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Choose to pay for your hospital care to avoid delays

10 September 2021 Blog
Your private health care
When your health takes a hit, either through injury, illness or an ongoing condition, it can affect all aspects of your life and you may be in hurry to access care.

Our Chief Operating Officer Hospitals Bryan Pyne explains that if you haven’t already planned to take out private insurance cover, which we would encourage, you can still get quick access to our private health care services by self-funding.

Your health and wellbeing can change at unexpected moments. It might be the result of a sporting injury, a fall, an unexpected diagnosis or an ongoing condition that is affecting you more and more.

When this happens, you want to be able access private and personable care and treatment, including surgery (if needed), as quickly as possible and at a time that suits you around your holiday or work schedules.

Our private hospitals offer you quick access to care when you need it. This means you can see the specialist of your choice without delay and if you need surgery, it can be booked in at our hospitals quickly too.

If you haven’t planned to take out private hospital insurance cover, and you are faced with potential long waiting periods at other hospitals, you can always choose to pay for or self-fund your private hospital care directly.   

Self-funding is a simple process where you pay in advance from your own pocket or with the support of one of our payment providers (available at some private hospitals).

Through this, you can get quick access to private hospital care, and get the benefit of choosing your own specialist. 

To find out what the care costs may be, read more about self-funded care, or you can ask your specialist for an estimate of their charges to see if this is an option for you. 

St John of God Health Care Chief Operating Officer Hospital Bryan Pyne
Bryan Pyne - Chief Operating Officer Hospitals

Bryan Pyne is the St John of God Health Care Chief Operating Officer Hospitals. He has more than 20 years' experience in finance including more than 15 years with St John of God Health Care, including as Group Director of Finance since 2007. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was the recipient of the 2010 40 under 40 Award (WA).