Rivers Hospital - Ramsay Health Care UK

Private hospital run by

High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0HH

Tel: 0843 658 5312Email: rivers.enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

About Rivers Hospital

The Rivers Hospital ​opened in 1992 and is equipped with the latest medical facilities for diagnosis and treatment, and has very high quality clinical standards including effective infection prevention measures.

All patient rooms are en suite and our Premium Care patients benefit from extras such as A la carte menus and Sky TV.

By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. The four fully equipped theatres with ultra clean air technology are particularly suitable for orthopedic procedures offered such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement. A brand new day surgery suite is suitable for minor surgery and endoscopy procedures.

Services are consultant led and flexible appointment times are offered, including out of hours. A rigorous vetting procedure ensures that only suitably qualified and experienced surgeons are granted practicing privileges.

The hospital is strictly regulated and audited by the Care Quality Commission, the government body responsible for maintaining standards.

In 2009, the hospital was named as one of the top healthcare employers in the UK. The hospital was honoured in the Healthcare 100, organised by national magazines Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. The Rivers was awarded 4th place in the poll, which is judged by the views of employers and their staff, and analysed by leading research firm Ipsos MORI. The poll was open to all healthcare providers nationwide, including the whole of the NHS and independent healthcare providers.

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, one of the sponsors of the awards, said: ‘A good employer and good people management means better safety and quality of care’ for patients.

The Rivers also won the Customer Care award in the Harlow and District Business Awards in 2010.

In 2015 Rivers Hospital was honoured to be awarded The Patients’ Choice 2014 award by Private Healthcare UK for the second year running.

NHS Patient Choice

The Rivers offers a wide range of services through the NHS Choose & Book system, and via PCT referral management centres. Patients selecting this hospital will benefit from:

Dedicated NHS patient co-ordinators
• High quality clinical and professional services
• Consultant led care
• Focus on cleanliness and effective infection control measures
• Caring, friendly staff who respect patient needs
• Flexible appointment times
• Free car parking
• Free TV
• No mixed sex wards

Departments & facilities

  • Inpatient beds 59
  • Day Case beds 9
  • No of consulting rooms 13
  • No of theatres 4

Facilities and services

  • High dependency unit
  • Urgent care centre

Specialist clinics

  • Breast clinic
  • Pain management clinic
  • Physiotherapy clinic
  • Stoma care clinic

Imaging and radiology services

  • CT scan
  • DEXA (bone) scan (for osteoporosis)
  • Digital fluoroscopy
  • MRI scan
  • Mammography (Breast scan)


  • BUPA Approved Breast Care Unit
  • BUPA Approved Bowel Cancer Unit
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Hospital Accreditation Programme (HAP)
  • The Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG)


Patient Choice Award Winner

Patient Choice Award Winner

Treatment at the Rivers Hospital

The hospital specialises in physiotherapy and orthopaedic procedures such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement.

More information at: https://www.privatehealth.co.uk/hospitals-and-clinics/rivers-hospital-ramsay-health-care-uk/treatments/

Private doctors that work at Rivers Hospital - Ramsay Health Care UK

Rivers Hospitals has the most well-qualified and experienced specialists available in their field. All healthcare practitioners who treat patients here are registered with their respective regulatory body.

More information at: https://www.privatehealth.co.uk/hospitals-and-clinics/rivers-hospital-ramsay-health-care-uk/doctors/

Ways to pay for private treatment at Rivers Hospital - Ramsay Health Care UK

Rivers Hospital welcomes both patients that have private medical insurance and those that wish to pay independently.

Self pay

Patients can either pay for the treatment in full at the beginning, or pay a deposit and pay the remaining once the treatment has been completed

Insured patients

Insured patients are required to check with their insurance provider if they are covered for the chosen treatment. Patients should also request a claim form or pre-authorisation letter from their insurer.

Contact Rivers Hospital - Ramsay Health Care UK

High Wych Road
CM21 0HH

Main Phone: 0843 658 5312
Pharmacy: 01279 602 657
Enquiries: 01279 212 952
Radiology Dept: 01279 602 624
Physiotherapy: 01279 602 632
Inpatient Bookings: 01279 602 636
Tel for appointments: 01279 602 675
Fax: 01279 600 212
Email: rivers.enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

Internet details

Opening hours

Open 24 hours

Useful contacts

Andy Haysman

General Manager

01279 602 648

About Private Healthcare UK

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