We ask patients to wear identification bands so you can be easily identified and we can ensure you receive the right treatment and care. 

When you are admitted to hospital, you are asked to wear an identification band with your name and other important details, usually around your wrist and ankle.

These bands are worn during your stay so you can be easily identified and we can ensure you receive the right treatment and care. 

Our staff will ask to see your identification band before giving you any medication or treatment.

You may also be asked to wear a coloured band to alert staff if there you have allergies or oxygen intolerance. 

Sometimes a symbol is also placed on the wall behind your bed, to alert staff to other issues such as risk of falls.

If any of your personal information has changed, or you believe is incorrect, please tell your nurse so we can correct it.

What matters to you, matters to us. For more information about how we will work with you to keep you safe while you’re in hospital go to Your safety is our priority.