Going into and leaving hospital

Going into hospital

Whether you are admitted to hospital by appointment or following an accident or emergency, it can be a frightening experience but the clinical staff are there to ensure that you are well looked after and that you get the treatment you need.

Read about going into hospital on the NHS website and their specific information on disabled people in hospital

The Age UK website also has some useful information about going into hospital.

woman in hospitalWhat can I expect from the hospital staff?
Understand your rights as a patient

red busHow will I get to and from the hospital?
Find transport for hospital appointments

benefitsWill my benefits be affected?
Check on your benefit entitlement

petsWhat will happen to my pet when I go into hospital?
Help for looking after your pet in times of emergency


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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

Try our online self assessment