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St Edmunds Hospital

Welcome to St Edmunds Hospital, the only independent hospital in Mid Suffolk

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About us

About us

Our site at St Edmunds has a lot of wonderful history.
As you turn into the drive, the beautiful house you see was originally a family home in 1758, it has also been a care home, and is now a state-of-the-art private hospital serving both NHS and Private Patients.

St. Edmunds Hospital is proud to be a part of the Circle Health Group family, which is a group of 53 hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales.

We have won numerous awards for Private Hospital group of the year, and our very own site St Edmunds has had nominees and runner up prizes in our company RISE awards, which recognises staff excellence. in 2024 our Ward team were runners up, coming second to another site. This is something that we are all very proud of.

Our Google reviews represent the great feedback we have from patients, and we have a rating of 4.8/5 which is also exceptionally high.

Choosing St Edmunds hospital to have your treatment, as a private or NHS patient is not something you will regret.

We keep the area outside the hospital peaceful and calm, so that should your loved ones wish, they can wait for you outside in the grounds. Inside, our team is ready with smiles to help each of our patients through their pathway. Whether it be a simple GP visit or preparing for a total hip replacement, our goal is to provide a relaxed and efficient journey for each of our patients.

St Edmunds Hospital has 27 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, views of the gardens, TV and high-speed Wi-Fi.

 

Facilities

Our imaging an physiotherapy team based at the hospital are here to ensure that you have the best of care before and after treatment. We have three main theatres, two of which have been installed with lamina flow (clean air filter system). Our third theatre is used for endoscopy and day case procedures. These facilities combined with the latest in technology and on-site support services; enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery.

We also have a dedicated day case recovery area in our comfortable conservatory where you can relax after your day case procedure until you are discharged from our care. Additionally, St Edmunds Hospital is proudly both JAG and AfPP accredited.

St Edmunds Hospital attracts over 80 consultants from the local area to practice privately here in St Edmunds. This wealth of specialist expertise is supported by caring and professional staff, with dedicated nursing teams and Resident Medical Officers on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

From Health Assessments, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, GP appointments, Cardiology, General Surgery, Urology, Plastics, and Ophthalmology, we have your best interests in mind ensuring we can help you without you needing to travel far.

 

To note:

We are an elective surgery site, so do not have an A&E department, or intensive care unit. We assess and see patients prior, and book any surgeries if required at a time to suit the patient.

 

Who can book in with us

Patients can come and see us as insured or self-pay basis, or for some specialties a referral from your GP.

Those with private medical insurance should check their policy details with employers, as often you are covered, especially working with larger corporate companies. If you wish to use your health insurance, simply call them up and say you wish to be seen at St Edmunds, and they will either book you in direct, or give you an authorisation number to quote, which we use to retrieve any payments.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, and external optometrists and physiotherapists. Most consultants also see patients who wish to self-refer.

We also have a resident medical officer (RMO) who is available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are safe and care for at all times. Should your care needs change following surgery or treatment, we may need to transfer you to another hospital. This will either be to an NHS or another Circle hospital. Transfers of care only take place when absolutely necessary.

Prices

Discover our fixed price packages which include an initial consultation, treatment and aftercare.

Patient satisfaction

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 99.5% of patients said their overall experience of our service was good or very good 
  • 99.2% of patients said the quality of their care was very good, or excellent
  • 99.7% of patients said their overall experience of their nursing care was very good or excellent

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2022, St Edmunds Hospital received 1,908 completed Inpatient/ Day Case Patient Surveys

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    Your private healthcare journey

    Every stage of your care with us, from diagnosis to recovery, is focused on you. We want to give you the best possible experience, with fast access to treatments and no waiting lists

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    Choose your consultant Find the right one for you

    We work with leading consultants offering NHS and private treatments across a wide range of medical services

Where are we? Easy to find and easy to get to Get directions on Google Maps

GOOGLE MAP

Car

Take the A14 exit at Bury St Edmunds East and follow the signs for Bury St Edmunds and Town Centre. Go through the first roundabout. At the second roundabout, take the third exit following signs for St Edmunds Hospital.

On site car parking is available. Disabled parking spaces are also available.

Train

The hospital is a short taxi ride from the Bury St Edmunds train station.

