Hospital admission

Many patients don’t take a hospital admission easy, it is often associated with unpleasant feelings and sometimes with fear. Knowing what awaits you and what you need to bring along is therefore very important.

Hospital admission is usually arranged with the attending physician. Hospitals will generally let you know the date of admission well in advance.

Ideally, when you go into the hospital, you will bring along your personal effects and clothing as well as all documents required before surgery: insurance card, confirmation of cost coverage, entry forms and other documents you received in advance from the hospital. Patient leaflets and websites of hospitals often contain checklists and instructions regarding medication and diet before surgery. These instructions should be strictly complied with.

Special requirements such as extra-long beds, special diets, allergies and other concerns can be discussed at the patient admission in the hospital.