Paying to be a private patient in a public hospital
Not long ago, I had a major operation in a public hospital. It was going to be difficult surgery and my surgeon explained to me that he could do the surgery himself if I went in as a private patient otherwise the trainee doctor would do the operation. Whilst it all turned out to be quite expensive, I was very grateful at the time to be given that choice but I then came across this site (www.surgicalopinion.blogspot.com ) that was forwarded to me from a friend and it made me think again. I was wondering if anybody else has gone in as a self paying private patient in a public hospital. I feel a little confused although I am grateful that I am now well.