Prior to being admitted to hospital you will receive information about your hospital stay from your primary care physician, assigned nurse or patient educator. You will also receive an admission letter which may have some guidance to help prepare you for admission to hospital. For instance, depending on the reason for your hospital stay, the letter may provide specific instructions as to whether you are able to consume food/drink before your admission.
National Center for Cancer Care & Research, Rumailah Hospital and Al Khor Hospital request that patients contact the hospital the day before admission to confirm their admission date.
Inpatients to the Women’s Hospital and Hamad General Hospital are not required to contact the hospital the day before admission.
All patients have access to HMC hospital interpreter services which can be requested prior to admission through the hospital Nurse. If you are a wheelchair user, by phoning ahead some hospitals (Rumailah, Al Khor and National Center for Cancer Care & Research) will allow someone to accompany you from the main entrance of the hospital to the ward.
Any changes to your admission date should be made in discussion with your Doctor. Patients should contact their primary care Physician in these exceptional circumstances. If you are feeling unwell on your admission date you should still report for admission at the hospital or contact your treating Physician if this is not possible.
For identification purposes, all patients should bring with them a:
A Patient and Family Handbook, containing further information for patients and visitors can be obtained from the Patient and Visitors service desk in the Admitting Department of most HMC hospitals.