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Castlecrag Private Hospital vs North Shore Private Hospital

North Shore Private Hospital vs. Castlecrag Private Hospital: Surgery Comparison

North Shore Private Hospital


  • Location: St Leonards, NSW
  • Capacity: 312 beds
  • Specialties: Orthopaedics, obstetrics, neurosurgery, intensive care, cardiac surgery, cardiology, ENT, vascular, plastics, oncology, and general surgery.
  • Facilities: Offers single rooms for all patients, comprehensive diagnostic facilities, medical consulting suites, and is a teaching hospital affiliated with Sydney University​ (North Shore Private)​​ (layby)​.
  • Innovations and Research: Engaged in innovative research programmes, including collaborations with international institutions like Harvard for initiatives such as the ICHOM low back pain study​ (layby)​.

Surgical Services:

  • Cardiac Surgery: Advanced heart and lung surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Comprehensive care including joint replacements and spinal surgeries.
  • Neurosurgery: Cutting-edge treatments including deep brain stimulation.
  • Robotic Surgery: Utilises advanced robotic systems for various procedures​ (North Shore Private)​.
  • Patient Experience: High focus on personalised care and excellent patient outcomes in infection prevention, hand hygiene, and neonatal care​ (layby)​.

Patient Reviews:

  • Mixed reviews with some patients highlighting excellent care and facilities, while others mention areas needing improvement in communication and wait times​ (RateMDs)​.

Castlecrag Private Hospital


  • Location: Castlecrag, NSW
  • Capacity: Smaller, boutique hospital with a focus on personalised patient care.
  • Specialties: Known for specialties in orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ENT, and general surgery.

Surgical Services:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Specialises in sports injuries, joint replacements, and reconstructive surgery.
  • Plastic Surgery: Offers a range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
  • ENT Surgery: Comprehensive care for ear, nose, and throat conditions.
  • General Surgery: Includes gastrointestinal surgeries and minor procedures.

Patient Experience:

  • Generally positive reviews with patients appreciating the smaller, more personalised approach and the attentive care from the medical staff.
  • Facilities are often noted as comfortable and well-maintained, contributing to a positive patient experience.

Key Differences:

  • Scale and Specialties: North Shore Private is larger with a broader range of specialties and advanced research programmes. Castlecrag Private offers a more personalised and intimate setting with a focus on a few key surgical areas.
  • Technology and Innovations: North Shore Private leads in innovative surgical techniques and robotic surgery, while Castlecrag provides high-quality care with a focus on individual patient needs.
  • Patient Experience: North Shore offers single rooms for enhanced comfort, but patient reviews are mixed. Castlecrag is praised for its personalised care and comfortable environment.

When choosing between the two, consider the specific surgical needs, the importance of hospital size and research involvement, and the type of patient experience you prefer.

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