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  • Follow the instructions in your letter, email or text message of admission from the hospital. You may need to not eat or drink anything for many hours before going into hospital.
  • When you get to hospital, a nurse will talk to you about your medical condition and your current health status and may do some health checks to make sure you are ready for your procedure or surgery.
  • Let hospital staff know if you have any special needs such as disability access, dietary requirements or interpreters who speak your preferred language. 

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015