At Horder Healthcare we understand that waiting for surgery or treatment can be an anxious time for you and your family. 

Our self-pay surgical procedures and services provide a fast track option without the need for medical insurance, enabling you to get on your feet and back to normal as soon as possible. With a highly therapeutic approach to patient experience, Horder Healthcare is expert at delivering patient care and rehabilitation services within the orthopaedic and musculoskeletal fields.

Becoming a private patient

As a private patient, you won't have to wait for our outstanding care.

Following an initial consultation and pre-op diagnostics you will get a tailored, guaranteed price for treatment based on your condition.

Moreover, as a self-pay or privately insured patient in our dedicated private patient wing, 'The Ashdown Suite',  you will receive an enhanced level of comfort and dedicated care.

Arranging a consultation

A GP referral is not essential if you are seeking private treatment as a self-pay patient. However, it can be helpful to ask your GP to refer you to Horder Healthcare, informing them that you will be paying for the procedure or service yourself. Your GP can then write an ‘open referral letter’ which will advise on the treatment you require. You can request a specific consultant if you wish or your GP may suggest a particular consultant, in which case this will be a ‘direct referral letter’. You will then be contacted by Horder Healthcare to arrange an appointment, or you can contact us directly at a time that suits you.

» See Self-Pay Guide Prices

Finance options available

To make private healthcare more accessible, we have introduced a finance option to spread the cost of your treatment over a period of time.

Self-paying patients at Horder Healthcare are now able to take out loans that cover all fees, including the consultant, anaesthetist and hospital fees. The loan products include interest-free options, with repayment periods of 6, 10 or 12 months, and interest-bearing loans repayable over 24, 36, 48 and 60 months, currently with an APR of 12.9%. Subject to approval.

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We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you manage the financial aspect of your treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01892 620934 for further advice or email pp@horder.co.uk for a personalised quote and details on procedures.

A Guide to Private Healthcare

At Horder Healthcare we understand that waiting for surgery or treatment can be an anxious time for you and your family. With more people considering private healthcare, it's important that patients understand their options.

Private Healthcare FAQs

Private Patient Guide

Private healthcare is available for anyone who chooses to pay for their treatment of who has healthcare insurance to cover the cost.

Our private patient guide has been written to provide you with all the necessary information about accessing our services as a private patient. Our dedicated private service allows patients to enjoy flexible appointment times in a specialist therapeutic environment.

» Private Patient Terms & Conditions

The table below is a guide for private healthcare costs of some of the most common treatments and procedures.

The package price includes the main treatment, your hospital stay and a follow-up appointment. Please note, like many self-pay providers, the initial consultation and pre-op diagnostics are not included in the treatment package price.

Guide prices

Knee ligament reconstruction Autograft reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament from £8,247
Knee replacement Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, with or without cement from £13,899
Arthroscopy of the knee Arthroscopic meniscectomy from £3,891
Hip replacement Minimally invasive hip replacement from £13,393
Carpal tunnel Carpal tunnel release from £2,301
Spinal injection Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) from £2,694
Rhizotomy Neurolytic root block (under x-ray control) from £3,254
Surgery on lower back Posterior excision of disc prolapse including microdiscectomy (lumbar region) from £8,189
Epidural injection Epidural injection (lumbar/caudal) from £1,665
Shoulder replacement Total prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint from £14,452
Shoulder surgery Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle from £4,968

* The guide price is effective from 1st January 2024

The Horder Centre Price Promise

Price promiseOur prices will always be totally transparent and when you are quoted an all-inclusive procedure price for your operation it will be inclusive of all costs – with no hidden surprises.

If you find an alternative private hospital in your local area offering a better price for the same procedure, sold with the same service conditions, we’ll lower our price* to equal it.

*terms and conditions apply

Patient Care

We excel at patient care and our standards of service are reflected in our patient feedback.

Private patients can enjoy an enhanced experience in our Ashdown Suite, a wing of the hospital that cares for self-pay and privately insured patients. Our dedicated and compassionate nursing and clinical teams will support you through every aspect of your treatment programme, keeping you continually informed of your progress and answering any queries you may have.

Should our inpatients require treatment exceeding our on-site capabilities, we have established protocols with our local NHS partners to ensure a seamless continuation of their care.

Our patient care does not stop once you have left the hospital.

As a self-pay patient you can enjoy 120 days of guaranteed cover after your procedure should you need further treatment, including physiotherapy. Please note, health and wellbeing classes are not part of the 120 days package.

Why choose The Horder Centre?

 Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

 Over 2000 joint replacements a year and excellent patient outcomes

 Choose from over 20 of the UK’s leading orthopaedic consultants

 We are recognised by the majority of major UK insurers

The Horder Centre rated as "Outstanding" by CQC

We are extremely proud to have received the rating of "Outstanding" after our latest CQC inspection

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* Price Promise terms & conditions:

(1) Initial consultation(s), diagnostic scans/tests and investigations required to establish a diagnosis are not part of your procedure price.
(2) Our price promise does not include Private Patient Units at NHS hospitals.
(3) Local area defined as within 15 miles of The Horder Centre hospital.
(4) We will match against personalised, written quotes only.
(5) Quotations must be less than 90 days old.
(6) Patients must meet the clinical criteria for admission to the Horder Centre.

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Are you currently on a waiting list for a procedure that is leaving you living with pain and a compromised lifestyle?  Or perhaps you are just beginning to notice pain in your shoulder, knee, hip or elbow that will probably require medical attention?

The Horder Centre in Crowborough is here to help.

We are one of the UK’s leading hospitals for orthopaedic surgery, home to a team of the country’s finest consultant orthopaedic surgeons and three operating theatres equipped with the very latest surgical equipment, including the revolutionary ROSA robotic technology for total knee replacements. We are also rated as ‘Excellent’ by our patients on Doctify.

We are not just here where you need us, but here when you need us too. Don’t wait any longer for your procedure when we make accessing private healthcare easy and affordable with a range of finance options for self-pay patients.

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