Your admission and your stay at Derby Private Health

Patient journey: Your admission & stay | Derby Private Health

Your admission

Should you need to stay at our hospital you will receive a confirmation letter detailing your admission and what to bring with you. You will also be informed if you need to fast prior to your procedure.

Upon arrival please come to the Derby Private Health reception, which can be accessed via entrance 21 of the Royal Derby Hospital. For maps and directions see our contact page.

A member of our team will complete the necessary paperwork and show you to your room. A patient information folder is available at your bedside, which contains full details about your stay. Before your procedure you will be visited in your room by your consultant and our staff are always on hand should you have any questions.

During your stay

You will have access to a nurse call bell and will receive regular visits from our nursing staff during each day. Your consultant will visit you regularly to check on your progress.

What to bring:

  • Insurance documents
  • Nightwear, underwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Toiletries and flannel (towels are provided)
  • Comfortable loose-fitting clothes to wear during the day
  • Any medication that you usually take (tablets, capsules, creams, inhalers, along with their original packaging)


All of our rooms at Derby Private Health are fitted with a flat screen television and patients and guests all have access to WiFi.

An example of one of our rooms at Derby Private Health - room six

An example of one of our rooms at Derby Private Health – Room Six


Our menu offers a variety of nutritious snacks and meals. Our extensive menu also caters for special dietary, cultural and religious requirements. View our menu here.

Beverages are available for you and your visitors at regular intervals throughout the day. However you can ask for a drink at any time during the day.


Your friends and family are very welcome to visit at any time.  However to help patients benefit from rest and recuperation we prefer visitors to refrain from visiting between 9 pm and 10 am.


Derby Private Health and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operate a no smoking policy. Smoking before and after surgery should be strongly avoided as it can increase the chance of complications.


We advise against bringing any valuables into hospital with you.


If you require the services of an interpreter, please discuss this with the Private Patient Team prior to your consultation and admission to hospital.


If you require assistance in planning your departure, we can make arrangements on your behalf.  Please ask a member of staff for more details.


Ministers of religion may be contacted by the nurse for all faiths.

Leaving Hospital

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When it is time to leave hospital our nursing team will advise you about your aftercare and provide you with any necessary medication.

If your consultant has requested a follow-up appointment this will be arranged prior to your discharge.