Frequently asked questions and other useful information

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need, so we've gathered a list of frequently asked questions about our hospitals and services

  • We offer flexible payment options via Chrysalis Finance, making private healthcare more affordable than you'd think. You can find more details here.

  • You will need to call the hospital you have booked your appointment with. To do this, you can find the phone number to your hospital on your appointment letter. 

  • Please call the hospital where the patient is admitted, press zero for switchboard, and they will transfer your call to the patient’s room, or put you in touch with a nurse or a ward.
  • Yes, our hospitals have free WiFi access for our patients and visitors. 
  • Once your appointment is booked, you can request to receive a confirmation email or letter with all the necessary information. To find the confirmation email, please search your email inbox for any message from [email protected].

    You will also receive a text reminder 48 hours prior to your appointment with all the details you need. Please note that this will not be sent if the appointment is booked within 48 hours of the appointment date.

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Our reviews. What our patients say More reviews

  • Rating: 5 stars

    They were excellent, couldn’t be happier with the service I received. It was my first time in a private hospital and I would happily pay again for treatment. They even called me the following day just to make sure I was ok!

    Chris - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    The staff in the hospital are wonderful. I was extremely well cared for. I would recommend St Edmonds to anyone looking for private treatment.

    Elizabeth - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    In the last few months I have had two total hip replacements here. The stay was absolutely first class and the experience came from a caring, patient, respectful, and hardworking team. I cannot praise the staff enough. My surgeon was very friendly and reassuring as well as being responsible for me being pain-free for the first time in five years. The catering team were exceptional and the varied menu was excellent. I cannot recommend this Hospital enough. Absolutely fantastic.

    Mel - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    I couldn’t have asked for more! Everybody was very helpful, empathetic and respectful. What fantastic staff all doing an amazing job from the theatre staff! From the nurses on duty at night, to the porters, and the lovely lady who took my food order and delivered it.

    Sam - Google review

More about St Edmunds Hospital

    • An Overview of the facilities at our hospital 

      St Edmunds Hospital has 27 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, views of the gardens, TV and high speed Wi-Fi.

      We have an imaging department and physiotherapy team based at the hospital to ensure that you have the best of care before and after treatment. There are three main theatres, two of which have been installed with lamina flow (clean air filter system). Our third theatre is used for endoscopy and day case procedures. 

      Room service is provided to all inpatients by our catering team. Our chef creates daily special menus, to ensure that patients have a variety of meals. All dietary needs can be catered for.

      We have ample car parking spaces around the grounds, with a drop off bay and disabled spaces directly opposite the entrance to the main hospital entrance for your convenience.

      These facilities combined with the latest in technology and on-site support services; enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery.

      St Edmunds Hospital attracts over 80 consultants from the local area to practice privately here in Bury St Edmunds. This wealth of specialist expertise is supported by caring and professional staff, with dedicated nursing teams and Resident Medical Officers on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

    • St Edmunds Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with nearly seventy hospitals & clinics nationwide performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. Our commitment is to quality and value, providing facilities for advanced surgical procedures together with friendly, professional care.

      St Edmunds Hospital has 26 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities and satellite TV. These facilities combined with the latest in technology and on-site support services, enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery. This specialist expertise is supported by caring and professional staff, with dedicated nursing teams and Resident Medical Officers on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

      Medication prescribed for NHS patients receiving treatment or consultations at St Edmunds Hospital will reflect the medicines included within the Local Health Economy formulary. For details of the formulary content please click here which directly connects to the document. Circle Health Group sincerely thank the Pharmacy team for their permission to use this reference.

      To find out more about NHS Choose & Book programme please speak to your GP or contact the NHS Telephone Appointments Line on 0345 608 8888 with your Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN), which is given to you by your GP.

      NHS Choose & Book Clinics:

      • Adult NHS Gastroenterology Service
      • Adult NHS Colorectal Clinic
      • Adult NHS Anal Procedures Clinic
      • Adult NHS Hernia Repair Clinic
      • Adult NHS Gynaecology Clinic
      • Adult NHS Gynaecology (Female Consultant)
      • Adult NHS Cataract Clinic
      • Adult NHS Carpal Tunnel Clinic
      • Adult NHS Hip Clinic
      • Adult NHS Knee Clinic
      • Adult NHS General Urology Clinic
      • Adult NHS Vasectomy (General Anaesthetic Only)
      • Adult NHS Foot and Ankle Clinic

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