Private Patients at Bedford Hospital
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Bridges Clinic opened in 2018 and is part of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust providing a focus for our growing private healthcare service. We offer most medical specialties as well as cosmetic procedures, diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy, endoscopy suite, pathology and pharmacy.
We work hard to protect our reputation for excellence and welcome patients from all health insurers and self-funding patients.
Bridges Clinic – for the local community
Bedford Hospital has been providing private healthcare, alongside our NHS care, for over 20 years and our mission is to provide first-class, affordable private healthcare for the local community. We offer a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment combined with a responsive service so you can be seen quickly and by the consultant of your choice.
Consultants choose Bridges Clinic
We strive to attract and retain the best consultants in Bedford. All our private consultants hold substantive NHS consultant posts, giving you the reassurance that you’re in the best possible hands.
We have 6 private consulting rooms, located at Bridges House on the Bedford Hospital South Wing site, offering free parking for private patients, comfortable reception and waiting area with complimentary tea and coffee, as well as a welcoming team to guide you through your healthcare journey.
Rapid access to consultants and services
As soon as your private referral comes in, usually from your GP, you will be contacted and booked in for an appointment as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call our Private Patient Team direct for advice and self-referral where possible.
An appointment with a suitable consultant will usually be offered within a few days and surgical procedures arranged as soon as possible, if required.
Insurance networks and self pay options
We are welcomed and recognised by the major health insurers. If you don’t have health insurance, you can just pay as you go for treatment and services. We have affordable package price options for the most common treatments and procedures and will provide you with a detailed quote of all your expected costs prior to any treatment, so there are no surprises.
Part of the NHS
Our Private Patient Service is part of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust which gives the reassurance of the full range of support and emergency response services, including Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency if ever these are needed. By choosing to receive your care through Bridges Clinic you are contributing to Bedford Hospital as all profits go back into our Trust for the benefit of the NHS, our patients and teams.
Paying for your own treatment
We welcome self-funding patients, you don’t need insurance to have access to private healthcare, and our prices are affordable.
Private healthcare means choice. You can see the consultant you want at a time suited to you and have fast access to a diagnosis, any tests required and the treatment which is right for you.
We have a range of self – pay package prices which give you the assurance of knowing all the costs up-front. Our fixed price packages include your pre-operative assessment, consultant-led treatment, with follow ups and six months aftercare should you need it.
To Book a Consultation
For further information or to arrange an appointment, please call our friendly Private Patient Team on 01234 792000
Or visit the website www.bridgesclinic.co.uk
You will need a referral letter from your GP, or you can self-refer if you prefer.
For further information, please see the Bridges Clinic Patient Information Leaflet.
We also have a Facebook Page .
GP Referral Information
We have a new single point of referral for all patients considering private consultations / treatments at Bedford Hospital
GPs – Please contact our Private Patient Office or fax / email your referral letter:
Telephone 01234 792000
Fax 01234 795700
Secure Email for referrals: email@example.com
- We welcome referrals for adults and children
- We welcome referrals for non-NHS funded care or where NHS waiting lists may prompt the patient to look at alternative options
For more information about our consultants or referring to us, please see the GP Information sheet.