Hospital Admission

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In this detailed leaflet we review the things that you should consider before being admitted to hospital, as well as the questions that you might like to ask of your GP or consultant during your stay.

Description

“Being admitted to hospital is likely to be a stressful and tiring event, especially when you have M.E. So how can you try to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible?”

In this detailed leaflet we review the things that you should consider before being admitted to hospital, as well as the questions that you might like to ask of your GP or consultant during your stay.

Topics include:

  • Questions prior to admission
  • Pre-operative assessments
  • Preparing to go into hospital
  • Admission to hospital
  • Explaining that M.E. can be affected by operations and anaesthetics
  • Day case surgery
  • Anaesthetics
  • Alternatives to surgery and anaesthetics
  • Diet and nutrition
  • After the operation
  • Returning home

You might also like to read the more specific leaflets on Anaesthetics and Diet & Nutrition available from the website shop.

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.