The "Initial Consultation" Guide Price covers your initial appointment with your Consultant or Specialist.
The "Diagnostic Investigations" Guide Price covers the cost of tests (such as x-rays and blood tests) that most patients need as part of diagnosing your condition and any consultations required to discuss the results. Your consultant might advise that you need additional diagnostic investigations. If this is the case, the hospital will advise you of the prices before you go ahead with them.
The "Main Treatment" Guide Price covers your stay in hospital as long as your Consultant advises is necessary (but not exceeding 30 days), including all the tests you need, fees for your Consultant and Anaesthetist, nursing care, medication and food during this time.
The "Main Treatment" Guide Price includes prosthesis (for example, hip or knee implants) from a standard range most commonly used for the Procedure. If your Consultant advises that you need different prosthesis, then the price for your Main Treatment may be different. Your final price quote will be made clear to you before you proceed for treatment (see the "Your Quote" section below).
The "Post Discharge Care" Guide Price includes your care after you leave hospital, including consultations and physiotherapy visits (up to the number stated), removal of stitches, change of dressings and the medication you need to take home with you for up to 10 days after you leave hospital. Note that some home aids (such as commodes) are not included in the Guide Price.
Before going ahead with a Procedure, you will need to have an initial consultation with a Consultant or Specialist to talk about your medical history and which treatment you need as part of the Procedure. You will need to pay for this consultation, as well as any associated diagnostic tests (for example x-rays and blood tests) even if you decide not to go ahead with Treatment.
After each consultation, the hospital will provide you with a price quote for any further tests and treatment. If the quote is different from the Guide Prices for any reason, the hospital will provide an explanation.
In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you.