Accessing our children's services

Open to everyone

Our Children’s services are available to patients with private medical insurance and also to those who wish to pay for their children’s treatment themselves.

Most of the children we see here are referred to us from their GP, but you can also book an outpatient appointment by contacting us directly. Opting for private care does not limit access to NHS care in the future and if you would your child to see a consultant privately, we can help you find the best consultant for your child and answer any questions you might have.

For self-pay patients, inclusive care packages are available which gives parents peace of mind knowing that their child’s care is paid for before they come into hospital for their procedure.

If you have private medical insurance, simply visit your GP and ask them to refer you to the appropriate consultant who practises at Spire Leeds hospital. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first appointment.

During an initial consultation with a paediatric specialist at Spire Leeds Hospital, you and your child will talk through your child’s symptoms with the consultant and any necessary investigations and treatment plans will also be discussed.

We also have a private GP who sees children here for a private GP appointment if you feel you need the time to talk through any general concerns about your child’s health. Our private GP can refer your child on a to a specialist consultant where it is appropriate.

Our rooms

Each of the hospital’s private rooms in our dedicate children’s ward has en-suite facilities and a TV and is specially prepared for a child’s admission to make the room feel as homely as possible. Beds are made up with colourful bedding and quilt covers, and a range of age appropriate toys are made available for children to occupy themselves with whilst in hospital. We also give all parents the option to stay in the same room as their child after a procedure.