Select Healthcare is the private division of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We offer expertise and high standards of care in specialist centres at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital.
Why choose us?
We pride ourselves on providing:
- Expertise in specialist centres
- High standards of care delivered by dedicated staff
- Cutting edge technology
- Rigorous infection control measures
Select Healthcare offers value for money compared to other private healthcare providers. Any profit generated is reinvested directly into local NHS services.
We also do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We’re careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences, and a substantial majority of our staff proudly wear rainbow pins/lanyards to show support for LGBTQ+ communities. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.
Our key areas of practice include:
- Coronary artery disease, angina, heart attacks
- Heart failure
- Problems with the heartbeat: tachycardia (a fast heart rate), bradycardia (a slow heart rate) and arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat)
- Heart valve problems and abnormalities
Investigations and tests are carried out by our highly experienced cardiac staff. Our friendly, professional team will ensure you receive excellent care that encompasses not only what you would expect from our cardiologists, but also the attention of our highly experienced physiologists and our support team
We offer patients and their families (as well as GPs), both quality and safety. Our aim is for people with heart problems to access high-quality, effective and timely advice, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to enable them to fulfil their optimum health potential.
The non-invasive diagnosis and management procedures we can offer include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Extensive list of blood tests
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Tilt Table testing
- Exercise tolerance test
- Cardiopulmonary bike test
- Stress Echocardiography
- Bubble Echocardiography
The invasive diagnosis and management procedures we can offer include:
- Aortic Valve Implant
- Trans-oesophageal echo
- Myocardial perfusion
- Implantable loop recorder
- Coronary Stenting
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Catheter Ablation
Private cardiology is located at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Our specialist team of consultant cardiologists include:
- Dr Stephen Holmberg
- Dr Adam de Belder
- Dr Rachael James
- Dr Sean O’Nunain
- Dr Jennie Metcalfe
- Dr David Hildick-Smith
- Dr Sue Ellery
- Dr Lucy Blows
- Dr J McCready
- Dr James Cockburn
- Dr Nalyaka Sambu
Neurosurgery is based in Brighton, where it is co-located with cardiac, renal and other essential specialist services enabling Brighton to develop as the Sussex Regional Trauma Centre.
We cover all aspects of neurosurgical practice, including:
- Cranial and Spinal Trauma
- Complex Skull Base Surgery
- Complex Cerebro-Vascular Surgery
- Pituitary Surgery
- Spinal Surgery Including Spinal Tumors
- Neuro-modulation For Pain
- Surgery For Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Surgery For Hydrocephalus
- Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) (also known as “tooth in eye” surgery) is a procedure to restore vision in the most severe cases of corneal and ocular surface patients. The Sussex Eye Hospital is the national referral centre for OOKP, which means it is the only centre in the United Kingdom and one of only a few in Europe which provides this service. The procedure is complex and reserved for patients that have had all other treatments carried out or considered.
- Cataract Treatment
- Vitrectomy/ Peel
- Cyclodiode Laser
- Ozuredex Injection
- Morden lamellar corneal transplant procedures
- Keratoconus management including intracorneal rings and corneal collagen crosslinking
- OCT Scan
- Fluorescein Angiography of Eye including ocular photography
- Cyst Removal
- Visual Field Test
- Laser Trabeculoplasty
- Lucentis Injection / Avastin
Our specialist team of consultant ophthalmic surgeons include:
- Mr Paul Brittain
- Mr Michael Eckstein
- Mr Dominic Heath
- Mr Edward Hughes
- Mr Christopher Liu
- Mr Mayank Nanavaty
- Mr Robert Purbrick
- Mr Saul Rajak
- Ms Amanda Lewis
- Ms Joy White
Our hospital is a leading healthcare centre for children, providing state-of-the-art facilities in a comfortable, welcoming, safe and secure environment. We aim to involve parents, carers, guardians, children and young people in the treatment process and respect their decisions at all times.
Our facilities are family friendly and accessible to children and young people with disabilities. We have both day case and inpatient single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. We also have a high dependency unit, three operating theatres, a suite of consulting rooms, and an on-site x-ray department.
Each room has a mini TV and telephone, and there are pull-down day beds so that parents can rest next to their children. There are also play areas, dedicated adolescent rooms, and parents’ lounges and kitchens.
The Alex is a leading centre in paediatric and neonatal surgery, and paediatric medicine. It leads in minimally invasive surgery, developing new techniques to minimise pain, scarring and risk for young patients, and more than 70 per cent of children undergoing surgery are treated as day patients. We also have paediatric ENT, orthopaedic, opthalmology surgery.
Our clinical services are supported by paediatric physiotherapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy and psychology.
We place a high priority on security. There is a 24-hour on-site security team and our access control system ensures that only authorised staff and visitors can access our facilities.
