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Private services

The University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) offers a variety of service privately to patients. The benefits of being treated privately include:

  • Patient centred care provided by our dedicated experienced and accredited medical and nursing team
  • You will be treated and receive continuous care from a consultant of your choosing
  • Being treated at one of the largest trusts in the UK where you will have direct access to any additional facilities that provide specialist, intensive care and monitoring as required which can be unavailable at smaller private hospitals
  • All income generated from private treatments will be invested back into UHBW

Please note: Should you require a day case or inpatient stay, your treatment will be booked with a request for a single rooms, however these are allocated to all patients based on clinical need and may not be available during your stay.

For further details please contact the Private Services Team at

Private accommodation

Small single rooms may be available in certain hospitals, for example in the maternity unit, that you can request and pay for during your hospital stay as a NHS patient. Pre-bookable private accommodation is not available at Bristol Royal Infirmary or in our children's hospital. 

These are rooms with or without private bathroom facilities, for use by postoperative patients when those rooms are not required by patients for clinical reasons.

Private accommodation charge per day £75.

Private accommodation with en-suite charge per day £105.

These rooms are limited and can be requested but cannot always be guaranteed as rooms are subject to availability at time of admission.

A member of the Private Services Team will contact you with a price package for your private treatment, which may alter during the course of your treatment or procedure if any changes are required to your planned care or due to diagnostic findings.

The cost of treatment is the same whether you have private medical insurance or if you are funding your treatment yourself.

The consultant will charge you directly for their fee and this will be separate to hospital charges as per the price package.



Self funding

If you are funding the cost of your private treatment yourself, you will be required to settle the full amount of the price package before your private treatment or procedure. 

You will receive an invoice for any outstanding amount at the end of your private treatment and this will need to be paid to the Finance Department promptly.

Methods of payment

Online payment

Private medical insurance

Please discuss with your private healthcare insurer should you wish to receive your private treatment at the University Hospital Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. Please clarify if there are any financial limits for your policy, as for any balances not covered by your private health insurance, the Trust will send you an invoice detailing the outstanding charges that you need to pay.

Prior to treatment or procedure you will be required to provide the Private Services Team with your insurance company details and membership or policy number so we can contact the insurer for pre-authorisation for your private treatment.

If you are unable to provide your full insurance details prior to your private treatment you will default to self funding.

Please note: the patient remains liable for the full cost of their treatment whether they are covered by medical insurance or self funding.