Before you come into Hospital
Your Family Doctor
Please let your family doctor/GP know you are to be admitted to hospital.
Please follow any instructions included in your admission letter. Every effort will have been made to give you sufficient notice of admission, but sometimes this is unavoidably short.
If, for any reason you are unable to attend for admission on the date specified, please inform the hospital immediately by telephoning the extension number on your letter, so that arrangements can be made for another patient to be admitted.
Due to lack of space it would be appreciated if only one person accompanies you on admission. Seating is available for patients but relatives/friends may be asked to stand.
If you have any special needs which we should be aware of during your stay in hospital (e.g. visual or physical impairment), please
contact the ward sister prior to or immediately on your admission.
Visually and Sensory Impaired
Hospitals have available textphones (minicom), sonic telephone amplifiers, neck induction loops and fitted induction loops within
each day room; also some information is available in Braille and on audio tape.
Friends and Relatives
If you live alone, you may wish to let relatives/neighbours know that you are entering hospital so they are not worried by your absence
and can keep an eye on your property.
It is very important that you bring with you all your current medication in the original containers.