Accessing Healthcare

Need to Access Hospital Treatment?

Your Treatment, Your Way.

 
There are numerous ways in which you can access treatment at Cobalt Hospital:

* As a patient on the NHS
* As a self-funding patient
* As a private medical insurance patient

NHS Patients

As an NHS patient, you can choose which hospital you would like to be treated at.

Who can benefit from NHS Services?  

By deciding to have your treatment at Cobalt Hospital, you can benefit from:

  • Access to an expert opinion 
  • Treatment in a private hospital setting near you
  • Low risk of infection
  • Free car parking
  • Short waiting times

If we offer the care you require, ask your GP to refer you to Cobalt Hospital or contact us for more information.

What is Patient Choice?

Patient choice is a government initiative giving NHS patients more choice about where and when they have their treatment. 

Waiting times

From seeing your GP to treatment, the waiting time currently stands at 18 weeks within the NHS.

You may consider the option of obtaining your consultation, procedure or treatment sooner by opting to continue your treatment privately rather than as an NHS patient.

This means you can decide when to have your treatment and appointments to fit around your family/work commitments.

Paying For Your Own Treatment

You can choose from the following self-funding options:

  • TotalCare Package
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Interest Free Finance

As a Private Patient you will receive: 

  •  Your chosen consultant

  •  Quick appointments within as little as 72 hours

  •  A dedicated adviser

  •  Consultant led care and matron care

  •  À la carte menu

  •  Private en-suite bedrooms*

  •  Excellent aftercare packages

To find out more, call us on: 0191 607 0319 or email: Cobalt.Enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

Use Your Private Medical Insurance

We work alongside all large private health insurance companies, so if you have private health cover contact us to find out more.

If you have private health insurance, you can ask your GP or insurer to refer you to Cobalt Hospital. Please make sure your insurance policy covers you for the treatment you need.

  • Quick referral and appointments times to suit your busy schedule
  • All the benefits of a private patient, saving the NHS time and resources
  • Fast-track admission 

To find out more, call us on: 0191 607 0319 or email: Cobalt.Enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

*Where clinically appropriate

Finance Available

  • Loans for full cost of treatment
  • Straight forward application process
  • Prompt decisions
  • Payments made direct to hospital
  • Interest-free loan plan
  • Administration fee of £95
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Great Benefits

  • Your choice of consultant
  • Appointments in as little as 72 hours
  • A single point of contact
  • Matron and consultant-led care
  • A range of payment options
  • Individual physiotherapy sessions
  • Priority discharge
  • Freshly prepared menu
  • Private en-suite rooms*
  • Aftercare packages
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