Patient Information

Patient Information

We recognise that for everyone coming into hospital it can be a stressful and an unnerving experience. At the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth we are committed to the welfare of all our patients and you will find all staff will work hard to ensure your stay with us is a positive experience.

Patients can be reassured that the Shoulder Unit is part of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, one of the UK’s leading private hospital with an international reputation stretching back 160 years.

Sports Injuries

Shoulder Anatomy

The shoulder girdle is a sophisticated mechanism that acts as the fulcrum for the upper limb, and its smooth function, strength and stability are vital in order to reliably place the hand in space to undertake everyday tasks.

Articles and More Information

Presentations by Mr Ahrens and Mr Cobiella and useful articles and weblinks for shoulder and elbow conditions.


Making an appointment

To ask a question or to book an appointment, our team are available between 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Friday and on Saturday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Our shoulder team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Make an Enquiry


Patient Information

Here you’ll find key information for patients coming to our Hospital.

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