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Rivers Hospital, Hertfordshire


As one of the leading private hospitals in the UK we know what matters when choosing a hospital for your healthcare needs, we know that:

You want healthcare close to home

Located just off the M11, Rivers Hospital is easily accessible from London and the Home Counties. The hospital is situated in Sawbridgeworth on the Essex/Hertfordshire border in beautiful countryside. A sweeping drive through landscape grounds leads you to ample free car parking and our award winning team focused on providing individual care to meet your needs.

You want to see a leading expert

All of our services are consultant-led and our rigorous vetting procedure ensures that only suitably qualified and experienced surgeons are granted practicing privileges.   Our consultants are supported by a team of highly skilled and friendly nursing staff who have your care and comfort as their highest priority and our Resident Medical Officer who is on site 24 hours a day. Therefore you can be reassured that there is always medical expertise to hand.

You want the best

We are renowned for our friendly and personalised care. In fact majority of our patients would recommend us to family or friends. We are continually investing in our technology and facilities, not least with the addition of a fifth operating theatre in 2017. We also have a dedicated day surgery suite which is ideal for minor surgery and endoscopy procedures. 

You want to feel safe

The hospital is strictly regulated and audited by the Care Quality Commission, the government body responsible for maintaining standards.  We are a fully equipped hospital with 24/7 care and NO reported MRSA in over six years, to find out more please  download our 2015/16 Quality Summary.  We have over 25 years’ experience since the hospital first opened in 1992 and are part of Ramsay Health Care, an Australian company with over 200 hospitals located across the world and the UK.

You want to know we can help if you need us

We offer a full range of hospital services and treatments including diagnostics, orthopaedics, general surgery, men and women's health as well a specialist services such as cancer care, Private GP services and cosmetic surgery. Please see Our Treatments for a full list.

You want a private room

All our patient rooms are ensuite and our Premium Care patients benefit from extras such as A la carte menus and Sky TV. 

You want to use your health insurance

We work alongside all of the major health insurers including BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health, WPA and Cigna. So, just remember to tell your GP you have private health insurance and ask to be referred to Rivers Hospital.

You want to pay for your own treatment

We offer competitive all-inclusive prices, wherever possible, designed to cover all nursing and medical care, the hospital stay and consultants’ fees. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that the confirmed price is all you’ll ever pay as everything you need is covered.

You want it to be hassle-free

Our friendly Appointment Finder team are on hand to help find the most appropriate expert and soonest available appointment for you. And, you don’t always need a referral from you GP, particularly if you are paying for yourself. Just call us on 01279 602 675.

NHS Patient Choice 

If you are an NHS patient you may still be able to have your treatment at Rivers Hospital. This is possible because we can offer certain services and treatments through the NHS' Choose and Book scheme. This is a Department of Health initiative to give patient's choice. Please speak to your GP or for more information see the NHS Choices website.



Spread the cost of your treatment

  • Fixed monthly payments over a term that enables you to budget
  • Loan money paid directly to Ramsay Health Care
  • A loan designed to put more expensive health procedures within easier reach
  • Simple Online application
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  • Your choice of consultant
  • No cancellations
  • Appointments to suit you
  • 0% finance available
  • No waiting lists
  • Fixed price packages
  • Unlimited aftercare
  • Price Match

Terms and conditions apply

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