Preparing to come to hospital

Coming to hospital can be a daunting prospect for anyone. But you can be assured that we will do our best to make your stay with us as comfortable and stress free as possible.

You will need to come to hospital if you have been given an appointment (usually arranged by your GP or a hospital department) and you will have received a letter or text from us about your visit. If you are suffering from a life-threatening injury or illness you will come directly to the Emergency Department. If you are unsure whether you should come to hospital or not please visit the NHS website.


If you can no longer come into hospital

If you are unable to attend the hospital for your appointment or operation, please contact us as soon as possible using the telephone number on your original appointment letter or by completing the online cancellation form. This is important, so that we can use that time to see other patients.

Which hospital should I go to?

If you are planning to come into hospital you should have received an appointment letter which will tell you where to go and the time you are expected. Some of our services run from a number of different hospitals so it is important to check which hospital you need to go to before you leave.

For more information about our hospitals (including contacts and directions) – please see our hospitals.