Health insurance forms and sickness certificates
If you need a sickness certificate for your employer, we can only sign one for the time you have been in hospital. Your GP will provide a certificate for any further cover.
If you require a health insurance form to be completed, please tell the nurse looking after you or the ward administrator and they will arrange this.
Please arrange in advance for a relative or friend to collect you when you leave hospital. If this is impossible, notify your nurse as soon as possible as it could take up to 48 hours to arrange transport.
If you arrived at hospital by hospital transport please ensure your nurse knows this on admission.
How you can help us before you leave
- Leave a forwarding address with your nurse
- Remind the person who is collecting you to bring your clothes (if you are travelling on hospital transport you should wear outdoor clothing and not nightwear)
- Ask your nurse for any medical certificates you may need
- Collect any valuables you brought with you
Individual staff are not allowed to accept personal gifts but sometimes patients wish to show their appreciation by means of a contribution. Read more on our fundraising pages.
When you are back at home
Please feel free to telephone the ward if you want advice at any time.