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Three Shires Hospital

Situated within the grounds of St Andrews Hospital, Three Shires Hospital offers treatments and services for those who live in Northampton and further afield.

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About us

Three Shires Hospital is part of Circle Health Group, the UK's largest independent healthcare provider. Located on the beautiful grounds of St Andrews Healthcare, in Northampton.

Three Shires Hospital offers patients fast and easy access to treatment for over 33 different specialities and we currently have over 110 Consultants who choose to practice here. Our facilities, combined with modern technology and on-site support services, enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery. 

We continue to pride ourselves on high standards of care, and we're delighted to have been recognised as  'Good' by the Care Quality Commission, with an 'Outstanding' rating awarded in 2019 for our Private MRI Ultrasound and x-ray service. Our Consultant Specialists are supported by a team of caring and professional medical staff, with dedicated nursing teams and a Resident Medical Officer on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

Appointments for most specialities are available within 48 hours and are arranged at a time to suit you, whether that be during the day or in the evening. We see patients on both an insured and self-pay basis, those with private medical insurance should check their policy details with their provider prior to attending any appointments.

You can self-refer for a majority of our services without the need for a referral from your GP. We also see NHS patients - simply speak to your GP and ask if you can get referred to us! 

From the moment you contact the hospital our staff are here to help and you will be greeted with a friendly smile. We provide information and reassurance about your diagnosis and treatment whether you are attending as an outpatient or being admitted for surgery, our staff and process are designed to put you at ease.

We also have a resident medical officer (RMO) who is available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are safe and cared 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.


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

Patient satisfaction

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 99.3% Of patients said they would be 'Likely' or 'Extremely Likely' to recommend
  • 98.9% Our patients told us the overall Quality of Care was Very Good or Excellent
  • 99.3% Overall impression of Nursing Care Very Good or Excellent
  • 100% of patients answered 'Yes', always' when asked if they felt they were treated with respect and dignity

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.

Hospital events

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Here at Three Shires Hospital, we believe in supporting our patients and the local community, by hosting educational events where you are given the chance to understand more about health conditions, procedures and most importantly when is the right time to seek help from a professional.

We also understand GPs and Healthcare Professionals are extremely busy and that’s why we host educational events – just for you! You can log on from the comfort of your own home or office. We want to support you as much as we can, so you can get the learning and development you need and gain further CPD points. 

Follow our Three Shires Hospital, Eventbrite page, to keep up-to-date on the latest events we have to offer and get notified when a new event appears.


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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



Three Shires Hospital is situated within the grounds of St Andrews Hospital

The Hospital is easily accessible from the M1 and several main A-roads. Parking is free and runs on an ANPR system.


Northampton train station is located approximately 10-15 minutes away by taxi


Regular bus services run along the Billing Road and Cliftonville. See and for timetables.

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

    Warm and friendly staff. Puts your mind at ease before, during and after a procedure.

    Amy - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    Very professional staff that made me feel comfortable before and during my operation and explained everything clearly. i can't fault them.

    Harvey - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    Great staff looked after me with professionalism and kindness. I would 100% recommend for private procedures.

    James - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    I felt at ease throughout the whole process. Every member of staff I came into contact with was friendly efficient and professional at all times.

    Tim - Google review

More about Three Shires Hospital

    • Our partners 

      Northampton Saints 

      We're proud to be the "Official Hospital Services Provider to Northampton Saints".

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      You can read more about our partnership here: Three Shires & Northampton Saints

      Northamptonshire Country Cricket Club

      Three Shires Hospital is delighted to announce we have become "Official Partners of Northamptonshire Country Cricket Club".


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      It is great to announce this partnership with NCCC as we have enjoyed a successful relationship with the club over many years.  We are well situated to help support the needs of the club and its players and have provided physiotherapy services such as hand therapy, completed scans and surgery where required to give the club access to time-critical treatment.

      We admire the history and ethos of the club and believe we have many similar aims and ambitions given our roles in the local community and for that reason, we are delighted to be sponsoring an exciting talent in James Sales as he understands what it means to be a Northamptonian.

    • An Overview of the facilities at our hospital 

      At the Three Shires Hospital, we have access to some of the latest technology and equipment, including:

      • 15 consulting rooms
      • 49 patient rooms with ensuite facilities and satellite TV
      • Audiology booth
      • Dedicated Ophthalmology and ENT rooms
      • Discharge lounge
      • JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited endoscopy suite
      • Macmillan Accredited Cancer Care Suite with private pod rooms
      • Minor procedures room
      • MRI, Fluoroscopy, CT, Ultrasound & X-ray
      • Physiotherapy suite with gymnasium (including Shockwave Therapy)
      • Three operating theatres (two with laminar flow ultra clean air systems)


      • Hand Therapy
      • Men's Health Services
      • Nurse-led bladder scanning sessions
      • Our Oncology Unit is accredited with the 'Macmillan Quality Environment Mark' which shows we are welcoming and accessible to all, respectful of people's privacy and dignity, supportive to users' comfort and well-being, give choice and control to users as well as listening to the voice of the user.
      • Outpatient, Day case & inpatient treatment for over 33 specialities
      • Pain Injection Clinic
      • Women's Health Services

      Three Shires is also exceptionally proud to provide onsite access to an Imaging and Diagnostics service which at the beginning of 2019 was recognised as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. Private MRI Ultrasound and xray are located within the hospital and the team works very closely with the outpatient and theatre teams, to ensure our patient's journey is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

      Our on-site Imaging facilities include:

      • 2 digital x-ray rooms
      • MRI scanning including dynamic and contrast MRI examinations
      • Ultrasound - Diagnostic and Interventional
      • Fluoroscopy
      • CT Scanner
    • Medication prescribed for NHS patients receiving treatment or consultations at Three Shires 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. Healthcare 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 Anal Procedures Clinic
      • Adult Carpal Tunnel
      • Adult Colorectal Clinic
      • Adult Foot and Ankle Clinic
      • Adult Gastroscopy Clinic
      • Adult General Urology Clinic
      • Adult Gynaecology Clinic
      • Adult Hand and Wrist Clinic
      • Adult Hernia Repair Clinic
      • Adult Hip Clinic
      • Adult Lumps and Bumps Surgery Clinic
      • Adult Oral and Maxillo Facial Clinic
      • Adult Podiatry Surgery Clinic
      • Adult Shoulder and Elbow Clinic
      • Adult Spinal Clinic

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