Use GoPrivate.com to
compare different hospitals.
Compare what the hospitals have to offer, how they differ,
and what sort of philosophy of care they offer.
The location of the hospital will undoubtedly play an important part in
your choice, as will specialist services, depending on the treatment you need. Search
the Private Healthcare UK private hospital database to find private hospitals
which are within easy travelling distance so that family can visit and you can
eliminate any discomfort of long journeys.
If you are based in the South of England or can travel to
London for your treatment, then you can explore the healthcare services
available in Harley Street, the centre of medical excellence known as
"Medical London". You can visit HarleyStreet.com or use the Harley Street Guide to view the
specialists practising in this area of London.
Some factors to
consider when comparing private hospitals include:
- Does the private hospital specialise in the
treatment that you require?
- What are the hospital’s patient satisfaction
- Does the hospital publish hospital infection rates
and return to theatre rates?
- What quality and accreditation standards does
the hospital meet?
- What is the availability of a high dependency or
intensive care unit, should something go wrong.
- What support services are available for your
care after the operation?
- What happens in terms of costs if complications
arise and you need to stay in hospital longer?
The Care Quality Commission now publishes the results of hospital
inspections on the web for both NHS and private hospitals:
For cosmetic surgery, you need to identify a hospital or
clinic that you feel fully comfortable with.
Find out which professional memberships, training and qualifications the
surgeons hold and go to the relevant association’s website to verify that this
information is correct. You should also
ask to see some ‘before and after’ pictures and read some of their patient