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Preparing to come into Papworth Hospital

Your admission letter will give you specific information including the date of your admission and the name of the unit or ward on which you will be an inpatient. It may also include other special instructions as appropriate, such as asking you not to eat or drink, or take certain of your medicines, before you come in. If you do not understand any of these instructions, please phone the ward or unit for advice. The phone number will be on the admission letter and is also listed in contacting us.

This website provides general information which we hope you find useful, but please also read your admission letter carefully as that will give you more specific information.

Special requirements

If you have any special requirements, please inform the hospital of these before you are admitted, and mention them again to your nurse on arrival at the ward. These might include, for example, accessibility, special dietary needs, religious requirements, or translation services. Please also mention any known allergies.

For the hearing-impaired, a ‘loop’ hearing system operates in the main reception area, and portable loop hearing systems are available on most wards - please ask your nurse if you would find one of these helpful.

Large-print versions of hospital information booklets are available on request.


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