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Is it time to go private?

Posted on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in

West Kent boasts some of the finest private hospitals in the country. They offer you peace of mind that comes with a bespoke health service which will cater for your every need - whatever you wish, whenever you want. 

Read Richard Bentley, Operations Director at Horder Healthcare, Q&A on Times of Tunbridge Wells below. 

What are the benefits of going private with regard to health care?

Horder Healthcare private treatments can be accessed in two ways: insured or self pay. Private healthcare is right for you if you do not want to wait for your procedure or you want to schedule treatment for when you are ready.

With a dedicated ‘fast track’ service, private patients can enjoy appointment times to suit them and are guaranteed to see their consultant at their specified time. It is even possible to arrange surgery within two weeks of initial consultation if you need it and you are fit and well.

Private guests can expect Horder Healthcare to pay attention to the smallest details, which can make the world of difference to your treatment experience and your recovery.

If you have private medical insurance and want to choose Horder Healthcare for your treatment, check with your insurer that you are covered for what you need, including outpatient appointments. Horder Healthcare is recognised by the majority of medical insurance companies.

Patients can self pay, which means paying for their own procedures and services, following an initial consultation. You will get a tailored, inclusive price for treatment based on your condition. Initial consultation and pre-op diagnostics are not included in the treatment package price.

At Horder Healthcare patient care does not stop once you have left hospital. As a self pay patient you can enjoy 120 days of guaranteed cover after your procure should you need further treatment.

What makes you unique in the private healthcare sector and what key services do you offer?

With a highly therapeutic approach to patient experience and as a specialist provider with more than 60 years’ knowledge, Horder Healthcare are experts at understanding patient care and recovery within its varied fields of expertise.

Furthermore, across Horder Healthcare’s entire portfolio of hospitals and clinics, it excels at patient care and its standards of service are reflected in its patient feedback.

What does the future hold for your organisation?

Horder Healthcare is currently carrying out an £8 million refurbishment programme of The McIndoe Centre.
The recently opened state-of-the-art theatre is one of the first steps in an ambitious project which includes three new theatres, a six bed recovery area, as well as diagnostic and ophthalmology suites. A brand new x-ray suite has already been installed and other plans include upgrading parts of the centre’s infrastructure and treatment rooms, refurbishing all ward bedrooms and providing a new outpatient area.

The new theatre means orthopaedic surgery, such as knee and hip replacements has now been introduced at The McIndoe Centre, in addition to the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for which it is renowned.

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