There for you when you need it
So many of us are lucky to have a local hospital nearby. While you hope you’ll rarely need to use it, you’ve got peace of mind that it’s there if and when you need it.
Top class facilities and world-class medical professionals.
But whether your local hospital is part of the National Health Service, or accessible under a private medical insurance plan, you can be assured your health will be their number one priority.
Your hospital is there for you.
Using the hospital
NHS hospitals in particularly have seen their resources stretched as of late, particularly the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments. To ensure that hospitals are able to continue providing the health service that they do, it’s important to only visit when it’s absolutely essential.
A&E departments are for accidents and emergencies only. Should you have a cold or flu-like symptoms, it should be your GP that you refer to. Likewise, if you have subtle aches and pains, you should again consult your GP rather than taking up the A&E staff’s resources. It is for potentially life-threatening accidents and injuries that need immediate care.
Should your GP deem it necessary for you to see a specialist, you will often be referred to the hospital. This could just be the hospital most local to you or your GP, though you can often choose to be referred to a specific hospital, and can even choose to be referred to a private hospital under a private health care plan.