Patient Information

London Spine Specialists at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London is a world leading facility housing the finest technology, nurses and consultants, setting the highest standards for investigation and treatment of all spinal disorders.

Patients can be reassured that London Spine Specialists is part of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, one of the UK’s leading private hospital with an international reputation stretching back over 160 years.

Infection Control

The risk of infection at our hospital is extremely low, due to our stringent cleaning protocols, as part of our commitment to delivering the highest quality private healthcare. Single en-suite facilities are available to all patients and we have very high nurse-to-patient ratios on our wards. All nurses, doctors and staff adhere to strict hygiene procedures. Alcohol gel is available throughout the Hospital in inpatient, outpatient and public areas for use by staff and visitors.

MRSA

At the last audit, our Hospital’s aquired MRSA rate continued to be 0%.

All patients admitted are screened for MRSA. If a patient is found to be a carrier careful precautions are put in place to prevent spread of infection. Many people have concerns about MRSA infections caught in UK hospitals. Generally MRSA does not cause problems but very occasionally if MRSA gets into a surgical wound or a break in the skin of someone who is in ill-health, it can cause infection. Utmost care is taken to avoid such situations and we are proud to report that our rates of such infection are zero.

Clostridium difficile (C.diff)

C.diff is a bacteria that causes diarrhoea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria are wiped out by antibiotics. It is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and can lead to a severe infection of the colon. The C. difficile bacteria, which naturally reside in the body, become overpopulated. The overpopulation is harmful because the bacterium releases toxins that can cause bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea with abdominal pain, which may become severe. Often, it is cured by discontinuing the antibiotics responsible.

Cases are extremely rare at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth because of our continual monitoring of antibiotic prescriptions, private facilities and strict hygiene practices.

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Contact Information

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

Most patients are referred to us by their GP or another medical specialist as a referral letter is often needed before an appointment can be confirmed.

If you do not have a GP, the we may be able to assist you by suggesting the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Norwich Union), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.


Making an appointment

Set out below are the contact details for our main Service Departments. The teams in these areas have a dedicated and caring approach to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

Most patients are referred to us by their GP or another medical specialist as a referral letter is often needed before an appointment can be confirmed.

If you do not have a GP, then we may be able to assist you by suggesting the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Norwich Union), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

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