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.

ID: 2124, revised 05/07/2022