“It has to be within the interest of the nation, there has to be a cost capture – we don’t do it for free – and plan to hand over to civilian organisation in due course as we don’t do it forever.” The first MACA request was for the Nightingale Hospital at Excel in London. For self-funding patients, we recommend that it is in the best interests of patients to provide a GP referral letter as it can be useful (but not essential) in providing relevant medical history. If you intend to fund your treatment with private medical insurance, your insurer will normally ask that you get a GP referral letter. NHS England has not disclosed how much the English Nightingales have cost, beyond pointing out that both the London and Birmingham hospitals are occupying their expansive sites rent-free. Inpatients are asked to pay a deposit, the value of which will comprise seven days of treatment, and the initial assessment (by the ward doctor) fee*. For some insurers, you simply need to quote your membership number to access treatment, for others you need to call the insurer for an authorisation code for a defined treatment. For outpatient services, you will need to call your insurer to get approval for treatment. Once authorisation has been received your treatment can start. But by preparing for the worst, project leaders helped diminish the city’s collective anxiety and demonstrated how pandemic response could combine speed and innovation. If you are covered by your employer’s private medical insurance scheme, or you wish to be admitted to Nightingale Hospital, a referral can be made by your employer’s occupational health doctor. Outpatient appointments, day therapy, and inpatient treatments can be self-funded or paid through private medical insurance. The Nightingale hospital in Yorkshire announced earlier this month it would reopen for CT scans for hundreds of patients a week. Due to open this week, NHS Nightingale Hospital London will have between 4,000 and 5,000 beds. Paying for mental health treatment at Nightingale Hospital. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? However its capacity can be expanded to hold between 3,500 and 4,000 beds. In mid-May, the Manchester hospital remained the only one of the temporary sites in England treating patients, Downing Street said. Mental health conditions treated at Nightingale Hospital, Relationship and interpersonal difficulties, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). In order to be covered by insurance, your policy may state you need to be seen by a consultant psychiatrist before referral to a therapist can take place. We monitor approvals coming through continuously and will chase insurance companies for you. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The cost of treatment varies according to the type of treatment and programme that you and your specialist decide is the best option for you. This can be emailed or faxed to the Patient Services Team: 0207 724 5976. Nightingale Hospital will help you organise cover for inpatient and day therapy care by liaising with you, your consultant, and your insurance company to complete all the necessary forms. The NHS Nightingale hospital in Newham, east London, opened last week with 500 ventilated beds. For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering leading mental health care across a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, and bipolar; as well as addictions and eating disorders. At a cost of many millions a week there are rumblings the Nightingale is turning into an expensive white elephant. The Nightingale hospital ultimately treated only 54 patients in its six weeks of operation, as the spread of COVID-19 cooled in London. *With the exception of patients in the 28-day addictions programme. Once the initial appointment has taken place the consultant will be able to refer you for the most appropriate therapy. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Nightingale hospitals in England have been on standby incase their intensive care beds are needed to cope with a surge in Covid-19 patients. With a second wave of the virus emerging, it raises questions about whether the Nightingale could be needed again. The hospital was rapidly planned and constructed, being formally opened on 3 April and receiving its … Have a question about paying for treatment? Sites have been on standby to take in Covid-19 patients if needed, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Cost of building and running Exeter's new Nightingale hospital is kept under wraps Assurances have been made that what isn't will be in the public domain in 'due course' devonlive Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. “The measures taken to introduce social distancing and manage hospital demand have meant that we’ve not yet needed to use the NHS Nightingale hospital for its original intended purpose,” Steve Russell, chief executive of the Nightingale and the local Humber and Harrogate and District NHS Trust, said. Nightingale hospital diverts equipment from London’s struggling intensive care units for just 30 patients. Day therapy patients pay per week in advance. The government has said it cannot say when it will reveal details about how much it has cost the taxpayer to build England’s Nightingale hospitals. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. 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Your consultant psychiatrist will subsequently fill in all the necessary forms for the insurance company and the hospital will apply for the cover for your treatment for you. Photographer: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street Sign up here for our daily coronavirus … If you are having any problems at all pre, during or post-treatment with your insurance, please call us and we will try our best to help. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Some insurance companies state they do not cover emergency treatment for psychiatry. East London's ExCeL exhibition centre, which normally plays host to lifestyle shows, expos and conferences, has been converted into the temporary NHS Nightingale hospital, with … NHS Nightingale Hospital London, an emergency medical facility and largest hospital in the U.K., is open after converting the ExCeL London exhibition center They will inform you whether you simply need to quote your membership number to us or they will give you an authorisation code to use. Most insurances will back-date payment. The government spent an estimated £220m setting up England’s Nightingale hospitals, figures have shown. Responding to an FoI request into the cost of these critical care hospitals, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the total set-up cost for the seven sites was about £220m, according to estimates provided by the NHS. If you intend to fund your treatment with private medical insurance, your insurer will normally ask that you get a GP referral letter. 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