Choosing a Hospital – Injury Claim Lawyer in Horringer
If you need to go into hospital for surgery after an accident or illness, or because you have become ill, then this is likely to be an important decision to you. You will not want to go to a hospital where you are badly treated or do not get the care you deserve. If you have had bad experiences in the past with hospitals then it can be even more important to you that you choose the right hospital. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about choosing your hospital.
Can I Choose Which Hospital I Go to?
If the hospital is NHS then you may choose to receive your treatment there. If you are taken to hospital in an ambulance, or referred to a hospital by your doctor, you will usually be sent to the closest hospital, location wise. But if you have had a bad experience with this hospital or would prefer to go to another hospital then you can refer yourself to one of your choosing.
Can a Hospital Reject My Referral?
If a hospital is too busy/overcrowded, or cannot perform the treatment or surgery that you need then they may reject your referral and ask for you to be sent elsewhere. Your choices then are to either find another hospital that you are comfortable with, or think about paying for private treatment.
Do I Have to Be Referred by a Doctor?
You do not have to be referred by a doctor to be admitted to hospital. In many cases being referred by a doctor will make the admittance process faster, but if you want to avoid going to the doctor altogether then you can walk into a hospital and ask to be admitted.
Can I Choose to Go to a Private Hospital?
Yes. If you are willing to pay for your medical treatment and want to be treated privately then you can ask your doctor to refer you to a private hospital.
When Should I Speak to an Injury Lawyer in Horringer?
If you have chosen a hospital and then had a truly terrible experience then you may be able to speak to an injury claim lawyer in Horringer about getting compensation. Similarly, if you feel that a hospital has neglected to give you the right treatment, diagnosed you wrongly or taken too long to get you the medication or treatment you need, then you can also try to claim compensation via an injury claim lawyer in Horringer. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and you will be able to speak to an injury lawyer in Horringer who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis. Just call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get started.
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown