Making a referral

We are dedicated to supporting local healthcare professionals and aim to make the referral process as quick and easy as possible.

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals we are committed to working with and supporting our healthcare professional colleagues in order to deliver the best service for you and your patients. Whether this be through our educational CPD programme or through facilitating easy referral to our services, our team are on hand to help.

Our Purpose is to make a positive difference to people’s lives through outstanding personalised care.

How to make a referral

Online referrals

SCI Gateway

The majority of our referrals are received via SCI Gateway. Spire Murrayfield Hospital is located under the NHS Lothian drop down menu. Once we receive the referral, we will contact your patient via telephone within one working day to arrange a suitable appointment. If your patient has medical insurance, we will ask for their insurance policy details and ask them to notify their insurers. Patients who are self-funding can also be referred using SCI Gateway.

Spire Connect

If your practice does not have access to SCI Gateway, you can also refer your private patients to us online using Spire Connect. The patient e-referral portal offers a fast, easy and fully secure way for GPs, practice staff and healthcare professionals to refer patients to Spire hospitals. As well as making secure online referrals for a broad range of treatments and tests and scans, you can also:

  • Receive email confirmations – once your referral is submitted and processed
  • Access sent referral information – at any time
  • Find direct up to date contact information
  • Save time and paper – it’s environmentally friendly

Login/register for Spire Connect

Fax referrals

You can also submit private patient referral letters to us by fax on 0131 316 2561.


Scheme/policy details are required at the time of booking an outpatient appointment as we require insurer authorisation.

We can provide a tailored fixed price with no hidden extras on a range of diagnostic tests, treatments and surgical procedures. For information call us on 0131 316 2507.

Outpatient appointments
0131 316 2530

Murrayfield reception
0131 334 0363

Shawfair reception
0131 654 5600

Marketing team
0131 316 2504 or

Self-pay enquiries
0131 316 2507 or

Inpatient bookings
0131 316 2510

X-ray and scan enquiries
0131 316 2539 or 0131 654 5600

Call 0131 334 0363 for Murrayfield or 0131 654 5600 for Shawfair Park and ask for the nurse in charge. Please note, as a day-case facility, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital has an estimated closing time of 10pm; if required, patients will be re-admitted to Spire Murrayfield Hospital. We will aim to call you back within 20 minutes to update you on the progress of the admission. Neither of these hospitals have accident and emergency facilities.

At Spire Murrayfield Hospital, we can offer medical admissions for long or short stays under the care of a consultant. For more information on this service contact 0131 316 2507.