Prompt, high-quality treatment is a priority for any patient. At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we can offer NHS patients certain treatments that we provide on behalf of the NHS called Choose and Book.
Choose and Book is an NHS scheme that allows patients to choose in which hospital they are seen, in accordance with what matters to them most, whether it is location, waiting times, reputation, clinical performance, visiting policies, parking facilities or other patients' comments.
The list of treatments we provide at Spire Dunedin Hospital is as follows:
- Spinal surgery, lumbar spine disorders
- Hip and knee surgery, arthroscopy
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Shoulder and elbow surgery
- Hand surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid procedures
- Epidural injections
- A variety of other spinal pain management procedures
When your GP decides that you should see a specialist or have a diagnostic test, they will tell you if this is covered by Choose and Book. If it is, you will be able to choose where you are treated from a list of hospitals or clinics in your area. At this stage you may choose to be treated at a Spire Dunedin Hospital, provided that it offers the services you require and we have an appointment time to suit you.
GPs can refer you to Dunedin through the Choose and Book system or provide you with a UBRN number and password allowing you to book an appointment through the NHS Choose and Book web site www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk.
Patients can also book through the Choose and Book appointment line 0345 608 8888. If Spire Dunedin Hospital is not offered to you as a choice from your GP, please call us on 0118 955 3561 or 0118 955 3563
As part of our agreement with the NHS, we are unable to treat patients falling under the following categories:
- Any persons under the age of 18
- Any patients with ASA score of 3 who are unstable unless the appropriate critical care facilities are available
- A patient who has a current or significant psychiatric disorder where the approved facility cannot reasonably be expected to accommodate the patient's needs.