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Patient information leaflets

Essential information for patients

Your stay in hospital

COVID-19: Information for your loved one's stay in hospital (for visitors and family)

Preventing blood clots

Preventing infection  

Raising a concern or complaint

Adult safeguarding

Additional essentials for children

Children’s services

Information in other formats

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If you are being treated elsewhere, please speak to your care provider for help.

For help preparing for your visit, arranging an interpreter or accessing the hospital, please visit our additional support pages.

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