- General surgery
- ENT surgery
- Facial plastic surgery
- Asthma, allergies and respiratory disease
- Anouk Van Der Avoirt
- Varadarajan Kalidasan
- Bonmmayya Narayanswarmy
- Mr Tony McGilligan
- Mr Mike O’Connell
- Mr Prodip Das
- Mr Nick Saunders
- Mr Simon Watts
- Dr Poothirikovil Venugopalan
- Dr Assad Butt – Gastroenterology
- Dr Pippa Hildick-Smith – General Paediatrics
- Dr Shankar Kanumakala – Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Professor Somnath Mukhopadhyay – Respiratory
- Dr Michael Hii – Gastroenterology
- Jessie Felton – Dermatology
- Anne Davidson – General Paediatrics – Rheumatology
- Kelsey Jordan – Rheumatology
- Aritjit Ray-Chaudhuri – Restorative Dentistry
- Carmel Slipper – Consultant Orthodontics
- Jennifer Parry – Consultant Dental services
The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital now offers a private allergy service which is run by consultant paediatricians with an interest in allergy and asthma, paediatric nurse specialists and a paediatric dietician.
We aim to offer a one stop service where children can be seen and assessed all within the same appointment.
- Full history taking and assessment: This is undertaken by the consultant paediatrician with allergy and respiratory experience and will fully explore the background to the child’s presenting symptoms including feeding, dietary and respiratory history. Following this a decision will be made about whether skin prick tests or other investigations are indicated.
- Skin prick tests: The nurse specialist can test for a wide range of allergens including aeroallergens, common foods and latex.
Specific ‘prick to prick’ tests can be undertaken for more unusual allergens if this is indicated after history taking.
Skin prick tests are not offered to children simply because there is a history of allergy in the family.
- Anaphylaxis management: Where there is a history of anaphylaxis or clinical features that make anaphylaxis more likely parents will be taught how to identify symptoms and what action should be taken. Multimedia training is given using websites, videos and factsheets to support parents understanding. An individualised anaphylaxis management plan will be supplied to the parents at the clinic.
- Adrenaline auto-injector training: A full range of training devices are available to demonstrate to parents how to administer adrenaline to their child during an episode of anaphylaxis.
- Lung function testing: Some children may have co-existing respiratory symptoms and lung function and reversibility tests can be offered as part of the allergy clinic appointment.
- Dietetic advice on food avoidance, weaning and reintroduction of food: The dietitian will support families in providing practical guidance on food allergen avoidance and will give tailored dietary advice to ensure a healthy balanced diet.
Advice is given on food labelling and shopping, recipes, eating out and avoiding cross-contamination.
For children excluding multiple foods, the dietitian can analyse a child’s diet to ensure it is nutritionally adequate for health and growth.
Where appropriate, the dietitian can offer advice on re-introduction of food allergens and allergy prevention.
Dietary advice is supported by comprehensive literature, which includes useful supporting websites.
Charges in 2018:
- Children under 5s: £410
- Over 5s: £500
These charges are all inclusive of all professional fees.
I am professor of paediatrics at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
My clinical expertise lies in the area of asthma, allergy and respiratory disease.
I am also clinical lead for research teams making genetic discoveries in asthma and allergy that are currently being tested in clinical trials. These approaches could bring a more personalised approach to the treatment of allergies and asthma in children.
I am Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory consultant last 3 years in Royal Alex and also do some general core Paediatrics
Having worked in Delhi, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Vancouver since 2001,
I have wealth of clinical experience in different settings.
My Vancouver fellowship was vital in augmentation of my skills and knowledge in tertiary respiratory and allergy Paediatrics and Alex children’s has further helped me provide high quality patient care.
Working in a highly multi-disciplinary team has inspired us to replicate NHS clinics we do in private consultations so patients benefit is paramount.
Qualifications: FRCPC – Fellow of Royal College of paediatrics and Child Health of Canada, MRCPCH UK, MBBS India
Katie is a Senior Paediatric Dietician. Katie has completed the “Practical Paediatric Allergy Course” run by the Allergy team at St Guy’s and St Thomas and King’s College London. She regularly attends the Allergy Academy Study days and is a keen contributor to the local Surrey and Sussex Paediatric Allergy Group. She has taken part in research and recruited for a research project in milk allergy.
Katie has a huge experience in the practical aspects of dietary management of allergy. She is keen to learn the most up to date research on food allergy and translate this into practical guidance for the families she sees. Katie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration Number DT06064). She is a member of the British Dietetic Association and British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Edwina is a senior paediatric respiratory nurse specialist at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton managing a small team of asthma and cystic fibrosis nurse specialists and working closely with the research nursing team. She is paediatric trainer for Education for Health and has worked as clinical lead at Asthma UK. More recently she has worked for NHS England at the South Coast Strategic Clinical Network looking at transition of young people with long term conditions to adult care. Her daily work involves reviewing children admitted to hospital with asthma and running a nurse led out patient service. Other areas of expertise are allergy and anaphylaxis management and teaching.
The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital now offers a private Paediatric Dietitian service. This service is available for all ages up to 19 years, Monday to Friday.
