Five reasons you should go private
05 March 2018
Choosing to seek private healthcare can be a major decision that for some won’t be taken lightly. However, there are many benefits to going private; here are just a handful of them...
How soon is now?
Time is a precious commodity. There are rarely enough hours in the day to achieve everything we’d like, and thankfully, organisations within private healthcare are well-placed to minimize the knock-on to time.
By going private, you can obtain an appointment within a matter of days - usually within 48 hours - and aside from being seen sooner, you’ll also appreciate not having the uncertainty or unnecessary pain associated with waiting weeks or even months for an appointment.
Patients within private healthcare also have the luxury of being able to choose their surgery date and can have an outpatient appointment as late as 8pm.
There is faster access to diagnostics so if you want an MRI scan the same day, that is very much an option - as long as you have a referral - with a result returning usually within three days. The flexibility afforded by private healthcare is enjoyed by more than just the patients though; family and friends visiting also benefit from the heightened flexibility, with visiting hours at Spire Nottingham Hospital clocked from 8am until 9pm. A partner or relative can even stay overnight at the hospital with the patient.
Any facilities you require during your treatment are available on-site including physiotherapy, scanning and pharmacy, which means you can receive all the treatments you’ll need in one spot without the hassle of going between sites. If patients are paying for themselves, they also have the ability to self refer for some conditions. That means there’s no need to visit your local GP and obtain a referral from them. Just get in touch with Spire Nottingham Hospital and they’ll take it from there.
Not only can you choose your surgery date, but you can also pick which consultant you see. You will always see the same consultant at every stage of your treatment, and with the best consultants from most specialties you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Because Spire Nottingham Hospital has been purpose-built from scratch, the hospital feels modern and new, with an intuitive and easily navigated layout boosted by a desirable airy and light atmosphere.
Every patient staying overnight at Spire Nottingham Hospital has a TV in their room, and an extensive dining menu comprising high-quality food. Any particular dietary requirements can be met too, with ease.
Spire Nottingham Hospital also has low infection rates and high patient satisfaction scores.
Awesome aftercare access
Once discharged after your private treatment, you won’t be out on your own. That’s because in Spire Nottingham Hospital, there is a resident medical doctor on-site around the clock who will be able to see you if any issue can’t be resolved over the phone.
Nurses are also available to offer advice on pain management and wound management.
If you’re convinced that private healthcare is right for you, visit spirenottingham.com to enquire and take the next step.