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  • Regular assessments (health checks) are performed by hospital staff during your hospital stay.
  • For some assessments you need to answer questions, others require you to do tasks.
  • The staff may also gather information from your family and carers and your GP during the assessment process.
  • Assessments are often repeated, throughout your stay, to help staff measure your progress.
  • Be open and honest when answering assessment questions.
  • Assessments help identify your care needs so you can work with hospital staff to get better.
  • The assessment process is particularly valuable for older people, who may decline more rapidly when they are admitted to hospital.

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Reviewed on: 28-02-2022