Private insurance

Do you have private medical insurance? If so, you might be able to help Dorothy House.


Many people have private health insurance that they have taken out for themselves, or that an employer has taken out on their behalf. Whether you are staying in our Inpatient Unit, receiving visits from our Nurse Specialists, our Hospice at Home Team or attending our Day Patient Unit, Dorothy House may be able to request a payment from your insurance company.

How much will Dorothy House receive?

The donation amount will depend on the policy you have and some insurers may specifically exclude hospice care. However, we would be very grateful if you would be happy for us to contact your private medical insurer, to see if your policy covers hospice care, and ask for a donation.

There is absolutely no obligation for you to provide us with details of your policy but if we were successful in obtaining a payment this would help us to continue to provide our free care to other patients.

What do I need to do?

If you have private health insurance then please contact Sarah Dodd, in our Fundraising Team.

You can contact her by email on: or by telephone on 01225 721 480. She will ask you to complete a simple form to authorise us to contact your insurance company.

You won’t need to do anything more.

Thank you