At NHS hospitals, a consultant will often only be seen if the case is particularly complex. Busy mother could take their children to private consultants in London for this and a number of other reasons.
Private consultants often have rapid access to complex diagnostic facilities, such as ultrasound, CT, MRI and X-rays. Drugs not offered by the NHS are available. Private consultants will frequently offer appointments outside of working hours. Consultations usually last for between 30 and 45 minutes, in contrast to the 6.2 minutes provided by GPs, on average.
One very good reason to prefer to see a private consultant is location. HCA's six hospitals in London are in central locations. The Portland Hospital for Women and Children is on Great Portland Street in the West End of London, linking Oxford Street with Albany Street. The Princess Grace Hospital is on Nottingham Place in the City of Westminster, where the nearest tube station is Baker Street. The London Bridge Hospital is on Tooley Street, overlooking the River Thames and Tower Bridge and close to the City of London.
The Lister Hospital is on Chelsea Bridge Road in Chelsea, on the north side of the Thames, near Sloane Square tube station and the Victoria mainline and tube station. The Wellington Hospital is on Wellington Place, slightly north of the West End. These are locations in which people often find themselves.
If a condition is diagnosed, the most common reason for people to seek private health coverage is that the infamous NHS waiting lists are bypassed. NHS waiting lists for the most oft-used procedures were recently reported to have risen by a third. If the pain or discomfort of a condition is preventing your child from leading a normal life, you'll want them to be treated immediately, rather than in as many as 18 weeks down the line, as would be the case of the NHS. With HCA hospitals, there is sometimes no waiting time at all.
With in-hospital stays, private healthcare provides a private en-suite room, television and a choice of food. Visiting hours aren't restricted, which is considerably more convenient for a child's parents.
In all, bringing her child to a private consultant will provide appreciable benefits to a mother who has other demands on her time and to the child.
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