private patient


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private patient

n
(Medicine) Brit a patient receiving medical treatment not paid for by the National Health Service
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a provider(s) to work in partnership to design, furnish, finance and operate a private patient facility(s) on 2 of its 5 main hospital sites; these being the Northern General Hospital and Weston Park Cancer Hospital.
5 million-square-foot, 17-story building will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms.
Private patient facilities are separate to NHS facilities and are funded from private patient income and not by the NHS.
A Welsh Government spokesman said: "While we will consider this report carefully, it is important to recognise that private patient activity accounts for 0.
Moreover the practice is for the private consultant to agree this process and play a part in giving the private patient priority on the public health list.
Yvonne Bottomley, deputy chief executive and finance director, said Clatterbridge was considering "joint venture proposals to provide private patient services.
For example, the committee has decided to allow the operation of a relative of a former Bahrain MP even though he jumped all queues to get himself admitted at the SMC, while a critically-ill Bahraini, a private patient, was denied treatment," said a consultants' spokesman.
The expansion will add 71 private patient rooms and 124,000 SF.
It has a Web site with an online tool that determines eligibility for more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.
Upon entry to hospital, all patients are required to fill in a patient election form which records whether they are to be treated as a public patient, thereby avoiding out of pocket expenses, or as a private patient, enabling them to skip the public sector surgical queue for elective procedures.
The hospital will include a new laboratory, neonatal intensive care unit, surgery wing and 128 private patient rooms.
Five states--Colorado, Indiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Utah--will receive a total of $25 million over five years to develop secure statewide networks so private patient medical information can be accessed.

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