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First steps

Your first step will be to speak with your GP and request a referral letter for a private consultation with one of our specialists.  You could choose your own specialist by looking at our consultant profiles or your GP may recommended a consultant for you.  To search for a consultant, click here.

Our friendly Private Patient Team understand that you want to be seen as quickly as possible so will offer you the first available appointment, just call them on 0114 263 2114 or 0114 263 2109.  Don't forget to bring your GP referral letter with you or ask your GP to fax it to our free-fax secure private referral line on 0800 181 4024.

If you are using your health insurance, please remember to bring your authorisation number with you to avoid delays.

Before surgery

Before surgery, you may be required to attend a pre-admission assessment with one of our nursing team.  Your medical history will be discussed and it's helpful if you bring any medication that you are currently taking.  If you have any questions or are seeking a bit of extra reassurrance, please don't hesitate to ask the nurse during the appointment.

Then, our theatre bookings team will send you a letter confirming the date and time of your admission.

Admission/discharge from Claremont

*Claremont Private Hospital operates a no smoking policy in the hospital, it's grounds and within vehicles in the car park.  This includes the use of e-cigarettes.*

On the day of admission, our reception team will welcome you and show you to your room which will have a telephone, flat screen TV with full Freeview channels,  free WIFI access and a nurse-call system.  A nurse will come and take you through the next steps of your inpatient journey and just before surgery, your consultant and anaesthetist will come to answer any questions in preparation for theatre.

Whilst we strongly advise you not to bring valuables into the hospital, we accept that you may have certain items with you such as watches and rings.

The hospital cannot accept responsibility for personal belongings. However, if it is unavoidable that you bring valuables into the hospital, at specific times (such as when you are in theatre or under sedation), it may be possible for these items to be stored in a safe place.  We have a valuables security envelope available for you in this case which can be placed in our safe on request.

We welcome visitors and our visiting hours are 9am-10pm.

All electrical applicances within the hospital have to undergo periodic safety checks and this applies to any electrical items that you wish to bring with you during your stay. If this is the case, please make your nurse aware and the hospital's maintenance department will arrange for a safety check to be undertaken.

Once you are ready to go home, a nurse will discharge you.  You will be given the nescessary aftercare advice, any medication that you need to take home and a follow-up appointment with your consultant.  If you have any questions or concerns once you are home, our nursing staff are available 24 hours a day and will give you the direct-dial line to the main ward.

Our reception team can help arrange a taxi home for you if needed, all you need to do is ask.

 We operate a non-smoking policy anywhere within the hopsital or the hospital grounds, this includes smoking in parked cars on site.

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