Dear Patients and Parents,
I am writing to advise you that I have decided to reduce my clinical private medical practice and from November of this year will only be seeing patients referred by other Consultants for second opinions. For everyone the Coronavirus pandemic has meant enormous disruption and it is clear that in Medicine things will not return to normal for some time, and even when there is a return to some form of normality the way we practise medicine and look at our lives will have to be different.
This year I will have been qualified 40 years and I have seen tremendous advances in Orthopaedics in that time including in my field of paediatric orthopaedics and limb reconstruction. It has been an exciting time to have been in practice and a privilege to have been involved in the care of so many patients some of whom I have seen grow from new born babies into adulthood. I have been truly fortunate to have had you as my patients and I have appreciated your loyalty and kindness to me and for my part I have always strived to do my best and do what I think is right for you as individuals.
Deciding to retire or ease up is not easy but I feel there is a change in practice coming, which I fully accept and support, but when things have to change that is a time for reflection and a change of direction. I have been taking on more advisory executive work at the Portland, especially recently, and I will continue with this for the next few years but will no longer be seeing private patients on a regular basis.
There are several other paediatric orthopaedic surgeons practising at the Portland who may be contacted via the HCA contact call centre on contact@HCAhealthcare.co.uk or 0207 079 4344 for appointments.
With my best wishes,
Childrens Orthopaedics is the private orthopaedic practice of Mr Robert Hill and is based at the Portland Hospital London.
Mr Hill has been a Consultant Orthpaedic Surgeon since 1992. He retired from NHS practice at Great Ormond Street in 2017 but retains an Honorary Contract in order to contribute to teaching and research. He continues in private practice at the Portland Hospital but also runs a private clinic at Great Ormond Street. He has wide experience in non spinal paediatric orthopaedics and treats:-
In addition to his paediatric practice Mr Hill also treats Limb deformity in adults in conjunction with his colleague Mr Peter Calder, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Patients are seen for consultation at the Portland Hospital Consulting rooms, 2nd Floor 215 Great Portland Street W1W 5PN or in the Private Consulting Rooms Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Entrance on Lambs Conduit Street.) X Rays can be carried out at the time of the consultation if needed. A paediatric physiotherapist attends the Tuesday afternoon clinic at the Portland Hospital. Appointments are booked via the secretary.
Mr Hill has treated many International Patients particularly from the Middle East, Greece and Cyprus. He has established working relationships with many hospitals in the Middle East, some of which he has visited, and elsewhere.
For information about common paediatric orthopaedic problems please see the Drop Down Menu.
UK Fee schedule (from 1st April 2013 and subject to revision)
New appointment: £250
Follow up appointment: £150
Emergency out of hours consultation (in patient) £300
Payment by Credit card, cash or cheque drawn on UK banks are accepted
We have arrangements with most UK based Insurers and will directly invoice insurance companies if membership details and authorization number are provided at time of consultation.
Embassy sponsored patients must provide a letter of guarantee as without this we are not permitted to see patients.
Tests and X-rays are charged separately by the hospital
Fees and Shortfalls.
A shortfall is when your Insurer does not fully meet the fee charged by the Consultant and you are liable for the difference. For Surgery we usually provide you with both an operation code and an estimate so you can check with your Insurance Company. Fees will depend on complexity and Insurance schedules do not always take this into account.
Simple UK cases are usually charged within most Insurance Company Schedules but patients insured with Pru Health and Simply Health are particularly advised to check there will be no shortfall.
Please note that Anaesthetists fees for surgery are charged separately and will be invoiced separately by the Anaesthetist. Due to unchanging levels of reimbursement by Insurance Companies in many cases there will be a shortfall even for major British Insurers. We will endeavor to obtain an estimate on your behalf prior to surgery.