Parkside is the private patient unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, offering a consultant-led service from initial consultation through to having your operation.
There are 12 individual, bright and airy rooms with a dedicated team of experienced, multi-disciplinary nurses, ensuring you make a speedy recovery.
Why choose Parkside?
During your stay with us you will see your consultant daily. This means you will be involved in every decision, and regularly updated about your care. You also have the comfort and reassurance of Musgrove Park’s leading facilities being on hand should you need them.
Parkside offers free parking, right outside the front door, delicious meals cooked to order by our dedicated chefs, and open visiting hours for your guests.
Freeview television, free WiFi access, and a complimentary newspaper are also available to patients.
Who can access Parkside
Parkside welcomes all private patients, whether you are paying for yourself (self-pay) or attending through private health insurance. Our dedicated admissions team will liaise directly with your insurance company to ensure you have the right cover to support your treatment.
It is also possible to access Parkside as an NHS patient, by upgrading to an ‘amenity’ bed. This means that if you are admitted to Musgrove Park as an NHS patient, you can stay on Parkside while remaining under the care of the NHS team.
Both emergency and planned admissions can choose to become an amenity patient, provided your consultant agrees and there is enough availability on the unit. The cost of this service is £300 per night.
This option is available for patients who are fit for discharge, but would like just a bit more time to help increase their confidence before returning home. Call us to find out how we can help.
How to refer / referral information:
To begin your private patient journey, we usually need to receive a GP referral, emailed to Parkside@somersetft.nhs.uk. Some treatments and services do not require a referral from your GP, or you can be referred by another professional such as a dentist or optician, please give us a call if you are unsure and the admissions team will be happy to advise.