Patients, Visitors & The Public

About your hospital visit - Options Magazine

We want to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and prepare you for your visit to hospital. We have tried to include all essential information within this section of the website relating to what you need to know before, during and after your hospital visit.

The Countess produces a booklet which is designed to help you, your partner, carer, relatives and friends understand your journey from your period of ill health through to your recovery and transfer from hospital.

In the booklet called 'Options' you will find information on: 

■ The role of the hospital and what you can expect from us

■ What we expect from you

■ Your stay in hospital

■ Leaving hospital

■ How your care will be handed over to a community team if appropriate

■ How you will be transferred home or to a care facility that will provide the service you need after the critical phase of your illness

■ Frequently asked questions

■ Contacts you may need after leaving hospital