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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 Springfield 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 Springfield Hospital.

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

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

Contact Us

Springfield Hospital
Lawn Lane, Springfield,
Chelmsford,
Essex, CM1 7GU
01245 234000

About Us

Springfield Hospital opened in 1987 and is one of Essex’s leading private hospitals. It is a 64 bedded unit consisting of fifty eight private bedrooms four of which are two bedded parent and child rooms and a high observation unit with two beds.

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