Patient Choice | North Downs Hospital

What is Patient Choice?

Patient Choice is a government initiative introduced to give NHS patients more choice about where ,when and what time they are treated. NHS patients in England who require hospital treatment can now choose any participating hospital in the country that can meet their needs. One of your options could be a Ramsay Health Care hospital or treatment centre.

Waiting times

The current NHS waiting time from seeing your General Practitioner to treatment is a maximum of 18 weeks.  

Guidelines

The Primary Care Trust (PCT), who funds your NHS treatment, sets guidelines for waiting times within these maximums. 

If you wish to have your Consultation, procedure or treatment sooner, you may wish to consider continuing your treatment as a private patient rather than remaining as an NHS patient. 

This gives you an option to have your appointment or treatment at a date and time which is convenient to you and fits in with your family and work commitments.

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Finance Available

  • Loans for full cost of treatment
  • Straight forward application process
  • Prompt decisions
  • Payments made direct to hospital
  • Interest-free loan plan
  • Administration fee of £95
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Great Benefits

  • Your choice of consultant
  • Appointments in as little as 72 hours
  • A single point of contact
  • Matron and consultant-led care
  • A range of payment options
  • Individual physiotherapy sessions
  • Priority discharge
  • Freshly prepared menu
  • Private en-suite rooms*
  • Aftercare packages
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