It's a good idea to prepare yourself for your hospital stay and know what to expect.
If you have a planned admission to hospital, we will let you know the date and time that you should come in, either by letter or over the phone.
Your admission letter will tell you what to do to prepare for your admission. Please make sure you follow any instructions about eating or drinking on the day of your admission. If you don’t, we may have to delay or postpone your treatment.
We may have to cancel your planned admission if a large number of patients need emergency care. If your operation is cancelled on the day of admission, we will re-admit you as soon as possible.
During your stay in hospital there is a locker beside your bed where you can store your personal belongings. We do not recommend using it for valuables as there is no lock. We ask patients to leave valuables at home wherever possible. If you have brought valuables with you, please ask a relative to take them home for you as the hospital cannot accept responsibility for their loss or damage.
Please be careful of your medical aids which assist you with your daily living such as hearing aids, dentures, eye glasses, walking sticks, zimmer frames, personal wheelchairs etc. as the hospital cannot accept responsibility for their loss or damage .
The getting to know me profile will help staff support loved ones. It will help us to get to know the patient better to understand who and what is important, and how the patient likes things to be. Please download the form and fill in as much details as you can. Please return the form to us in person, or post to the relevant ward.