The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust offers a range of
facilities for paying patients.
Consultations and treatment are offered as outlined below
- Option 1: Amenity beds – as an NHS patient you can request to
pay for an amenity bed. These are available (subject to bed
availability) on most wards and offer you a single room. There are
no other enhanced services included in the fee for the bed.
Please note - priority is always given to
patients whose clinical condition requires them to be cared for in
a single room. Should the room you have paid for be required
for another patient on medical grounds you will be moved to another
bed and will only be charged for the time you had the bed
- Option 2: Patient choice – if you wish to self fund your
consultation and subsequent treatment. A referral to the consultant
of your choice should be made in consultation with your GP. In most
cases we will ask for payment ahead of treatment, however it may be
possible to negotiate payment in instalments.
- Option 3: Payment via an insurance company – if you have
private medical cover either personal or through your work you
should make your GP aware of this prior to referral. At the time of
consultation you will be asked to provide details of the cover to
ensure that it is adequate for the treatment you will receive
(please read the attached leaflet for further information)
Options 2 and 3 are available for outpatient consultations, daycase
and inpatient procedures and any investigations necessary to
support treatment. Charges are made up of a hospital fee which
covers the whole episode of treatment unless otherwise stated.
Consultant fees, including anaesthetist, radiologist, and any other
specialist who may be involved in the treatment. There may be
additional charges for certain drugs, implants / prosthesis and
Radiology – the Radiology Department offers a comprehensive
private service. Details can be found at www.nximaging.com
Maternity Services – Midland Pregnancy Health Services offers a
range of obstetric services please click here for further details.
If you start your treatment as a private patient it is possible
to transfer to the NHS list at a later stage. You will need to
discuss the implications for your treatment and the waiting times
for appointments with your consultant.
Overseas visitors are not routinely entitled to free treatment.
There are some exceptions –
If you require emergency treatment in an Accident and emergency
Department this is free of charge, however you will be charged for
any admissions to hospital or follow up outpatient
Visitors from European Union member states are entitled to free
healthcare under the reciprocal agreement. You will be asked to
provide details of your home address
There are some other countries with whom the England has reciprocal
agreements to offer free treatment. If you think this applies to
you please ask your GP at the time of referral
Asylum seekers are entitled to free healthcare on production of the
correct home office documentation.
It is a legal requirement for all hospitals to identify
overseas visitors and confirm eligibility to treatment before the
Subject to confirmation of identity and upon receipt of written
request the following information from Health Records is available.
All fees are inclusive of postage and packing
1. Access to Health Records £50.00
2. Time of birth £15.00
3. Insurance claim forms £15.00
4. X-Rays (provided on CD Rom) £25.00 each
5. Private sickness certificate
For further information please contact the Paying Patients
Department on 01902 695546 or alternatively click here for a downloadable