Frequently asked questions at Leeds Hospital
Our most frequently asked questions - answered.
How do I get an appointment to see a consultant?
You would need to see your GP, or one of our private GPs, who will then make a referral to see one of our consultants. For cosmetic surgery and weight loss surgery consultant appointments seeing a GP first is not essential but it is still recommended.
How long would it take me to get an appointment?
All private patients will be seen within a few days and at a time that is convenient for you. Our appointments are designed to be flexible around the your needs and activities.
Can I choose which consultant I wish to see?
Yes, as a private patient you can choose your consultant.
Can I park?
All self paying and insured patients and their guests can park of free of charge in our underground car park.
Would my surgery be conducted by a junior doctor?
No, our hospital only works with consultants and therefore you can be assured of the highest level of clinical care. Your appointments, surgery and follow ups will be conducted by your consultant
What are your hospital infection rates?
Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is rigorous in its cleaning standards and keeping our hospitals clean and free of MRSA and C.difficule is a top priority As a result, the risk of infection to patients is very low. We display our infection rate scores in the patient waiting areas across the hospital.
Can I see a consultant for an appointment after work or at the weekend?
Our outpatient services operate from 08:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday and Saturday 09:00 - 13:00. Post operatively, if a consultant decided they needed to see a patient urgently this would be co-ordinated by our out of hours team. The hospital is open 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year for our patients’ convenience.
When can my family visit if I’m an inpatient?
Your visitors are welcome throughout the day; however we encourage all patients to rest between 13:30 and 14:30 and would therefore suggest that visits are planned around this quiet time. Your recovery is of paramount importance and you may find that you are very tired following surgery. With this in mind visitors are encouraged to leave by 9pm.
Is there accommodation nearby where my family can stay?
Should your relatives or friends wish to stay locally there are a number of hotels and bed and breakfasts which we can recommend. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate your visitors overnight.
Are personal medical loans available?
We are able to recommend a nominated finance company who have expertise specifically in medical loans and understand the needs of patients. Loan decisions are made within 2 hours and are subject to finance checks and a confirmed surgery date.