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More access to quality self-pay treatment

Access a range of self-pay treatments 

  • Access self-pay through our award winning Benenden Hospital which is a CQC 'Outstanding' rated hospital 

  • Or at one of our 4 additional hospitals in Swansea, Peterborough, Belfast or Merseyside

Self-pay hip and knee surgery through Benenden Health

We know that waiting for a hip or knee operation can be painful and also very frustrating. To help you receive your surgery quickly and return to doing those everyday tasks again, you can access self-pay through the award-winning Benenden Hospital or at one of our additional self-pay hospitals. 

As a Benenden Health member, you already get special member discounts on certain treatments, and we’re offering discounts on hip and knee surgery at more hospitals - potentially making self-funding your hip or knee replacement a more realistic option.

New for Benenden Health members: discounts on self-pay hip and knee surgery at even more hospitals

Why are we expanding our self-pay offering?

Members asked, through our democratic process, whether Benenden Health could offer discounted self-pay services outside of our own Benenden Hospital in Kent. We've worked with our partner hospitals to secure special member discounts on orthopaedic surgery and we’re pleased to have been able to launch four additional hospitals. 

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Access this outstanding hospital situated in the heart of Kent

  • Multi-million pound rebuild designed to create and enhanced patient and visitor experience
  • Rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • We believe our hospital should live and breathe a healing atmosphere
  • 20% discount on hips and knee replacements for Benenden Health members on completion of six months of membership

Self-Pay prices

Benenden Health Members 

If you’re a Benenden Health member you’re entitled to a 20% discount on completion of six months of membership on hip or knee replacements at Benenden Hospital - a significant saving on the usual price:

  • Benenden Health member discounted rate: £8,080 

  • Self-paying patient: £10,100

Not a member yet? 

To take advantage of this saving find out more about becoming a member of Benenden Health 

For more information about hip and knee replacements call 01580 242521.
(Lines open 8.00am - 4.30pm Mon to Fri).

We can also email you information about our self-pay treatment so you can review at your own leisure. 


Included in this price

 Once you have agreed your self-pay price with the hospital, the following package is included as appropriate:

  • A consultant consultation

  • An initial x-ray or ultrasound scan

  • Preoperative assessment and, if indicated, a preoperative assessment with the anaesthetic consultant

  • The surgery or procedure itself (e.g. hip or knee replacement)

  • Post-operative physiotherapy while an inpatient at the hospital

  • Follow up consultation at Benenden Hospital

  • Your price includes up to three nights of overnight stay as clinically necessary. If together, we consider that you may need an extended stay because of any other reasons that are not directly linked to your clinical recovery, additional charges may apply

  • Your price includes x-rays and ultrasound scans if needed, but not MRI scans, which would be extra if indicated and agreed. Certain types of prosthesis may also incur extra costs. Please ask your consultant about this

  • All medications prescribed throughout your inpatient stay at Benenden Hospital will be covered in your package price (including medications prescribed to take home). If further medications are needed once you are an outpatient these will be charged for

Hip and knee replacements

Find out more about hip and knee replacements at Benenden Hospital 

Hip and knee replacements
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Additional Self-Pay hospitals

  • As a Benenden Health member you can now access four hospitals for self-funded hip or knee replacements 

  • The four new hospital locations are Merseyside, Belfast, Peterborough and Swansea

What discount do I receive as a member?

As each of the additional self-pay hospitals are independently managed, the discounts will vary per location. We’ve outlined below the discount or discounted rates available to you. 

Four additional Self-Pay Hospitals  

Fairfield Indipendent Hospital

Fairfield Independent Hospital, Merseyside

15% discount for Benenden Health members

Crank Road
St Helens
WA11 7RS 

Please call 01744 739311

Directions to Fairfield Independent Hospital, Merseyside

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast

Benenden Health Member discounted rates:

Standard Hip replacement £9,085, Standard Knee replacement: £9,635

Kingsbridge private hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road
Northern Ireland

Please call 028 9066 7878

Directions to Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast 


Sancta Maria Hospital, Swansea

Benenden Health Member discounted rates:

Standard Hip replacement £8,000 Standard Knee replacement: £8,000

Ffynone Road
SA1 6DF 

Please call 01792 479040

Directions to Sancta Maria Hospital, Swansea


Ramsay Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough

12% discount for Benenden Health members

Milton Way
PE3 9AQ 

Please call 01733 261717

Directions to Ramsay Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough


If you decide you would like to proceed with self-funding through one of our partnered hospitals, please follow the steps outlined below: 

  • Please contact the specific hospital you’d like to visit on the telephone numbers above. Please have your membership number to hand 

  • When you arrange your booking, let the hospital know that you’re a Benenden Health member and pass on your membership number 

  • Your discount will be applied to your final amount when you pay for your treatment 


Why isn't this self-pay option available at all hospitals?

Until recently Benenden Health has only been able to offer members access to discounted self-pay treatments at Benenden Hospital Trust. Whilst every member is entitled to use the hospital in Kent, we recognise it may not be convenient or possible for them to do so.

Members asked, through our democratic process, whether Benenden Health could offer discounted self-funded services at the approved regional hospitals. So we are initially extending this to four hospitals within our approved network. 

In the future, we plan to expand the number of facilities within the approved network, where self-funded treatments are available at discounted rates to members.

Are only orthopaedic treatments available?

Yes. Currently we are only offering discounted prices for hip and knee replacements. In the future Benenden Health may look to expand the treatments available through self-funding.

How much will I pay for my treatment?

The cost of your self-funded treatment will depend on the procedure and location you choose. As a Benenden Health member, you will receive a discount on the usual cost of that procedure at your chosen location.

Why are the prices different at each location?

Each hospital takes their own approach to pricing self-pay procedures. We have arranged for the hospitals to offer Benenden Health members a discount on their usual package prices for hip and knee treatments.

As a Benenden Health member, if you choose to self-fund your treatment at one of the locations, you'll benefit from a discounted price.

How does it work?

Benenden Health members can benefit from a discount on the usual rates for hip and knee treatments at a selected number of hospitals. From those available, simply call your preferred location to discuss in more detail the orthopaedic treatment services they can provide.

If you choose to go ahead with a procedure, just let the hospital know that you’re a Benenden Health member and confirm your membership number and you’ll receive a discounted rate.