Skip to content

Admission and Discharge

Admission

Coming into hospital can be a worrying time, so by making your stay comfortable we hope to help you relax as much as possible.

Our customer service and clinical staff will answer any queries that you might have throughout your stay and will also provide suitable information for you to take home.

Patient Journey

We have provided the following information on each step of your stay with us which we hope you will find of use.

Infection prevention and control

Cobalt has strict nursing and cleaning procedures which reduce the risk of infection to very low levels. We would advise you to have a shower or bath with soap on the evening before or on the day of your surgery to further reduce the risk of a wound infection.

There are additional leaflets on healthcare acquired infection (HAI) and MRSA. Please contact us if you would like to see them, or you would like to know anything else about our infection prevention measures.

Discharge

You will need to think about your discharge as there may be arrangements that you need to make. If you are having a general anaesthetic you need to arrange for someone to collect you and take you home from hospital.

When you are ready to leave, a staff member will assist you to front reception if required, to finalise your discharge.

Before you leave the ward area ensure you have:

  • Your medications and/or prescriptions
  • All personal items
  • A copy of your discharge information form