Your safety is our priority. We want to work with you to keep you safe while you’re in hospital.

Identification bands

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

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If you're worried, we're worried

If you are worried about any change, talk to your nurse or doctor. If you are still concerned then we have a simple process to assist.

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Preventing blood clots

If you are in hospital for a longer stay, your risk of getting a blood clot in your leg or your lung is much higher than usual.

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Preventing falls

Falls in hospital can occur due to the unfamiliar environment, when you are feeling unwell and when you are taking certain medications.

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Preventing infection

Don't bring germs in - don't take germs home.

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Preventing pressure injuries

Pressure injuries (bed sores) are areas of damage to the skin or underlying tissue, caused by lying in one place for too long or your skin rubbing against another surface.

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Fire or emergency

Our staff are fully trained in fire and emergency procedures.

In the event of a fire or emergency, we need you to stay where you are, stay calm, not panic and follow the instructions given by our staff.

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Last updated 30 June 2023