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.
The Age UK website also has some useful information about going into hospital.
What can I expect from the hospital staff?
Understand your rights as a patient
How will I get to and from the hospital?
Find transport for hospital appointments
Will my benefits be affected?
Check on your benefit entitlement
What will happen to my pet when I go into hospital?
Help for looking after your pet in times of emergency
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