Churchill Private Hospital is fortunate to work with some of the best surgeons and specialists in the region, providing a wide choice of surgical options here in Marlborough. Together with our team of dedicated and experienced nurses, you can be assured of professional care in a personal and supportive environment.
Considering Churchill for your elective surgery needs?
With many surgical specialties available, it’s now even easier to have your elective surgery closer to home.
Our modern and welcoming private ward and day stay were opened in 2013. Featuring local art in our waiting areas and set in garden surroundings we are proud to invite you to enjoy our wonderful facilities.
We are fortunate to enjoy a close relationship with the Nelson Marlborough district Health Board, leasing their theatre facilities and experienced theatre nursing team. So you can be assured of the best in surgical services that Marlborough has to offer.
Individual hotel styled private rooms, each with an ensuite
Wireless internet access
Television including selected Sky TV channels
A choice of meals with dietary requirements catered for
Morning and afternoon refreshments
Private courtyards available
A purpose built day stay unit
A relaxing lounge with recliner chairs
Refreshments following your surgery or procedure
Your GP is able to refer to you to the right Churchill Specialist to meet your needs.
Some of the region’s best Specialists work at Churchill Private Hospital, covering a wide range of surgical specialties.
Churchill is the only private hospital in the Marlborough region – so you can stay close to family and friends without the need to travel.
Churchill holds an ACC surgical contract for elective surgery
As a charitable trust, Churchill’s profits are reinvested into our hospital or used to support health and wellness in the region
All New Zealand private health insurance policies are accepted, as well as some international policies.
We recommend you contact your insurance company prior to your surgery to obtain a prior approval. Your surgeon or specialist will be able to provide you with an estimate to send to your insurance company.
For Southern Cross members, Churchill is a member of the Affiliated Provider network. Link to affiliated providers here
Churchill holds an elective surgical services contract with ACC.
If you require surgery as a result of an accident or injury, your surgeon will make an application to ACC.
You must have written confirmation from ACC that your surgery has been approved prior to being admitted to Churchill. If you don’t, the cost of the surgery may be your personal responsibility.
If the ACC contribution is a part payment, you will be invoiced separately for the balance.
If your ACC surgery is “fully funded”, you would only be required to cover additional costs such as toll calls and having an additional person stay.
Your specialist will discuss estimated costs with you before your admission and can usually give you an accurate estimate of the fees for their services and those of your anaesthetist along with your hospital fees. However, we recommend that you phone us prior to your admission to confirm cost estimates related to your hospital fees. The estimate we will give you is based on current average costs and will comprise:
- Theatre fees (based on time).
- Medical supplies.
- Specialised nursing care (if applicable).
- Intensive and high-dependency care (if applicable).
- Special equipment and services.
Please remember these will only be estimates. They may be higher or lower than the actual amounts you are finally charged, if your particular treatment has been more or less complex than ‘average’. Our actual costs are charged on an ‘as used’ basis (unless a fixed price fee is applicable) and can vary significantly from patient to patient, even for the same procedure.
You will receive separate accounts from:
- Your surgeon
- Your anaesthetist
- Churchill Private Hospital
Payment is required within 30 days of the date of the invoice and Churchill reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts. Should the services of a debt collection agency be required, any fees charged by the agency may be added to your account.
Payment may be made by internet banking, and Churchill also accepts cheques, eftpos payments and all major credit cards.
We recommend you contact your medical insurer prior to being admitted to Churchill to obtain prior approval. This will speed up the processing of your claim and should indicate to you whether your procedure will be fully or partially funded. If your insurer does not meet the full cost, you will be responsible for meeting the balance of payment due.
If you require assistance with the completion of a claims form please ask our reception or accounts staff to help you.