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 to hospital for an overnight stay or a day visit.
When you come to hospital for a day visit, you are known as an outpatient.
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.
We have 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.
When you stay at hospital overnight or if you are admitted for day surgery, you are known as an "inpatient".
The ‘hospital welcome video’ provides information about what to expect while in hospital, such as identification checks, medication safety, preventing falls, infection control and hospital discharge.