offer fixed cost care for many treatments giving a total price for treatment without any unexpected extras. Interest free finance is also available to spread the cost.
If you have any queries about private treatment at Ashtead Hospital please contact us on 01372 221 400 or email Ashtead.Enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk
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