Private Care Services
For full details on Private Care, please go to the RNOH Private Care website.
The RNOH has a large number of consultants, many with special interests and particular areas of expertise. Consultants choose to treat many of their private patients at the RNOH as the hospital is their normal work base and it is where they have developed their specialist team. Back-up is also available from a comprehensive range of on-site expert care, including specialist nurses and therapists.
Areas of expertise include:
- Spinal surgery
- Spinal deformity
- Foot and ankle
- Hip and knee
- Bone tumours
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Paediatric Orthopaedics
Private Care Facilities
As a centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across both the UK and abroad, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions.
All patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience.
RNOH Private Care has 18 single rooms with ensuite bathrooms and 10 day case bays. By choosing to have your treatment as a private patient within an NHS hospital, you are assured of a comprehensive range of orthopaedic services on-site. There will always be a doctor who can see you in an emergency, with support from orthopaedic-trained nursing and therapies staff. The hospital has a team of senior specialist nurses, access to ITU and a high dependency unit.
We also have 3 private rooms based on our children’s unit so any young patients will be looked after in an environment entirely suited to their needs.
Profit generated by our private patients' income is invested back into the RNOH to assist in supporting the services, facilities and improvements provided to everyone that works for and comes to the hospital.
Nurses and therapies
Our patients benefit from high standards of nursing care with high registered nurse to patient ratios. Many of our nurses, both adult and children's, have undertaken further training in orthopaedic care. Our nurses are supported by a matron and range of senior specialist nurses including our acute pain nurse, tissue viability nurse and critical care outreach team.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy forms an integral part of your treatment and recovery and our therapists provide assessment, advice and treatment on request from your consultant both at your preoperative assessment and during your admission.
If you have further nursing enquiries, please call 020 8909 5715/6.
Infection prevention and control
Prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) is a key priority at the RNOH.
The RNOH continues to have very low rates of infection; however, it is imperative that the Trust continues to maintain these low numbers.
The senior nurse for infection control carries out surveillance on all patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery as well as all patients undergoing spinal surgery.
All patients will be screened for MRSA either at the pre-assessment clinics or on admission to a ward, as per Department of Health guidelines. The senior nurse for infection control will follow up on all patients who test positive for MRSA.
Through regular inspections and audits, the senior nurse for infection control monitors environmental cleanliness in conjunction with our matron.
The RNOH website is updated regularly with the latest infection rates and seasonal information relating to infection control.
The nursing and therapies staff will help you make arrangements for your ongoing care needs after discharge.
We are able to offer a follow-up dressing clinic for patients who would like the reassurance of having their wound care performed by our nursing team.