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If you are going to be admitted to hospital and need to stay overnight or longer then you are an inpatient. A hospital stay of one to three nights is called short stay. A stay over three nights is called long stay.

Please check your admission information for details of when you should come into hospital, which ward to attend and what to bring with you.

We aim to provide the highest standards of care and hope that your stay will be as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

We understand that you may be nervous, but we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to raise any worries or questions you may have.

This section provides information about how to prepare for your stay in hospital and for your operation if you are having surgery, what to expect during your stay and information for your visitors.

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You can also find out more about the hospital and your treatment in the related links section.