Private Hospitals


  • 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
    • Cardiology services
    • Neurosurgery services
    • Spinal Services
    • MRI, CT Scan and PET Scan services
    • Diagnostic Testing
  • Private hospitals are driving Medical Innovation and Best Practice healthcare delivery.

    • CyberKnife Technology for the treatment of previously inoperable cancer tumours
    • Multi-speciality robotic assisted surgical programmes
    • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair for treatment of cardiac problems
    • Prostate radioactive seed implantation for the treatment of prostate cancer
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery a ground-breaking technology which is used to treat cancer
    • Single Patient Rooms to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections
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