Going to Hospital
If you have health needs that mean you need to visit the hospital for treatment, there are ways that you can be supported to help you understand what to expect.
If you have a condition that needs treatment your doctor (GP) may refer you for a planned appointment at the hospital. This could be something that can be treated the same day and then you will leave the hospital. This is known as an out-patient appointment.
Other conditions may need you to stay in hospital for one or more nights.
Most people in North Somerset are referred to 3 main hospitals:
Weston General Hospital – Weston-super-Mare
United Hospitals Bristol – Bristol Royal Infirmary – this includes: General Hospital, St Michaels Hospital, Dental Hospital and Eye Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust – Southmead Hospital
The Traffic Light Form gives lots of important information about you. If you are going into hospital you should take this form with you. Anyone looking after you will be able to read this form and know important things about your communication and support needs. The Traffic Light Form is available under Hospital in the leaflet rack.
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