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  1. Choosing hospitals and specialist doctors

    01 Feb 2019 Choosing hospitals and specialist doctors

    If you need to go to hospital to see a specialist or surgeon, you have the right to choose both the hospital and the specialist you want...

  2. Preparing for surgery

    01 Feb 2019

    Preparing for surgery is important. Maximising your recovery will depend on how you prepare for surgery...

  3. Decisions about surgery

    01 Feb 2019 Decisions about surgery

    To make sure you are ready for a hospital stay, make yourself a preparing for surgery checklist. This will help you before you go to hospital and help after surgery...

  4. Hospitals feedback and complaints

    03 Jan 2019

    You have rights when seeking medical care, including a right to comment on your care, and to have your concerns addressed...

  5. Confidentiality and privacy in healthcare

    03 Jan 2019

    There are laws that set out how healthcare professionals can collect and store your health information and when they are allowed to share it...

  6. Complaints about health services

    03 Jan 2019

    The Health Complaints Commissioner can accept complaints about anyone who claims to provide a health service...

  7. Mind and mood in hospital

    03 Jan 2019

    Sticking to your normal routine as much as possible and trying to feel comfortable and aware of your surroundings can help your mind and mood while in hospital...

  8. Preventing falls in hospital

    03 Jan 2019 Preventing falls in hospital

    All patients are vulnerable to falls regardless of age, although as you get older, there is a higher risk of falling...

  9. Illness - tips to help you recover

    03 Jan 2019

    Improving your lifestyle can relieve the symptoms of illness or injury and improve recovery...

  10. Hospital discharge information for family and carers

    03 Jan 2019

    Family, friends and carers can provide both practical and emotional support to a person who has experienced a major trauma and is about to leave hospital...