Yes and no, the private wards do make money for the hospitals, but they’re only necessary because the beast has been starved for the last decade or so. I would generally opt to go fully private (ie Rowley Hall or non-hospital clinic, etc) to avoid getting in the way of the NHS personally. I’d rather it not be needed at all, but for a grand or two a year it means my (relatively small) team don’t need to wait 12 weeks just to see a physio, etc. If a certain mixture of folk are off, projects can grind to a halt as there’s very little talent overlap with us. I’d be lying if I said I would absolutely not take it (for the right price) if the NHS ran perfectly, but the starvation of the NHS has definitely forced my hand a little. And of course I’m not trying to insinuate there that is nothing morally problematic with taking up private healthcare, but you do have to be a touch selfish (and sociopathic...) to run a business.