Private patients

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is renowned for its excellent standards of private patient care and its high quality general hospital services for all patients.

Excellence in patient care

Our private treatments come with the security and assurance that you expect from a major NHS hospital trust providing full emergency cover to give you peace of mind throughout your stay with us.

Inpatient services

Although the Trust does not have a dedicated private inpatients unit at either the Lister or Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, patients are offered – wherever possible – a single room during their stay, depending on their availability. In our newly built and refurbished wards and departments at the Lister, the availability of such rooms is greater than on the wards in the main tower and at Mount Vernon.

Travel vaccinations

We now offer a travel vaccination service through our pharmacy at the New QEII hospital. For more information or to book an appointment please contact the pharmacy at the New QEII hospital on 01707 247502 or 01707 247505.

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Supporting the NHS

Our Trust offers a wide range of competitively priced private inpatient and outpatient services across all four of our hospital sites. Income generated by services provided to private patients is invested back into our Trust’s general finances to support improvements which benefit all of our patients.


Insurance company approved included BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, PruHealth, CIGNA, Simply Health, BCWA, WPA and General & Medical.  Patients can also self-fund their treatment should they wish to do so.


Private patient services are offered across our four hospital sites:

Our services include:

Breast imaging services
Cancer (colorectal, oral, general and specialist surgery)
Capsular endoscopy
Children and adolescent services (outpatients only)
Diabetic medicine
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Elderly care
General medicine
Maternity (enhanced services)
Respiratory medicine
Travel vaccinations

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Becoming a private patient

For more details, either speak to your consultant during your consultation, or call the private patients team on 01438 285528/288036/284627.

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