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The day of admission
On the day of admission, you should report to the Central Hall at the arranged time by the sign "Opname" (Admissions). You will be greeted by a member of the UVV (Voluntary Organisation) who will take you to your ward.
What to bring with you
- Your appointment card, insurance documents and identity documentation (I.D.)
- All the medication you use in its original packaging. Any medication you require during your stay will be provided by the hospital pharmacy. This may have a different shape or colour than you are used to but the effect will be the same.
- Your dietary instructions.
- Toiletries (not including towels and facecloths), nightwear, underwear, slippers, dressing gown, books, magazines, reading glasses, a hand mirror and small change if required.
What to leave at home
Jewellery, bank cards and large amounts of cash are better left at home. The hospital is not liable for theft, loss or damage to your personal belongings.
We recommend that you leave any tight Jewellery such as rings and bracelets at home or take them off and put them safely in your lockable wardrobe before an operation. This is necessary since these could obstruct blood flow during anaesthesia and thus have to be cut off. The hospital is not liable for damage caused or repairs.
On the ward, you will be greeted by a staff nurse or student nurse who will show you round the ward. He or she will ask you for some details, for example about your medication or whether you have been in hospital before. In some cases, you will already have provided this information during your pre-operative screening.
The ward will be your ‘home base’ during your stay in hospital. It is from here that you will be taken to other departments if necessary, for example for an examination. In this case, you will be accompanied by a ward nurse or a hospital porter. Please let the ward staff know if you leave the ward. You can also fill in the card on your bedside table.
Every ward has a team of staff nurses, student nurses and trainees working under the guidance of a unit sister or charge nurse. You will be cared for by the same nurses whenever possible. If you have any questions or problems, you can always ask one of the nursing staff on your ward.
You will be given an identification band (wrist band) on admission. This states your name and other personal details. This is to ensure that all hospital staff can identify you, whatever the circumstances.
In all but exceptional cases, you will have been admitted by the specialist you saw at the Outpatient Departments’. This specialist, or one of his/her colleagues, is responsible for the medical care you receive such as examinations, treatment, medication, dietary instructions etc. He or she will sometimes need to consult another specialist. If so, you will be seen by a different specialist or trainee specialist.
The ward doctor with one of the nurses will come to see you at your bedside every day during his/her rounds to check your progress and plan your further care. The ward doctor is a trainee specialist who is responsible for the daily medical care you receive.
Patients are also seen a couple of times a week during a "major round". These rounds are carried out by the consultant specialist, ward doctor, and one or more trainee specialists.
|Bronovo Hospital is a teaching hospital. |
Communicating knowledge and experience to students and doctors is an important element within our hospital. Medical students and trainee specialists do their practical training here. Trainee specialists are trained to become specialists.
This means that you will see medical students and trainee specialists regularly during your stay in hospital. Trainee specialists are fully qualified doctors. They may well be involved in your treatment under the guidance of your own specialist. However, if you do wish to talk to your own specialist, you can ask one of the nurses to arrange this for you.
During your stay in Bronovo, you will see many different people including staff from our cleaning service in your ward. They are working with the microfibre method. Only water is used in this sytem. No cleaning liquids are used so you will not smell any soap. Clean cloths are used in each room in the ward: red for the sanitary (W.C. and bathroom) elements and blue for the remainder.
Some areas in the ward are cleaned by the nursing staff and, after a patient is discharged, a special team cleans and puts new bedlinen on the used bed.
If you have any questions about the cleaning, repairs or if there is something missing in your ward, you can report this to the cleaner on duty. He/she will ensure that this is dealt with or will report it to the relevant department.