With this new resource, we're providing patients and caregivers with improved access to information for more than 475 public and private patient
assistance programs, including nearly 200 offered by biopharmaceutical companies.
However, to drive all private patient
activity to the private sector would result in the loss of a valuable income stream to the NHS and would not shorten the NHS queue.
The traditional principle of our NHS treatment, based on need and not the ability to pay, now comes only after the private patients
have been given a greater priority.
The Trust's core focus is to provide excellent cancer care and treatment for NHS patients and the provision of private patient
services will not prejudice or disrupt NHS services in any way.
The accusation comes only weeks after Health Ministry officials said it was wrong for private patients
to take precedence over those forced to queue for months before they are operated on.
About eight per cent reported that they were pressured into being admitted as private patient
, and a further 10 per cent said they were not given a choice as to whether they were to be admitted as a Medicare or private patient
A signed agreement with Calvary Hospital (Bronx, New York), the largest acute-care provider of hospice care in New York, to be their facility of choice to receive Queens-based hospice patients prompted conversion of an additional nine private patient
care rooms, bringing the expanded refurbishment of skilled care rooms to a total of 23 hospice beds, as of May 1, 2002.
A 177,000-square-foot, five-story patient tower also will be built, adding 97 beds in private patient
A SURGEON has been sacked for allegedly delaying an NHS transplant operation while he treated a private patient
I WOULD say to AW of Gosforth that in his opposition to private patient
facilities in NHS hospitals he should be mindful that perception is often very different from reality.
With regards to | finance numbers, under the NHS charter all NHS Trusts are legally entitled to deliver care for private patients
and the nationally permitted ceiling is that private patient
income cannot exceed 49% of the Trust's total income.
In a letter to consultants, BMI Meriden Hospital chief executive Bernie Creaven, says: "Over the past few months I have had numerous discussions with consultants regarding the lack of differentiation between NHS and private patients
, and there is significant anecdotal evidence to suggest that the lack of differentiation has had a negative effect on our private patient