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Happy NHS Patients at Private Hospital

Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital patient Mr Robert Pickering with his surgeon Mr Eric IsbisterBased in Tettenhall, Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital offers NHS Choose & Book clinics in medical practices at Brewood and Northgate, Bridgnorth. If more convenient, NHS patients can ask their GP to refer them to these local clinics. Should a surgical procedure be required, this will be provided at the well appointed hospital in Wood Road.

One of the patients on the NHS Choose & Book scheme, Mr Robert Pickering of Wednesfield, was referred on the NHS to Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital. At the end of March, he underwent a total hip replacement with consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Eric Isbister. A consultant for 23 years, who in addition to his work with Nuffield Health, works at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Mr Isbister  is a senior arthroplasty surgeon specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery.

Happy hip replacement patient Mr Pickering turns 75 this year and says, “The whole experience was far better than I expected. I have had no pain at all. I was in hospital for less than 3 days and I am extremely grateful for the care I received. I would like to express my thanks to all the staff involved with the operation and for looking after me from pre-op to discharge.”

For the last two years, the hospital has been named as a top performer in the NHS Partners Network Report on independent sector providers caring for NHS patients. In April 2017, the Care Quality Commission rated the hospital as ‘good’ for all patients, whether insured, self pay or NHS. Since 2016 the private hospital has been the medical services supplier to Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the last 18 months, a £1.9 million imaging suite was installed which is open six days a week, providing rapid access and no waiting lists.

If you would like to learn more about the joint replacement service, the following free events are being hosted by orthopaedic consultants at the hospital. Each starts with snacks and refreshments at 6.30pm:

  • Wednesday 5 July: Let’s Talk Hips
  • Thursday  13 July: Let’s Talk Knees
  • Wednesday 26 July: Shoulders, Elbows & Hands

To book for an event go to: or call 01902 275253.

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