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Coming into hospital

Coming into hospital can be a little daunting. You may be slightly nervous and unsure about what to expect.

We aim to reduce your anxiety and make your experience at our hospitals as enjoyable as possible.

Please click on the appropriate sections on the left hand side of the page to find out the relevant information about your visit to our hospital.

Did you know:

  • You are welcome to ask for a second opinion from a different healthcare professional. Please ask a member of staff or speak with your GP
  • You are welcome to have a friend or relative with you during your consultation, please ask a member of staff
  • You are welcome to take notes during your consultation, and if you wish to make a recording please ensure your doctor is aware

Making your stay with us safer


We are a non smoking hospital.
For further information click here.