Your admission date

If you need to change your admission date, please contact us as soon as possible and we will try to arrange a date that is convenient for you. Your admission letter should give a contact for number for your enquiries. If you are still unsure which number to call, please call the switchboard on 01274 542200 and they will put you through to the correct ward.

Please make sure you read your admission letter carefully, and ensure you follow any instructions about eating or drinking on the day of your admission. Failure to do so may result in your treatment being delayed or postponed.

Carers

If you have a care worker, social worker or other professional who helps you at home, please talk to them and the team at the hospital before your admission. This will help us to ensure we get you home as soon as you are well enough to leave hospital.

Disabled access

If you have mobility, communication, hearing or visual impairment you may wish to tell us before your admission. If you have a learning disability, we may then ask you to complete an assessment form called ‘Closing the Gap’. Please let us know at pre-assessment or by contacting your consultant’s secretary whose details are on your admission letter.

If you are feeling unwell

If you have a skin infection, stomach upset, cold or cough shortly before your admission date, please call the admissions number on your letter or the ward where you are being admitted.

Renal In-patient Ward, Ward 6, BRI

If your first language is not English and you need help to communicate with staff, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will provide qualified professionals to interpret for you through our Telephone Interpreting Service or a face-to-face interpreter. Please let your GP know your preferred means of communication when he or she is referring you onto the hospital (for example BSL, Sign Supported English, braille), so that we are able to arrange the correct communication professional for you.

You can find more information on our interpreting services page.

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