A new service for the region has launched at Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Waters Private Hospitals which aims to help those living with pain, undiagnosed illness, degenerative diseases, and obesity by providing streamlined access to surgery without excessive wait times.
With no private health insurance needed, Self Pay Surgery,provides patients with packages that include the surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist, hospital stay, diagnostic testing and rehabilitation costs.
With payment options such as Open Pay, prepayment plans or potential options to access superannuation to fund essential surgery, it means the Central Coast community no longer need to wait when it comes to getting the care they need, when they need it.
According to Brisbane Waters Private Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Clinical Services (DCS) Debbra Ritter Self Pay Surgery means parents and families of loved ones without private health insurance don’t need to put off surgery any longer.
“As a mother and grandmother myself, I know what it’s like to support a family member experiencing ill-health, you just want them to be well and receive the treatment they require quickly,” Ms Ritter said.
“So when your loved one has to experience ill-health longer than needed due to a lack of private health cover or long waiting lists it is even more painful.
“It is incredibly rewarding to be able to offer our patients this opportunity to get what they need done now so they can get on the road to recovery sooner rather than later.
“From Orthopaedic procedures through to Ear, Nose and Throat surgery and Bariatric surgery, this new service offering provides a streamlined, simple way to get your surgery done, your way, at your hospital.”
Emma of Blue Haven said she didn’t hesitate when the opportunity to book surgery via Self Pay was suggested as an option while in consultation with Dr Indu Gunawardena.
“My four year-old son needed adenoids and grommets and we were facing 12 month wait to have it done through the public hospital,” she said.
“We don’t have private health insurance but we didn’t want to wait and I’d recommend going through Self Pay to others who find themselves in a similar situation.
“I found the whole process from start to finish with Self Pay Surgerywas just easy. The team were helpful, everything was incredibly efficient and professional and most importantly we got to get our little boy the procedure he needed as soon as possible.”
Tuggerah Lakes Private CEO and Director of Clinical Services Jennifer McNamara said so far the hospital has welcomed more than 10 Self Pay Surgery recipients.
“The feedback from patients has been positive sighting the process as simple and straight forward providing them access to healthcare they previously would have had to wait for. More importantly allowing them to live their life without illness,” Ms McNamara said.
“The prolonged impact of COVID-19 on incomes and employment has left some families without private health insurance.
“Self Pay Surgery provides an alternative ensuring families are not disadvantaged and ensures patients are provided with an opportunity to take action around their health and health care.
“At Tuggerah Lakes Private I am passionate about ensuring the community on the northern end of the Central Coast are provided with access to quality health care and this service is just another way we are working to do this.
“So if you have a family member who has been putting off a consult, surgery or taking action on their health care, now is the time to talk to them.
“They can take steps to improve their quality of life without needing to wait on a long waiting list for surgery.”
Find out more about the types of procedures that are offered via Self Pay at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and how to take the next steps via: Brisbane Waters Private Hospital — Self Pay Surgery
Find out more about the types of procedures that are offered via Self Payat Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital and how to take the next steps via: Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital – Self Pay Surgery