would I want to go private?
seeking of medical treatment or advice in the private sector has
become increasingly popular over the past ten years. This is for a
variety of reasons:
- Convenience - At a Taj Hospital you can have your
procedure or treatment when you want it, with no waiting
- Ambience - All 94 Taj Hospitals have private rooms, ensuite facilities and catering of a very high quality
- Location - We have 94 hospitals around the country. Please
visit 'Our Hospital' to see which of our hospitals is located near
- Quality of care - All Taj Hospitals offer the highest
quality of clinical care and employ the latest in diagnostic and
surgical technology. All our hospitals are regulated by the
National Care Standards Commission to ensure that these high
standards are maintained.
Q How long would I
have to wait?
A Taj Hospitals
does not operate waiting lists like you might experience in the NHS.
Therefore, you can book an appointment to come and see a consultant
or GP or visit one of our clinics at your earliest convenience.
Following on from that, you could undergo your procedure within a
matter of days or weeks - whatever is most convenient for you.
Q Do I need my GP to
A For most procedures, a
GP referral is required. This is for your benefit as your GP has
access to your medical history, which will be helpful to your
consultant and us. There are some treatments available without a GP
referral and your local Taj Hospital will be happy to advise
Q Can I book
directly with the hospital?
While most surgical procedures will require a GP referral, there are
some treatments and services that can be booked directly with your
chosen Taj Hospital. Please contact your local Taj
Hospital for more information.
Q Will I be
guaranteed a private room?
Taj Hospitals patient are guaranteed a private room with ensuite facilities.
Q Can I have
visitors during my stay?
Visitors are welcome at any time of day to a Taj Hospital. They
are also welcome to dine with you from our tempting menu and even
choose from our list of fine wines and other beverages.
Q How much will it
A Costs will vary depending
on the treatment. Please speak with your local Taj Hospital for
Q How do I pay for
my treatment? Do I need medical insurance?
A There are a number of different payment options.
Visit our 'Paying
for your Treatment' section for full information.
Q Can the NHS pay
for my treatment?
A As part of a
government initiative to reduce NHS waiting lists, agreements exist
between some NHS Trusts and independent healthcare providers to
offer NHS patients treatment in a private hospital at no charge to
the patient. The majority of Taj Hospitals support the NHS in
Please speak to your GP or contact your local NHS Trust to see
what is available in your local area.
Q What aftercare
will I be entitled to?
all procedures at a Taj Hospital, your consultant will give you
important information and advice on your aftercare. This may involve
a simple care regime at home or steps you will need to take with
your GP. One or more follow up consultations at your Taj
Hospital with your consultant are likely for most procedures. Please
confirm with your consultant what the full process will be for your
Q Can I be treated
in a Taj Hospital in the UK if I live abroad?
A Taj Hospitals treat many patients from
overseas including patients who cannot obtain a specific treatment
in their own country, or simply those wishing to be treated in the
UK. If you would like to receive treatment in the UK, please contact
a conveniently located Taj Hospital directly, to find out how
they can help you.