NHS referrals

NHS referrals

Get treated via the NHS

When your GP decides that you need to see a specialist for treatment or have a diagnostic test, it’s your right to be able to visit an independent hospital for many services. This route to Benenden Hospital is made possible using the government’s NHS e-Referral Service.

Common questions

What are the benefits of choosing Benenden Hospital?
  • Treatment in a hospital rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission
  • Quality-assured medical and nursing care
  • Continuous care from your consultant
  • Comprehensive information about your procedure and aftercare
  • Private room with en-suite shower for overnight stays
  • Healthy eating options for all meals
  • Free parking for you and your visitors
  • All the costs of your NHS treatment at Benenden Hospital are covered by the NHS. You only pay for extra personal items as you would in a NHS hospital.

Your GP will tell you if your needs are covered under the NHS e-Referral Service. 

How do I get a referral to Benenden Hospital as a NHS patient

Your GP will be able to advise you on the appropriate referral process and requirements for their local NHS Trust.  You are not able to personally book direct with Benenden Hospital.