Why choose us?

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By choosing to have your treatment as a private patient at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, you are assured of a range of medical services which often are only available at a large NHS hospital.

There is immediate access to intensive care, cardiology and an emergency department, specialist services that are not usually available with other private healthcare options.

There's the reassurance of knowing that all our consultants are NHS trained with a level of expertise that puts them at the forefront of their respective fields.

The Trust has state-of-the-art medical equipment that provides highly effective diagnostics and treatment. See more about these on the section Our services.

Our values of Care, Quality and Commitment are evident across the Trust both in our NHS and private services.

We believe quality healthcare should be readily accessible, so our rates are highly competitive and offer excellent value. The income generated by private patients is invested back into West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust helping to support the services, facilities and improvements provided to NHS patients. This benefits all patients who come to our hospitals. We provide private patients with the same standard of care that NHS patients receive.

We welcome patients resident in the UK and are proud to offer facilities to suit all nationalities and faiths.

Private patients are welcomed into the Trust alongside our NHS patients. We do not have a private ward with a mix of specialties; we believe that the best care is provided with the expertise concentrated in one place.

By using our specialist teams and equipment outside of core NHS hours, we can ensure it is used to full capacity. In this way, NHS waiting times are not affected by the private care we offer.

We can provide safe, high quality and responsive care to all our patients, and we are able to invest more into the Trust which benefits the whole community.

Rapid access to consultants and services

You will probably see your consultant in a private facility. They will recommend West Herts as the preferred place to provide your treatment. Their private secretary will contact you about appointments.

We offer private healthcare in cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, radiology and respiratory at Watford General Hospital, as well as private physiotherapy at our West Hertfordshire Therapy Unit in Abbots Langley, see our services page for more information.