When you arrive
When you arrive, please go to the reception desk in the main entrance. Staff will direct you to where you need to go. Try to arrange for a relative or friend to come with you. It is helpful to have someone to take away any belongings or clothes you will not need in hospital. You will be asked for the name, address and telephone numbers of your doctor and your next of kin. Occasionally, you may have to wait for a bed to be vacated.
Patients with disabilities
There are parking bays for disabled people near the main entrance to the hospital. Drivers may take disabled or elderly patients to the main entrance where there is a drop-off area. Wheelchairs are available at the main entrance for transporting patients from the main entrance to the wards.
If English is not your first language, please ask for the help of an interpreter. The hospital switchboard holds a list of interpreters who are available to help patients.