Insurance and Payment

Insured patients

I am recognised as a Specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon by all the major insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Aviva, Simply Health etc. Patients wishing to have a consultation or treatment under their medical insurance policy usually require a referral from their GP. It is advisable to contact your insurance company before your first consultation, or if any investigations or surgery are planned, to confirm that they will cover the costs and to obtain a "preauthorization number". Please bring this and your policy details with you when you come to the hospital.

In many cases you will be responsible for paying any policy excess that applies and it is best to clarify this with your insurer in advance.

Self-funding patients

It is becoming increasingly common for patients without medical insurance to choose to fund their own medical treatment in the private sector.

Please contact the Spire Elland Hospital directly if you require a quotation for consultation or treatment costs.

A "package price" quotation is available on request for many of the commonly performed shoulder or elbow procedures that, assuming no unforeseen medical complications, will cover all the hospital, anaesthetic and surgical fees.

Surgery Fee Guides

The cost for any surgery is made up of different fees:

The hospital fee - this usually makes up the vast majority of the total charges and covers the cost of the hospital for your procedure including that of any scheduled overnight stays.

The anaesthetic fee  - this covers the cost of your consultation with your anaesthetist on the day of surgery and for your anaesthetic.

The surgical fee  - this is the fee to the surgeon for performing your surgery and for initial post-operative follow up appointments.

Most private hospitals require payment in full or a deposit at or before the time of treatment for self-funding patients.

Spire Elland Hospital

Elland Lane
Elland
HX5 9EBT

For an appointment, telephone:
Outpatient Bookings on 01422 324069
Self pay enquiries on 01422 229 597
Main Hospital number is 01422 229 632

BMI The Huddersfield Hospital

Birkby Hall Road
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD2 2BL

Reception: 01484 533 131

Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Acre Street
Lindley
Huddersfield
HD3 3EA

NHS Secretary:
Mrs Margaret Thomas
Tel 01484 342 343

NHS Clinics

Trauma:
Calderdale Royal infirmary, Halifax
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Elective Shoulder and Elbow problems:
Friday morning at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax

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