When your appointment has been confirmed, you will receive a free return foot passenger ferry ticket and a taxi voucher for your return travel between the treatment centre and the ferry port in Southampton.
The travel arrangements for your surgery are exactly the same except one friend or family member may also receive a free return ferry ticket so they can accompany you.
Please note: we are unable to provide or reimburse costs of travel to and from the ferry port on the island from your home.
SURGERY WITH SHORT WAITING TIMES
At Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, we offer a wide range of free surgical procedures to NHS patients to help you feel fit and well again. Our specialties include orthopaedics, ophthalmology, endoscopy and general surgery.
1. First, contact your GP – we accept NHS patients
The NHS gives people the right to choose where to receive treatment. If you need surgery, your GP should provide you with a list of suitable hospitals and treatment centres that you can choose from. We offer free healthcare to NHS patients. Click here for more information about your right to choose.
2. Follow the process
Your GP will let you know what to do to get referred to your chosen hospital or will send the referral request on your behalf. Things to consider when you are choosing; waiting times, ease of getting there, CQC rating, reviews from other patients, Friends and Family Test scores and infection rates.
3. We will contact you and voila!
When the referral request is received by our team, we will assess it. Once approved, we will contact you directly for your first appointment with us. We work with short waiting times so you can be assured you will hear from us fairly quickly.
Please be aware that Bassett Avenue will be closed southbound into the city from 12th February for a month. Please plan your journey accordingly or allow for extra time. For information please click here.
Furthermore, we are not affected by the NHS announcement to cancel all non-urgent surgery; if you are booked in for an appointment or surgery with us it will still go ahead.