General Information

The information in this page will help you prepare for your treatment and recovery at Kinvara Private Hospital.

This information is not intended to replace any information provided by your Consultant or pre-op assessment nurse.


Call Kinvara Private Hospital on 01709 464200

I want to have treatment at Kinvara Private Hospital, what do I need to do?

If you want to have self-pay treatment at Kinvara Private Hospital, please follow these steps:

1. Choose your Consultant: If you’re unsure which Consultant to select, call us on 01709 464200 and we will help you choose.

2. Get a referral letter: Ask your GP for a referral letter and any relevant test results before your initial consultation. This helps avoid extra costs for scans or x-rays. If you can’t get a referral letter, you can still book your appointment.

3. Attend your consultation: Visit your Consultant for an outpatient consultation. Please note, there is a fee for this consultation that is payable on the day.

4. Receive a treatment quote: If your Consultant recommends surgery, you will receive a quote for the surgery.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP for private consultation at Kinvara Private Hospital?

If you are paying for your Consultation (self-pay) and know the name of the Consultant you would like to see, or know the specialty you need, you do not need a referral letter.

If you are paying for your Consultation using private medical insurance then you will need to provide a referral letter from a GP. However, you should check with your insurance provider before requesting your GP for the referral letter. 

If you are uncertain of what to do, please give us a call on 01709 464200 and we can advise you.

What methods of payment do you accept?

If you are paying for your own treatment, we offer different payment options to make the process straightforward and stress-free!

Debit or credit card

You can make a payment with a debit or credit card over the phone by calling 01709 464200. We accept most debit and credit cards, except American Express.

When calling, please have your hospital number or quote number, and the quote amount ready. This information is stated on your quote or admission letter.

Bank Transfer 

You can pay via bank transfer to Kinvara Private Hospital’s bank account, the details of which can be found on your quote.


You can pay in cash at the hospital. If you plan to do so, please let us know before your arrival so we can have a member of staff ready to receive you. 

If you have any queries regarding payment, please call us on 01709 464200.

How do I get to Kinvara Private Hospital?

The address for Kinvara Private Hospital is; 2 Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AJ. 

For additional travel information or advice, please call us on 01709 464200.

Free car parking is available at the hospital, including spaces for disabled visitors.

I want to rearrange my consultation, what do I do?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your consultation, please inform us as soon as possible. This allows us to make necessary changes and accommodate other patients.

To cancel or rearrange your consultation, please call us on 01709 464200.

What is a pre-op assessment?

All patients receiving general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia or intravenous sedation at Kinvara Private Hospital undergo a preoperative assessment (also known as pre-assessment). This assessment, led by a nurse, will be conducted face-to-face and will take about 15-30 minutes. For patients located outside Yorkshire, preoperative assessment may initially be done via telephone.

What is the purpose of preoperative assessment?

The preoperative assessment aims to ensure you are physically fit for surgery and anaesthesia. If you have any concerns or questions, our preoperative assessment nurse will be happy to answer them.

Things you should do before your preoperative assessment

  • Write down any questions you have and bring them to your appointment so the nurse can answer them.
  • Bring a list of all medications you currently take, including their dosages and frequency.

Doing the aforementioned will help you get the most out of your preoperative assessment and ensure you are well-prepared for your surgery.

On the day of your preoperative assessment you can eat, drink, and take your medications as usual.

If you are a woman, you may prefer to wear separates (top and trousers or a skirt) which can be easily removed if you need a physical examination.

What will happen at my pre-op assessment?

At your preoperative assessment, the nurse will ask about your general health, fitness, and any previous surgeries or illnesses.

The assessment may also include:

  • Measuring your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiratory rate.
  • Blood tests to check for any underlying conditions.
  • Urine test to detect infections that need treatment before surgery.
  • MRSA Swabs to test for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a bacteria that can cause infections. Any infection must be treated before surgery.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) to record your heart’s rate, rhythm, and electrical activity. It’s a simple, painless test, but you will need to partially undress.
  • Height and weight measurements.
  • Physical examination: You may need to partially undress and lie down on the examination couch. The nurse will listen to your heart and lungs.

Some patients might require a mammogram or X-rays.

If the nurse identifies any issues that could affect your treatment, it will be discussed with your Consultant and/or anaesthetist.

What should I do if I cannot attend my pre-op assessment?

If you are unable to attend your preoperative assessment for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible at 01709 464200, and we will reschedule your appointment.

Please note, we cannot proceed with your treatment or surgery until the preoperative assessment has been completed.

What should I do after I return home after surgery?

For the rest of the day, you may experience a slight fever, redness in your face, and warm, sweaty skin. Remember that drugs are still in your system, and for the next 24 hours you should:

  • Not drive a car, operate machinery, or use power tools.
  • Not drink alcoholic beverages (including beer) or smoke.
  • Not make any important legal decisions or sign any important documents.

A responsible adult must stay with you for the rest of the day and overnight for your health and safety.

If you experience a headache, you can take paracetamol.

Sore throat and hoarseness is common after general anaesthetic and can be relieved with warm saltwater gargles and Paracetamol.

What should I wear on the day of surgery?

Please bring comfortable casual clothing, night wear, toiletries, dressing gown and slippers.

If you forget any of these, do not worry as we can provide them.

Please do not to bring any valuables, such as expensive jewellery or cash to the hospital.

When will I be discharged?

You will be discharged once your Consultant or nurse is satisfied with your recovery from the anaesthesia. 

You will be given a discharge pack, which includes instructions for your post-operative care, any necessary medications and follow-up details.


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