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Your inpatient stay

Same sex accommodation

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is fully compliant with same sex accommodation requirements. This means patients can expect to be cared for in a same-sex bay, sharing facilities and space only with people of the same sex. The only time this will not be the case is when it is considered to be in the patient's overall best interest or reflects personal choice.

Preparing for your stay

Before you leave home

If you are feeling unwell on the day you are due to come in to hospital, please telephone and tell us, especially if you are suffering from diarrhea or vomiting. The number to call will be shown on your letter.

If you live alone, remember to cancel your milk and papers and don't forget to make sure your property is secure.


Things to bring
  • Toiletries such as:

         -Hairbrush, comb and shampoo
         -Toothbrush and toothpaste or denture cleaner
         -Soap, face wash, shower gel
         -Towels
         -Deodorant
         -Hand wipes or tissues

  • Change of nightwear and underwear, slippers and dressing gown.

  • All tablets, medicines and inhalers (in their original containers).

  • The names and addresses of:

         -Your next of kin, together with day time and evening telephone numbers
         -Your doctor (GP)

  • List of question or concerns you may want to talk about with your medical team.

  • Any aids such as spectacles, loop system, continence aids, magnifying glass, zimmer frame, walking stick, wheelchair etc. Please ensure larger items are clearly labelled with your full name.

During your stay

Our staff aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. While you're here, if you have any queries or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

Preparing to go home

We believe that patients recover best when they are in familiar surroundings and we look to discharge patients as soon as it is clinically appropriate. Where possible we aim to get patients home for lunchtime; the advantage to patients of being discharged earlier in the day is that they can get home while it is light and while their GP and local shops are open should they need anything. For the Trust, freeing beds earlier in the day by discharging patients that don’t need to be in hospital means they are available for people who need them more urgently.

Every patient will receive a discharge plan which will include details of follow up appointments and referrals, rehabilitation care in the community and ongoing medication.

Planning for your discharge should start as soon as you are admitted to the hospital. If you are concerned or unsure about any aspect of your care or treatment, including your discharge plan, please speak to a member of staff.