What is an Amenity Bed?
Amenity beds are available to NHS patients who wish to pay for the privacy of a single en-suite room during their stay at the hospital. Treatment remains with the NHS within Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Is an Amenity the same as being a private patient?
No, as no fee is paid to the specialist, your treatment remains with the NHS within the hospital and you will not have access to faster treatment.
Can you book an Amenity Bed?
Yes, but amenity beds are subject to availability. You will need confirmation from your consultant that they are happy for you to be located at the Parkside Suite.
What conditions are there with an Amenity Bed?
You are not guaranteed an amenity bed throughout your stay. If the bed is needed for a private admission you will be transferred back to a NHS ward, charges will be refunded if necessary and no additional charges will be made.
Are there any reasons why I may not be able to transfer to an Amenity Bed?
Yes, the main reasons are listed, however, it is worth contacting the Parkside Suite directly to check eligibility.
Rooms can only be booked if available.
If your consultant does not agree to the transfer.
If you are considered a vulnerable patient or you require specialist nursing, such as; coronary care, intensive care, high dependency care or strokes, you will not be able to transfer to the Parkside Suite.
What is the pathway for amenity?
Patients requiring an amenity bed will need to contact the secretary of their NHS consultant directly. Once your consultant has agreed to your admission to Parkside the secretary will advise the Parkside Suite of admission details.
It is worth noting at this point that amenity beds are subject to availability and it is the patient’s responsibility to contact The Parkside Suite 24 hours prior to admission to check that the room is still available. Full payment will be required at this time.