We are a team of highly experienced state registered dietitians with the skills to manage many nutrition related conditions and provide bespoke dietary advice. We see children with a wide variety of conditions including
- cow’s milk protein allergy or other food allergies,
- growth concerns,
- selective eating,
- weight management,
- gastrointestinal disorders including reflux, colic, IBS
- mineral and vitamin deficiencies.
We offer a package of two sessions for £150.
The first appointment is usually 30-60 minutes, where we will discuss parents’ concerns and review relevant diet/medical history; guidance would then be given. If indicated, a comprehensive dietary analysis would be done to provide further detailed recommendations.
The follow up appointment is a phone consultation. This includes a review of progress, with the aim to address concerns and provide further dietary advice.
PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computerised Tomography) is used to produce detailed and high quality 3-dimensional images of the whole body. The technique involves imaging at the molecular level and allows earlier detection, more accurate staging, identification of distant metastases, monitoring of therapeutic efficacy, prediction of response to treatment, pre-surgical assessment and therefore treatment of disease.
A PET-CT scan gives clinicians the essential information they require for the diagnosis and staging of cancer. It also provides detailed information required for the assessment of many cardiac, neurological, including early differential diagnoses of dementia, rheumatological disorders and the assessment of infection and inflammation. This high-resolution imaging technique makes it ideal for use in diagnostic imaging.
We have pioneered PET-CT in the Sussex and the UK. The Trust jointly with the Brighton Sussex Medical School provides a well-established, reputable clinical PET-CT service underpinned with the most advanced PET-CT research, which is of high standing locally, nationally and internationally. For 16 years we have been able to provide an exceptional PET-CT service which focuses on the diagnosis of disease and treatment response.
We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in nuclear medicine, including PET-CT. Our highly experienced Consultants have pioneered PET-CT and many therapeutic services in the Sussex, the UK and internationally. Our consultants are fully trained in PET-CT and nuclear medicine and offer care across our three scanning sites, the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) and the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC). CISC offers a state-of-the-art advanced multimodality diagnostic imaging service located in a purpose-built fixed unit at the University of Sussex campus, available 5 days a week the whole year round. We have a dedicated, highly skilled team of radiographers and technologists to perform the scans and helpful administrative staff on hand to assist with any queries. This site provides its own parking facilities and is easily accessible via bus, train and taxi.
Once a referral is received, we pride ourselves on a 7-day turnaround from referral to report, with an increased turnaround time offered to private patients (2-5 days). Scans are reported by the next working day. These efficient quick turnaround times ensure patients receive an early diagnosis which is key to providing successful treatment. From referral to report, we aim to provide the best possible care.
For any queries please contact our PET CT Administrators via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01273 664572.
The Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre (SOTC) provides high quality orthopaedic specialist care and treatment.
The SOTC offers both day case and inpatient facilities in single rooms with en suite bathrooms overlooking the beautiful South Downs. There are four operating theatres, a high dependency unit, and a suite of consulting rooms for both pre-operative and post-operative assessment and consultation.
We have one of the largest trauma and orthopaedic departments in the South East with dedicated consultants covering all sub-specialties.
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- Cartilage tears
- ACL reconstruction
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Minimally invasive techniques
- Deformity correction
- Surgery for arthritis
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Spinal surgery
- Spinal fusions
- Shoulder surgery
- Arthroscopic (key hole) shoulder surgery
- Tendon repairs
- Shoulder replacement
- Fracture fixation
- Proximal humerus
- ACJ reconstruction (shoulder)
- Hand and wrist surgery
- Carpal tunnel
- Tendon surgery
- Surgery for arthritis
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Tennis/ Golfer’s elbow
- Elbow arthroscopy
- Surgery for arthritis
The Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre is at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
The Sussex Lithotripter Centre specialises in the treatment of kidney stones. It is the only ‘fixed site’ service for Sussex, allowing for both routine and emergency treatment of kidney stones.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is an outpatient procedure involving high pressure sound waves (shockwaves) that are directed through the body and into kidney stones, causing them to fragment and pass out naturally in the urine.
These shockwaves are guided to the stone by either x-ray or ultrasound. ESWL is performed using a device called a lithotripter. Lithotripsy was invented in the 1980s and remains the most common way for kidney stones to be treated. The advantages of ESWL are that it is very effective at clearing stones and it is an outpatient procedure, thus avoiding surgery and general anaesthesia.
Each treatment lasts around 30-45 minutes and patients should expect to be with us for 60-90 minutes in total.
Simple analgesia is offered. It is common for patients to require more than one treatment and they are usually seen again four weeks after with an x-ray or ultrasound to decide if it is necessary. In rare cases, some stones are very hard and do not break and in that situation the surgeon would discuss surgery with the patient.
We also have available a portable shockwave device (Storz Duolith) that can be used to treat men with Peyronie’s disease and chronic pelvic pain.
The Sussex Lithotripter Centre is at The Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
- Mr Andy Symes
- Mr Charles Coker