As public surgery waitlists continue to grow and the cost of private health insurance becomes unaffordable for many, Healthe Care has developed a ground breaking service to offer hope for many Australian’s living with pain, undiagnosed illness, degenerative diseases, and obesity.
‘Self Pay Surgery’ has been developed based on a successful model out of the United Kingdom, and provides patients with an alternative to public hospitals and expensive private health insurance, by ‘packaging’ up surgery products at a single affordable price.
The Self Pay Surgery packages include the surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist, hospital stay, diagnostic testing and rehabilitation (where appropriate), taking away the leg work and confusion from wary patients. The full price for each of the Self Pay Surgery packages is then clearly displayed on a single website, with trained patient liaisons available to answer any questions and support patients through the simple 3-step process.
“Navigating the public and private healthcare systems can be extremely challenging, particularly for elderly patients or those suffering from pain and illness. Self Pay Surgery offers patients a simple and affordable way to access their elective surgery sooner. Instead of waiting 2-3 years or more on a public waitlist, they can get in and have their surgery done by a qualified surgeon in a private hospital, and be back on the road to recovery within weeks,“ says Lloyd Adams, Executive General Manager for Healthe Care Australia.
The Self Pay Surgery packages currently on offer include same day procedures such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, wisdom teeth and cataract surgery, through to more complex orthopaedic procedures including total knee and hip replacement surgery, shoulder arthroscopies and weight loss surgery.
With Healthe Care hospitals located throughout the NSW Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and Illawarra regions, along with Victoria and Tasmania, Healthe Care is well positioned to provide this much needed alternative to the traditional public health and private health services.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the need for the public and private healthcare sectors to work together more closely to address the needs of our community. Self Pay Surgery offers patients the opportunity to have their surgery performed sooner, by a fully accredited surgeon, in a high quality Healthe Care facility. The service also provides an alternative for the many Australian families that are ineligible to access Medicare. It’s a win-win for everyone,” says Mr Adams.
Payment options including Open Pay, prepayment plans or even accessing superannuation to fund essential surgery, mean the financial burden of private surgery has even been considered.
For more information on Self Pay Surgery, visit selfpaysurgery.com.au or watch this short video: