"the confidence of private treatment in a leading specialist NHS hospital"
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of its first class services for private patients. As part of the NHS the Trust gives the security and assurances expected of the NHS, with all profit being invested back into the NHS services the Trust provides. Services for private patients are competitively-priced, with fixed cost packages available for the non-insured patient. Private healthcare is available at the Ludlow Unit and the Private Physiotherapy Clinic.
Patients needing specialist orthopaedic treatment, at a time convenient to them, can take advantage of the world renowned services available at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Ludlow Unit is a dedicated private patients unit offering services to patients in need of orthopaedic surgery such as hand, knee, shoulder, hip, spine, foot and ankle surgery.
All clinicians at the Ludlow Unit in Oswestry specialise in musculo-skeletal (muscle, bone and joint) conditions and are supported by nurses specifically trained in orthopaedics to provide the highest standards of care of patients.
We offer 16 private en-suite rooms, which are tastefully decorated, with their own flat-screened colour television with access to sky, direct dial telephone, internet and facsimile access and nurse call system, the Unit is committed to making the patient's stay as comfortable as possible.
The Ludlow Unit benefits from being based at one of the country's leading specialist hospitals, which provides unique operating theatres with ultra clean air, contributing to its excellent reputation for consistently low infection rates.
The Unit offers a highly competitively pricing system for the non-insured patient, and although is part of an NHS hospital. All private patient work is in addition to and not instead of regular NHS treatment. Unlike other private hospitals, the income generated from the Ludlow Unit makes a considerable contribution to the running costs of the hospital and benefits all patients and staff.
Patient Information Films: Ludlow Unit - Private Patient Care
We have carefully prepared a short film about The Ludlow Unit. The film follows real patients through pre-operative assessment within the private unit, as well checking into the ward on the day of their surgery. It highlights the typical run through meeting with consultants and after care with the physio department.
The film is very important as it is designed to make you feel more comfortable in advance of coming into hospital. It will familiarise you with the staff and surroundings, helping you to prepare for what to expect.
Please be reassured that there is no explicit medical imagery in any of the films you have been asked to view – you will not see any operations, blood or needles in the films.
How to Access Services on the Ludlow Unit
Patients can speak to their General Practitioner and ask to be referred to a consultant of their choice at the Ludlow Unit. Alternatively patients can refer themselves by contacting the Private Secretary directly but a General Practitioner referral letter is still required.
Many patients who need at procedure will be asked to attend a pre-admission assessment prior to their admission.
The assessment is designed to ensure that all patients are well enough for surgery and to confirm they understand everything in relation to their stay on Ludlow Unit. All patients will be screened for MRSA at this stage.
Patients are welcome to visit Ludlow Unit prior to their treatment date to familiarise themselves with the services and to ask any questions prior to admission. Contact to arrange a suitable time to visit.
A number of leaflets have been produced to provide patients with the information they need before and after their treatment.
Patient feedback is always welcome and all patients on Ludlow Unit are provided with a comment card 24 hours prior to discharge. If for any reason, the Unit does not meet expectations we want to know about it so we can put it right.
Fixed Cost Packages
Examples of packages available at the Ludlow Unit include:
- Total Hip replacement packages from £9,422 (dependent upon implant used).
- Total Knee replacement packages from £9,845 (dependent upon implant used).
- Arthroscopy packages from £2,811 (day case).
Further packages for the non-insured patients are obtainable upon request from Elaina Lewis, 01691 404307, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org