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Admission and discharge at Modbury Hospital

The Admissions Office is located in the main foyer of the hospital. You will be issued a bracelet identification band on completion of admission, which you need to wear throughout your stay. Tell your doctor or a nurse of any allergies you have to antibiotics, medication or food, and mention any medication you take at home.

It is your choice to be admitted as either a public patient, treated by a doctor allocated to you by the hospital, or private patient, treated by a doctor of your choice who works at, or has visiting rights to, Modbury Hospital. This should be discussed prior to your admission to hospital. However, if you are unsure, please speak to your doctor, who will explain the situation.

Personal effects and valuables

Please do not bring any valuables or money with you to hospital, other than a small amount for newspapers, magazines or television rental. If you must bring valuables, please ask a member of the nursing staff to deposit the items in the locked hospital safe for safekeeping. Although all care is taken, the hospital is unable to accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any property at patients’ bedsides.

Do not forget to collect your belongings before you leave hospital. Valuables can only be retrieved during office hours (8.45 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday) from safe custody located at the admissions desk in the front foyer of the hospital.

To ensure safety for all patients, visitors and staff, no electrical goods such as hairdryers and shavers should be brought into the hospital. Hairdryers are available on the wards.

Discharge

Discharges are usually made in the morning by 11.00 am. Please arrange your own transport from hospital, regardless of how you arrived. Please have your transport arrangements made the day prior to your discharge to avoid unnecessary inconvenience, as you may have to wait in the patient discharge lounge if your bed is required for another patient.

Prior to discharge, please ensure that you have received prescriptions for medications, and information for follow up appointments.

Patients and/or carers need to make sure they clearly understand all discharge instructions

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