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Why choose us?

By choosing to have your treatment as a private patient at our NHS hospital, you are assured of a range of medical services on-site. 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. We understand what an anxious time this can be for patients and our aim is to make this process as smooth as possible.

Supporting the NHS

Income generated by private patients is invested back into West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in order to assist in supporting 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.

Who can be treated privately?

Anyone can be treated privately, either through medical insurance or by paying directly. However, in most cases you will need to be referred by your GP.

We welcome patients from both the UK and overseas, and are proud to offer facilities to suit all nationalities and faiths.

Self-funding patients

If you don't have medical insurance, you can still choose to fund your own private treatment. For some procedures, it is possible to choose a fixed cost package which enables you to know the total cost before the start of your treatment.

All self-funding patients will be required to pay the full cost of their treatment prior to admission. Payment may be made by credit or debit card, banker's draft or cheque. Please note, the fixed cost surgery does not include private outpatient consultations before or after inpatient treatment or any ambulance transfers.

Where do I start?

Private medical treatment often begins as a result of an NHS appointment with your GP, at which you identify your wish for private treatment. Your GP will refer you to an appropriate consultant who will see you for a private consultation. The consultant will require a referral letter from your GP before the consultation.

Please click on the links below for further information.

Our services

Sue Howard

01923 436499

Carolyn Greeves

Tel: 01923 436217


Pauline Sweeney

Tel: 01923 436218


Tracy Yesin

Tel: 07741 628544


Ian Sturdgess

Tel: 01923 217124


Marina Murray

Tel: 01923 378130


Link to website

Sue Shrimpton

Tel: 01923 217253


Chantoy Spencer

Tel: 01923 436214


Chantoy Spencer

Tel: 01923 436214