Admission to Ward
You will be met by a member of the ward staff and shown to your bed. You will get an identification bracelet detailing your name, date of birth and hospital number. It is important that you do not remove this bracelet during your stay.If you need to leave the ward at any time, please inform the Ward Manager.
Our staff are conscious of and highly committed to addressing the special needs of our patients. It may be that you have a mobility, communication, visual, hearing or language difficulty. If you have a special need, please make it knownto the Ward Manager on your admission.
You have a right to receive a clear explanation of your treatment and the options available to you at every stage of your care from your treating Consultant or their team.
Written consent is required prior to surgery or specialised examinations being undertaken. The relevant documentation will be provided to you by the hospital.
A patient under the age of 16 requires written consent of a parent/guardian before surgery can take place and thus, when being admitted should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Medical and nursing needs will determine the allocation of hospital
accommodation. This means that you may not necessarily occupy the same accommodation for the duration of your hospital stay. It may be necessary for you to be transferred between wards during the course of your hospital stay.This will occur in order to facilitate the quality of care given to you and other patients in the hospital.
In the event of an emergency admission to the hospital you will beaccommodated in whatever bed is available. In the case of private/semiprivate patients, admission to a public bed may be necessary due to limited availability of private and semi-private beds.
Some tests may need to be carried out at other hospitals and where this is the case, Naas General Hospital will arrange transport during your admission.
All the medicines prescribed during your stay will be supplied by the hospital.If you have been taking medication prior to admission, please bring these medications with you and discuss with Ward Manager/Nursing Staff. It could be dangerous for you to take medicines which are brought in to you by visitors during your stay in the hospital and you should always tell the Ward Manager of any medicines brought to you in this way.