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When you arrive

Please remember to bring your admission letter with you, it will tell you where to go when you arrive, read your appointment letter carefully and follow any instructions.

When you arrive at hospital to be admitted, go straight to your ward. Once you arrive on the ward you will be welcomed by a member of the nursing team who will take your details and show you around the ward.

All wards have an individual routine and this will be explained to you. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about your stay. If you need anything please speak to a member of staff on your ward.

Information about your treatment

Your doctor or nurse will carry out routine examinations and any necessary tests. If you are having surgery, your doctor will explain to you the details of your particular operation, describe to you what will happen during your operation, and inform you how you can expect to feel afterwards.

Once you are absolutely sure you understand the full procedure you will be asked to sign a form consenting to your operation.

We hope your stay with us will be as comfortable as possible and will do everything we can to see that you have everything you need.