Hospital Admission, Stays and Discharges

There is information available to help your plan your hospital stay.

The information provided is general guidance and it is recommended you contact the hospital directly if you have any specific questions regarding your stay.

NHS Hospital services are run and managed by the NHS Trusts, which make sure hospitals provide high quality healthcare. If you need to go to hospital to see a specialist, in most cases you now have the right to choose which hospital your GP refers you to. NHS Choices provides information on selecting a hospital and what you can expect.
  • Going into hospital provides guidance on preparing to go to hospital, what to take, how to get there and your admission
  • Staying in hospital provides information on what it is like to be in hospital, the paperwork, cleanliness, visiting, smoking and much more
  • Hospital Visitors explains everything you need to know when visiting. Remember to check with the hospital themselves for visiting times.
  • Leaving Hospital explains your discharge, medications and transport home. It also provides information on the support that may be provided when you return home. Reablement and Intermediate Care Services are for people who need rehabilitation services to reach a level of independence that otherwise would not have been possible. Services are intended to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and assist the transition from hospital to home.


Going into hospital may affect any benefit payments you may receive. Gov.uk explains what will happen.

Go to NHS Continuing Healthcare
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07/06/2013

Assigned review date:
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