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Hospital Admission Pack

Going to hospital can be a difficult time for patients, their families and their friends. This Hospital Admission Pack (PDF 176KB) has been developed to make your stay more comfortable by giving you a general explanation of the admissions process and practical advice about:

  • what you can expect during your hospital stay
  • what you should bring with you
  • what you should leave at home.

While information in the pack relates mainly to admissions that are planned in advance, such as for elective surgery, much of it will also be helpful for emergency admissions. To make it easier for you to find specific information, topics in this information pack (PDF 176KB) are arranged in alphabetical order :

  • Aggression and abusive behaviour, drugs and weapons
  • Bedside computers and patient entertainment
  • Confidentiality, privacy and access to personal information
  • Consent
  • Hospital accounts
  • Interpreter services
  • Involvement in your care
  • Medicines
  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)
  • Patient rights and responsibilities
  • Patient experience and feedback
  • Preventing and managing infections
  • Smoke-free policy.

Specific information for the metropolitan or country hospital you will be attending is also available:

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