You should be notified by letter of the date and time of your admission. Please read the letter carefully because it contains important details and you may need to respond to some of the information given.
If you are due to have a cardiology procedure
We ask that you telephone the ward before you leave home, whatever the time, on the morning of your procedure, to make sure a bed is available. Your admission letter will tell you which ward you are being admitted to.
If you are due to have surgery
If you are having surgery, your consultant's secretary will let you know when to come to hospital. The day of your admission date please telephone our surgical bed manager on 01895 823737 and ask for “bleep 6161”, at midday to find out which ward you will be admitted to.
Sometimes emergency cases will unfortunately mean we have to cancel a patient’s admission. We will try to give you as much warning as possible if this is likely to be the case but there may be some occasions when this is not possible.