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Supportive care

At BMI The Chaucer Hospital, we offer private supportive care to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

At BMI The Chaucer Hospital, we offer private supportive care to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

Private Supportive Care in Canterbury

Supportive care is an approach to helping and supporting individuals with life-limiting illnesses.

It can enhance the day-to-day lives of those with a long-term diagnosis such as cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure and neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

How can Supportive Care help?

The approach provides reassurance and enables individuals living with life-limiting illness, as well as those caring for them, to focus on what is really important. It encompasses pain relief, symptom control, treatment plans and care preferences. It can be particularly helpful during new treatment regimens or when goals change.

Who can access it?

It is available to all individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carer. A Supportive Care Consultant works alongside existing clinical teams to create a personalised care plan based on the physical and psychological needs of the individual.

Getting a referral

You can ask for a referral to see our Supportive Care Consultant, Dr Declan Cawley. Alternatively, the professionals looking after you may prompt an initial referral so that your needs can be assessed. Dr Cawley holds a regular Outpatient Clinic for the management of pain and symptoms at BMI The Chaucer Hospital. He also sees inpatients at the request of a referring Consultant.

BMI The Chaucer Hospital is working with Supportive Care UK LTD.

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

Ways to pay

credit card

Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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