In recent weeks, private hospitals have been prioritising resources for COVID-19 patients and the vulnerable. Because of this, many diagnostic services and non-urgent operations have been unavailable.
As the coronavirus emergency eases, some private healthcare facilities are now accepting private patients again.
There will be some regional differences, and you may have to travel further than normal.
We’re working closely with private hospitals to find out where, when and which treatments are available.
If you have a health concern and you’ve put off diagnosis or treatment, please don’t delay any longer. Contact us today so we can help you get your health back on track.
You may need to be tested for the coronavirus when you go into hospital, depending on the type of treatment you’re having and where you are being treated. The private facility you’re going to will be able to tell you how it will be administered and what to do when you receive the results.
If the private facility decides that you need to be tested for the coronavirus before they can treat you, we’ll pay for your tests.
If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms of the coronavirus, you should let the hospital know and visit NHS 111 online for information and guidance.
The private facility should explain what you should do to keep safe while you’re there. Normal pandemic precautions will apply:
Don’t be. Private facilities routinely admit a smaller number of patients so it’s easier to maintain excellent standards of infection control.
Each facility we work with in our network also has extra measures in place to combat the coronavirus, in accordance with clinical governance and best practice issued by Public Health England and Government Medical Advisers.
These safety measures may include:
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