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Harrogate and District NHS Trust

Harlow Suite

Harlow Suite corridor

The Harlow Suite is a dedicated Private Patient facility situated within the Harrogate District Hospital built to meet the needs of the local community.


Key features:

  • 10 en-suite rooms fitted with a fridge and either a bath or shower

  • Direct dial telephone and TV (terrestrial and satellite stations)

  • In-house catering with an allocated chef giving a choice of freshly prepared meals
  • Access to clinical facilities
  • Specialist nurse support
  • An experienced nursing team delivering high quality care

What facilities does the Harlow Suite have access to?

The Harlow Suite has access to a full range of supporting services, their medical technology and highly skilled staff. These include:-

  • CT scanning

  • MRI scanning

  • Specialist nursing (e.g. breast, cardiology, diabetes, urology)

  • In house pharmacy and pathology

  • 24 hour specialist medical cover

  • Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU)

  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)

  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

  • Heart centre (e.g. angiograms)  

  • Dedicated Endoscopy Suite

  • Physiotherapy

  • Fully equipped gym and hydrotherapy pool

  • Dieticians and nutritional advice and guidance

  • 7 operating theatres – maintained and equipped to NHS standards

  • Quality accredited Sterile Services (for sterilising instruments and equipment)


Harlow Suite

What surgical and medical conditions are treated on the Harlow Suite?

Surgical specialties

  • Orthopaedics (e.g. hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacements, carpal tunnel surgery)
  • Urology (e.g. prostate procedures, lithotripsy)

  • General Surgery (bowel surgery, haemorrhoidectomy, breast surgery, hernia repair, vasectomy and reversal, varicose vein surgery)

  • ENT (ears, nose and throat)

  • Ophthalmology (eyes)

  • Gynaecology (hysterectomy, hysteroscopy [day case], sterilisation and caring for pregnancies up to three months)

Medical specialties

  • Cardiology (pacemaker, angiograms)

  • Diabetes (specialist consultant and nurses)

  • Neurology

  • Rheumatology

  • Dermatology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Haematology

  • Palliative care (for pain relief, liaising with St Michael’s Hospice, acute pain nurse, discharge liaison team and Macmillan nurses

What about cosmetic surgery?

We do not undertake cosmetic surgery on the Harlow Suite. 


What about medical insurance? 

Please click here for information about medical insurance.

What about self-pay?

You do not need to be insured to be admitted or transferred to the Harlow Suite as we can provide an estimated cost relating to any stay. We also offer fixed price packages to those who wish to pay for the treatment. Our fixed price package includes the cost of the surgeon, the anaesthetist and the stay on the Harlow Suite. There are no other costs.


Can I transfer to the Harlow Suite following an accident or emergency admission?

Yes. During an acute or emergency admission, you can be transferred to the Harlow Suite from anywhere in the hospital – or from another hospital – if this is considered appropriate. Simply ask the nursing staff in the area where you are being cared for or ask the Private Patient Coordinator to come and see you.


Am I taking resources away from the NHS?

Not at all – in fact, quite the opposite. The Harlow Suite and private patients bring extra income into the hospital. Therefore, by using the service, you are providing further support to the NHS.


Visiting times

Visiting hours are 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8pm, seven days a week.
Visiting is at the discretion of the ward sister according to medical needs.


Who you may meet

  • Sister Rachel Hall, manager

  • Specialty consultant

  • Specialist nurses
  • Link nurses (for specific care)

Who do I contact for further information?

For further details contact (01423) 555430 or e-mail Irene Johnson, Private Patient Co-ordinator on Irene.Johnson@hdft.nhs.uk

You can also call in at anytime – we would welcome the opportunity to show you the Suite and assist with any queries.