Patient Information

The Foscote Private Hospital provides services for those with private medical insurance and for those patients paying for themselves who wish to take advantage of our fixed price surgery arrangements. We have agreements with all the major insurance companies.

We are here to offer patients all the benefits of private inpatient and outpatient care at their local hospital, with the peace of mind that they have the safety of a 24-hour resident medical officer, should they be required.

When you visit or stay at The Foscote Private Hospital, you will find pleasant surroundings and a warm welcome from our friendly and efficient staff.

We understand that some guests feel apprehensive about visiting a hospital, which is why we do all we can to make you feel at home.

 

Safety

The majority of patients being admitted to The Foscote Private Hospital will be asked to attend in advance to have a pre-operative assessment with one of our qualified nursing staff.

This is a very important appointment, if you are unable to attend at the time arranged we would be grateful if you would contact us ASAP and we will endeavour to arrange it for you at a more convenient time.

We carry out these assessments for patient safety. It means we can assess your medical background and current status in advance so that any concerns which may affect your treatment can be raised if necessary with your consultant and/or anaesthetist. The required routine investigations will be carried out at this point.

 

Preparing For Your Visit

At The Foscote Private Hospital we ensure to provide everything required to make your stay comfortable.

You may wish to bring your own night attire, toiletries, slippers and a dressing gown.

If you have forgotten any items, the staff will be happy to help you.

We ask that if you are taking any medication, please bring it with you in its original packaging.

Please be aware that you should not drive yourself to the hospital if you are going to be having a general anaesthetic or sedation, and it is recommended that you do not drive for 24- 48 hours following the administration of these.

 

Your Arrival

We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. On arrival you will be met by our reception staff. They will ensure that all of your paperwork is complete and a nurse will take you to your room. The nurse will explain all the facilities available to you.

Each individual room is comfortably furnished and has its own direct-dial telephone at the bedside. All of our bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.

We provide each bathroom with towels, and complimentary toiletries are available on request. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have at this point. If you have friends or family with you, they are welcome to accompany you to the room if you so wish.

A nurse will then come and introduce herself to you before commencing the admission process. She will ask you questions about your general health and will be able to tell you what to expect during your stay.

Your consultant and anesthetist will come and visit you on the ward prior to your treatment taking place. Should you have any concerns which you would like to discuss with your consultant or anesthetist please make your nurse aware.

 

After-care

Post-operatively

Following your treatment you will be brought back to your room and your nurse will carry out regular observations. If you are in any discomfort or have any cause for concern please make your nurse aware either when she is attending to you or by calling her by using your nurse call-bell.

If you wish your partner or relative may wait for you to return from theatre either making themselves comfortable in our waiting area or in your room.

Some consultants will come and visit you on your return to the ward. Others will not visit you until the next day. If for any reason your consultant is unable to visit you on the morning following your surgery he or she will usually ring the ward to check on your progress.

 

Continuing Care

Your privacy will be respected at all times and your family and friends are welcome to visit whenever they wish up until 8pm. We have facilities in our reception area for them to help themselves to beverages free-of-charge during your stay.

If you require assistance at any time of day or night, nurse call-bells are provided in all rooms for your safety and continuing peace of mind.

Our team of staff are sensitive to your individual requirements and needs, and their friendly manner helps to establish a good relationship which is beneficial to your recovery.