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  • It’s important to know why you are going to hospital.
  • Before you go into hospital, ask your doctor to explain anything you do not understand about your health or hospital visit.
  • Organise time off work and for someone to help out with your family life before your hospital visit.
  • If you get sick in the days before you go into hospital, phone the hospital and tell them. Your hospital visit may need to be changed to another date, when you are feeling better.
  • Take all your medication with you to hospital. Try and keep it in its original boxes if possible.
  • If you think you will need extra help when you get home, arrange this before you go into hospital.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015