Going into hospital is a worrying prospect at the best of times, but if you are paying for yourself, your anxieties can be increased if you are unsure about how much your treatment is going to cost.
Self Pay Care offers a solution to this problem. We have over 600 procedures where we can give you a guide price at the outset - this includes accommodation, nursing, theatre fees, surgeon and anaesthetist fees, drugs and some dressings. Treatment under Self Pay Care is dependent on a Pre-assessment, after which you will be sent an offer letter detailing exactly what is included in your Self Pay Care package.
Many hand and wrist procedures have already had their prices established and those that are more unusual, can be quoted for individually.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment under this scheme, we then ask you to let us have your payment on or before admission. Generally, you will then only be asked to pay for personal expenses such as telephone calls whilst you are in hospital. These will be charged to your account for payment before leaving hospital.
Self Pay Care is offered at the discretion of the hospital and may not be available in all instances. If we are not able to offer you a Self Pay Care package, the hospital will generally be able to offer you an alternative Self Pay option./p>
All patients will need to see a hand surgeon before surgery is booked. If you call the LHWU on 020 3214 3617, they will take some details from you and advise you regarding making this initial appointment with a consultant surgeon.
All hand surgery requires aftercare. This care will be given to you by the hand therapist who will attend to your wounds, teach you exercises and help you regain optimum function. Hand Therapy is not included in the self pay price. An estimate of costs is available on request.
Initial and follow up consultations with your hand surgeon are not included in the self pay package nor any investigations that the consultant may prescribe such as X-Rays or nerve conduction studies
To find out whether your treatment is available under a Self Pay Care package or for a no obligation estimate please call our Enquiry Helpline:
T: 0203 214 3617
F: 020 7483 5173
Or complete the form below. You will need to ask your GP to refer you to a relevant Consultant at the Wellington Hospital, please refer to the Consultants Section or call the Hand and Wrist Unit on 0203 214 3617.