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NHS Services & Advice

NHS Choices

To find your nearest dentist, GP, and other health services near you please visit the NHS Choices website. 

Hospital Stays

When you visit the Hospital you will come under one of the following areas - 

  • outpatient who has an appointment to see a consultant but does not need a bed
  • a day patient is someone who needs a bed for surgery or tests, but will not be staying overnight
  • an inpatient is someone who needs a bed and is staying overnight

Preparing for a hospital stay

If your hospital stay is planned, you should receive an admission letter containing information such as - 

  • The time and date of your appointment
  • Where to go on the day
  • Whether you can eat or drink before your appointment
  • Contact details of the relevant hospital department or ward

As well as thinking about what you want to take with you for your stay in Hospital, you should also think about arrangements you may need to make while you are in hospital. Here are some things you may to think about: - 

  • make sure your home is safe – turn off electrical appliances, turn off water at the mains and turn your central heating down/off
  • secure your property – check that windows and doors are locked
  • any valuables and keys you should place with the people you trust like family, carers, close neighbours
  • arrange for someone you trust to look after you property having you mail collected , watering your plants, feeding your fish etc
  • cancel any deliveries, like milk or newspapers
  • if you have a pet, arrange for them to be looked after by someone close to you or arrange for them to be placed in a kennels or cattery etc
  • if you have a relative, friend or carer, you may find it helpful to talk to them about what you need to do before, during or after your hospital stay
  • To make your stay as comfortable as possible, you should think about what you need while you are in hospital.

Useful links

Age UK have information in respect of Hospital Discharges.

The City of York Council website has information about going into or coming out of hospital.





Last reviewed: 23/04/2018

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