Do I need a referral letter?
You do not need a GP or specialist to refer you to Mr Hoad-Reddick unless this is required by your insurance company. Please fill in your details on the contact us page clearly indicating the reason for your visit and any relevant medical history. It is often helpful for us to obtain copies of scans and x-rays ahead of your appointment with Mr Hoad-Reddick to avoid duplication, unnecessary radiation and additional cost so please specify on the form whether you have had any previous relevant investigations.
What do I bring to my first appointment ?
If you are insured, we will require the details of your insurance company and policy, including membership number and authorisation code. If you are a self funding patient, a credit card swipe may be required when you come to clinic but no money will be debited from your card at this time.
What if I need an x-ray or scan?
Simple x-rays can be performed at the time of a consultation and viewed by Mr Hoad-Reddick on the same day.
An appointment will usually be required for a scan which can be made by telephone or by attending the radiology department. Following more complex scans a further review appointment for the results can be made via HR Orthopaedics office on 0161 722 0007 for three working days after the scan.
When can I drive, travel and work after surgery?
Please watch this short video clip below for Mr Hoad-Reddick's recommendations regarding when it is safe to drive, travel and work after surgery.
Can I be treated as an NHS patient?
Mr Hoad-Reddick is not currently seeing patients through the Choose & Book pathway.
Hotel accommodation close to The Alexandra Hospital?
There are a number of hotels listed which are in close proximity to BMI The Alexandra Hospital. This list is for information only, based on geographical proximity to the hospital; I am not able to make any personal recommendations and I am not connected with any of these establishments in any way.
The Waterside Hotel and The Galleon Leisure Club
Wilmslow Road, Didsbury M20 5WZ. www.watersidehotel.co.uk
Village Hotel Cheadle
Cheadle Road, Cheadle SK8 1HW. www.village-hotels.co.uk
Travelodge Manchester Didsbury
A34 Kingsway, East Didsbury M20 5PG. www.travelodge.co.uk