Please report to the main reception; the
concierges outside the hospital will guide
you if required. Please note that if you
arrive much earlier than your admission
time your bed may not be available
immediately. You will be escorted to
your room by a porter, who will explain
the room facilities, and you will then be
visited by the admissions officer, who will
confirm your details and ask you to sign
the relevant registration documents.
If you are to be admitted to the Day
Surgery unit, you will be escorted to your
bed by a member of the admissions team,
who will explain the facilities.
A nurse will complete the admission
process with you. This will include:
• Confirming your identity
• Completing paperwork
• Asking you questions about yourself
and your health
• Taking your blood pressure, pulse
You will be given two hospital bracelets
with your name and details on them.
During your stay you will be asked on a
number of occasions to confirm your name
and date of birth, because our checking
procedure requires us to confirm certain
details are correct. This is standard practice
for any patient having an operation as we
have to ensure the correct procedure is
carried out. We do know who you are and
why you are in hospital, but need to check
our information for safety reasons.
If you are allergic to anything such as certain
food, medication or latex, please tell your
nurse and you will receive red allergy bands
to alert all staff to your allergy status.
In order to provide the highest levels
of care, our staff use the latest secure
smartphone technology to help them
communicate with each other instantly.
If you see our doctors, nurses or any other
member of staff using mobile devices,
please be assured that they are working
to provide you with the best possible
care. If you have any questions about the
technology they are using, please do ask –
they will always be happy to explain.
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