With a highly therapeutic approach to patient experience and as a specialist provider with more than 60 years’ knowledge, we are experts at understanding patient care and recovery within the orthopaedic and musculoskeletal field.  The Horder Centre, located in East Sussex, offers a unique alternative for all patients whether they choose to access our services as an NHS or private patient.

For surgery, we are able to treat patients aged 18 years and over. We also treat both adults and children for non-interventional physiotherapy. We can provide diagnostic services to patients aged 12 years and over.

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NHS Patients

As an NHS patient you can ask to be referred directly to The Horder Centre for your diagnosis, treatment and care. To find out if you can have your NHS treatment at The Horder Centre, please ask your GP. Your GP will be able to assess your needs and then provide you with an appropriate referral.

Once you have chosen The Horder Centre as the provider for your treatment, your GP will send a referral to us via the NHS e-referral service (previously known as Choose & Book). Please note, depending on your location, your referral may be sent to the MSK service for triage first. Your GP may also give you a booking code, allowing you to book your appointment online at a later stage.

Every aspect of your treatment will be covered by the NHS. You will, however, need to pay for personal items such as newspapers, meals for your visitors or telephone calls at the end of your stay.

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Self Pay Patients

If you would like faster access to Horder Healthcare's services you are able to self pay and take advantage of no waiting lists.

As a self pay patient you can ask your GP to refer you if appropriate to Horder Healthcare, informing them that you will be paying for the procedure or service yourself. Your GP can then write an ’open referral letter’ which will advise on the treatment you require. You can request a specific consultant if you wish or your GP may suggest a particular consultant, in which case this will be a ‘direct referral letter’. You will then be contacted by Horder Healthcare to arrange an appointment, or you can contact us directly at a time that suits you. Physiotherapy appointments are available to book without GP referral.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you in understanding and dealing with the financial aspect of your treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact our Private Patient Pathway Manager on 01892 620934 or email pp@horder.co.uk for a personalised quote and further details on procedures available. 

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Privately Insured Patients

If you have private medical insurance and want to choose Horder Healthcare for your treatment, you can ask your GP to refer you if appropriate explaining that you will be going through your private health insurer. You will need to confirm that you have the appropriate cover for the treatment you require with your insurance provider at each stage of treatment including the initial outpatient appointment.

The insurance provider will provide you with an authorisation number for treatment (unfortunately treatment will not be able to take place without this).

Please call our Private Patient Pathway Manager on 01892 620934 for further information.

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The Horder Centre rated as "Outstanding" by CQC

We are extremely proud to have received the rating of "Outstanding" after our latest CQC inspection

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We provide outstanding patient experiences

The Horder Centre is an award winning centre of excellence that offers patients a unique therapeutic environment. Specifically designed for orthopaedic surgery, our facilities include a physiotherapy inpatient gym and courtyard gardens designed by clinical experts to enhance recovery.

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Our Locations

From The Horder Centre, our specialist hospital in Crowborough, and physiotherapy clinics in Eastbourne, Seaford and Tunbridge Wells, we provide orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal services. Our hospital in East Grinstead, The McIndoe Centre, offers patients the very best plastic, reconstructive and orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmic, maxillofacial and vein treatment.

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