Patients stay in hospital for medical or surgical treatment.
When you arrive at the hospital, you'll be welcomed by a member of staff, who will explain the processes to you and what to expect.
You'll be given an identity bracelet to wear at all times while you're in the hospital.
While you're in hospital, you should be involved in all decisions about your treatment.
If you wish, staff will keep members of your family or friends informed about your progress.