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Inpatients Guide2020-10-02T15:25:17+01:00

Inpatients Guide

Your stay in hospital

We recognise that coming into hospital can be an anxious time for you and you family.

If you have particular concerns or questions, the ward staff or any of the team caring for you are happy to listen and to help or advise you.

The admissions proceedure:

Unless you are an emergency patient you will receive a letter notifying you of your admission to hospital. This tells you:

  • Which ward you will stay in
  • The day, date and time of admission
  • Your consultant’s name
  • Any particular advice or instructions to follow
  • A telephone number to ring on the day of admission

It is very important that you telephone the ward on the morning you are due to come in to check that a bed is free for you. Emergency admissions can mean that beds are occupied unexpectedly, but even if a bed is not free first thing in the morning, we will try to admit you later in the day.

Individual Trust telephone numbers are available at the bottom of the page.

Upon arrival

Your admission letter will tell you where to report to; if you are in doubt, please ask the staff at the main reception desk. We advise you to bring your admission letter with you. This will ensure you are directed to the correct location.

Unable to attend

If you are unable to come into hospital on your admission day, please let us know as soon as possible by ringing:

  • Leigh Infirmary 01942 264131
  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary 01942 822331
  • Wrightington Hospital Orthopaedics 01257 256227 or Rheumatology 01257 256228


Please note that parking on site is limited and at busy times it is often difficult to find a space. There are pay and display car parks for patients and visitors.The main one is at the front of the hospital. Please remember that if the relative or carer who is taking you to the hospital wishes to go to the ward with you, they will need change for the parking ticket machine. The car parks are patrolled by security guards however, the Trust is not liable for any damage to vehicle whilst it is on Trust premises.

 Find out about car parking, directions, maps and general hospital information