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NHS Myths

NHS Myths

From time to time we do hear feedback about the myths surrounding referral of NHS patients, so we would like take this opportunity to correct some of the current misunderstandings and help you get to know Pinehill Hospital better.


Did you know...

  • All private providers are paid the same as NHS providers under the agreed national tariff for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It does not cost any more for an NHS patient to have outpatient treatments or diagnostic scans at Pinehill Hospital.

  • Pinehill Hospital's contract with the NHS does not allow us to ‘cherry-pick’ patients. All patients who consultants deem appropriate for care at Pinehill Hospital are treated.

  • We regularly admit patients over the age of 70 years. We are committed to patient safety so all patients, regardless of age, have a pre-operative assessment by a member of our nursing team and a consultant anaesthetist, if necessary. Following this, if the patient is deemed fit for surgery and anaesthetically stable, an admission date will be confirmed.

  • Some NHS patients avoid choosing Pinehill Hospital because they are worried that there may be additional charges. There are NO hidden fees or charges for patients who choose to have their NHS treatment at Pinehill Hospital.

  • Pinehill Hospital is proud to provide consultant led care throughout the patient's NHS pathway.

Contact Us

Pinehill Hospital
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9QZ
01462 422822

About Us

Pinehill Hospital is one of Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality private hospital treatment. Situated in tranquil, wooded surroundings, Pinehill provides a peaceful environment to aid a speedy recovery.

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