Private patients are not guaranteed their choice of accommodation in public hospitals. Private hospitals offer both semi-private and private accommodation. If you have private health cover, use it to secure your preferred accommodation type in a private hospital.
You can decide which consultant and which hospital you’re referred to. Talk to your GP and always check whether the treatment or procedure can be carried out in a private hospital. They can then refer you to the most appropriate consultant.
Most health insurance plans offer excellent cover for private hospitals. Always check your cover with your health insurer prior to any treatment. If a shortfall or excess applies, discuss this with your consultant to see if any concessions are available.
Private hospitals provide essential treatment in the area of Psychiatric Care. Hospitals such as St. John of God’s in Stillorgan, St. Patricks in Dublin 8 and Highfield Healthcare in Dublin 9 specialise in this type of treatment.
Private hospitals provide a range of additional services as well as in-patient care, e.g.
Private Accident & Emergency Facilities
Rapid Access Services
MRI, CT Scan and PET Scan services
Private hospitals are driving Medical Innovation and Best Practice healthcare delivery.
CyberKnife Technology for the treatment of previously inoperable cancer tumours