Hospital Care Admission
Whether you are admitted to hospital by appointment or following an accident or emergency, it can be a frightening experience but the clinical staff are there to ensure that you are well looked after and that you get the treatment you need.
The hospital staff must:
- show respect for your privacy, dignity and religious and cultural beliefs
- handle your treatment with complete confidentiality
- look after you in a clean and safe environment
- provide a named nurse in charge of your care.
A prolonged stay in hospital may affect the benefits you are entitled to. See Financial help and advice.