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Patients and Visitors

Coming to hospital

Whether you're an emergency patient, visiting us for an appointment, staying overnight or longer, you will need to know what to expect, what to bring and where you can get further information.

    What to bring

    When you're coming to hospital there are a few items you will need to bring.

    Your appointment (outpatients)

    When you come to hospital for a day visit, you are known as an outpatient.

    Pre-admission clinic

    If you are booked in for an operation, you may be asked to attend a pre-admission clinic one to two weeks prior to your operation.

    Staying overnight (inpatients)

    When you stay at hospital overnight or if you are admitted for day surgery, you are known as an "inpatient".

    Emergency departments

    We have two emergency departments that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no need to call first, just arrive at the department at any time.

    Mobility assistance

    Need a wheelchair? Find out how to access a wheelchair at our hospitals.


Last updated 11 Jan 2017