Occasionally, you may need to return for additional treatment following your stay in hospital. Although this is sometimes unavoidable, our good discharge planning and the clear health information we provide helps to minimise the likelihood of this occurring.
An unplanned re-admission is when a patient is re-admitted to the hospital within 31 days of being discharged. The reason for the second admission should be related to the first and will include an stay overnight on both occasions.
We calculate the rate of unplanned re-admissions by dividing the number of re-admissions by the number of patients we have discharged from the hospital.
Spire data is for the calendar year 2011 unless otherwise stated.
UK Private Hospitals (average): Independent Healthcare Advisory Services; IHAS England Summary (April 2006 - March 2007)