Hospital stay

Hospital stay

Admission to the Damian Hospital

You can register for Diagnostics and Treatment Department and Day care Department at Emergency Department. A future mother is registered directly at Obstetrics Department.

On the day of your procedure:

  • Arrive to the hospital at the time specified by you doctor.
  • Keep to the time of the last meal and drink specified by your doctor.
  • Take with you:
    • A signed contract
    • An ID
    • Referral to the hospital
    • Test Results
    • A pre-anaesthesia questionnaire
    • A signed agreement for the procedure/operation and anaesthesia
    • Personal things necessary when staying in the hospital, i.e. pyjamas, dressing-gown, toiletries.

Diagnostics and Treatment Department and Day care Department

  • The condition for the Damian Hospital admission is a qualification visit to the surgeon or other specialist of Damian Medical Centre who will perform the operation.
  • During this visit a patient receives the following documents and arranges the time of admission with the doctor:
    • A template of civil law contract
    • A referral to the hospital
    • A referral to preventive examinations
    • An agreement for procedure/operation form
    • An agreement for anaesthesia form
  • You can arrange anaesthesia consultation in Emergency Department.
  • If there are no contraindications to the procedure/operation, an anaesthesiologist informs you how to prepare for the procedure/operation, fills in a form with you and confirms the date of the procedure.
  • On the date of the operation/procedure the patient should come to Emergency Department one hour before the planned operation/procedure with the following documents:
    • Signed agreement
    • An ID
    • A referral to the hospital
    • Test results, such as: blood count, electrolytes, glucose, APTT, PT, INR, fibrinogen, HBS antibody, HCV antibody, HIV antibody, blood group, ECG, chest X-Ray and other tests required by the anaesthesiologist.
    • A questionnaire filled in during the visit to the anaesthesiologist.
    • A signed agreement for the procedure/operation.
    • A signed agreement for anaesthesia.
  • After registration in an emergency unit, medical personnel take the patient to the ward.
  • At the ward the patient is prepared for the procedure or he/she is presented with a plan of diagnostic examinations.

Oddział Położniczy

  • W 35—36 tygodniu ciąży przyszła mama umawia się z położną na spotkanie konsultacyjne dotyczące porodu.
  • W sekretariacie medycznym oddziału założona zostaje dokumentacja ciężarnej. W tym dniu odbywają się również konsultacje z zespołem medycznym, który będzie towarzyszył jej podczas porodu, tj.:
    • Ginekologiem-położnikiem
    • Anestezjologiem
    • Pediatrą-neonatologiem
    • Pielęgniarką położną
  • Podczas wizyty ciężarna otrzymuje numery telefoniczne do położnej oraz lekarza prowadzącego, którzy czekają na wiadomość od niej 24 h na dobę.
  • Lekarz anestezjolog udziela przyszłej mamie informacji na temat możliwych metod znieczulenia na podstawie posiadanych wyników badań.
  • Jeżeli na podstawie wskazań lekarskich zaplanowane zostaje cesarskie cięcie, ciężarna otrzymuje informacje, jak należy się przygotować.
  • Zwracamy się z prośbą o przestrzeganie zasad przygotowania do zabiegu.

What should you remember when staying at the Damian Hospital?

  • Patient’s Rights and Obligations Card is available in every hospital room and in the front medical office of the ward.
  • Rules and Regulations are available in the front medical office of the ward.
  • At any time of stay in the ward, a patient can obtain information about the scope of services and their prices.
  • This information is provided by personnel.
  • A patient has the right to acquire detailed information about his/her health and look into medical documentation, a person authorized by the patient can look into the medical documentation and inquire about the patient’s health.
  • A patient’s family can take part independently or/and supervised by a ward nurse in the process of nursing the patient.  
  • The scope of nursing is designated by a doctor and a nurse.
  • A patient has a possibility to practise his/her religion.
  • The hospital offers foreign patients a possibility to communicate with the staff.
  • A patient taking medication not related to the hospital stay, should report this fact to the attending physician in the ward.
  • The medication should be given to the doctor.
  • A patient receives medication from the nurse.
  • A patient should not take medication on his/her own.
  • Every hospital room has an electronic system of calling medical personnel, a telephone, a TV and a radio.
  • Headphones are available at the patient’s request.
  • Wireless internet is available everywhere in the hospital.
  • To gain access to the internet, the patient should ask the nurses for a password.
  • Toiletries and a dressing gown are available at the patient’s request.
  • There is a safe at the ward where you can put away valuables for the time of hospital stay.
  • When a patient is not present in the ward (due to the operation, delivery, diagnostic test), his/her belongings (e.g. dentures, contact lenses, glasses, etc.) are kept:
    • in case of a single room, in a locked room – the key is kept at the head nurse or other designated nurse,
    • in case of a double room - at the head nurse and other designated nurse.
  • A patient can get coffee, tea or mineral water at any time of day or night by asking medical staff.
  • Before you leave the hospital, we kindly ask you to fill in a Questionnaire of Customer Satisfaction available in the hospital rooms or medical front office of the hospital.

Important information

  • Nurse call device should be carried with you at all times.
  • If any problems should occur, you should inform medical staff directly responsible for taking care of you.

A day in the hospital schedule

  • A ward round takes place every day in the morning from 9:00 – 10:00 and in the evening from 7:00 to 8:00.
  • Rooms are cleaned daily from 6:00 to 8:00
  • A room can be cleaned at another time at the patient’s request.
  • Meals are served:
    • Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 am
    • Brunch 10:00 – 10:30 am
    • Lunch 1:00—1:30 pm
    • Tea 3:00 – 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 6.00—6.30 pm
  • You can ask for a special diet or chose from the menu (ask the personnel in advance) unless there are medical contraindications.
  • Visiting hours are between 8:00 am and 10 pm according to the visiting regulations.

Hospital discharge

A hospital discharge is a document showing the course of hospitalization.
It includes:

  • description of the patient’s condition at the time of admission
  • diagnosis and treatment
  • description of the patient’s condition at the time of discharge
  • medical and diet recommendations for the future.
    • The decision to discharge the patient from hospital is taken by the doctor
    • There is no possibility that a patient can stay in hospital without medical indications.
    • The patient has the right to demand to be discharged from hospital at any time.
    • In this situation a doctor provides information about predicted consequences of discontinuation of the treatment before the end of hospitalization
    • A patient discharged from hospital should pack their own things
    • It is advisable for safety reasons that a patient is accompanied by someone close at the discharge from hospital

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