As a private patient I got to see him in a room with nicer chairs, and I had a better view from the chemo suite.
Being a private patient, he had what is called his extras in food.
Generally, the only rule of the private patient's diet is what the nurse has to give.
He pretended to think that her sympathy was for his fall from the estate of a private patient to the free ward.
It was somewhat later that Jane Brown was reprimanded for being found in the linen room with a private patient.